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Alienware x16 R2


Alienware x16 R2
Alienware x16 R2
Intel Core Ultra 9 185H 16 x 3.8 - 5.1 GHz, Meteor Lake-H
Graphics adapter
32 GB 
, DDR5-7467
16.00 inch 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixel 189 PPI, IPS, glossy: no, 240 Hz
M.2 PCIe
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD
Wi-Fi 7 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz be = Wi-Fi 7), Bluetooth 5.4
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.6 x 364.8 x 290 ( = 0.73 x 14.36 x 11.42 in)
90 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
2.72 kg ( = 95.95 oz / 6 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Reviews for the Alienware x16 R2

Alienware X16 R2 Review - Is this really Alienware's top tier gaming laptop?
Source: Mash IT English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/13/2024


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.

Ultra 9 185H: The top-of-the-line Meteor Lake chip that debuted in December 2023. This 1st Gen Core Ultra processor has come to replace 13th generation Core chips; it has 16 cores (6 + 8 + 2) and 22 threads at its disposal. Its Performance cores, of which there are 6, run at up to 5.1 GHz while its Efficient cores, of which there are 10 (8 main cores plus 2 extra ones found in the Low Power Island) run at up to 3.8 GHz. The 8-core Arc GPU, just out of the oven, serves as the integrated graphics adapter - this runs at up to 2.35 GHz - and there is a bevy of other brand-new technologies on offer as well such as the integrated AI Boost NPU with two Gen 3 engines for hardware AI workload acceleration. vPro Enterprise and business-centric features such as the Remote Platform Erase are onboard as well. This laptop processors's "base" power consumption is 45 W, while its Turbo power consumption is not supposed to go over 115 W.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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.

2.72 kg:

With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.

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.

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


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