In early 2016, Dell's Alienware put the new sixth-generation Core i7 CPU and Nvidia's GTX980M GPU into their 17-inch flagship gaming notebooks. It is still an iconic Alienware family history design that resembles the spacecraft enclosure. Enough Rich personalized lighting and comfortable keyboard. Alienware's 17-inch machine set a benchmark for gaming notebooks, and when you connect Alienware 17 to his home's external video card box (the GPUs on the device need to be purchased), your gaming experience will definitely Raise to a new height. And, although there are many game pens with particularly strong performance on the market, they seldom provide a satisfactory life. Alienware 17 gives us some surprises in this respect.


Design

Alienware 17 R3's appearance continues to be a family-like design, smooth and neat shell, exactly like the spacecraft design can definitely stand out in the sea, especially when the computer lights turn on, absolutely eye-catching. However, you can't distinguish the appearance of the AW 17 R3 from its predecessors, except that the display interface on the rear side of the Alienware 17 R2 was removed and a Thunderbolt 3 interface was added on the right side of the 17 R3. The two are too similar, although the design It's really great, but it's time to update the appearance of this flagship notebook. Internal changes are also rare, 17 R3 uses DDR4 memory, and older models are DDR3.

(Faith lights are everywhere and can be customized)

The body size is 16.93 x 11.49 x 1.35 inches, weighs 3.71kg, and the weight of the power adapter is 810g. Actually, the AW 17 is thinner than similar flagship gaming devices, such as Acer's Predator 17 with a thickness of 1.52 inches.

screen

According to different prices, you can buy a screen with 1080P or 4K resolution. In our hands, this one is a 17.3 inch screen with a resolution of 3840 x 2160. This level of screen has nothing to say, good perception, high brightness and rich colors. It's absolutely enjoyable when playing games. In our test, the brightness was 318 nits, the sRGB saturation was 173.5%, and the color accuracy was also very accurate. The Delta-E value was 0.89.

interface

The AW 17 R3 has three USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI 2.0, SD card reader, Ethernet interface, headphone jack, and a USB Type-C (Thunderbolt 3) interface that can be used to daisy-chain multiple devices and transmit speeds Up to 40GBps.

(SD card reader, Thunderbolt 3, USB3.0, Ethernet interface)

(Power connector, anti-theft lock, 2 x USB3.0, microphone interface, headphone jack

There is an external graphics interface and HDMI 2.0 on the back of the fuselage


Games and Graphics

The AW 17's GPU is a GeForce GTX980M with 8GB of memory, which may be slightly less than some desktop graphics cards, but it is only a notebook, and the experience of playing games at 1080P resolution is great, but if If you want to adjust the screen resolution to 4K, you may be slightly disappointed.

In the 3DMark's Fire Strike Ultra image test, the AW 17 score was 2270, which is also the GTX980M's Acer Predator 17 score of 2312. When we run the "Metro: Return" game at 1080P resolution and adjust to the highest effect, the frame rate of the AW 17 is 37.17, but if the resolution is adjusted to the native 4K, the frame rate drops to 11.92, which is already It's the point where you can't play, but don't worry, Alienware has a big move.

Alienware external graphics

In order to give you a better game experience, Alienware has introduced an external video card box, but inside the GPU you need to choose to buy. Alienware's external video card box sells for US$200 (a RMB1,327 Translator's Note: spending so much money can only buy an empty box and it's a bit pitted) instead of inserting a super-powerful graphics card into a notebook. It may be better to connect an external video card. An interface on the back of the AW 17 can connect it to an external video card box. The frame rate will be greatly improved by playing games.

The AW 17 with an external video card box (which we plugged into the GTX980Ti) scored 3,865 points in the 3DMark's Fire Strike Ultra image test, which is higher than some high-profile desktop computers. When you run Metro again, the frame rate is even higher, and the frame rate at 1080P resolution is 62, which is nearly twice as high as before connecting an external graphics card.

Obviously, the advantage of an external graphics card is convenience. When you need to perform very complex image processing, you can easily connect with it to provide you with more powerful image performance, and if there are manufacturers in the future to launch more powerful external graphics card You can buy back, do not have to worry about your notebook graphics card this year, will be outdated next year, although the current market choice is very few, in addition to Alienware own, there are Razer Core Razer, but I believe ASUS, Acer Other vendors have also launched their own external video cards for some time.


performance

Regarding performance, you don't have to worry too much about it. AW laptops are always performance monsters, not to mention the flagship AW 17 R3. It is equipped with an Intel Core i7-6820HK processor, 16GB DDR4 memory, 512GB SSD with 1TB @ 7200 rpm hard drive, can handle the daily work of the light car can not be familiar with the road.

Let's look at a set of performance tests

(The higher the 3DMark Fire Strike test value the better)

(The lower the color number, the better

(The screen brightness, in units of higher nits, the better

(The higher the gamut number, the better)

(The higher the image performance test/3DMark, the better)

(The higher the value of Geekbench 3, the better)


The following is another AW 17 R3 test using a Core i7-6700HQ processor on a foreign media website

Cinebench R15 single-core 64-bit test 146 points Cinebench R15 multi-core 64-bit test 680 points PCMark 7 Score test 5938 points


CrystalDiskMark 3.0 Hard Drive Test

Hard drive model is Samsung PM951 NVMe 512GB

Read speed 1263MBps Write speed 587.2MBps 521K Read speed 568.7MBps 512K Write speed 265.2MBps 4K Read speed 42.59MBps 4K Write speed 140.6MBps 4K QD32 Read speed 610MBps 4K QD32 Write speed 232.8MBps

The above tests were conducted for another foreign media site using AW 17 R3 with Core i7-6700HQ processor


Keyboard and touchpad

The 2.6mm long key path (1.6mm for normal keystrokes) and 65 grams of pressure give you a very good gaming experience. Even if you feel comfortable typing, the keyboard backlight system has always been featured in Alienware notebooks. The AW 17 has a total of ten zones of adjustable backlight color, which is highly customizable. Although there is no light flicker mode like the Razer Blade, the keyboard lighting of the AW 17 is cool enough for ordinary users.

(The touch panel's faith light)

The 3.8 x 2.8-inch touchpad area is comfortable to use, and when the backlight of the touchpad comes on (it also supports adjusting the color of the light), I'm totally overwhelmed by it, and it's almost faithful. The surface of the touchpad is very smooth and comfortable to touch. Whether it is using some two-finger gestures or ordinary clicks, the experience is very good, and the response speed is very fast. The two physical keys below the touch panel are pressed down and the sound is very crisp. In fact, this touchpad is very satisfying to me.


Battery life

Even if the AW 17 R3 is a performance monster, its endurance level is still good. In our test (web browsing in a WiFi environment until shutdown) its score is 6 hours and 7 minutes.

Idle (no WiFi connection, medium brightness): 12 hours 38 minutes

Browsing the web in a WiFi environment: 6 hours and 7 minutes

Full-load operation (maximum brightness): 1 hour 45 minutes

fever

In terms of heat dissipation, the AW 17 can only be said to be normal. After running the Tomb Raider for about 15 minutes, the temperature in several places has risen to around 43°C. It is already relatively hot, and the temperature at the power key has arrived. 48 °C, the whole body is the only cool place for the touchpad. Although it's okay for me, because I'm an external mouse to play the game, if you use the AW 17 to run the game directly, your hands on the body may not be very comfortable.

(Full-load operating state. Distribution of temperature area. Left: front of fuselage; right: bottom of fuselage)

(Idle operation status. Distribution of temperature area. Left: Front of fuselage; Right: Bottom of fuselage)

Configuration

The Alienware 17 R3 starts at $1,500 (about 10,617 yuan). The price is configured for the Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD and GeForce GTX970M (3GB video memory). The price of this unit in our hands is 2750 US dollars (about 18263 yuan).


to sum up

Overall, the Alienware 17 R3 is a good choice, its 4K resolution display looks great, and endurance levels are adequate for everyday use. Even though it weighs 3.7kg, you may not be willing Take it out. Rich interface, connection with various external devices, can easily create a perfect playing environment, and even better, it can also connect an external video card, can raise your gaming experience to a higher level, and deal with complex Image video editing, etc. is also easier, enough to match the desktop-class computer.


Bonus point

整体 High overall workmanship

√ You can connect an external graphics card

ä½³ Good battery life

灯光 The lighting system is very cool

√ Thunderbolt 3 interface

√ The screen looks great

接口 Rich interface

外形 More eye-catching design

√ NVMe SSD

Negative point

× The fuselage is too heavy

× It is more serious to play games

× Only two hard disk slots

× Lifetime slag at full load

List of parameters

CPU: 2.7GHz Intel Core i7-6820HK Processor

System: Windows 10 Pro

Memory: 16GB

Screen: 3840 x 2160 resolution, 17.3 inches

GPU: GeForce GTX980M

Memory alone: ​​8GB

Motherboard: Intel Sunrise Point HM170

WiFi: 802.11 b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth: 4.1

Camera: 2 million pixels

Touchpad size: 3.75 x 2.75 inches

Body size: 16.93 x 11.49 x 1.35 inches

Weight: 3.7kg

Related Reading: Razer Rzaer Blade & Dell Alienware 13 OLED

Photo translation from NotebookCheckCheck & LaptopMag

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