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Alienware m18 R2

Specifications

Alienware m18 R2
Alienware m18 R2 (m18 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-14900HX 24 x 1.6 - 5.8 GHz, 180 W PL2 / Short Burst, 144 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-HX Refresh
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU - 16 GB VRAM, Core: 1950 MHz, Memory: 2250 MHz, 175 W TDP, GDDR6, 551.76, Advanced Optimus, MUX
Memory
32 GB 
, SK Hynix, DDR5-5600, 46-45-45-89, Dual-Channel
Display
18.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 168 PPI, BOE NE18NZ1, IPS, Controller: BOE0AFB, Dell P/N: HF1FV, glossy: no, HDR, 165 Hz, Adaptive Sync
Mainboard
Intel HM770 (Raptor Lake-S PCH)
Storage
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-S PCH - cAVS
Connections
6 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 USB 4.0 40 Gbps, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 3 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset, Card Reader: SD
Networking
Intel Killer E5000 (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Killer Wi-Fi 7 BE1750x BE200NGW (), Bluetooth 5.4
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26.7 x 410.3 x 319.9 ( = 1.05 x 16.15 x 12.59 in)
Battery
97 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p30
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, 2W x2, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Alienware Command Center, Update, Digital Delivery, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
3.955 kg ( = 139.51 oz / 8.72 pounds), Power Supply: 1.076 kg ( = 37.95 oz / 2.37 pounds)
Price
3300 USD

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 83.88% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 99%, features: 71%, display: 88% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Alienware m18 R2

89.5% Alienware m18 R2 laptop review: Jumping from Core i9-13980HX to i9-14900HX | Notebookcheck
It may be called the Alienware m18 R2, but it's more like the Alienware m18 R1.1. The CPU and GPU perform identically to last year's model for no major year-over-year improvements. Save yourself a few hundred dollars by opting for the m18 R1 version instead.
80% Alienware m18 R2 Review
Source: PC Mag English
The Alienware m18 R2 holds few surprises, pumping up an already fast enthusiast-grade gaming laptop with an even quicker chip. The generational gap is noticeable when put head-to-head, but it is not significant enough to warrant an upgrade from the R1 model or a similar recently purchased laptop. The 14th Gen Intel Core i9 HX CPU is still the fastest option around, though, if you’re upgrading from a much older system and looking for the highest possible speeds. On its own merits, this is a slick, well-made, and top-performing desktop-replacement system. Comparing the Alienware m18 R2 with the other 18-inch laptops profiled here doesn’t do it many favors—you may as well opt for getting maximum power out of the system rather than emphasizing thinness since none of these machines is all that portable, and the M18 R2 still weighs the most.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
I tested Dell's $3,000 gaming laptop and it spoiled me with unconventional features
Source: Zdnet.com English
Dell's Alienware m18 R2 is right at the top of the line when it comes to the best gaming laptops. This is a powerful machine with a distinct identity that can handle virtually any game you want with vibrant graphics, blazing fast speeds, and can even get dressed for the office at the press of a button. However, this is also quite a large laptop, so although it's portable, it isn't exactly carry-and-go, and it isn't a machine that you can leave unplugged for hours at a time. Pricing can easily rise toward the higher end too, but the cutting-edge technology solidifies the m18 R2 as something that will be near the top of the laptop market for a while.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/22/2024
Alienware M18 R2 Review - The Power House Returns!
Source: Mash IT English
The Alienware m18 r2 new for 2024 with the 14th gen intel processors and 270w of combined CPU and GPU power budget. A large desktop replacement laptop that easily could replace most desktops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2024

Foreign Reviews

80% Gaming-Monster mit RTX 4090 und i9-14900HX
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/27/2024
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Test Alienware m18 R2 : Dell renouvelle sa série m18 avec ce monstre de puissance
Source: Charles Tech French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/04/2024
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 70%

Comment

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.


i9-14900HX: High-end mobile hybrid processor based on the Raptor Lake architecture with 24 cores and 32 threads. Clocks at a maximum of 5.8 GHz (P cores).» 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.


3.955 kg:

Only a few laptops are in this weight class because the mobility is rather limited due to the high weight. 


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.


83.88%: 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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