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Alienware x17 Series

Alienware x17 R2 P48EProcessor: Intel Alder Lake-P i9-12900HK, Intel Rocket Lake i9-11900K, Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU
Display: 17.30 inch
Weight: 3.02kg, 3.09kg, 3.101kg, 3.217kg
Price: 3300, 3900 euro
Average Score: 78.69% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 33 reviews)
performance: 89%, features: 70%, display: 89%, mobility: 67%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 84%

 

Alienware x17 R1, i7-11800H RTX 3070 FHD

Specifications

Alienware x17 R1, i7-11800H RTX 3070 FHDNotebook: Alienware x17 R1, i7-11800H RTX 3070 FHD
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.02kg
Links: Alienware homepage
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Foreign Reviews

Dell Alienware X17 R1
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/21/2021

 

Alienware x17 R1, i9-11900HK RTX 3080 FHD

Specifications

Alienware x17 R1, i9-11900HK RTX 3080 FHDNotebook: Alienware x17 R1, i9-11900HK RTX 3080 FHD
Processor: Intel Rocket Lake i9-11900K
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.02kg
Links: Alienware homepage
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Alienware X17 R1 review: It's out of this world
Source: Pocket Lint English
All told the Alienware X17 R1 is a great gaming package. There's plenty on offer here, including great specification and visual design, in a slim-yet-powerful package that does little wrong. We only have a few minor complaints about the setup - some of which could be combatted by just ensuring you make the right choices in terms of the spec options. That 512GB drive, for example, is far too small for most modern games. The Alienware X17 R1 continues the company's trend of releasing cracking gaming laptops. It's out of this world.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/14/2021
Alienware X15 and X17 2021 – slim performance laptops with quad-fans and powerful hardware
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The X15 makes less sense, very little I would say. It’s heavier and larger than the competition without a significant CPU/GPU advantage, since most performance 15-inch ultraportables offer up to 100W RTX graphics these days. It also lacks the CherryMX keyboard available on the X17, so I’d reckon it would need to be aggressively priced for customers to pick it over something like a Blade 15. To wrap this up, I’ll advise you to wait for detailed reviews if you’re interested in any of these products. We’ll most likely not have them here on the site, since we’re not on Dell’s good graces for review samples, and I don’t think getting one of these just for review is worth it for us. I’d love to hear your thoughts on them in the comments section down below, though, if you end up getting any of these.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2021

 

Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E

Specifications

Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48ENotebook: Alienware x17 RTX 3080 P48E
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 16384 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 3.217kg
Price: 3300 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Average Score: 73.33% - average

Average of 6 scores (from 24 reviews)

 

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 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
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%
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%
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 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 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 / 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 - 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 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 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
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
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%
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%

 

Alienware x17 R2, 12900HK 3080 Ti FHD

Specifications

Alienware x17 R2, 12900HK 3080 Ti FHDNotebook: Alienware x17 R2, 12900HK 3080 Ti FHD
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-P i9-12900HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 16384 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.09kg
Links: Alienware homepage
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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Alienware x17 R2 Review: An Alder Lake-H And RTX 3080 Ti Gaming Battleship
Source: Hot Hardware English
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
90% Alienware x17 R2 review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%

 

Alienware x17 R2 P48E

Specifications

Alienware x17 R2 P48ENotebook: Alienware x17 R2 P48E
Processor: Intel Alder Lake-P i9-12900HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU 16384 MB
Display: 17.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.101kg
Price: 3900 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
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89.2% Alienware x17 R2 laptop review: Peak 175 W GeForce RTX 3080 Ti performance | Notebookcheck
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.
Alienware X17 R2 Review - i9 12900HK and RTX 3080ti edition
Source: Mash IT English
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
Alienware X17 R2 Review - i9 12900HK and RTX 3080ti edition
Source: Mash IT English
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
Alienware X17 R2 Unboxing and First Impressions
Source: Mash IT English
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/18/2022
Alienware X17 R2 Unboxing and First Impressions
Source: Mash IT English
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/18/2022

 

Comment

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.


These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. Available in different versions with a TDP from 80 to 125 Watt.

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.

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.

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


Intel Tiger Lake:

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.

Intel Rocket Lake:

i9-11900K: Rocket Lake-based high-end desktop CPU with 8 cores clocked at 3.5 - 5.3 GHz and a TDP of 125 Watt.

Intel Alder Lake-P:

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.


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


3.02 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

3.217 kg:


78.69%: 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- 5 (Update: 2021-09- 5)