DUAL NVIDIA® Geforce™ GTX 780M (4.0GB) GDDR5 in SLI
750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
8,192MB DDR3 1600MHz
Audio Powered by Klipsch
2.0M HD Video Camera
12.00 lbs (8 cell) 17.97" (w) x 12.91" (d) x 2.23-2.26" (h)
Looks and performs like no other
The Alienware 18 is a monster gaming powerhouse. Every detail is engineered to give you the most intense experience possible. A durable and sophisticated design is made for performance with an outer anodized-aluminum shell surface, reinforced by a magnesium alloy frame to protect the LCD.
The hinge is designed to be opened and closed up to 20,000 times, so you can play with confidence, knowing your system is sturdy.
Copper heat sinks provide superior cooling enabling longer game play at full power.
Designed for high performance, the three exhaust vents push air from the bottom of the system through the heat sinks out the rear ensuring optimal heat management.
Unleash awesome with overclocking
Alienware 18 is the most powerful 18" laptop in the universe. With 4th generation Intel® Core i7 processors and optional overclocking, you can experience a maximum speed of up to 4.3GHz. Unleash the speed and performance you need to dominate in everything you do.
4th Generation Intel® Quad Core™ i7 processor are faster than the previous generation with optional overclocking to pack the punch you need to power through any level. The overclocked Intel® Core™ 4th i7-4930MX offers a maximum speed of up to 4.3GHz with Turbo Boost and an 8MB cache.
Intel® Smart Cache Technology speeds up your loading times by sharing the cache memory found in your CPU and GPU — so your applications load faster and your pictures render more quickly.
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 allocates your system’s power more efficiently, so you can listen to music, play games and chat with friends simultaneously without bogging down your system.
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology gives you up to 8-way multitasking so you can run more programs in the background while consuming fewer system resources. Game, edit video files, mix music tracks or code complex projects all at once. With 8-way multitasking, the Alienware 18 handles all your passions in effortless stride.
Maximum performance with dual graphics
You can get in the game like never before with dual GPUs that deliver increased performance, better image rendering and higher frame rates. Charge through the most intense stages of your favorite games with up to 4GB GDDR5 memory in the available NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 780M GPUs. For added impact, NVIDIA® PhysX brings your games to life with dynamic, interactive environments while NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync prevents image tearing.
NVIDIA® GeForce Graphics 700 series graphics cards are designed specifically for gaming and pack monster performance. And if you’re looking for a real performance enhancer, now is the time to upgrade. NVIDIA® 700 series graphics cards
NVIDIA® FXAA technology enables ultra-fast anti-aliasing in many PC games for the ultimate combination of image quality and performance.
NVIDIA® Adaptive Vertical Sync bases vertical sync on your current frame rates for the smooth gaming without image tearing.
NVIDIA® GeForce Drivers keep your rig tuned and up to date, so you’re always ready for the latest titles.
NVIDIA® PhysX® Technology brings your games to life with dynamic destruction, realistic environments and lifelike animation.
The next generation of immersive gaming
Pump up your audio experience:Get the power and nuance of cinema sound straight from your laptop. The speakers are certified by sound engineers from Klipsch® and the system comes preloaded with Dolby® Home Theater® v4 software for extraordinary audio and an easy interface — whether you’re gaming or enjoying other media.
Pump up your audio experience
Powered by Klipsch® Speakers: Your Alienware 18 is a precision-tuned, premium stereo system designed to deliver the most lifelike audio experience you have ever heard from a laptop. Dynamic drivers provide a punchy, rich, full range of sound to give you the best gaming experience possible.
Dolby Home Theater v4: Whether you’re listening through headphones, laptop speakers or
a home theater setup, Dolby Home Theater v4 delivers the captivating listening experience that your games and media demand. Surround Decoder creates a virtual surround sound experience and Volume Maximizer lets you blast your audio at peak volume without noise or clipping. And Dolby Home Theater comes with an easy-to-use interface, so you can maintain total control over your audio settings at all times.
Take your view to the next level:The new Alienware 18 offers an expansive 18.4" Full HD TrueLife display. With rich, vibrant colors and wide angles, your games will look amazing from any view. Expand your view by connecting to an HDTV, and experience 3D gaming in all its glory.
Take your view to the next level
With an 18" Full HD panel you’ll be ready to game without sacrifice. The bright widescreen display gives you outstanding visibility into your game.
Plug in to an external 3D or Full HD TV or monitor via HDMI 1.4 for a full-on, theater-style gaming and entertainment experience.
Connect and conquer
A built-in Killer Gigabit Ethernet NIC identifies and prioritizes your network traffic so latency-sensitive streams that require maximum speed, like games or video chat, are prioritized over less-important traffic. See which applications are hogging your bandwidth and limit them using Visual Bandwidth Control™ so they don’t interfere with your games. Or go wireless with a Broadcom 5G WiFi adapter for faster speeds, better range and improved battery life.
Massive storage and monster speed
Make your Alienware system a vault of games, movies and music with an optional 1TB Quad Play RAID 0 solid state drive (SSD) — that’s four 256GB SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration . You get faster boot speeds, data access times and the ability to write massive amounts of data in a flash with minimal battery life consumption or system noise.
Plug in with plenty of ports
Plenty of ports: Whether you want to plug into an external display, speaker or transfer movies and music, we got you covered with all the ports you need. Alienware 17 comes with an RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet IPv6, three SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and one USB 3.0 port with PowerShare technology (allows you to charge USB devices when the computer is turned off or in standby mode), a mini display port, HDMI 1.4 output / 1.3 input, 9-in-1 media card reader and more.
Ultimate control. All from one place.
Change how you experience the game. The redesigned Alienware Command Center 3.0 lets you choose lighting and special effects, accelerate your gaming performance, monitor in-game results, and more — all in one hub.
AlienFX system lighting
Create custom lighting and special effects to suit your unique gaming style. Apply 20 different colors to 10 different zones (including rear panel, chassis surround and track pad) for up to 10,240 billion color combinations.
Themes: Create your own custom lighting and special effects for a truly unique and personalized look. AlienFX lets you create, edit and save your own custom themes. Or select from several preset themes already available on Alienware systems.
Lighting effects and programmable events: Your choices are endless with a palette of 20 colors and an array of lighting zones to apply them to. Set the zones to morph from one color to another, to pulse at a specific tempo or to remain solid. Even set the zones to flash and alert you in the case of practically any system event, like getting an email or a message from a friend.
AlienFX-enabled games: We’ve been working closely with game developers for years to incorporate interactive AlienFX lighting for over 55 games – and more coming all the time. Special lighting effects can be based on health levels, for example, like green morphing to red when your health is reduced. They can also be based on the type of in-game environment you’re in.
Alienware 18-SLI-780M Series Detail Specifiations
Processor & Cache Memory
4th Generation Intel® Mobile Core i7-4700MQ Haswell Processor
Windows 7® Home Premium 64-Bit
Intel® HM87 Chipset
8,192MB DDR3 1600MHz (Upgradeable - 32GB 1600MHz Max)
Four 204Pin SODIMM Sockets
64-bit Wide DDRIII Data Channel
750GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
2 Detachable 2.5" 9.5mm (H) SATA Hard Disk Drives + Open mSATA Drive
Slot-Load 8x DVDRW/CDRW Super Multi Combo Drive
9-in-1 Card Reader
( MMC / RSMMC / MS / MS Pro / MS Duo / SD / Mini-SD / SDHC / SDXC )
2.0M HD Video Camera
Built-in Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Built-in Broadcom 4352 Wireless-AC 802.11 ac/a/b/g/n wireless LAN + Bluetooth™ 4.0
2 x MiniCard Slots
- WLAN Combo Module (Half Hieght Mini Card with PCIe and USB Interface)
- mSATA SSD (Full Hieght Mini Card with PCIe/SATA Interface
4 x USB 3.0 Ports (One Powered USB AC/DC)
1 x HDMI 1.4a output Port (with HDCP) / HDMI 1.3 Input
1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.2
1 x 2.5mm Headphone Jack
1 x 2.5mm Microphone Jack
1 x 2.5mm S/PDIF Output Jack
1 x RJ-45 LAN (10/100/1000Mbps)
Internal High-Definition 5.1 Performance Audio
Dual Digital Built-in Microphones
2.1 Speaker configuration with Subwoofer
Audio Powered by Klipsch®
7.1 Digtial Audio out using HDMI out connection or S/PDIF Optical port
Dolby® Home Theater™ v4 Software