The Alienware 18 is available for purchase at $2,099. It ships with Windows 8, which is an older version of Windows 8. This is not a big drawback because upgrading to Windows 8.1 is free for all Windows 8 users. This computer is slightly more expensive than other Gaming laptops as they normally go for $1,599.00 on average.
This laptop is specifically built for Gaming. Gaming laptops have very high-end CPUs and Graphics Processors that allow gamers to play recently-released games with high texture quality and frame rate. The downside is that they do not come cheap. Furthermore, they tend to be heavier and thicker in order to support the high-performance parts.
The laptop comes with an 18.4 inch WLED display with 119 PPi and a 1920×1080 px resolution which is pretty amazing for a laptop.
A Large Screen with a Good Picture
The 18 has a 18.4 inch display. Laptops in the 17″-18″ range are most popular among gamers and media professionals. While screens this size are ideal for entertainment and media production, they tend to be costly and difficult to carry while traveling.
The laptop has a brilliant quality 1080p display which means that HD and UltraHD videos would play easily on this laptop.
GRAPHICS- Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M
Total graphics memory- 4.0 GB
About the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M
The graphics processor in this laptop is top-of-the-line, as far as mobile graphics go. You will be able to run titles such as Skyrim, Grand Theft Auto V, and Battlefield 4 at higher graphics settings, assuming the laptop’s processor and RAM are up to par.
The processor in this laptop is the Quad-Core Intel i7-4700MQ which comes with an amazingly awesome speed of 3.40 GHz.
Speed: At a clock speed of 2.40 GHz, it is 0.20 GHz slower than average for a laptop processor when compared to other laptop processors in the Core i7 series.
Cores: It is a quad-core processor, meaning that it will be very good at performing multiple tasks at the same time.
Cache: Its 6 MB cache is about average sized for CPU caches in the Core i7 series.
The laptop comes with a 8-cell Lithium Ion (86 wHr) 330W A/C Adapter which has 3 hours of battery life. This laptop has a decent battery life by gaming laptop standards, which is impressive considering its larger-than-average screen. Still, do not expect to go more than a couple hours without having to plug it in.
The laptop has 8GB of RAM which is about average for a laptop, and it will be able to handle running several applications at once. If you find it slowing down when multiple windows are open, consider buying more RAM, as the memory is expandable up to 32 GB. Yeah, you heard it right, the RAM can be expanded in this laptop.
The laptop has measurements of 17.97 in. x 12.9 in. x 2.23 in. and weighs 12.06 pounds.
The storage capacity of this laptop is far than better, of 1.46 TB and the hard drive speed is 7,200 RPM.
The overall features of this laptop are quite amazing are worth the price. This laptop provides all the features a gamer needs.