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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

I tried using the eye tracking when I plated Deus Ex: Mankind Divided but didn't find it useful. The optional circle indicates where I'm looking, but it also showed me how my gaze drifts. So I guess it might be useful as a tool to improve your aim. It also works with power management to wake from sleep when you gaze at it.

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

It's that red light.

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

When the Alienware 17 is unilluminated, it's not terribly exciting to look at.

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

On the inside, it's a typical gaming laptop, without any visual bells or whistles.

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

The keyboard has a nice feel, even just for typing, and it's reinforced with steel.

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

Published: / / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET

Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

Published: / / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET

Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

You can program each of the lights independently.

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

Published: / / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET

Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

Published: / / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

There's a USB-C (not Thunderbolt) and USB Type-A port on the left side, plus audio inputs and outputs.

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

The video connections are in the back -- mini DisplayPort (for G-Sync), USB-C/Thunderbolt and HDMI -- plus Ethernet and a dedicated connector for the Alienware Graphics Amplifier external GPU.

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

You can't see it here very well, but the entire touchpad illuminates as part of the color programming.

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

A single USB Type-A sits on the right. There's also vents on both sides.

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

The same as you'll see on a lot of gaming laptops.

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

It wastes a lot of screen space and doesn't provide a lot of controls for performance tweaking. It's pretty good for programming the lighting zones, though.

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

Published: / / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

Published: / / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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Tobii Eye Tracking

Tobii Eye Tracking

Low key

Typical

Keyboard

Back ports and vents

Alienware 17

Sidelighting

Right side

Left side

Left-side ports

Back ports

Illuminated touchpad

Right side

Macro keys

Alienware command center

Published: / / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET
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