• CPU: Intel Core i9-8950HK
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
  • Weight: 4.42 kg (9.7 lbs)

Pros

  • Good cooling system
  • Lots of upgrade options
  • 92% sRGB coverage (1080p AUO139D)
  • Great performance (up to Core i9 + GTX 1080)
  • Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port - for connecting an external GPU
  • Lots of customization options (RGB lights)
  • High-quality build and design

Cons

  • Quite heavy - 4.42 kg (9.7 lbs)
  • High fan noise

Alienware 17 R5 - Specs

CPU Performance #9
  • Intel Core i7-9750H
  • Intel Core i9-9980HK 0.4%
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK
  • Intel Core i7-8750H 0.2%
  • Intel Core i7-8850H 0.2%
GPU Performance #6
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) 8.7%
  • 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5, SLI) 27.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) 5.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 6.9%
Display
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
AUO B173HAN01.3 (AUO139D) (Alienware 17 R5)
Color accuracy
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD PCIe NVMe + 1TB HDD, 7200 rpm
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 + 1x 2242 SATA See photo
Intel Optane
PCIe 3.0 x2 [60/120GB] See photo
RAM
16GB DDR4, 2400 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
99Wh
Body material
Aluminum, Magnesium alloy
Dimensions
424 x 332 x 29.99 mm (16.69" x 13.07" x 1.18")
Weight
4.42 kg (9.7 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack 2x 3.5 mm jacks for headset and external microphone
  • External graphics port for Alienware Graphics Amplifier
Features
  • Web camera 1080p Full HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 4W
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotNoble lock
  • Alienware Cryo-Tech V2.0 cooling
  • 2x RAM slots

 

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DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name AUO B173HAN01.3 (AUO139D) (Alienware 17 R5)
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 127.34 ppi
Brightness cd/m2
sRGB 92%
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 27 inches (69 cm)
Contrast
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Alienware is an iconic name when it comes to gaming. These notebooks have always aroused attention with their out-of-this-world design and top-notch hardware. Now, in our labs, we have the latest iteration of the Alienware 17. With its 4.42 kg (9.7 lbs) weight it's hard to say that the notebook is easily portable but that's the price you pay for having the latest and greatest hardware inside. This year, the Alienware 17 R5 comes with the new Core i9-8950HK - a CPU unlocked for overclockin[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i9-8950HK

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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15197.00+2.8%
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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
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Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
144+ fps
134 fps
92 fps
61 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
144+ fps
135 fps
81 fps
62 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
quality
average
108 fps
102 fps
97 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
quality
average
104 fps
96 fps
84 fps
57 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
136 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
134 fps
113 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
quality
average
144+ fps
143 fps
128 fps
116 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
AC: Odyssey
quality
average
70 fps
64 fps
58 fps
49 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
121 fps
74 fps
74 fps
59 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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