Pro Good performance
Alienware 17 comes with a GeForce GTX 880M GPU with 3DMark's Fire Strike Standard Graphics 1920x1080 benchmarks showing a score of 6101. As of March, 2015 the top GPU has a score of 9774 so this is still a good option.
There are also 2 CPU options - i7-4810MQ and i7-4710MQ with PassMark's scores of 8772 and 8028 respectively. As of March, 2015 the top PassMark score for a CPU is just above 10,000 so the i5-4210M is still a strong choice, while the i7-4710MQ should be avoided.