Alienware x17 R2 P48E
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Average of 5 scores (from 11 reviews)
Reviews for the Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Most ultrathin gaming laptops strike a careful balance between performance, noise, and power consumption. The Alienware x17 R2, on the other hand, shows no shame maximizing performance even if it means a louder and more power-hungry system.
Source: Mash IT
Support, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2022
The x17 R2 is Alienware’s most powerful gaming laptop despite being thin, but why is it so thin when it’s still so large, heavy and not portable? Find out all the details in this review!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/07/2022
Source: Mash IT
Support, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/30/2022
Source: Hitech Century
The Alienware X17 R1 gaming laptop is a massive behemoth that can easily tackle any game on account of its impressive CPU and GPU with the excellent cooling to match, though this is tempered by its daunting size and eye-watering price tag. If you’re looking for a robust desktop replacement for a superior gaming experience, the Alienware X17 R1 won’t disappoint you. The Alienware X17 R1 is a potent desktop replacement that is both powerful and beautifully designed in equal measure though it comes with a daunting price tag and the weight to match.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
Without a doubt, the Alienware x17 R2 is one of the best gaming laptops out there. It has kick-ass gaming performance in a package that is slightly smaller than its ancestor. But it is still, not to put too fine a point on it, a big-ass laptop. It also has a rather robust price tag, starting at $2279 for the base model up to the nearly $4k of the model we tested. Is it worth it? That depends. Yes, you can pick up a decent gaming laptop with pretty good performance that will manage decent frame rates for less than half of the price of this review unit (see below for some suggestions). However, if you are the sort of person who feels every hit of the game and likes to dance between the bullets, then the x17 R2 is for you. The 360Hz display and computing power to back it up is a powerful combination. As long as you can afford it and put up with the noise, that is.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
The Alienware x17 R2 is not a reinvention of the original, but a significant component upgrade that pushes the top tier of performance ever higher. Its 12th Generation Intel processor and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU are clear improvements over the already formidable parts of the first x17 and join its otherwise advanced build and features. If money is truly no object, this machine will impress with both style and performance. Its slim build and standout look are admirable, while extras like its mechanical keyboard are satisfying. But that said, other 17-inch gamers offer equal or better portability and performance. Shoppers who love the design will gladly pay the Alienware's price premium, but it's not a uniquely portable system, and some of its advanced features go mostly toward maintaining (but not setting records in) performance in a slim chassis. Without a clear edge in any area, the x17 R2 trails the slightly thicker Origin and Asus laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/31/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
The 2022 refresh of the Alienware x17 R2 packs Intel 12th gen Alder Lake Core i7 and i9 processors, NVIDIA RTX Ti GPUs and across the board G-Sync and Advanced Optimus. The is a fairly 17.3” slim desktop replacement gaming laptop with high wattage GPUs up to 175 watts, H series 14-core CPUs and your choice of an RTX 3060, 3070 Ti or 3080 Ti 16GB. It’s Lunar Light with Alienware’s Legend 2.0 design and a metal casing. A low profile Cherry MX keyboard is optional, per key RGB lighting is standard and you can get it with fast refresh full HD or a 120Hz 4K display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/06/2022
Source: Mash IT
In this video we review the high end Alienware X17 r2 with Intels new 12th gen i9 cpu, DDR5 memory and Nvidia RTX 3080ti graphics card. This is one seriously expensive laptop but is it worth it over the r1???
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2022
Source: Mash IT
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/18/2022
Source: Hot Hardware
Regardless, the premium build quality of this machine is significantly nicer than the competitive MSI product. And if Alienware's Legend 2.0 design language catches your eye like it does ours, you have to agree it's one of the best looking gaming laptops on the market right now. We'd like a USB-C port or two on either side edge, but otherwise this is a well-behaved, slim and sleek beauty with serious gaming horsepower on board. Software and firmware updates can be tweaked and optimized, but hardware is locked down for the most part. While it's ever-so slightly softer gaming performance versus MSI held us back from an Editor's Choice award, we still highly recommend the new Alienware x17 R2 for anyone looking for a super-premium 17-inch gaming laptop. At $4799.99 as tested, its a steep price to pay, but in this day and age especially, the Alienware x17 R2 delivers the kind of performance and no-compromise laptop gaming experience you'd expect, and it looks pretty darn slick doing it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/25/2022
Source: Laptop Mag
The Alienware x17 R2 is a force to be reckoned with. Thanks to the significant power of the new Intel 12th Gen processor and Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti GPU, it’s putting most challengers to shame. It’s got some of the fastest, if not the fastest transfer speeds I’ve seen on a laptop period and it’s got that funky, out-of-this-world look that the legion of fans love. However, for $4,799, I was expecting it to win a few more rounds of our benchmarking against similarly specced systems. Plus, I really need Alienware to step its game up on the webcam front. If unquestionable power is the name of the game, check out the MSI GE76 Raider as it has nearly identical specs and longer battery life. But if vibrant views, ultra comfortable keyboards and great audio is your bag, the Alienware x17 R2 is the gaming laptop for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/25/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA103S chip. At the time of the launch in early 2022, the 3080 Ti is the fastest laptop graphics card on the market.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
i9-12900HK: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.8 to 5 GHz.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
17.30": 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.
A laptop with this weight is comparatively heavy and less designed for mobility than for use at the desk. Therefore, the devices tend to shine less with battery life than with a large screen and higher performance.
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.
79.84%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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