• CPU: Intel Core i9-8950HK
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
  • Display: 17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 2000GB SSD + 2000GB HDD
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4
  • Weight: 4.42 kg (9.7 lbs)


  • 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


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

Alienware 17 R5 - Specs

GPU Performance #25
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q (90W) 2.8%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) 4.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 6.9%
17.3”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
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AUO B173HAN01.3 (AUO139D) (Alienware 17 R5)
Color accuracy
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 + 1x 2242 SATA See photo
Intel Optane
PCIe 3.0 x2 [60/120GB] See photo
Windows 10 Home
99Wh, 6-cell
Body Material
Aluminum, Magnesium alloy
424 x 332 x 29.99 mm (16.69" x 13.07" x 1.18")
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
  • 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)
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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 overclocking[...]

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

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