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Alienware m16 R1 AMD

Specifications

Alienware m16 R1 AMD
Alienware m16 R1 AMD (m16 R1 2023 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX 12 x 3 - 5.2 GHz, 133 W PL2 / Short Burst, 118 W PL1 / Sustained, Dragon Range-HX (Zen 4)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU - 12 GB VRAM, Core: 2125 MHz, Memory: 2263 MHz, 175 W TDP, GDDR6, 536.99, Advanced Optumus, MUX
Memory
16 GB 
, SK Hynix DDR5-4800, 40-39-39-77, Dual-Channel
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, BOE NE16NZ4, IPS, BOE0B04, Dell P/N: 7CGF2, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
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, 3 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Realtek RTL8125 2.5GBe Family Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Qualcomm WCN685x (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), 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 (2x 2 W), Keyboard: CherryMX ultra low-profile, Keyboard Light: yes, My Alienware, Alienware Command Center, Update, Digital Delivery, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
3.11 kg ( = 109.7 oz / 6.86 pounds), Power Supply: 1.487 kg ( = 52.45 oz / 3.28 pounds)
Price
2700 USD

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 87.3% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 3 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 89%, features: 69%, display: 79% mobility: 38%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Alienware m16 R1 AMD

89.2% AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX performance debut: Alienware m16 R1 laptop review | Notebookcheck
The Alienware m16 R1 includes everything but the kitchen sink. You'll have to choose carefully, however, as some configurations may be less buggy than others.
80% Alienware m16 Review
Source: PC Mag English
The Alienware m16 delivered exactly what we expected of it. This is a more powerful, less portable version of the recent Alienware x16, trading some slimness and weight for superior performance. If you’re shopping at the 16-inch size, portability isn’t always the main priority anyway, and the weight difference isn’t a world apart. We think the m16 makes more sense at 16 inches, where the X series really excels at smaller sizes like the x14. Our caveat is, of course, that the review unit we tested that posted such competitive performance is expensive. That doesn’t have to be the case—the starting price is just above entry-level, and you'll find configuration options for every budget in between—but to review it as a top-end system means shoppers have to pay top dollar to match the performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Alienware M16 review: the sweet spot for price and performance
Source: T3 English
Gaming is a tough business: today’s state-of-the-art gaming laptop is tomorrow's doorstop. As modern games improve, they make more demands on the machines that run them, pushing the envelope of what the hardware has to do. That’s why it often makes sense to spend more money on a decent gaming laptop such as the Alienware M16, which will keep up with games for a few years at least. It feels odd to call a laptop as pricey as this good value for money. Still, it is. The combination of an AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX (but not the more expensive 7945HX) and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4080 GPU (not the more expensive 4090), provides excellent performance without the cutting-edge price. So, if you can afford it, the Alienware M16 is a great pick for a gaming laptop that can play as hard as you do and should keep doing so for the next few years. Just don’t forget to take the power supply with you because the battery life is not the one.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

80% Test Alienware m16 : un PC portable gamer plus accessible et diablement efficace
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 20% workmanship: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU: High-end graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 12 GB GDDR6 (192 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 60 - 150W (+ 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.


87.3%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2023-09-17 (Update: 2023-09-17)