The Alienware AW17R4-7352SLV PUS ranks among the most powerful high-end gaming laptops gamers can ever find. It is a powerful machine that befits experienced and hardcore gamers. In this article, I review the core features that make it stand out as one of the most positively reviewed gaming laptops.
The AW17R4-7352SLV PUS comes with the trademark Alienware’s angular design. The brand has not made significant changes to the looks. The display is a 17 inch full HD panel in a black and grey casing which gives it an aggressive touch. Its soft-touch plastic and aluminum construction provides a refined elegance to the overall design. The ubiquitous Alienware logo is still on the lid.
The gaming laptop comes with a complete keyboard comprising of macro keys and a numbered pad. It comes with black soft-touch deck with strip lights on the sides. AlienFX technology controls the lights for enhanced effects. Another design killer point in the AW17R4-7352SLV PUS is the addition of Tobii eye-tracking camera.
NVidia G-sync Enabled Display
AW17R47352SLV PUS is a 17-inch display gaming laptop with a premium screen resolution of 2560 by 1446 pixels. Consequently, its sharpness and brightness are superior to most of its competitors in the market. The screen panel achieved a 0.5 Delta E-accuracy score. Even though it was slightly above the perfect score of zero, it is still much better than the category’s average, 1.6.
A significant feature of the AW17R4-7352SLV PUS’s display is that it is NVidia G-sync enabled. G-sync synchronizes the GPU with the 120Hz screen enhancing a smooth gaming experience. This feature is one of the main reasons it is one of the bestselling portable gaming machines in the market.
Top Performance Graphics
AW17R4-7352SLV PUS has the most potent graphics cards among all Alienware gaming laptops. Its dedicated GPU is the GeForce’s GTX 1080 GPU that comes with an 8GB GDDR5X graphics memory pack. With this configuration, the machine can handle intense graphics intensive games at high settings. It also welcomes players to a smooth Virtual Reality gaming.
SteamVR Performance Test shows that the AW17R4-7352SLV PUS attained an overall score of 11. This is above the class’ average of 9.3. With such a score, it holds the record for the best gaming and graphics performance in the category. Even more, it offers fantastic VR experience with the best Oculus Rift and HTC Vive games.
The AW17R4-7352SLV PUS comes with the 7th generation Kaby Lake Intel CPU, core-i7, 7820HK. The processor’s overclockable 2.9 GHz speed makes it one of the fastest processors on the market. To enhance the performance, it comes with two types of storages, a 256GB SSD and the standard 7200 rpm 1TB HDD.
The SSD is the booting device having a preinstalled Windows 10 Home operating system. The configuration makes the read-and-write cycles faster. The standard RAM is 8GB DDR4 but can be extended to 32 GB.
The battery of the AW17R4-7352SLV PUS lasts up to 8 hours when under moderate use. Battery life drops to 3 hours during intense gaming action.