Alienware m17 R2-C7XD9
Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Alienware m17 R2-C7XD9
The Alienware m17 (2019) is an incredibly powerful and stylish gaming laptop that does a lot of things right. We love the new design, and Dell has packed it with some of the best mobile gaming components on the market today. However, it's also very expensive, and battery life is particularly poor.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/17/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tom's Guide
Alienware has pulled off something impressive with the m17 R2. It's a relatively slim package that's packing a major punch in performance, and it doesn't look too bad, either. The white soft-touch finish is classy and the keyboard is a dream to type on. The glossy plastic around the screen and speaker grill does look a little cheap, however, and will scratch over time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Frandroid FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 90% display: 50% mobility: 60% workmanship: 60%
Model: The Alienware m17 R2-C7XD9 is a new gaming laptop with high performance hardware, top notch display and innovative cooling system. At just 2.63 kg (5.8 lb), 18.6 mm thin and 10 % removed from the z-height, the new Alienware m17 is more lightweight and slimmer than the previous m17. Designed from the ground up, the m17 features a premium magnesium alloy chassis based on a new legendary design and high-contrast finish color options including Lunar Light and Dark Side of the Moon. With 8-phase voltage regulation on the Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q design graphics and 6-phase voltage regulation on Intel Core i7 and i9HK processors, the new Alienware m17 is hardwired for better efficiency and more sustainable turbo frequencies. This enables longer stretches of GPU and CPU high performance. Taking it to the next level is the GeForce RTX 20xx series, which gives the powerhouse performance, next-generation graphics, and Nvidia technologies like ray tracing, DLSS, and AI-enhanced graphics rendering to take on even the most challenging titles. Besides the performance innovation from hyper-efficient voltage regulation, the new Alienware m17 is engineered to enable Dynamic CPU overclocking on all processor options. The Alienware m17 includes two RAID 0 SSDs. RAID 0 improves transfer rates and so performance.
The Advanced Alienware Cryo-Tech v3.0 is engineered to accompany and protect 6-phase CPU voltage regulation and 8-phase GPU voltage regulation, as well as a 32% diameter increase in the CPU fan blades and a 10 % diameter increase in the GPU fan blades of the new m17. In addition, the new m17 offers improved airflow and 25 % less obstruction than Cryo-Tech v2.0 by directly channeling the cooler air onto the most sensitive cores of the system. The new Alienware m17 comes standard with an exceptional FHD display, 72 % color gamut, 300 nits brightness and the thinnest left and right bezels (6.6 mm) among all other 17" Alienware gaming laptops. Despite the slim and lightweight frame, the m17 boasts a 17.3" screen and rapid refresh rate options. The 144 Hz display panel comes with the all new Eyesafe Display Technology. It helps to reduce harmful blue light rays without color distortion. The new keyboard has been built from the ground up and features greater travel (1.7 mm) than the previous m17, RGB per-key AlienFX lighting, N-Key rollover, and anti-ghosting technology. A new precision-point glass touchpad provides a high-quality gaming experience users can feel. As a conclusion, the Alienware m17 R2-C7XD9 features high end specifications, but it does not come cheap. It is suitable for gamers on the go who have the budget for it.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 2,944 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Runs at reduced clock speeds compared to a laptop RTX 2080 to achieve a much lower power consumption.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
i9-9980HK: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates eight processor cores clocked at 2.4 - 5 GHz (4.2 GHz with 8 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Offers an unlocked multiplier that allows overclocking of the CPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Alienware: Alienware was founded in the USA in 1996. Alienware established its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Ireland, in 2002. Alienware has belonged to the Dell Group since 2006. The product range mainly focuses on gaming laptops and desktops. Trademark is a slightly futuristic design with an alien logo. In addition, Alienware offers workstations for private and business customers.
Alienware belongs to the mid-sized manufacturers of the notebook market. There are some reviews with average ratings overall.
73.33%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
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