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Alienware 17 R2 (2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Alienware 17 R2 (2014). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the screen and durability are on the whole positive. The price and design also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the size. There are some critical reviews about the usability and battery.

performance, design, price, durability, screen

portability, battery, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Alienware 17 R2 (2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Alienware 17 review

 

We love Alienware's design, but this 17-incher doesn't deliver extreme performance that matches the price tag.

The new Alienware 17 is a powerful, well-built laptop that should fit the needs of most gamers well. While the Radeon M290X in our review unit provided slightly less capable graphics processing than the GTX 880M, it is also sold for less. You’ll have...

Jul, 2014

Expert review by : Sarah Jacobsson Purewal (pcworld.com)

Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

 

Lots of aluminum and magnesium in this chassis, but it still weighs 9.5 pounds.

Rugged yet pretty chassis ; Exceptional performance ; Customizable 10-zone lighting system

Relatively short battery life ; Could use a better keyboard and trackpad

The Alienware 17 is undeniably attractive and incredibly powerful, but only hardcore gamers will want to take this 9.5-pound beast on the road.

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

Alienware 17 (2014)

 

The Alienware 17 is a high-end gaming laptop with all the premium touches you'd expect, and performance to match.

Sleek design, with distinctive lighting effects and solid construction. Quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and latest Nvidia graphics card.

Pricey. Limited portability. Battery is sealed in chassis.

Conclusion There's no doubt that the Alienware 17 continues the company's reputation for having high-quality, high-performance gaming laptops. A premium price comes with certain expectations, however, and with the less expensive Digital Storm Krypton...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Sven Kloevekorn (notebookcheck.net)

Alienware 17 R2 Notebook Review

 

Alien lightshow. Alienware, who are very popular among gamers, jumped on the Maxwell bandwagon and presented their first notebook with the new and extremely fast Nvidia GeForce GTX 980M. Numerous manufacturer specific special hardware and software...

expressive design (a matter of taste), looks like high-quality materials are used, largely resistant to fingerprints, stable, well-crafted case, light effects as only offered by Alienware, future-proof thanks to the optional graphics amplifier,...

no access to fans and battery without disassembly, unusual keyboard layout, suboptimal use of the Turbo technology, GPU throttles slightly under load, very loud in extreme scenarios, during the stress test: throttling and clock rate changes erratically

Alienware significantly shrunk the new device compared to its predecessors and accepted slightly louder fans in return. Unfortunately, the performance suffers from not optimal use of the CPU turbo, minor throttling during the stress test and slight...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Jimmy Thang (maximumpc.com)

Alienware 17 Review

 

Technically, there's no real definition for a “gaming laptop.” While it's generally considered a notebook with a discrete graphics card, sometimes it can feel like the GPU was slapped in as an afterthought. The Alienware 17, however, feels like it was...

Expensive; poor battery life; heavy; TN panel; loud fan

Expensive; poor battery life; heavy; TN panel; loud fan

Apr, 2014

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Alienware 17 Laptop Review: Sleek Looking Performance Gaming Laptop

 

Alienware has long been one of the leading brands when it comes to gaming laptops, and Dell has 13.3″, 15.6″, and 17.3″ versions available. We had a chance to test out one of their 17″ models and put it through…

Dell delivers a great gaming laptop choice with the Alienware 17. Not only does it perform well for gaming, but has plenty of hard drive space for storage and more than enough ports to accommodate multiple USB devices. As well, the HDMI port allows you...

Feb, 2015

Expert review by : David Eitelbach (computershopper.com)

Alienware 17 (2014, Radeon R9 M290X) Review and Ratings

 

It has DVD instead of Blu-ray and the base model comes without an SSD, but the latest Alienware 17 with AMD graphics is a great gaming laptop at an attractive price.

Sleek soft-touch and aluminum design ; Beautiful 1080p display ; Comfortable keyboard ; Good graphics performance

Heavy and bulky ; Runs hot and loud ; Middling overall performance

We were surprised when the AMD graphics-equipped Alienware 17 lasted almost an hour longer in our grueling video playback test than its Nvidia-based rival.

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : David Eitelbach (computershopper.com)

Alienware 17 (2014, GeForce GTX 880M) Review and Ratings

 

The newest Alienware 17 with Nvidia GeForce graphics stretches the definition of "portable" compared to some gaming laptops, but its exceptional gaming performance and sleek design ensure that it will remain a favorite for years to come.

Sleek soft-touch and aluminum design ; Gorgeous 1080p display ; Good keyboard ; Excellent graphics performance

Bulky and heavy ; Runs hot and loud ; Unreliable touch pad

Gaming laptops generally don't last exceptionally long on a battery charge, and the Alienware proved to be no exception—it survived a little more than three hours in our strenuous battery rundown test, joining the MSI and Origin in the bottom half of...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : TechReviewSource.com (techreviewsource.com)

Alienware 17 (2014)

 

Alienware has long been one of the leading names in gaming laptops, and with the 2014 version of the Alienware 17, that reputation continues. The new Alienware 17 boasts an Intel quad-core processor, Nvidia's latest graphics card, and premium features,...

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Alienware 17

 

Alienware's latest laptop is a huge, powerful and expensive gaming machine

Stupendous gaming performance, Impressive application capabilities, Striking physical design, Excellent build quality, High-quality keyboard

Heavy, thick body, Battery rapidly depletes during games, Small trackpad, Loud, unrefined speakers, Very expensive

Jul, 2014

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