Changing the graphics card on the new Alienware 14,17,18 laptops

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Changing the graphics card on the new Alienware 14,17,18 laptops

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Can you change the graphics card on the new alienware 17 (the one that comes with the cheapest package) to GTX770M or GTX780M? It seems that there is no option of changing the graphics card in the customization section of this specific package model

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  • Yes, it will be upgrade-able afterwards. You can get it from us or on the aftermarket.

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  • For the X51 R2 the highest video card is the GTX 670. Maybe in the future our engineers are going to fit a better video card on this system, but for now, we don't have any information.

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  • Hi Nikpower19,

    On the Alienware United States' website, the cheapest package has the option to get the GTX 770M, and the second package has the option to get the GTX 780M.

    Alexander J
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  • i am asking because i found weird the fact that i dont have the option to choose the gtx780m on the 1st package .... so if i purchase the 1st package , it will be of-course be up-gradable if i decide to upgrade to gtx780m right ?

  • Yes, it will be upgrade-able afterwards. You can get it from us or on the aftermarket.

    Alexander J
    Dell | Alienware Technical Support Alienware Arena
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  • i am also concidering purchasing the latest package of x51 , but i noticed that i can only choose gtx 670 as my gpu...... is this part upgradable if i decide to upgrade it in the future ?

  • For the X51 R2 the highest video card is the GTX 670. Maybe in the future our engineers are going to fit a better video card on this system, but for now, we don't have any information.

    Alexander J
    Dell | Alienware Technical Support Alienware Arena
    Opening your case and/or replacing parts yourself does not void your warranty!
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  • will i be able to upgrade the gpu on the alienware 14 ?

  • I Need The Answer :( :( :(

    PLEASE ANSWER

  • No, Alienware 14's gpu is soldiered into the motherboard, so it not possible to upgrade, I know this because my friend has the 14 inch model. If you need any more help, feel free to reply

  • No, Alienware 14's gpu is soldiered into the motherboard, so it not possible to upgrade, I know this because my friend has the 14 inch model. If you need any more help, feel free to reply

  • so I have the Alienware 14 with the GT 750m and I would like to know if I could maybe put a the GTX 765m in it?

     

  • Hi,

    I am Raja,

    I have Alienware 17 with 3GB GTX 770m, Can i upgrade to 8GB GTX 880m.

  • Yes, you could do that, but I would recommend a 780m because it is way cheaper, but has almost the performance of 880m (780m is a lot stronger that 770m).

  • Ok, so we can upgrade it, but it's nowhere to be found on your website as an item we can order. Give me a link to the product page where we can browse and order replacement graphic cards for these laptops. Thanks.

  • I have an alienware 14 it is the base model (still under warranty) if that matters.. what do I need to do to upgrade to graphic card???