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Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E

Specifications

Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E (x17 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-11800H 8 x 2.3 - 4.6 GHz, 165 W PL2 / Short Burst, 165 W PL1 / Sustained, Tiger Lake H45
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU - 16 GB VRAM, Core: 1545 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, 165 W TDP, GDDR6, 471.96, Optimus
Memory
32 GB 
, DDR4-3466, ADATA, 22-22-22-52, Dual-Channel
Display
17.30 inch 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixel 255 PPI, AU Optronics B173ZAN, IPS, AUO2892, Dell P/N: PV7KJ, glossy: no, 120 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM570
Soundcard
Intel Tiger Lake PCH-H - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 2 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo, Card Reader: MicroSD
Networking
Killer E3100G 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x (210NGW) (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 21.4 x 399.23 x 299.49 ( = 0.84 x 15.72 x 11.79 in)
Battery
87 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 4 W x2, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Alienware Update, Command Center, My Alienware, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
3.217 kg ( = 113.48 oz / 7.09 pounds), Power Supply: 1.495 kg ( = 52.73 oz / 3.3 pounds)
Price
3300 USD

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.25% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 89%, features: 69%, display: 90% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 81%

Reviews for the Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E

89% Alienware x17 R1 RTX 3080 laptop review: A new beginning | Notebookcheck
After only a year with the older Alienware m17 R2, R3, and R4 design, Dell is ready to hit the reset button with the Alienware x17 R1. Does the full-on makeover address all the issues we had with the previous generation model?
Alienware X17 R2 - Deep Dive
Source: Mash IT English
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/20/2022
Alienware x15 + Alienware x17 Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Alienware X series of gaming laptops are a new design for 2021 with 4-fan cooling and silicone gallium thermal paste. Available in 15” and 17” sizes as the Alienware x15 and x17, we review both. These slim gaming laptops have Intel 11th gen H series CPUs and NVIDIA RTX 3060/3070/3080 dedicated graphics. Display options range from high refresh full HD to QHD 240Hz (x15) and 4K 120Hz (x17). The Alienware x15 and x17 have a healthy selection of ports including Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6E, per key RGB lighting with Tron lights and an optional Cherry MX keyboard on the x17.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2021
70% Alienware x17
Source: PC Mag English
The Alienware x17 is a sharper-looking version of the former flagship m17, but we're not sold on the redesign. While larger laptops often pack more power, it performs no better than premium 15-inch gaming rigs, so you're really just choosing on screen size and getting a heavier machine. Compared to the m17, the new notebook adds neither power nor portability. What we do like is the look, the mechanical keyboard (though it isn't new with this model), and the premium extras you'd expect at this price point. The x17 does everything well, but will cost you a pretty penny, and its less expensive base model is severely lacking in storage. If money is no object and you love the look, the x17 will serve you well and even start some conversations given its head-turning design. Otherwise, it's hard to recommend over the Alienware m17 R4 or Razer Blade 15.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Alienware X17 review
Source: Laptop Mag English
Every time I think that Alienware has finally hit the wall on its stunning gaming laptops, I’m happily proven wrong. The Alienware X17 is the pinnacle of what a desktop replacement can be. Thanks to its Core i7 processor, Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU and dual SSDs, the latest addition to the Alienware family is a serious force to be reckoned with – and I haven’t even mentioned the head-turning 4K panel, Cherry MX keyboard and powerful sound. The company managed to squeeze all of that ridiculous awesome into a chassis that’s only 0.8-inches thick. Still, if you’re looking for something even more powerful, the Origin Eon17-X is the way to go. But all that power doesn’t come cheap at $4,215, especially when we’re talking about desktop processors. Plus, you’re losing out on battery life. Overall, if you want power, endurance and aesthetics, the Alienware is the obvious choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/20/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware X17 Performance Deep Dive
Source: Mash IT English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/27/2021
Alienware X17 RTX 3080 Edition - is it Worth the premium price?
Source: Mash IT English
In this video we take a look at the NVIDIA RTX 3080 16 GB 165 watt TGP model. Is the extra money worth it for this upgrade?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/17/2021
Alienware X17 / X15 SSD upgrade featuring Gen 4 M.2 NVMe
Source: Mash IT English
In this video we look at upgrading the SSD in the new Alienware X series including a new Gen 4 SSD and test temperatures with and without the heatsink.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/07/2021
Alienware X17 - Choosing The Right Configuration
Source: Mash IT English
In this video we look at choosing the best configuration options now that we have had some hands on time with a couple of X17's.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/09/2021
Alienware X17 High Density Ram Strikes Again! Upgrade Your Ram For Better Performance
Source: Mash IT English
In this video we examine why the new X17 is not performing as expected and test the supplied high density 1Rx16 ram against some 1Rx8 ram modules we have available.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2021
Alienware X17 Review
Source: Mash IT English
In this video we review the highly anticipated Alienware X17, the latest in the Alienware range and the successor to the M17 R4. Our review model has the new Intel 11th gen 11800H CPU and NVIDIA's RTX 3070 140w TGP graphics card.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2021
Alienware X17 Unboxing and First Impressions
Source: Mash IT English
Hands-On, online available, Long, Date: 07/02/2021

Foreign Reviews

Einer der schnellsten Gaming-Boliden überhaupt
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/20/2021
70% Test Alienware X17 P48E : Un gros PC portable gaming performant et robuste
Source: Charles Tech French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. At the time of the launch in early 2021, the 3080 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.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i7-11800H: Tiger Lake (H45 series) based high end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and workstations. The eight CPU cores run at 2.3 GHz to 4.6 GHz. The integrated UHD Graphics GPU offers 32 EUs at up to 1.45 GHz. The chip is manufactured on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.30":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.217 kg:

In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.


Alienware: Alienware was founded in the USA in 1996. Alienware established its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Ireland, in 2002. Alienware has belonged to the Dell Group since 2006. The product range mainly focuses on gaming laptops and desktops. Trademark is a slightly futuristic design with an alien logo. In addition, Alienware offers workstations for private and business customers.

 

Alienware belongs to the mid-sized manufacturers of the notebook market. There are some reviews with average ratings overall.


77.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2021-09-27 (Update: 2021-09-27)