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Alienware m16 R2 laptop review: Big and risky changes

Lighter and smaller, but at what cost? The Alienware m16 R2 is the first Alienware laptop in recent memory to drop the girthy thermal deck along the rear in favor of a smaller and lighter form factor. The end result is one of the most portable Alienware laptops ever created, but certain features have been omitted along the way.
Dell Alienware m16 R2
Dell Alienware m16 R2

The Alienware m16 R2 succeeds the m16 R1, but not in the way you might expect. The new model is a complete redesign and rethinking of the m16 series in an attempt to attract both gamers and general users whereas other Alienware products are catered towards hardcore gamers. This alone makes the m16 R2 one of the most interesting Alienware laptops in years since it sacrifices some higher-end CPU and GPU options that were otherwise available on the m16 R1 in favor of a smaller design.

Our review unit is higher-end configuration with the Meteor Lake-H Core Ultra 7 155H CPU, GeForce RTX 4070 GPU, and 1600p 240 Hz IPS display for approximately $1850 USD. Lower-end SKUs can be configured with the RTX 4050 or 4060 instead and higher-end SKUs include the Core Ultra 9, but all configurations are otherwise limited to the same 1600p240 IPS display and up to the RTX 4070 only.

Alternatives to the Alienware m16 R2 include other high-performance 16-inch laptops like the Razer Blade 16, HP Omen Transcend 16Asus ROG Zephyrus G16, or Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16.

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Alienware m16 R2
Processor
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 16 x 3.8 - 4.8 GHz, 121 W PL2 / Short Burst, 102 W PL1 / Sustained, Meteor Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 2005 MHz, Memory: 2013 MHz, 140 W TDP, GDDR6, 551.52, Advanced Optimus
Memory
16 GB 
, SK Hynix, DDR5-5600, 26-26-26-52, Dual-Channel
Display
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, BOE NE16NYH, IPS, BOE0C06, Dell P/N: 0XFGH, glossy: no, 240 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Meteor Lake-U/P/H PCH
Storage
Soundcard
Intel Meteor Lake-U/P/H PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset, Card Reader: MicroSD
Networking
Killer E3000 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE202 (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.3
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 23.5 x 363.9 x 249.4 ( = 0.93 x 14.33 x 9.82 in)
Battery
90 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p30, RGB+IR
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, 2 W x2, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Alienware Command Center, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.466 kg ( = 86.99 oz / 5.44 pounds), Power Supply: 673 g ( = 23.74 oz / 1.48 pounds)
Price
1850 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Potential Competitors in Comparison

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
90.2 %
03/2024
Alienware m16 R2
Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.5 kg23.5 mm16.00"2560x1600
88.3 %
09/2023
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
3 kg25.4 mm16.00"2560x1600
88.4 %
06/2023
Alienware x16 R1
i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
2.6 kg18.57 mm16.00"2560x1600
88.4 %
02/2024
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
2.3 kg20 mm16.00"2560x1600
92.3 %
02/2024
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1.8 kg16.4 mm16.00"2560x1600
90.4 %
11/2023
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
R7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
2.1 kg20 mm16.00"2560x1600

Case — Legend 3.0 Redefined

The Alienware m16 R1 isn't even a year old and Dell is already introducing a revised chassis design with the m16 R2. The most notable change involves the removal of the protruding thermal deck along the rear for a much smaller footprint than before. The RGB LED ring on the back is now gone and the keyboard has been pushed upwards to make room for both larger palm rests and a larger clickpad.

Chassis materials are otherwise the same as before for similar textures and impressions. Rigidity hasn't changed by any notable degree and so the unit still feels quite strong from top to bottom with no major creaking or obvious weak points.

The significant chassis changes have resulted in significant cuts to both weight and dimension. The m16 R2 is approximately 17 percent lighter and 22 percent smaller than the m16 R1 for improved portability. The smaller footprint also helps the system fit inside of smaller backpacks as the wider dimensions of the original m16 R1 would require larger bags.

The size reduction isn't quite enough to make the m16 R2 the smallest in its category as both the Razer Blade 16 and Asus Zephyrus G16 are still lighter and smaller.

Dark soft-touch palm rests and keyboard keys attract unsightly fingerprints like no tomorrow
Dark soft-touch palm rests and keyboard keys attract unsightly fingerprints like no tomorrow
Anodized aluminum outer lid and bottom cover contrast the darker keyboard deck
Anodized aluminum outer lid and bottom cover contrast the darker keyboard deck
THe lid can open the full 180 degrees unlike on other Alienware laptops
THe lid can open the full 180 degrees unlike on other Alienware laptops
Hinges are small but otherwise uniformly firm at all angles with no noticeable teetering when typing
Hinges are small but otherwise uniformly firm at all angles with no noticeable teetering when typing
LED power button returns but there is still no fingerprint reader
LED power button returns but there is still no fingerprint reader
Hexagonal grilles have become a staple on Alienware laptops
Hexagonal grilles have become a staple on Alienware laptops

Size Comparison

368.9 mm / 14.5 inch 289.9 mm / 11.4 inch 25.4 mm / 1 inch 3 kg6.58 lbs363.9 mm / 14.3 inch 249.4 mm / 9.82 inch 23.5 mm / 0.925 inch 2.5 kg5.44 lbs364.74 mm / 14.4 inch 289.81 mm / 11.4 inch 18.57 mm / 0.731 inch 2.6 kg5.8 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 259 mm / 10.2 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.1 kg4.7 lbs356 mm / 14 inch 269 mm / 10.6 inch 20 mm / 0.787 inch 2.3 kg5.04 lbs354 mm / 13.9 inch 246 mm / 9.69 inch 16.4 mm / 0.646 inch 1.8 kg4.01 lbs297 mm / 11.7 inch 210 mm / 8.27 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Connectivity — All The Basics Are Here

All ports from last year's m16 R1 have returned sans the mini-DisplayPort. Port positioning has changed with RJ-45 and the audio jack moved to the left edge whereas most of the ports on the m16 R1 were inconveniently along the rear.

Keep in mind that only one of the two USB-C ports supports Power Delivery. Both are otherwise compatible with external monitors.

Front: No ports
Front: No ports
Right: MicroSD reader, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1
Right: MicroSD reader, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen. 1
Rear: Thunderbolt 4 w/ DisplayPort 1.4 + Power Delivery, USB-C 3.2 Gen. 2 w/ DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.1, AC adapter
Rear: Thunderbolt 4 w/ DisplayPort 1.4 + Power Delivery, USB-C 3.2 Gen. 2 w/ DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.1, AC adapter
Left: 2.5 Gbps RJ-45, 3.5 mm headset
Left: 2.5 Gbps RJ-45, 3.5 mm headset

SD Card Reader

Whereas the m16 R1 had a full-size SD reader, the m16 R2 has sadly retreated to a MicroSD reader instead which may irk some content creators. Transfer rates are nonetheless about the same as what we recorded on the m16 R1 despite the swap to MicroSD.

Fully inserted MicroSD reader sits flush against the edge
Fully inserted MicroSD reader sits flush against the edge
SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
175 MB/s +132%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
80 MB/s +6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
78.7 MB/s +5%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
75.3 MB/s
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
57 MB/s -24%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
256.1 MB/s +25%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
205.32 MB/s
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
180 MB/s -12%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
89.9 MB/s -56%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS (AV PRO microSD 128 GB V60)
84 MB/s -59%

Communication

The Intel Killer AX1675 comes standard for Wi-Fi 6E connectivity with an option to upgrade to the BE202 for Wi-Fi 7 compatibility. We experienced no issues when paired to our Asus AXE11000 test router.

Removable Intel BE202 module
Removable Intel BE202 module
Networking
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1654 (1599min, 1600.16P1 - 1713max) MBit/s +37%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1411 (1327min - 1472max) MBit/s +17%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1302 (612min - 1383max) MBit/s +8%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE202
1205 (875min - 1438max) MBit/s
Alienware x16 R1
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1022 (714min - 1142max) MBit/s -15%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
MediaTek RZ616
768 (607min - 1258max) MBit/s -36%
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
MediaTek RZ616
1730 (1702min - 1745max) MBit/s +41%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1697 (849min - 1712max) MBit/s +38%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i 160MHz
1681 (730min - 1705max) MBit/s +37%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
1600 (1564min, 1564.87P1 - 1627max) MBit/s +30%
Alienware x16 R1
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1295 (1225min - 1358max) MBit/s +6%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE202
1227 (1074min - 1317max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE202
1405 (735min - 1499max) MBit/s
Alienware x16 R1
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1229 (817min - 1342max) MBit/s -13%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE202
1410 (1307min - 1476max) MBit/s
Alienware x16 R1
Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 160MHz Wireless Network Adapter
1327 (955min - 1382max) MBit/s -6%
0501001502002503003504004505005506006507007508008509009501000105011001150120012501300135014001450Tooltip
Alienware m16 R2; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1381 (735-1499)
Alienware m16 R2; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1410 (1307-1476)

Webcam

A 2 MP webcam comes standard with IR for Windows Hello support. There is no integrated privacy shutter.

ColorChecker
16.7 ∆E
12 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
23.1 ∆E
18 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
9.8 ∆E
17.2 ∆E
16.6 ∆E
19.6 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
12.4 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
23.8 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
16.7 ∆E
17.4 ∆E
3.3 ∆E
10.4 ∆E
16 ∆E
18.1 ∆E
20.4 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
ColorChecker Alienware m16 R2: 15.58 ∆E min: 3.33 - max: 23.84 ∆E

Maintenance

The bottom panel is secured by 8 Phillips screws for easy servicing. RAM and WLAN continue to be removable, but storage configuration has changed; the system now supports two M.2 2280 SSDs instead of one M.2 2280 and two M.2 2230 SSDs on last year's design.

Alienware m16 R2
Alienware m16 R2
m16 R1 for comparison
m16 R1 for comparison

Accessories And Warranty

The retail box includes a few Alienware logo stickers alongside the usual AC adapter and paperwork. A standard one-year limited manufacturer warranty comes standard if purchased in the US.

Input Devices — No Need For Mechanical

Keyboard

The system uses membrane-based keys with 1.8 mm travel and no more mechanical option to keep weight low and to appeal to wider audiences beyond gamers. They're nonetheless comfortable and clickier than expected when compared to the keyboards on most other gaming laptops including the MSI Raider GE68 or HP Omen Transcend 16. The Space and Enter keys in particular are much louder and sharper than the main QWERTY keys when pressed.

New to the keyboard this year is a handy "Stealth mode" feature tied to the F2 key which toggles the system to Quiet mode without needing to first launch Alienware Command Center. Otherwise, keyboard layout remains the same as it was on the original m16 R1.

Touchpad

The clickpad is slightly larger than on last year's model (11.5 x 7 cm vs. 11.3 x 6.6 cm) and it includes new RGB lighting around the perimeter. However, feedback when clicking continues to be spongy and very shallow for an unsatisfying feel. It works reliably enough for basic pointing and clicking, but a mouse is still recommended for tighter actions like dragging and dropping.

Annoyingly, the RGB lighting can only be enabled or disabled via Alienware Command Center as there is no hotkey to toggle it. Adjusting the brightness of the RGB keys does not affect the lighting around the clickpad.

Familiar Alienware key layout but with a new clickpad
Familiar Alienware key layout but with a new clickpad
The RGB around the clickpad makes up for the dropped RGB lights along the rear
The RGB around the clickpad makes up for the dropped RGB lights along the rear
Single-zone RGB lighting comes standard with an option for per-key RGB lighting
Single-zone RGB lighting comes standard with an option for per-key RGB lighting
Full-size arrow keys unlike on the MSI GE68 Raider
Full-size arrow keys unlike on the MSI GE68 Raider

Display — 240 Hz And Full sRGB Now Standard

The model utilizes a BOE NE16NYH panel in contrast to the BOE NE16NYB on last year's m16 R1. The newer panel has a faster native refresh rate (240 Hz vs. 165 Hz) while all other attributes remain essentially the same including the fast black-white response times, ~1000:1 contrast ratio, full sRGB coverage, and 300 to 350 nit maximum brightness. The display is fit for both gaming and amateur editing purposes.

As smooth as the new panel may be, it still lacks DCI-P3 colors and Windows variable refresh rate. The former would have appealed to more professional graphics editors while the latter would have improved battery life. Full DCI-P3 colors are available on the x16 R1, HP Omen Transcend 16, and Asus ROG Zephyrus G16. HDR is not supported either since the display is not bright enough to meet HDR400+ prerequisites.

No edge-to-edge glass or OLED options
No edge-to-edge glass or OLED options
Narrower bezels on all four sides
Narrower bezels on all four sides
Matte overlay is slightly grainier than a glossy alternative
Matte overlay is slightly grainier than a glossy alternative
Slight uneven backlight bleeding along the corners
Slight uneven backlight bleeding along the corners
312.5
cd/m²
335.1
cd/m²
344.9
cd/m²
330.1
cd/m²
345.8
cd/m²
358.9
cd/m²
328.2
cd/m²
329.1
cd/m²
348
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE NE16NYH tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 358.9 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 337 cd/m² Minimum: 19.4 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 87 %
Center on Battery: 345.8 cd/m²
Contrast: 1153:1 (Black: 0.3 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.99 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5, calibrated: 0.62
ΔE Greyscale 2.1 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
71.4% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
100% sRGB (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
71% Display P3 (Argyll 2.2.0 3D)
Gamma: 2.32
Alienware m16 R2
BOE NE16NYH, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
BOE NE16NYB, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Alienware x16 R1
BOE NE16NZ4, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
ATNA60DL02-0 (SDC41A4), OLED, 2560x1600, 16.00
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
ATNA60DL01-0, OLED, 2560x1600, 16.00
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
BOE NE160QDM-NZ3, IPS, 2560x1600, 16.00
Display
-3%
21%
26%
26%
0%
Display P3 Coverage
71
67.7
-5%
99.2
40%
99.8
41%
99.9
41%
70.3
-1%
sRGB Coverage
100
97.2
-3%
100
0%
100
0%
100
0%
99.6
0%
AdobeRGB 1998 Coverage
71.4
70
-2%
88.6
24%
97
36%
96.9
36%
72.4
1%
Response Times
23%
-4%
97%
97%
-45%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
5.7 ?(2.6, 3.1)
4 ?(1.7, 2.3)
30%
5.1 ?(2.4, 2.7)
11%
0.2 ?(0.1, 0.1)
96%
0.22 ?(0.11, 0.11)
96%
12.6 ?(6.1, 6.5)
-121%
Response Time Black / White *
8.7 ?(4.6, 4.1)
7.3 ?(3.6, 3.7)
16%
10.3 ?(5.4, 4.9)
-18%
0.2 ?(0.1, 0.1)
98%
0.25 ?(0.13, 0.12)
97%
5.9 ?(1.9, 4)
32%
PWM Frequency
120 ?(100)
960 ?(60)
Screen
-20%
-13%
129%
14%
5%
Brightness middle
345.8
306
-12%
302.2
-13%
390
13%
416
20%
545
58%
Brightness
337
302
-10%
285
-15%
392
16%
418
24%
502
49%
Brightness Distribution
87
89
2%
89
2%
98
13%
96
10%
82
-6%
Black Level *
0.3
0.3
-0%
0.26
13%
0.02
93%
0.48
-60%
Contrast
1153
1020
-12%
1162
1%
19500
1591%
1135
-2%
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.99
2.57
-29%
1.63
18%
1.94
3%
1.6
20%
1.36
32%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
3.52
4.26
-21%
4.13
-17%
4.26
-21%
2.1
40%
3.11
12%
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
0.62
0.85
-37%
1.17
-89%
4.21
-579%
1.04
-68%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.1
3.3
-57%
2.5
-19%
1.5
29%
2.7
-29%
1.4
33%
Gamma
2.32 95%
1.997 110%
2.23 99%
2.221 99%
2.16 102%
2.253 98%
CCT
6369 102%
6895 94%
6590 99%
6395 102%
6331 103%
6631 98%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
0% / -10%
1% / -4%
84% / 102%
46% / 32%
-13% / -3%

* ... smaller is better

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. P3
vs. P3

The display comes well-calibrated out of the box with average grayscale and color deltaE values of just 2.1 and 1.99, respectively. Results would improve even more to <1 each when calibrated further with our X-Rite colorimeter, but this shouldn't be necessary for most users. Our calibrated ICM profile is available to download above for free.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
8.7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 4.6 ms rise
↘ 4.1 ms fall
The screen shows fast response rates in our tests and should be suited for gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 19 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
5.7 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 2.6 ms rise
↘ 3.1 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 13 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17803 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

Outdoor visibility remains about the same as before and so it's recommended to stay under shade whenever possible to reduce glare and preserve colors. The lighter weight and smaller size do make the system easier to handle, though.

Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under sunlight
Outdoors under sunlight
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade from extreme angles
Wide IPS viewing angles. Colors and contrast degrade from extreme angles

Performance — From Raptor Lake-HX To Meteor Lake-H

 
 

Testing Conditions

We set Alienware Command Center (ACC) to Overdrive mode and Nvidia Control Panel to dGPU mode prior to running the benchmarks below. ACC has been updated to run much more smoothly and without many of the issues we experienced on the m16 R1. For example, it now launches almost immediately upon boot up while the fan profile modes and AlienFX RGB lighting no longer change automatically without first notifying the user.

Nonetheless, we still experienced a bug where the system would sometimes not enter Sleep mode correctly when the lid is closed even after double-checking the Windows Power settings. This led to a very warm laptop and a completely drained battery just a few hours later.

Both Advanced Optimus and G-Sync are supported meaning users can switch between iGPU and dGPU modes without a soft reboot. Note that the system must be set to dGPU mode in order for G-Sync to work.

ACC home screen
ACC home screen
New Global Settings menu to adjust automatic behavior
New Global Settings menu to adjust automatic behavior
Power Profile menu
Power Profile menu
AlienFX RGB lighting control
AlienFX RGB lighting control

Processor

Our Core Ultra 7 155H is about 10 to 15 percent slower than the Core i7-13700HX on last year's m16 R1 in both single- and multi-threaded operations. It is essentially on par with the recent Ryzen 9 8945HS. Much like on other Meteor Lake CPUs, the Core Ultra 7 155H integrates an NPU to accelerate AI tasks like Microsoft Co-Pilot. Most AI applications at the moment are cloud-based and with no options to run locally, however, and so the integrated AI capabilities of the new CPU are very limited at the moment.

Despite the performance deficit against the Core i7-13700HX, the m16 R2 is able to run the Core Ultra 7 155H noticeably faster than other laptops equipped with the same processor. For example, the Core Ultra 7 155H in the recent MSI Prestige 16 runs almost 20 percent slower.

Dell says it plans to offer an Ultra 9 185H SKU in the near future which should help narrow the performance gap against the Core i7-13700HX. The more demanding Core i7-14700HX or Core i9-14900HX are not offered due to thermal limitations; Dell prioritized maximizing GPU TGP rather than CPU TDP.

Cinebench R15 Multi Loop

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Alienware m16 R2 Intel Core Ultra 7 155H: Ø2777 (2743.86-2839.9)
Alienware m16 R1 Intel Intel Core i7-13700HX: Ø3038 (2971.33-3183.13)
Alienware x16 R1 Intel Core i9-13900HK: Ø2834 (2768.93-2949.63)
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng Intel Core i9-14900HX: Ø2840 (2582.31-3904.72)
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M Intel Core Ultra 7 155H: Ø2533 (2383.65-2679.17)
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8 AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS: Ø2540 (2422.77-2563.77)
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 6.2: Multi-Core | Single-Core
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean
CPU Performance Rating
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
87.7 pt
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H -2!
Intel Core i9-13900HX
85.7 pt
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
78.9 pt
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
75.8 pt
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
69.9 pt
Alienware x16 R1 -3!
Intel Core i9-13900HK
68.9 pt
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8 -3!
Intel Core i9-13900H
68.9 pt
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
65.4 pt
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
64 pt
Alienware m16 R2 -1!
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
63.3 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
61 pt
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
60.9 pt
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
 
56.7 pt
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7 -2!
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
53.8 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603H -4!
Intel Core i9-11900H
47.7 pt
Cinebench R23 / Multi Core
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
30162 Points +64%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
29892 (28505.8min - 29891.7max) Points +62%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
26876 (25414.3min - 26876.4max) Points +46%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
21889 Points +19%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
20702 Points +12%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
19844 (18048.8min - 19843.9max) Points +8%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
19704 (18499.8min - 19703.9max) Points +7%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
18419 (18019.3min - 18419.5max) Points
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
17376 (17195.6min - 17375.9max) Points -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
17267 Points -6%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
16519 (16352.4min - 16518.9max) Points -10%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
16364 Points -11%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (9769 - 19007, n=29)
14836 Points -19%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
14584 (14179.8min - 14584.2max) Points -21%
Cinebench R23 / Single Core
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2182 Points +25%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2129 Points +22%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2043 Points +17%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
2029 Points +16%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
1960 Points +12%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1933 Points +11%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
1852 Points +6%
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
1805 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1754 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1749 Points
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
1733 Points -1%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (1496 - 1801, n=29)
1725 Points -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1681 Points -4%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1614 Points -8%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Multi Core)
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
11500 Points +63%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
11155 Points +58%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
10492 Points +49%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
8427 Points +20%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
8062 Points +14%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
7640 Points +8%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
7542 Points +7%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
7050 Points
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
6785 Points -4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
6682 Points -5%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
6402 Points -9%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6379 Points -10%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (3798 - 7409, n=27)
5780 Points -18%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
5596 Points -21%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603H
Intel Core i9-11900H
5160 Points -27%
Cinebench R20 / CPU (Single Core)
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
836 Points +24%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
788 Points +17%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
775 Points +15%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
749 Points +11%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
738 Points +9%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
723 Points +7%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
719 Points +7%
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
698 Points +4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
693 Points +3%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
680 Points +1%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
674 Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
672 Points 0%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (620 - 693, n=27)
667 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
630 Points -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603H
Intel Core i9-11900H
603 Points -11%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Multi 64Bit
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
4819 (4429.68min - 4819.28max) Points +70%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
4566 (4337.45min - 4565.69max) Points +61%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
4320 (4198.59min - 4320.12max) Points +52%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
3905 (2582.31min - 3904.72max) Points +38%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
3183 Points +12%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
2967 (2663.47min - 2966.92max) Points +4%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
2950 (2768.93min - 2949.63max) Points +4%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2840 (2743.86min - 2839.9max) Points
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
2775 (2712.05min - 2774.89max) Points -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2679 (2383.65min - 2679.17max) Points -6%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2653 (2587.82min - 2652.52max) Points -7%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2564 (2422.77min - 2563.77max) Points -10%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (1988 - 2858, n=31)
2461 Points -13%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
2359 (2277.39min - 2359.33max) Points -17%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603H
Intel Core i9-11900H
2211 (1875.21min - 2210.56max) Points -22%
Cinebench R15 / CPU Single 64Bit
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
303 Points +18%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
301 Points +18%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
298 Points +16%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
295 Points +15%
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
281 Points +10%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
279 Points +9%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
277 Points +8%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
277 Points +8%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
273 Points +7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
264 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
257 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
256 Points
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (230 - 268, n=28)
255 Points 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603H
Intel Core i9-11900H
236 Points -8%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
233 Points -9%
Blender / v2.79 BMW27 CPU
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603H
Intel Core i9-11900H
243 Seconds *
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (178 - 349, n=25)
235 Seconds *
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
214 Seconds *
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
195 Seconds *
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
195 Seconds *
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
193 Seconds *
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
186 Seconds *
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
164 Seconds *
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
159 Seconds *
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
117 Seconds *
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
105 Seconds *
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
103 Seconds *
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
122254 MIPS +81%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
117479 MIPS +74%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
106033 MIPS +57%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
88012 MIPS +30%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
83449 MIPS +23%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
77190 MIPS +14%
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
72821 MIPS +8%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
71464 MIPS +6%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
71321 MIPS +6%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
70243 MIPS +4%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
68500 MIPS +1%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
67581 MIPS
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
63347 MIPS -6%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (42601 - 70074, n=27)
59037 MIPS -13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603H
Intel Core i9-11900H
54156 MIPS -20%
7-Zip 18.03 / 7z b 4 -mmt1
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
7142 MIPS +42%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
7035 MIPS +40%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
7018 MIPS +39%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
6965 MIPS +38%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
6604 MIPS +31%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
6599 MIPS +31%
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
6505 MIPS +29%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
6409 MIPS +27%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
6391 MIPS +27%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
6070 MIPS +21%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
5864 MIPS +16%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603H
Intel Core i9-11900H
5582 MIPS +11%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
5439 MIPS +8%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (5037 - 5540, n=27)
5354 MIPS +6%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
5037 MIPS
Geekbench 6.2 / Multi-Core
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
17472 Points +38%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
16011 Points +26%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
14402 Points +14%
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
13715 Points +8%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
13323 Points +5%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
13217 Points +4%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
12919 Points +2%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
12670 Points
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
12585 Points -1%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (10696 - 13656, n=29)
12555 Points -1%
Geekbench 6.2 / Single-Core
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2961 Points +24%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2800 Points +17%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
2729 Points +15%
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
2684 Points +13%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
2638 Points +11%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
2630 Points +10%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
2625 Points +10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2410 Points +1%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (2287 - 2459, n=29)
2404 Points +1%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
2383 Points
Geekbench 5.5 / Multi-Core
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
21058 Points +71%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
20639 Points +67%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
17612 Points +43%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
15068 Points +22%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
14985 Points +22%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
14448 Points +17%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
12905 Points +5%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
12766 Points +4%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
12379 Points 0%
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
12368 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
12328 Points
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (10017 - 13556, n=29)
12175 Points -1%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
11872 Points -4%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
10007 Points -19%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603H
Intel Core i9-11900H
9663 Points -22%
Geekbench 5.5 / Single-Core
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
2135 Points +23%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
2053 Points +18%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
2025 Points +16%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
2008 Points +15%
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
1965 Points +13%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
1963 Points +13%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
1950 Points +12%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
1943 Points +12%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
1942 Points +12%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
1845 Points +6%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (1689 - 1824, n=29)
1765 Points +1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1755 Points +1%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
1741 Points
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
1642 Points -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603H
Intel Core i9-11900H
1624 Points -7%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 / 4k Preset
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
31.9 fps +50%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
31.7 fps +50%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
29.7 fps +40%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
22.7 fps +7%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
22.4 fps +6%
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
22.2 fps +5%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
21.9 fps +3%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
21.5 fps +1%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
21.2 fps
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
21 fps -1%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
20.1 fps -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
19.9 fps -6%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
18.3 fps -14%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (9.93 - 21.2, n=27)
16.5 fps -22%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603H
Intel Core i9-11900H
15 fps -29%
LibreOffice / 20 Documents To PDF
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
68.3 s * -37%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
53.1 s * -7%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
49.8 s *
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
49.6 s * -0%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
48.9 s * +2%
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
48.4 s * +3%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (40.9 - 58.9, n=27)
47.5 s * +5%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
45.4 s * +9%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
44.4 s * +11%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
44 s * +12%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
43.6 s * +12%
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603H
Intel Core i9-11900H
40.5 s * +19%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
39.4 s * +21%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
35 s * +30%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
34.4 s * +31%
R Benchmark 2.5 / Overall mean
Asus ROG Zephyrus M16 GU603H
Intel Core i9-11900H
0.544 sec * -12%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
0.487 sec *
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (0.4609 - 0.516, n=27)
0.4794 sec * +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
0.4654 sec * +4%
Lenovo Legion S7 16ARHA7
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
0.4636 sec * +5%
Framework Laptop 16
AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS
0.4467 sec * +8%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
0.4431 sec * +9%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX
0.4422 sec * +9%
Razer Blade 14 RZ09-0508
AMD Ryzen 9 8945HS
0.4294 sec * +12%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK
0.4278 sec * +12%
Alienware m16 R1 AMD
AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX
0.4255 sec * +13%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i 16 Gen 8
Intel Core i9-13900H
0.4182 sec * +14%
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 16IRX8H
Intel Core i9-13900HX
0.3979 sec * +18%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX
0.3955 sec * +19%
Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
Intel Core i9-13980HX
0.3797 sec * +22%
CPU Performance Rating: Percent
Cinebench R23: Multi Core | Single Core
Cinebench R20: CPU (Multi Core) | CPU (Single Core)
Cinebench R15: CPU Multi 64Bit | CPU Single 64Bit
Blender: v2.79 BMW27 CPU
7-Zip 18.03: 7z b 4 | 7z b 4 -mmt1
Geekbench 6.2: Multi-Core | Single-Core
Geekbench 5.5: Multi-Core | Single-Core
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2: 4k Preset
LibreOffice : 20 Documents To PDF
R Benchmark 2.5: Overall mean

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Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
2840 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
176 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
256 Points
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Performance Rating
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
89.1 pt
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
88.8 pt
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
79.8 pt
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
79.2 pt
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
74.7 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
72.1 pt
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
 
62.4 pt
AIDA64 / FP32 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
26049 KRay/s +41%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
20135 KRay/s +9%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
18470 KRay/s
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
18326 KRay/s -1%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
17244 KRay/s -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
16431 KRay/s -11%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (6670 - 18470, n=27)
13246 KRay/s -28%
AIDA64 / FPU Julia
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
112433 Points +21%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
103529 Points +11%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
92996 Points
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
92925 Points 0%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
88537 Points -5%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
85461 Points -8%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (43630 - 93181, n=27)
69581 Points -25%
AIDA64 / CPU SHA3
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4819 MB/s +14%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
4635 MB/s +9%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
4267 MB/s +1%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
4242 MB/s
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
4190 MB/s -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
3814 MB/s -10%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (1940 - 4436, n=27)
3232 MB/s -24%
AIDA64 / CPU Queen
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
118405 Points +41%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
118166 Points +40%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
115559 Points +37%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
114717 Points +36%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
90347 Points +7%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
84180 Points
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (64698 - 93266, n=27)
83932 Points 0%
AIDA64 / FPU SinJulia
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
15214 Points +43%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
13519 Points +27%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
12217 Points +15%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
11249 Points +6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
10641 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
10617 Points
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (5639 - 10647, n=27)
9163 Points -14%
AIDA64 / FPU Mandel
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
60159 Points +26%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
49157 Points +3%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
47685 Points
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
45616 Points -4%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
43302 Points -9%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
41806 Points -12%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (21052 - 47685, n=27)
34089 Points -29%
AIDA64 / CPU AES
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
182473 MB/s +120%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
86964 MB/s +5%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
82757 MB/s
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
82540 MB/s 0%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
79475 MB/s -4%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (45713 - 152179, n=27)
75002 MB/s -9%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
67857 MB/s -18%
AIDA64 / CPU ZLib
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1350 MB/s +11%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1265 MB/s +4%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
1249 MB/s +2%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1219 MB/s
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
1128 MB/s -7%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
1071 MB/s -12%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (557 - 1250, n=27)
955 MB/s -22%
AIDA64 / FP64 Ray-Trace
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
14071 KRay/s +44%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
10979 KRay/s +12%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
10018 KRay/s +2%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
9802 KRay/s
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
9170 KRay/s -6%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
8449 KRay/s -14%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (3569 - 9802, n=27)
6920 KRay/s -29%
AIDA64 / CPU PhotoWorxx
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
49539 MPixel/s +25%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
49507 MPixel/s +25%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
49238 MPixel/s +25%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (32719 - 54223, n=27)
47272 MPixel/s +20%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
40134 MPixel/s +2%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
39532 MPixel/s
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
35988 MPixel/s -9%

Stress Test

When running Prime95 stress on Overdrive mode, the CPU would boost to 4.6 GHz and 115 W for several seconds before steadily falling and eventually stabilizing at 3.4 GHz and 102 W. Core temperature, however, would be extremely warm at 100 C to suggest that the CPU is already pushing the cooling solution to its limits.

Interestingly, there are almost no changes to GPU clock rates or board power draw when running Witcher 3 on Balanced, Performance, or Overdrive modes which correlate with our findings below in the GPU Performance section. Instead, GPU temperature tends to decrease when on Performance or Overdrive mode due to the louder fan ceilings on these modes. In other words, clock rates and real-time TGP would remain constant while fan noise would change. There may be some small changes to CPU performance between the modes, but most games are not CPU bound anyway.

It's worth noting that while the GPU is rated at 140 W TGP according to Nvidia Control Panel, it tends to stabilize at 106 W when gaming. We're able to reach a temporary maximum of 121 W.

System idle
System idle
Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Witcher 3 stress (Balanced mode)
Witcher 3 stress (Balanced mode)
Witcher 3 stress (Performance mode)
Witcher 3 stress (Performance mode)
Witcher 3 stress (Overdrive mode)
Witcher 3 stress (Overdrive mode)
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C) Average GPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- 46 27
Prime95 Stress 3.4 -- 100 47
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 2.5 2520 78 71
Witcher 3 Stress (Balanced mode) ~1.8 2502 93 80
Witcher 3 Stress (Performance mode) ~1.8 2520 91 77
Witcher 3 Stress (Overdrive mode) ~2.0 2520 92 69

System Performance

PCMark 10 results are comparable to the m16 R1 except for our lower Digital Content Creation subtest score since the m16 R2 is equipped with the slower RTX 4070. System performance is otherwise very similar to show no significant gains in most day-to-day loads despite the newer generation CPU.

PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 Standard
PCMark 10 / Score
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
8365 Points +8%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
7866 Points +1%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7761 Points
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
7502 Points -3%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (7084 - 7761, n=3)
7323 Points -6%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
7224 Points -7%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
7123 Points -8%
PCMark 10 / Essentials
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
11161 Points +8%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
10759 Points +4%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
10621 Points +3%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
10441 Points +1%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
10330 Points
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (10038 - 10393, n=3)
10254 Points -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
10038 Points -3%
PCMark 10 / Productivity
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
10268 Points +9%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
9890 Points +5%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
9575 Points +2%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
9509 Points +1%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
9422 Points
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (9192 - 9422, n=3)
9274 Points -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
9208 Points -2%
PCMark 10 / Digital Content Creation
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
14394 Points +10%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
13035 Points
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
12114 Points -7%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
11464 Points -12%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (10100 - 13035, n=3)
11249 Points -14%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
10612 Points -19%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
10001 Points -23%
CrossMark / Overall
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
2053 Points +17%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1937 Points +10%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (1721 - 1848, n=3)
1777 Points +1%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1762 Points
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1721 Points -2%
CrossMark / Productivity
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
1941 Points +15%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1832 Points +9%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (1624 - 1750, n=3)
1686 Points 0%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1684 Points
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1624 Points -4%
CrossMark / Creativity
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
2235 Points +17%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
2054 Points +7%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (1913 - 2014, n=3)
1956 Points +2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1942 Points +2%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1913 Points
CrossMark / Responsiveness
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1917 Points +22%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
1879 Points +19%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
1576 Points
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (1424 - 1683, n=3)
1561 Points -1%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
1424 Points -10%
WebXPRT 3 / Overall
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
342 Points +16%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
303 Points +3%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
297 Points +1%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
294 Points
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (283 - 294, n=3)
287 Points -2%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
283 Points -4%
WebXPRT 4 / Overall
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
280 Points +9%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
279 Points +9%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
257 Points
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
256 Points 0%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (254 - 257, n=3)
256 Points 0%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 / Total
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
548 ms * -0%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
  (546 - 548, n=2)
547 ms * -0%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
546 ms *
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
504 ms * +8%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
482 ms * +12%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
438 ms * +20%

* ... smaller is better

PCMark 10 Score
7761 points
Help
AIDA64 / Memory Copy
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
89414 MB/s +42%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (62397 - 96791, n=27)
86671 MB/s +38%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
78330 MB/s +24%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
74460 MB/s +18%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
72158 MB/s +15%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
63008 MB/s
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
57227 MB/s -9%
AIDA64 / Memory Read
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
86576 MB/s +13%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
85070 MB/s +11%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (60544 - 90647, n=27)
81801 MB/s +7%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
76370 MB/s
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
67737 MB/s -11%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
67527 MB/s -12%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
60461 MB/s -21%
AIDA64 / Memory Write
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
87163 MB/s +32%
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
85917 MB/s +30%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
77579 MB/s +18%
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (64852 - 93451, n=27)
74166 MB/s +12%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
73337 MB/s +11%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
66009 MB/s
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
58292 MB/s -12%
AIDA64 / Memory Latency
Average Intel Core Ultra 7 155H
  (125.8 - 173, n=27)
142.8 ns * -13%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
140 ns * -11%
Alienware m16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 7 155H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
126.2 ns *
Alienware x16 R1
Intel Core i9-13900HK, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU
101 ns * +20%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
90.2 ns * +29%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Intel Core i7-13700HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
88.7 ns * +30%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Intel Core i9-14900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU
86.5 ns * +31%

* ... smaller is better

DPC Latency

LatencyMon reveals DPC issues when opening multiple tabs of our homepage. 4K video playback at 60 FPS is otherwise perfect with no dropped frames recorded.

LatencyMon
LatencyMon
Drivers list
Drivers list
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, i7-13700HX, Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
3184 μs * -56%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2484.4 μs * -22%
Alienware m16 R2
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, Ultra 7 155H, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
2037.7 μs *
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, i9-14900HX, Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
1566 μs * +23%
Alienware x16 R1
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 Laptop GPU, i9-13900HK, SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
1391.6 μs * +32%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU, R7 7840HS, WDC PC SN810 1TB
709.9 μs * +65%

* ... smaller is better

Storage Devices

Our unit ships with the Samsung PM9A1 PCIe4 x4 NVMe SSD instead of the Kioxia on last year's m16 R1. The drive would exhibit no issues maintaining its maximum transfer rate of 7000 MB/s over extended periods. A heat spreader is included for each of the two M.2 2280 slots.

CDM 8
CDM 8
AS SSD
AS SSD
Up to two M.2 SSDs can be installed down from three on the m16 R1
Up to two M.2 SSDs can be installed down from three on the m16 R1
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 7095 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 5207 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 557.9 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 398.8 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 4594 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 4454 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 87.53 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 201.9 MB/s
Drive Performance Rating - Percent
Alienware x16 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
94.7 pt
Alienware m16 R2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
76.5 pt
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
62.4 pt
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
WDC PC SN810 1TB
60.7 pt
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
57.7 pt
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
45.7 pt
DiskSpd
seq read
Alienware x16 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
4854 (4834.59min - 4853.8max) MB/s +8%
Alienware m16 R2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4480 (4426.62min - 4479.73max) MB/s
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
3979 (3909.87min - 3978.72max) MB/s -11%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
WDC PC SN810 1TB
3519 (3329.91min - 3519.44max) MB/s -21%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
3202 (3129.61min - 3201.93max) MB/s -29%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
3102 (3080.64min - 3101.78max) MB/s -31%
seq write
Alienware x16 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
5181 (5148.95min - 5181.43max) MB/s +19%
Alienware m16 R2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
4371 (4342.15min - 4371.09max) MB/s
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
3503 (3222.06min - 3503.21max) MB/s -20%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
WDC PC SN810 1TB
3330 (3196.17min - 3329.65max) MB/s -24%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
3038 (2862.26min - 3038.15max) MB/s -30%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
2526 (2498.97min - 2525.81max) MB/s -42%
seq q8 t1 read
Alienware m16 R2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
7079 (6575.14min - 7078.73max) MB/s
Alienware x16 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
7039 (6585.73min - 7039.12max) MB/s -1%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
WDC PC SN810 1TB
6942 (4941.52min - 6942.46max) MB/s -2%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
6388 (5544.27min - 6387.72max) MB/s -10%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
6342 (5198.6min - 6342.21max) MB/s -10%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
5008 (4421.01min - 5007.74max) MB/s -29%
seq q8 t1 write
Alienware x16 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
6130 (6090.53min - 6130.49max) MB/s +17%
Alienware m16 R2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
5250 (5191.5min - 5250.22max) MB/s
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
5234 (5167.11min - 5234.47max) MB/s 0%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
WDC PC SN810 1TB
5115 (5007.42min - 5114.74max) MB/s -3%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
3799 (3549.85min - 3799.36max) MB/s -28%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
3230 (3169.22min - 3230.03max) MB/s -38%
4k q1 t1 read
Alienware m16 R2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
83.5 (82.8min - 83.52max) MB/s
Alienware x16 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
78.9 (75.25min - 78.94max) MB/s -6%
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
WDC PC SN810 1TB
64.3 (62.35min - 64.29max) MB/s -23%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
52.9 (51.15min - 52.91max) MB/s -37%
HP Omen Transcend 16-u1095ng
Kioxia XG8 KXG80ZNV1T02
51.3 (50.48min - 51.25max) MB/s -39%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
39.1 (37.92min - 39.08max) MB/s -53%
4k q1 t1 write
Alienware x16 R1
SK hynix PC801 HFS001TEJ9X101N
319 (315.85min - 318.62max) MB/s +61%
Alienware m16 R1 Intel
Kioxia KXG70ZNV512G
261 (258.8min - 261.33max) MB/s +32%
Alienware m16 R2
Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR
198.1 (195.9min - 198.06max) MB/s
Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16APH8
WDC PC SN810 1TB
134.6 (126.61min - 134.58max) MB/s -32%
Asus ROG Zephyrus G16 2024 GU605M
WD PC SN560 SDDPNQE-1T00
128.4 (126.56min - 128.36max) MB/s -35%
HP Omen Transc