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How to Use Azure ExpressRoute Global Reach to Interconnect Datacenters

Wide Area Market is in a change right now. When talking to my customers, I see more and more of those customers moving away from classic MPLS and Dark Fibre networks, and with that, many of them are thinking about the value of services like Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute.

With this blog post, I would like to give you some insides into how ExpressRoute is evolving and becoming more valuable in addition to a simple MPLS or Datacenter Interconnect to Azure.

First, let’s get some frequently asked questions away.

What is Azure ExpressRoute?

ExpressRoute is an Azure Service that lets you connect your on-premises networks and network colocations to the Microsoft Edge Network via private connection between you, your connectivity provider, and Microsoft. These connection locations are called Microsoft Enterprise Edge or MSEE and they are distributed around the globe in around 65+ network colocations in different datacenters.

With ExpressRoute you can either access Microsoft Azure Services or even Microsoft 365 Services. Microsoft still does not recommend accessing Microsoft 365 trough ExpressRoute but there is another interesting option on how to use ExpressRoute in extending to regular Azure Service access.

Later in the article when we dig deeper into our main topic, you will learn how to leverage ExpressRoute to connect your datacenters and colocation independently from provider availability in that location. There is a SKU for ExpressRoute called Global Reach, which enables customers to build and extend their backbone through the Microsoft Global Network.

How Does Azure ExpressRoute Work?

As already explained, ExpressRoute is a private connection between the customer and the Microsoft Edge Network. ExpressRoute comes in different flavors.

ExpressRoute or ExpressRoute Direct?

There are two options on how to do the physical interconnect. The first and regular option is to use ExpressRoute through a Network Provider as shown in the example below.

ExpressRoute Network Provider

The other option is to use ExpressRoute direct. Here you eliminate the need of a Network Provider and establish a connection with Microsoft yourself.

ExpressRoute Direct

With a regular ExpressRoute you are limited to what your provider can offer you in regards to locations and you are limited in a maximum of 10GBE bandwidth. Also, you have additional costs on the provider interconnect between you and Microsoft but it is much easier to implement and you do not need high-end routing equipment, colocation space in the MSEE Edge location, or dramedies knowledge on provider peering.

With ExpressRoute Direct you can achieve much higher bandwidth, currently up to 100 GBE. For that, you need to follow some peering policies and technical requirements shown below.

  • Microsoft Enterprise Edge Router (MSEE) Interfaces:
    • Dual 10 or 100 Gigabit Ethernet ports only across router pair
    • Single Mode LR Fiber connectivity
    • IPv4 and IPv6
    • IP MTU 1500 bytes
  • Switch/Router Layer 2/Layer 3 Connectivity:
    • Must support 1 802.1Q (Dot1Q) tag or two Tag 802.1Q (QinQ) tag encapsulation
    • Ethertype = 0x8100
    • Must add the outer VLAN tag (STAG) based on the VLAN ID specified by Microsoft – applicable only on QinQ
    • Must support multiple BGP sessions (VLANs) per port and device
    • IPv4 and IPv6 connectivity. For IPv6 no additional sub-interface will be created. IPv6 address will be added to existing sub-interface.
    • Optional: Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) support, which is configured by default on all Private Peerings on ExpressRoute circuits

The table below shows the key difference between ExpressRoute with a Service / Network Provider and ExpressRoute direct.

ExpressRoute using a service provider ExpressRoute Direct
Utilizes service providers for fast onboarding and connectivity into existing provider infrastructure Requires 100 Gbps/10 Gbps infrastructure and full management of all layers
Integrates with hundreds of providers including Ethernet and MPLS Direct/Dedicated capacity for regulated industries and massive data ingestion
Circuit SKUs:

  • 50 Mbps
  • 100 Mbps
  • 200 Mbps
  • 500 Mbps
  • 1 Gbps
  • 2 Gbps
  • 5 Gbps
  • 10 Gbps
Customer may select a combination of the following circuit SKUs on 100 Gbps ExpressRoute Direct:

  • 5 Gbps
  • 10 Gbps
  • 40 Gbps
  • 100 Gbps

Customer may select a combination of the following circuit SKUs on 10 Gbps ExpressRoute Direct:

  • 1 Gbps
  • 2 Gbps
  • 5 Gbps
  • 10 Gbps
Optimized for single tenant and single customer Optimized for single tenant with multiple business units and multiple work environments

Network Providers are not allowed to leverage ER direct for their customers. They are supposed to become regular ExpressRoute providers.

Additional insides about ExpressRoute Direct can be found in Microsoft’s official article.

ExpressRoute SKUs

ExpressRoute comes in three different SKUs for available services and limitations. 

  • ExpressRoute Local / Kommune
  • ExpressRoute Standard
  • ExpressRoute Premium

A detailed pricing guide is also available.

ExpressRoute Global Reach is an Add On to ExpressRoute Premium SKU and needs to be ordered in addition. 

I will explain to you the technical concept later in the blog. For those curious in pricing, a detailed guide is available

What is an ExpressRoute Circuit?

To explain an ExpressRoute Circuit you need to know about the other components of an ExpressRoute in Azure first.

  • ExpressRoute Gateway: when you want to connect an ExpressRoute Circuit to a virtual network, you need some kind of Gateway. That gateway is called an ExpressRoute Gateway and another “mode” of the Azure Virtual Network Gateway.
  • Peerings: To establish the routing through an ExpressRoute Circuit you need to configure peerings on the circuit to establish the BGP connection. There are two peering types.
    • Private Peering: Azure virtual machines and IaaS resources, and Azure PaaS resources that can leverage private Endpoints or VNet integration, that are deployed within a virtual network can be connected and leverage the ExpressRoute Private Peering. The Azure Private Peering can be considered as a trusted extension of a customer core network into Microsoft Azure Datacenters. With private peering, you set up a bidirectional interconnect between your network and your virtual network in Azure. The peering IPs used on the private peering are private IPv4 and later this year IPv6 addresses.
    • Microsoft Peering: Connectivity to Microsoft online services such as Office 365 and Azure PaaS services are made available via the Microsoft Peering. Microsoft enables bi-directional connectivity between a customer WAN and Microsoft cloud services through the Microsoft global backbone and Microsoft Routing Domain named with AS# 12076. Microsoft Peering can only use public IP addresses owned by the customer or customer connectivity provider. To enable Microsoft Peering, you need to agree to all with that peering connected rules.

Now let’s talk about the circuit itself. The circuit is a so-called NNI, a Network to Network Interconnect.

A network-to-network interface (NNI) is a physical interface that connects two or more networks and defines inter signaling and management processes. It enables the linking of networks using signaling, Internet Protocol (IP) or Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks.

How do I set up an Express Route in Azure?

There are three different parts to set up an ExpressRoute.

The first one is the Setup within the Azure Portal. Microsoft published a pretty good guide on how to do it.

The next part would be to setup the provider part of your ExpressRoute, which is highly dependent on your provider. I linked you examples from two providers.

Afterward, you need to configure the peering in ExpressRoute and the routing in your Router or Network.

Using ExpressRoute with Global Reach to Interconnect Datacenters

Now, let’s move to the main topic. How can I use ExpressRoute to interconnect my colocation and datacenters.

Why Would you Use ExpressRoute Instead of a Global Network Provider?

There are three main reasons why you maybe want to decide on a combination of ExpressRoute and a local interconnect provider.

  • Provider availability: When you look into provider availability, you will sooner or later notice that not every provider is available in every region or in every datacenter. When you are in a local datacenter or a region with a limited amount of network providers, you normally have high costs to make your network provider available in that datacenter or on-prem location. Let me show you an example from the peering Database. With ExpressRoute you can select any provider who can make ExpressRoute connections available in that region or datacenter. You do not need the same provider in every location.
    • Networks in Equinix Dusseldorf

ExpressRoute Networks in Equinix Dusseldorf

  • Networks in ITENOS Berlin

ExpressRoute Networks in ITENOS Berlin

  • Longterm contracts: When you want to interconnect datacenters you mostly need to agree to some kind of long term contract starting with 12 months or more contract time. With providers like Megaport, Equinix, Interxion, and others, you mostly have a pay as you go agreement which can be canceled every month. It is the same with Microsoft ExpressRoute. You can use that interconnect as pay as you go.
  • Provider Lock In: When working with Network Providers you normally commit to a provider and to change afterward is a huge migration with high time and financial investment. Many customers don’t have that flexibility and overpay on networking.

What do I Need to Enable ExpressRoute for Global Interconnect?

ExpressRoute by default is already a global service but with the main SKUs it can only connect you to Azure Production Regions / Datacenter and not interconnect networks from different providers. To interconnect network providers, you need the ExpressRoute Global Reach Add On.

Looking on an ExpressRoute without Global Reach, the interconnect would look like the following.

ExpressRoute without Global Reach

When enabling Global Reach, the routing behavior changes as shown below.

ExpressRoute with Global Reach Enabled

While an Azure Production Region is normally three milliseconds from an ExpressRoute Edge, the traffic with Global Reach stays within the Microsoft Edge Network.

Now, let’s think about how that could work with an interconnect strategy. In our scenario, we have the following locations and interconnects.

  • Europe provided by British Telecom
  • Hong Kong provided by Equinix
  • Japan provided by NTT

Normally you would need to ask all of those providers to build an interconnect,  or get another colocation or office location to interconnect all these networks yourself. As you can see in the picture, with ExpressRoute Global Reach you can do that trough the Microsoft Backbone and use it as a service from Microsoft Azure. The additional fact is, you do not leverage additional cloud services from Microsoft. You can just use Microsoft as a backbone provider. The figure below shows our scenario simplified.

Microsoft Global Network Express Route

After you configured the ExpressRoutes with the local providers of your choice you need to setup ExpressRoute Global Reach. There is one downside. ExpressRoute Global Reach is not available in every country where you have Azure Regions. Mostly because there are law or tax regulations which make Microsoft with Global Reach a network service and last-mile network provider. In those cases, Microsoft is mostly solving that over time with special government agreements.

There is a workaround for those countries where Global Reach is not available, like in South Africa, India or Brazil. I will explain the workaround later in the blog.

How to Set Up Global Reach

ExpressRoute Global Reach can only be set up through PowerShell or Azure CLI. There are two options when you set up Global Reach. I will link you both setup guides below.

Afterward, you need to verify the configuration. That must be done via PowerShell or Azure CLI too.

If you simply run $ckt1 in PowerShell, you see CircuitConnectionStatus in the output. It tells you whether the connectivity is established, “Connected”, or “Disconnected”. For more information, you can consult this detailed guide.

To disconnect you also run a command which looks like following.

For more information, you can consult this detailed guide.

What is an Alternative when Global Reach is not available?

To use private peering with ExpressRoute Global Reach, it needs to be enabled in the country. As already explained, that’s not the case everywhere.

You can use the global transit architecture with Azure Virtual WAN or an overlay network using a Network Virtual Appliance. In that case, you create an ExpressRoute and do not use the ExpressRoute private Peering. You configure Microsoft Peering with that ExpressRoute. What you have then is the public IP addresses from Azure virtual WAN and the Network Virtual Appliance in that peering. That would enable you to build an IPSec Tunnel through the ExpressRoute to the VPN Gateway. With virtual WAN you would then be able to route through the Microsoft Backbone to the other ExpressRoute Gateways. With an NVA you can leverage User Defined Routes to establish the same transit architecture.

The schematic setup for a solution with Azure virtual WAN could look like following.

Azure virtual WAN

With virtual WAN such a solution comes out of the box as soon as ExpressRoute Global Reach becomes available. You only need to enable it and a few minutes later Virtual WAN will switch from IPSec VPN to the connected ExpressRoute. Afterward, you can just decommission the VPN Tunnel.

Closing Thoughts

Hopefully, my post gives you a brief introduction to the possibilities you have with ExpressRoute besides a simple connection to Azure. If you would like to read more about Wide Area Networks with Microsoft Azure, please leave a comment and describe the scenarios you are looking for.


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For Sale – Brand New Alienware 51M – RTX 2080

I have Alienware Area 51M laptop for sale. It is brand new, never used. I just got it out of its box to make pictures to post. It has the top configurations which makes it £3450 when you choose the exact configurations at Dell: Alienware Area 51m 17 Inch Gaming Laptop with NVIDIA GPU | Dell…

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“I firmly believe you can’t be what you can’t see.”

“Bluebell is in a disadvantaged area, and when I have kids come in from similar areas, I always tell them where I’m from. And they’re like, ‘No, you’re not!’” she says. “Because to them, seeing someone from Bluebell working at Microsoft is a big deal. And I just hope that they think, ‘If she works here, I can work here.’”

After a recent class, a student thanked Amanda and told her that she’d only seen men code before. The chance to code alongside other girls was something she’d never imagined.

“That was a ‘whoa’ moment for me.” Amanda pauses and then sighs with disappointment. “Of course, I know the statistics about women in the tech industry. But to actually have a student say that made the reality and the impact so much more real.”

In the next year, Amanda hopes to reach more students through DreamSpace by traveling to rural areas, training more teachers, and even creating mini-DreamSpace environments at schools—colorful and comfortable corners within classrooms where students can learn together.A woman laughs while two younger women look at a computer screen and point. They are having fun learning.

“I firmly believe you can’t be what you can’t see,” Amanda says.

“I want to show students that it doesn’t matter where you live. It’s doesn’t matter what you’ve done. It doesn’t matter what your parents do. You can do this; it’s possible for you.”

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Making her way to the exit, Amanda walks past the front office receptionist—a new employee who didn’t work there when Amanda was a teacher at the school.

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“Oh, I still teach,” she says, her face lighting up with pride. “But now, I’m a teacher at Microsoft.”

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For Sale – DELL ALIENWARE AREA 51 R2 GAMING PC GTX 1080TI WATERCOOLED 16GB RAM

Selling my pride and joy Alienware Area 51 R2.

CPU: Intel i7 5930k 6 cores 3.5hz CPU (clocks easily to 4.5Ghz)

Water cooler as Standard

Memory:16gb DDR (4x4gb quad channel)

OS: Windows 10 Pro (official upgrade from win8.1)

GPU slot 1: Nvidia 1080ti

GPU slot 2: empty

GPU slot 3:empty

SSD carrier 1 : 256gb high speed ssd for OS (windows 10 pro)

HDD carrier 1 : 4tb HDD

HDD carrier 2 : 2tb HDD

HDD carrier 3: 2tb HDD

Optical. : Blu-ray/DVDRW

Motherboard: Dell/MSI X99 overclockable board

PSU: Dell 1500 watt modular gold rated

WiFi : built in intel 7260AC ABNC + Bluetooth 4 + Dual band

Usb 6 x usb3 x 4

Gigabit Ethernet

Digital sound out

Would prefer collection and can demonstrate and show system off, I have put delivery on there and this is a beast of a machine height and weight.

Selling because need to make space for another little one on the way and bought a Xbox one x.

Cheers

Ridd

Price and currency: £999.99
Delivery: Delivery cost is not included
Payment method: PPG/BT/ can
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For Sale – DELL ALIENWARE AREA 51 R2 GAMING PC GTX 1080TI WATERCOOLED 16GB RAM

Selling my pride and joy Alienware Area 51 R2.

CPU: Intel i7 5930k 6 cores 3.5hz CPU (clocks easily to 4.5Ghz)

Water cooler as Standard

Memory:16gb DDR (4x4gb quad channel)

OS: Windows 10 Pro (official upgrade from win8.1)

GPU slot 1: Nvidia 1080ti

GPU slot 2: empty

GPU slot 3:empty

SSD carrier 1 : 256gb high speed ssd for OS (windows 10 pro)

HDD carrier 1 : 4tb HDD

HDD carrier 2 : 2tb HDD

HDD carrier 3: 2tb HDD

Optical. : Blu-ray/DVDRW

Motherboard: Dell/MSI X99 overclockable board

PSU: Dell 1500 watt modular gold rated

WiFi : built in intel 7260AC ABNC + Bluetooth 4 + Dual band

Usb 6 x usb3 x 4

Gigabit Ethernet

Digital sound out

Would prefer collection and can demonstrate and show system off, I have put delivery on there and this is a beast of a machine height and weight.

Selling because need to make space for another little one on the way and bought a Xbox one x.

Cheers

Ridd

Price and currency: £100
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For Sale – DELL ALIENWARE AREA 51 R2 GAMING PC GTX 1080TI WATERCOOLED 16GB RAM

Selling my pride and joy Alienware Area 51 R2.

CPU: Intel i7 5930k 6 cores 3.5hz CPU (clocks easily to 4.5Ghz)

Water cooler as Standard

Memory:16gb DDR (4x4gb quad channel)

OS: Windows 10 Pro (official upgrade from win8.1)

GPU slot 1: Nvidia 1080ti

GPU slot 2: empty

GPU slot 3:empty

SSD carrier 1 : 256gb high speed ssd for OS (windows 10 pro)

HDD carrier 1 : 4tb HDD

HDD carrier 2 : 2tb HDD

HDD carrier 3: 2tb HDD

Optical. : Blu-ray/DVDRW

Motherboard: Dell/MSI X99 overclockable board

PSU: Dell 1500 watt modular gold rated

WiFi : built in intel 7260AC ABNC + Bluetooth 4 + Dual band

Usb 6 x usb3 x 4

Gigabit Ethernet

Digital sound out

Would prefer collection and can demonstrate and show system off, I have put delivery on there and this is a beast of a machine height and weight.

Selling because need to make space for another little one on the way and bought a Xbox one x.

Cheers

Ridd

Price and currency: £100
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Payment method: PPG/BT/ can
Location: Lincoln
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Microsoft from GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit: New Azure innovations will advance the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge

Today, I gathered with the tech community in the Seattle area at the GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit to talk about how customers are using the cloud and what the future holds. I joined GeekWire’s Todd Bishop and Tom Krazit on stage for a fireside chat to share more about Microsoft’s vision for emerging cloud innovation, but I also got to connect with many of you directly. In those conversations, it became even more apparent just how many of you are turning to the intelligent cloud to explore how emerging innovation like serverless, blockchain, edge computing, and AI can help you create solutions that can change your business — and people’s lives.

At Microsoft, we’re continually releasing technology that’s inspired by our customers and what you tell us you need to make the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge a reality for your businesses. For example, you may need to build applications to work in remote areas with low connectivity. Or you need to store, access, and drive insights from your data faster because of competitive pressures. And, you need confidence that your data and applications will be secure, resilient, and highly available across the globe.

During my time with Tom and Todd, I announced a few of our latest Azure solutions and newest regions and availability zones designed to bring this vision to you, our customers, and I’d like to share more on these new technologies.

Introducing the next level in big data analytics

Azure Data Lake Storage Gen2 and general availability of Azure Data Factory capabilities

Data is currency for enterprises today, and we know you need to be able to easily store and quickly access your data to drive actionable insights. You also need to be able to ingest and integrate big data quickly and easily to get to insights more readily. Today, we are introducing a preview of a highly scalable, highly performant, and cost-effective data lake solution for big data analytics, Azure Data Lake Storage Gen 2, to deliver the scale, performance, and security needed by your most demanding and sensitive workloads. 

Because Azure Data Lake Gen2 is built on the foundations of Azure blob storage, all data — from data that is constantly in use through to data that only needs to be referenced occasionally or stored for regulatory reasons — can coexist in a single store without having to copy data. This means that you will have greater speed to insight over your data along with rich security at a more cost-effective price. Azure Data Lake Storage also provides a unified data store where unstructured object data and file data can be accessed concurrently via Blob Storage and Hadoop File System protocols.

Today also brings the general availability of new features in Azure Data Factory to deliver data movement as a service capacities so you can build analytics across hybrid and multicloud environments, and drive raw data into actionable insights. The new features include a web-based graphical user interface to create, schedule and manage data pipelines, code-free data ingestion from over 70 data source connectors to accelerate data movement across on-premises and cloud, and ability to easily lift SQL Server Integration Services packages to Azure and run in managed execution environment in Azure Data Factory. You can also start taking advantage of native ADF connector for Azure Data Lake Storage to load your data lake at scale.

Enabling the intelligent edge

Azure IoT Edge is generally available

In the next 10 years, nearly all our everyday devices and many new devices will be connected. These devices are all becoming so “smart” that they can power advanced algorithms that help them see, listen, reason, predict and more, without a 24/7 dependence on the cloud. This is the intelligent edge, and it will define the next wave of innovation in how we address world issues: distributing resources like water and oil, increasing food production and quality, and responding to natural disasters.

As key part of our strategy to deliver the promise of edge computing is Azure IoT Edge, which enables consistency between cloud and edge. This means you can push AI and machine learning to the edge, providing the most comprehensive and innovative edge offering on the market. As of today, Azure IoT Edge is generally available globally, with new updates for increased flexibility, scalability, security, and more.

Also today, the Azure IoT Edge runtime is open sourced and available on GitHub. If you are a developer, this gives you even greater flexibility and control of your edge solutions, so you can modify the runtime and debug issues. Azure IoT Edge now also supports more languages than another other edge solution including C#, C, Node.js, Python, and Java, and we’ve added support for the Moby container management system. Additionally, we’ve released a Device Provisioning Service that enables you to provision tens of thousands of devices with zero touch. The new Security Manager for Azure IoT Edge acts as a well-bounded security core for protecting the IoT Edge device and all its components by abstracting the secure silicon hardware.

Azure IoT Edge customers like Schneider Electric and a farmer in Carnation, Washington are building sophisticated solutions that deliver real-time insights in areas with unreliable connectivity. Now that the solution is production-ready, with enhanced features, we can’t wait to see what else you build.

Azure global infrastructure

New Azure regions

We continuously invest in our cloud infrastructure to give you more compute power to enable the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge. We’ve announced 54 Azure regions to help you deliver cloud services and apps to nearly every corner of the globe and to provide everything that’s needed to run mission-critical applications, across scenarios, with a full set of resiliency solutions.

Today, we expanded our Azure presence in China, one of the most dynamic cloud markets in the world, with two additional regions now generally available. We were the first international cloud provider in China in 2014 (in partnership with 21Vianet), and today’s announcement doubles the number of Azure regions available there. We continue to see immense opportunity in China for cloud services to fuel innovation and multinational corporations including Adobe, Coke, Costco, Daimler, Ford, Nuance, P&G, and Toyota, which are choosing our intelligent cloud services to help deliver for their customers in China. This builds on our recently announced plans to expand our cloud infrastructure in Europe and the Middle East and announced plans for new regions coming to Norway

We’re also constantly increasing Azure’s resiliency capabilities with the addition of new Azure Availability Zones. Our Availability Zone in the Netherlands is now generally available, adding to the Zones already available in Iowa and Paris. The combination of region pairs and Availability Zones not only increases Azure’s resiliency capabilities, but broadens customer choice for business continuity architectures and delivers an industry-leading SLA for virtual machines.

It’s an exciting future

It was great to see all of you at GeekWire Cloud Tech Summit today. For those of you who weren’t able to be there live, you can follow along online. As always, we will continue to focus on building the technologies you need to drive innovation and disruption with the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge. Let us know what you think about these new solutions by sharing your feedback and comments.

Surface Book 2 13.5″

Might be a long shot, but looking out for one of these with the GTX 1050 GPU. I’m around the Exeter area if you’re close for collection, can also send a courier to pick up.

Location: Exeter

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Alienware 13 R3 7700HQ QHD OLED Touch 1060 GTX 256GB SSD

Pickup from Newcastle Upon Tyne area only

1060 GTX with 6GB
QHD touch screen (amazing!)
i7/16GB ram
SSD 256GB
Power supply included (original)

Top spec edition cost over £1,800 12 months ago

NO issues, marks, scratches …it’s been kept as new. no time wasters please, best laptop i have ever used, it can do anything. feels and looks top class!

I have lot’s of games on this laptop and i’m happy to let someone demo the laptop before purchase in my house.

Price and currency: 1400…

Alienware 13 R3 7700HQ QHD OLED Touch 1060 GTX 256GB SSD