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Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
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Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB review: specs and price

Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Why is Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB better than the average?

  • Resolution
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    1920 x 1080pxvs1.93MP
  • Internal storage
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    1000GBvs530.25GB
  • Screen size
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    17.3"vs14.62"
  • CPU speed
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    4 x 2.5GHzvs6.09GHz
  • USB 3.0 ports
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    4vs2.04
  • Maximum memory size
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    16GBvs14.62GB
  • CPU threads
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    8vs5.32
  • RJ45 ports
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    1vs0.59

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Design

1.Has a backlit keyboard
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.
2.weight

3.63kg

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
4.width

430mm

The width represents the horizontal dimension of the product. We consider a smaller width better because it assures easy maneuverability.
5.Has a flip and fold design
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
A flip and fold design allows you to fold the screen over the keyboard and transform the device into a tablet, without splitting the device into two pieces.
6.height

292.1mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.

Display

1.resolution

1920 x 1080px

Resolution is an essential indicator of a screen's image quality, representing the maximum amount of pixels that can be shown on the screen. The resolution is given as a compound value, comprised of horizontal and vertical pixels.
Pixel density is a measurement of a screen's resolution, expressed as the number of pixels per inch (PPI) on the screen. A higher pixel density translates into more clarity and sharpness for the images rendered on the screen, thus improving the quality of the viewing experience.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
4.has a touch screen
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
5.has an LED-backlit display
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.
6.has an IPS screen
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of conventional twisted nematic TFT displays: limited viewing angles and low-quality color reproduction. PLS (Plane-to-Line Switching) is a type of IPS screen developed by Samsung, with increased brightness and lower production costs.

Performance

Random-access memory (RAM) is a form of volatile memory used to store working data and machine code currently in use. It is a quick-access, temporary virtual storage that can be read and changed in any order, thus enabling fast data processing.
It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.
3.Uses flash storage
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
Flash-based storage devices such as SSDs have no mechanical components. Due to this, they are typically faster, run silently, and are more shock resistant than traditional HDDs.
The internal storage refers to the built-in storage space available in a device for system data, apps, and user-generated data. With a large amount of internal storage, you can save more files and apps on your device.
5.CPU speed

4 x 2.5GHz

The CPU speed indicates how many processing cycles per second can be executed by a CPU, considering all of its cores (processing units). It is calculated by adding the clock rates of each core or, in the case of multi-core processors employing different microarchitectures, of each group of cores.
6.has an external memory slot
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.

Connectivity

1.Has USB Type-C
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.
2.has an HDMI output
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
3.supports Wi-Fi
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
More USB 3.0 ports allow you to connect more devices to your computer that support USB 3.0. USB 3.0 is an improved version of USB 2.0 which offers faster transfer rates.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
6.supports Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
802.11ac wireless works on the 5GHz frequency range. It offers higher transfer rates, improved reliability, and improved power consumption. It provides advantages for gaming and HD video streaming.

Battery

1.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.
2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
The MagSafe power adapter uses a power connector that is attached magnetically. When pulled or tugged, the connector will come out of the socket safely.

Features

1.has stereo speakers
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.
2.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
3.has a front camera
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.
4.Stylus included
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
A stylus is a pen-like accessory that allows you to interact with the touchscreen with greater precision, and is particularly useful for drawing and writing.
5.Has a fingerprint scanner
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
The device has a fingerprint scanner which identifies the user.
6.Has S/PDIF Out port
Dell Alienware 17 R2 (2015) 17.3" Intel Core i7-4710HQ 2.5GHz / 8GB / 1TB
S/PDIF is an interface used to transmit digital audio with high fidelity.

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