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Dell Alienware M17 R4 (17.3-inch, 2021)

Dell Alienware M17 R4 (17.3-inch, 2021)
alaScore 91

9 reviews

Oct, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Dell Alienware M17 R4 (17.3-inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the keyboard and screen are generally positive. The design and performance are also appreciated, but there are some less positive comments about the energy efficiency and battery.

performance, design, screen, keyboard

price, portability, durability, battery, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (17.3-inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (

Alienware m17 R4 Review


Stellar performance with Core i9 and GeForce RTX 3080 in our test configuration ; Unique, satisfying Cherry MX mechanical keyboard ; Scads of configuration options, including 360Hz display ; Plenty of ports

Pricey as configured, in line with field-leading speed ; Poor battery life ; Hefty power brick

Given its feature set and premium price, the Alienware m17 R4 is an aspirational laptop for serious gamers. Its blazing frame rates, quality build, and unique mechanical keyboard set it apart from the pack.

May, 2021

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (

Alienware m17 R4 review


The Alienware m17 R4 just leveled up with Cherry MX keys

Excellent graphics and overall performance ; Clicky, comfortable mechanical keyboard ; Beautiful, bright display with super high refresh rate ; Lightning-fast SSD ; Attractive design

Expensive ; Subpar battery life

The Alienware m17 R4 continues to up its games, adding a Cherry MX ultra-low profile keyboard to its already impressive specs.

Jul, 2021

Expert review by : Avram Piltch (

Alienware m17 R4 Gaming Laptop Review: Can’t Get Much Faster


At present, RTX 3080 is the fastest laptop graphics card around, but not all RTX 3080-powered laptops are created equal. Many vendors use Nvidia's Max-Q technology, which prioritizes power efficiency and low fan noise over high performance. Alienware's...

Unrivaled performance Awesome mechanical keyboard Attractive design

Noisy fan Heavy

A speed demon that prioritizes raw performance, the Alienware m17 R4 puts plenty of pop into a sleek but bulky chassis.

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

Alienware m17 R4 Review | Trusted Reviews


The Alienware m17 R4 is a high-end gaming laptop packing Nvidia's incredibly powerful RTX 3080 GPU. Is it worth the steeo price?

Brilliant gaming power ; A fantastic 360Hz display ; Impressive design and connectivity ; A versatile, high-quality keyboard

AMD processors are faster ; No real battery life ; Very expensive

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Bill Thomas (

Alienware m17 R4 (2021) review


Making the best gaming laptops thinner and lighter is a huge trend recently, but laptops like the Alienware m17 prove that the less-mobile powerhouses aren't going anywhere soon. The Alienware m17 R4 is using the same exact chassis as the R3, just with...

Blazing fast performance Stylish chassis A ton of RGB Plenty of ports

Expensive Basically no battery life Bottom-mounted speakers

The Alienware m17 R4 is an extremely powerful gaming laptop with an extremely stylish chassis. Easily able to power all the latest AAA games with no compromises, this is the gaming laptop you buy when nothing but the best is acceptable – which means...

Jan, 2021

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Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

Alienware m17 R4 (2021)


The Alienware m17 R4 is a big, bold and fast gaming laptop with a fantastic screen and a good keyboard, but it's expensive and has some of the usual gaming notebook flaws

Apr, 2021

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