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Deal | Alienware x17 R2 gaming laptop with Core i9-12900H and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti drops below US$2,000

Alienware x17 R2 gaming laptop (Source: Dell/Alienware)
Alienware x17 R2 gaming laptop (Source: Dell/Alienware)
Also available with Intel Core i7-12700H and i9-12900HK processors, the Alienware x17 R2 gaming laptop with i9-12900H is now available for US$1,999.99, US$900 less than Dell's estimated value of US$2,899.99. This discounted configuration also comes with GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics, 16 GB RAM, a 1 TB SSD, and Windows 11 Home.

Released last year, the Alder Lake-powered Alienware x17 R2 gaming laptop with Intel Core i9-12900H and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is a machine that prioritizes performance over power consumption/efficiency and noise. Thankfully, it does so while using a thin design. With an estimated value of US$2,899.99, the configuration mentioned above (also sporting 16 GB DDR5 memory, 1 TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage, and Windows 11 Home) is now available from Dell US for US$1,999.99.

In addition to the above, it should also be mentioned that the US$1,999.99 price brings a 17.3-inch FHD 480 Hz 3 ms display with ComfortView Plus, G-Sync, and Advanced Optimus support, an Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675 Bluetooth wireless card, an audio system with two 2 W speakers and a stereo 2 W woofer for a total of 8 W, as well as Alienware's X Series thin keyboard with per-key AlienFX lighting.

Our in-depth review of the Alienware x17 R2 with Intel Core i9-12900HK and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti revealed a machine that's heavier and larger than its ultrathin competitors, with a disappointing battery life even when using the low-performance/power saving settings, as well as awkwardly positioned ports. However, avid gamers will enjoy the level of performance provided, the screen size, and the excellent mechanical keyboard of the Alienware x17 R2. Obviously, most of these findings also apply to the discounted hardware setup mentioned earlier.

This laptop has received 1,328 user ratings on Dell US so far. The result is a 4.3/5 score, but it should be taken into account that this rating is shared by all the Alienware x17 R2 configurations available.

Buy the Alienware x17 R2 (i9-12900H, RTX 3080 Ti, 32 GB, 1 TB) on Amazon

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Codrut Nistor, 2023-05-13 (Update: 2023-05-13)