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Alienware m18 R1, RTX 4090


Alienware m18 R1, RTX 4090
Alienware m18 R1, RTX 4090 (m18 Series)
Intel Core i9-13900HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.4 GHz, Raptor Lake-HX
Graphics adapter
32 GB 
, DDR5-4800
18.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 168 PPI, glossy: no, 165 Hz
M.2 PCIe
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: SD
Killer E3100G 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.3
height x width x depth (in mm): 25.1 x 410.3 x 319.9 ( = 0.99 x 16.15 x 12.59 in)
97 Wh Lithium-Ion, 6-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Webcam: IR
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
4.23 kg ( = 149.21 oz / 9.33 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 83.5% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Alienware m18 R1, RTX 4090

80% Alienware m18 R1 (2023) review: A staggeringly powerful 18in gaming laptop
Source: Expert Reviews English
Considering the very high price, the m18 should have a much better display. For just shy of £3,500, a rather dull 165Hz QHD+ panel, frankly, takes the proverbial. Granted, the 480Hz screen is only £100 more, but the idea of a 1,920 x 1,080 matrix stretched across 18 inches – that’s still only 122dpi – fails to excite any more than 165Hz at QHD+. The keyboard is a bit mundane too, though it works well enough. However, the m18 is so breathtakingly powerful I’m prepared to give it a pass on the workaday display and keyboard. At the end of the day, no other gaming laptop can so effortlessly run even the most demanding titles with all the graphic bells and whistles turned on, and that is primarily what I want for my money. Hook this m18 up to a good gaming monitor, like the Asus ROG Swift PG27AQDM, and you will have a superb gaming rig and a good laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/18/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

87% Oyuncuların hayallerini süsleyen dizüstü bilgisayar; Alienware M18 R1 incelemesi
Source: TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/01/2023
Rating: Total score: 87%


NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU: High-end laptop graphics card based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM with a 256 Bit memory bus and can be configured with 80 - 150 TDP settings (+ 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.

i9-13900HX: Mobile CPU based on the Raptor Lake series that offers 24 cores (8 performance, 16 efficiency cores) with a Boost core of up to 5.8 GHz for the P-cores. Similar to the Desktop i9-13900K but with reduced clock speeds and TDP.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

18.00": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

4.23 kg:

A laptop in this weight range is a heavyweight that you rarely carry around. This is meant for desktops and the devices tend to score with a large display and high performance and replace desktop devices.

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.

83.5%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.

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


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Stefan Hinum, 2023-11-19 (Update: 2023-11-19)