Pros

  • Good gaming performance
  • Lush, rubbery feel

Cons

  • Cramped keyboard despite its size

At A Glance

Alienware, best-known for high-priced performance, delivers a good gaming power at a reasonable value.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.alienware.com

The Specs

Pricing
Inventory Number 43896
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo P8400
Processor speed 2260.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 1200
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset Ati Mobility Radeon HD3870
Storage
Drive size 160.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
General Information
UPC Code 000325595861
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Firewire 1
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Microphone input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.6 inches
Depth 11.7 inches
Height 2.0 inches
Weight 12.5 pounds
Weight with Accessories 12.5 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Other Hardware 2X ATI Mobility Radeon HD3870 in crossfire
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 84.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Fair
Battery
Battery Life 1:52:54 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 351.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 373.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 254.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 480.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 360.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 681.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 244.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 1089.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 236.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 75.21   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 75.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 73.82   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 52.01   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 52.25   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 51.21   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1680 by 1050 44.27   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 69.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 70.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1680 by 1050 46.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 70.67   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 70.77   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 144.47   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 125.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 442.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0