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Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB
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Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB review: specs and price

Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Why is Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB better than the average?

  • RAM
    8GBvs7.63GB
  • Resolution
    1920 x 1080pxvs1697800.27px
  • RAM speed
    2133MHzvs1703.15MHz
  • Internal storage
    1000GBvs530.85GB
  • USB 3.0 ports
    3vs1.89
  • CPU speed
    4 x 2.6GHzvs5.91GHz
  • Maximum memory size
    32GBvs14.17GB
  • Screen size
    17.3"vs14.59"

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Design

1.weight

3.78kg

Best

Toshiba Satellite C70 17.3" Intel Core i3-3120M 2.5GHz / 4GB / 750GB

249.5g

2.Has a backlit keyboard
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

The keyboard is backlit, making it easier to type in the dark or dim lighting.

3.thickness

34.3mm

Best

Huawei MateBook E 12" Intel Core i5-7Y54 1.2GHz / 8GB / 512GB

6.9mm

4.height

291.8mm

Best

Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 320

17mm

5.Has a detachable keyboard
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

You can detach the keyboard of your device and use the screen as a tablet. Detaching the keyboard makes the device lighter and gives you the possibility to switch easily between laptop-mode and tablet-mode. The keyboard is included when buying the device.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

6.volume

4303.76cm³

Best

Porsche Design Book One

1579.19cm³

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Display

1.pixel density

127ppi

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 14" Intel Core i5 5300U 2.3GHz / 4GB / 512GB

540ppi

2.resolution

1920 x 1080px

Best

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

3840 x 2160px

3.screen size

17.3"

The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.

Best

MSI GT83VR Titan SLI-024 18.4" Intel Core i7-6920HQ 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

18.4"

4.has an LED-backlit display
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Uses LED backlighting, resulting in better image quality, more vibrant colors and richer blacks.

5.has a touch screen
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.

For example

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i7 8650U 1.9GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

6.has an IPS screen
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

IPS (In-Plane Switching) is a technology used for LCDs. It was designed to overcome the main limitations of normal TFTs TN-matrices: relatively slow response times, small viewing angles and low quality color reproduction.

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Performance

1.RAM

8GB

Best

MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB

64GB

2.RAM speed

2133MHz

It can support faster memory, which will give quicker system performance.

Best

Asus ROG GX800VH 18" Intel Core i7 7820HK 2.9GHz / 64GB / 1TB

2800MHz

3.Uses flash storage
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 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.

For example

Microsoft Surface Laptop 2 13.5" Intel Core-i7 8650U 1.9GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

4.internal storage

1000GB

Best

Apple MacBook Pro (2018) 15" Touch Bar & Touch ID / Intel Core i9 2.9GHz / 32GB RAM / 4TB SSD

4000GB

5.CPU speed

4 x 2.6GHz

Best

Eurocom Panther 5SE 17.3" Intel Xeon E5-2620 2GHz / 16GB / 1TB

12 x 2GHz

6.maximum memory size

32GB

The maximum amount of memory (RAM) supported.

Best

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 15.6" UHD Intel Xeon E-2176M 2.7GHz / 32GB RAM / 1TB SSD

64GB

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Connectivity

1.USB 3.0 ports

3

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.

Best

MSI WT72 6QN 17.3" Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 2.8GHz / 64GB / 1TB

6

2.Has WiFi
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

The device can connect to WiFi.

3.HDMI ports

1

More HDMI ports mean that you can simultaneously connect numerous devices, such as video game consoles and set-top boxes.

Best

Origin EON17-X 17.3" Intel Core i7-4790K 4GHz / 16GB / 1TB

2

4.Has USB Type-C
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

The USB Type-C features reversible plug orientation and cable direction.

5.Bluetooth version

4

Best

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX580GD 15.6" Intel Core i9-8950HK 2.9GHz / 16GB RAM / 512GB SSD

5

6.RJ45 ports

1

RJ-45 ports are used for LAN (Local Area Network) connections. With more ports you can achieve increased bandwidth across a LAN, or connect to multiple networks. It also has the added benefit of not losing connection to the network if one fails.

Best

Dell Latitude 7285 12.3" Intel Core i5-7Y57 1.20GHz / 16GB / 256GB SSD

2

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Battery

1. longer battery life

6h

The device's battery life (when in use) as given by the manufacturer. With a longer battery life you have to charge the device less often.

Best

Asus NovaGo (TP370QL) 4GB / 64GB SSD

22h

2.Has a MagSafe power adapter
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 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.

For example

Apple MacBook Air (2018) 13.3" Intel Core i5 1.8GHz / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD

3.Has sleep-and-charge USB ports
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

Sleep-and-charge USB ports can charge electronic devices when the laptop is in sleep mode, hibernate mode, or even switched off.

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Features

1.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.

2.has a front camera
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

A front camera, also called secondary camera, can be used for video chats/selfies.

3.has GPS
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 8GB / 1TB

GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

4.front camera megapixels

2MP

Best

Dell Latitude 7285 12.3" Intel Core i5-7Y57 1.20GHz / 16GB / 256GB SSD

8MP

5.Has a stylus
Dell Alienware 17 R3 17.3" Intel Core i7 6700HQ 2.6GHz / 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.

For example

Samsung Galaxy Book 2

6.number of microphones

2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.

Best

Lenovo Miix 520

4

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