• CPU: Intel Core i9-8950HK
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
  • Display: 17.3”, QHD (2560 x 1440), 120 Hz, IPS + G-Sync
  • Storage: 1000GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 2x 16GB DDR4, 2666 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 #23
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK
  • Intel Core i7-8750H 5.6%
GPU Performance #9
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q (90W) 2.8%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 (Laptop) 8.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) 4.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 6.9%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) 8.5%
Display
17.3”, QHD (2560 x 1440), 120 Hz, IPS + G-Sync
HDD/SSD
1TB SSD + 1TB HDD
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
2x 16GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
OS
Windows 10 Pro
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 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • 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
  • Gifts Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset
  • Gifts Microsoft Elite Wireless Controller
  • Gifts Wireless controller Adapter

 

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DISPLAY: 17.3”, QHD (2560 x 1440), 120 Hz, IPS + G-Sync

Name 17.3”, QHD (2560 x 1440), 120 Hz, IPS
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 169.78 ppi
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 2560 x 1440
Becomes "Retina" from 20 inches (52 cm)

 

Alienware 17 R5 in-depth review

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

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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)

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