• CPU: Intel Core i7-8750H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB 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 #8
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK 5.7%
  • Intel Core i7-9750H 6.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8750H
  • Intel Core i7-8850H 0.5%
  • Intel Core i7-8700 5.5%
GPU Performance #18
  • NVIDIA Quadro P4000 (8GB GDDR5) 0.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q 1.6%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB GDDR5) 1.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (6GB GDDR5) 2.1%
Display
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
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AUO B173HAN01.3 (AUO139D) (Alienware 17 R5)
Color accuracy
HDD/SSD
256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 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
8GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
OS
Windows 10
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 RGB Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 4W
  • 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 i7-8750H

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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)

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Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
142 fps
102 fps
51 fps
34 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
quality
average
73 fps
68 fps
63 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
144 fps
113 fps
62 fps
39 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
quality
average
67 fps
61 fps
53 fps
35 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
quality
average
144+ fps
138 fps
130 fps
110 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
quality
average
101 fps
97 fps
80 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
quality
average
133 fps
116 fps
108 fps
87 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)
World of Tanks
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
96 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)
Overwatch
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
121 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
87 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
quality
average
119 fps
97 fps
87 fps
77 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
AC: Odyssey
quality
average
65 fps
59 fps
48 fps
36 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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