87
Engadget
Score
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Model
ALW17-3744sLV

Key Specs

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
2.4 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI
System RAM
8 GB

General

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Display

Screen surface
Matte / anti-glare

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (4700MQ)
Processor speed
2.4 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
yes (Slot loading) (DVD, CD) (yes)

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
no
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI (Mini connector) (v1.4)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (204-pin SODIMM)

Other features

Security lock slot
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Battery type
Li-ion (86 capacity Wh)

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)

Connections

USB
3.0 (4 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
ALW17-6869sLV

Key Specs

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
2.4 GHz
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI
System RAM
16 GB

General

Type
Gaming
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Display

Screen surface
Matte / anti-glare

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (4700MQ)
Processor speed
2.4 GHz

Optical media

Optical drive
yes (Slot loading) (DVD, CD) (yes)

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
no
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Discrete (NVIDIA)
Video outputs
DisplayPort, HDMI (Mini connector) (v1.4)

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (204-pin SODIMM)

Other features

Security lock slot
yes

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
16 GB

Battery

Battery type
Li-ion (86 capacity Wh)

Input

Keyboard
yes (Backlit)

Connections

USB
3.0 (4 port(s))
Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

Audio inputs
Array
Audio outputs
Array

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no