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Alienware m16 R1 AMD, RTX 4070

Specifications

Alienware m16 R1 AMD,  RTX 4070
Alienware m16 R1 AMD, RTX 4070 (m16 R1 2023 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX 12 x 3 - 5.2 GHz, Dragon Range-HX (Zen 4)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16 GB 
, DDR5-4800
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
M.2 PCIe
Soundcard
AMD Zen - Audio Processor - HD Audio Controller
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD
Networking
10/100/1000 LAN Card (10/100/1000MBit/s), 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.4 x 368.9 x 289.9 ( = 1 x 14.52 x 11.41 in)
Battery
86 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p30
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
3.11 kg ( = 109.7 oz / 6.86 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2300 Euro

 

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Average Score: 78.17% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 6 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 95%, features: - %, display: 80% mobility: 48%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Alienware m16 R1 AMD, RTX 4070

80% Alienware m16 R1 AMD review: A fantastic tale of dragons and aliens
Source: Expert Reviews English
The m16 is a bit of a mixed bag. It’s a stylish, well-made laptop and, as reviewed, you can’t argue with the value for money. It also has excellent performance characteristics and you get a fantastic range of options at the point of purchase. The display is good, as is the speaker system, and there’s a great selection of I/O ports – I especially like to see a dedicated DisplayPort video-out on my gaming laptops. However, in the negative column, the chiclet keyboard is pretty basic for a gaming laptop, with none of the stylistic refinements you see on cheaper Asus TUF or Acer Predator laptops, and the arrangement of the ports seems almost perverse. It’s also heavy and the battery life is poor. If your gaming laptop will spend most of its time sitting on your desk, plugged in and hooked up to a separate keyboard and mouse, then the Alienware m16’s drawbacks become much less of an issue. But if you want something for use out and about, there are better options.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware M16 review: a gaming titan
Source: Techradar English
There are certain qualities gaming laptops possess that take them above just a ‘gaming device’, and the Alienware M16 holds all the qualities of a premium entertainment laptop. It boasts a unique design that holds up to the ‘intergalactic’ aesthetic a lot of Alienware products strive for, with hexangle speakers on the chassis, a satisfying keyboard and a quirky alien LED power button. It’s an incredibly elegant machine that handles intense gaming without stress, though its major failing is its monstrous weight and thick, chunky build.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
90% Alienware M16 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The key question here is, is the Alienware M16 R1 a better buy than the Medion Erazer Major X20? The Medion is a few hundred cheaper when you add its standard mechanical keyboard to the Alienware options list, it has a numeric keypad, and it’s lighter. The Alienware machine has a slight edge in performance, though, and it looks much more stylish, so that’s a tough question to answer. If it were my money, I’d probably go for the Alienware because I’m a bit of a badge snob, and my gaming laptop seldom leaves my desk, so the M16’s 3.25Kg weight isn’t something that worries me. Of course, what really separates the Alienware M16 from broadly comparable laptops like the Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 is the unrivalled list of options you can choose from. Short of building your own PC, you just don’t see that kind of choice in other places. And if there’s another gaming laptop out there that can take 4 SSDs, I’ve yet to hear about it. For more options, make sure to check out our Best Gaming Laptop list.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/11/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

75% Test Alienware M16 R1 AMD : Une bonne machine performante en sobriété
Source: Charles Tech French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2024
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 40% ergonomy: 70%
60% Alienware m16 (Ryzen 9 & RTX 4070)
Source: Les Numeriques French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/24/2023
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 100% display: 60% mobility: 20% workmanship: 80%
84% Recenzja Dell Alienware M16. Kosmita, którego każdy chciałby mieć w domu
Source: Android.com.pl Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU: High-end graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 8 GB GDDR6 (128 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 35 - 115W (+ Dynamic Boost). 

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


R9 7845HX: High-End mobile 12-core processor based on the Zen 4 architecture. The CPU cores clock at up to 5.2 GHz and execute 24 threads simultaneously. The TDP is configurable between 45 and 75 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


16.00":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.11 kg:

A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.


Alienware: Alienware was founded in the USA in 1996. The European headquarters is located in Ireland. Alienware has been part of the Dell Group since 2006. The product range mainly focuses on gaming laptops and desktops, which are developed and manufactured by Dell. The trademark is a slightly futuristic design with an Alien as the logo. Additionally, workstations for private and business customers are sold.

As with every brand, there are also some points of criticism with Alienware. Some customers have complained about the high prices of the products, while others have criticized the quality of customer services. There have also been some reports of problems with the reliability and durability of some Alienware products. However, many customers have also had positive experiences with the brand and appreciate the powerful gaming computers.


78.17%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2023-09-14 (Update: 2023-09-14)