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Dell Alienware x17 R2 (17.3-Inch, 2022)

Dell Alienware x17 R2 (17.3-Inch, 2022)
alaScore 91

20 reviews

Feb, 2024

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 reviews of Dell Alienware x17 R2 (17.3-Inch, 2022). The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Alienware x17 R2 (17.3-Inch, 2022) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Jacob Roach (

Alienware x17 R2 review: The absurdity of a 480Hz gaming laptop


Alienware did something wild by adding a 480Hz screen to one of its fastest laptops. And although the screen is smooth, it's not the right upgrade for everyone.

Excellent gaming performance Several thermal profiles available Very thin for a 17-inch laptop Fantastic port selection Solid CPU power

Runs loud and hot at full power Mechanical keyboard isn't for everyone Grainy webcam

“The Alienware x17 R2 is one of the fastest gaming laptops you can buy, but you might want to skip the 480Hz screen.”

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (

Alienware x17 R2 review


Alienware just got a serious power up

Beautiful design ; Powerful overall and gaming performance ; Excellent audio ; Comfy, clicky keyboard ; Blistering fast transfer speeds

Super expensive ; Poor webcam ; Below average battery life

The Alienware x17 R2 offers a tantalizing bounty of power thanks to Intel’s new 12th Gen processors and Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti GPU, but is really expensive.

Jan, 2022

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

Alienware x17 R2 Gaming Laptop Review


The Alienware x17 R2 is a bold, fast, and impressive gaming laptop -- and while it's expensive, it justifies the cost with consistent quality.

Sep, 2022

Expert review by : John Hvidlykke (

Alienware X17 R2 (nawx17r205) Alienware X17 R2 (nawx17r205) Review - No one is faster


The Alienware x17 R2 is ultra low profiled - but the speed is super high. So is the price.

The fastest portable gaming PC we've seen. It's not just slim, it's insanely slim. The screen is lightning fast.

It costs an obscene amount of money! The screen is only in Full HD resolution.

Overall, the Alienware x17 R2 is the most powerful laptop we’ve ever tested at L&B Tech Reviews. By its very nature, it’s a record that’s certain to be broken in the future. But I don’t expect that to happen in 2022. However, the x17 R2 is also close...

Mar, 2022

Expert review by : Matt Safford (

Alienware x17 R2 Review: Top-Tier Power and Style


A Core i9-12900K and RTX 3080 Ti get beamed aboard Alienware's mothership

+ Excellent productivity and gaming performance ; + Stunning design

- Expensive ; - A bit larger and heavier than the competition ; - Battery life could be better

With new top-end Intel and Nvidia components wrapped in arguably the nicest-looking gaming laptop shell on the market, the Alienware x17 R2 is impressive, and its mechanical keyboard option feels great. But MSI's competing GE76 Raider performed a bit...

Feb, 2022

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

Alienware x17 R2 (2022)


The Alienware x17 R2 certainly looks great, and it impresses on paper - can it match up in real-world testing?

Sensational gaming and CPU speeds ; Top-quality 360Hz screen ; Crisp, satisfying keyboard ; Good connectivity

Expensive ; Poor battery life ; Underwhelming overclocking

The Alienware x17 R2 delivers stunning gaming and processing speeds, a top-notch screen and a sturdy, good-looking chassis, and it’s only hindered by an expected high price and unsurprisingly poor battery life. It’s one of the best 17.3in gaming...

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (

Alienware X17 R2 review: It's still out of this world


The Alienware is packed with lots of power, ready to tackle the most demanding games. Read our full review here.

Slim and stylish design ; Impressive performance ; 'Build your own' customisation options

It's expensive ; 1920 x 1080 display ; All the ports are hidden at the back

It's not perfect - the limited battery life and modest screen resolution may not suit some people. However, the X17's combination of stylish design, strong performance and DIY customisation options really help it to stand out in the competitive gaming...

Nov, 2022

Expert review by : Alun Taylor (

Alienware x17 R2 review: Powerful, beautiful and very expensive


Stunning to look at and supremely powerful, if money is no object this is the best premium gaming laptop on the market

Stunning design ; Massively powerful ; Wide range of specification options

No 1440p display option ; All data ports at the rear ; Dismal battery life

Does the Alder-Lake x17 R2 displace the Asus ROG Strix Scar 17 as our recommendation for the Ultimate Gaming Laptop? It does. The massive range of specification options, the stunning looks and the effortlessly cool and quiet performance make it...

May, 2022

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (

Alienware x17 R2 review: A frighteningly fast content creation monster | IT PRO


Colossal power and a rock-solid exterior make for an expensive portable powerhouse

Tremendous computing power ; Great keyboard ; Plenty of ports ; Impressive build quality

Meagre battery life ; Some fan noise ; Rivals have better screens

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Sasha Muller (

Dell Alienware 17 R2 review


Dell's new gaming behemoth is stylish, powerful and sports the fastest mobile GPU on the block

So, where does this leave the Alienware 17? It’s a tricky judgement call to make. It’s by far the most impressive-looking 17in gaming laptop we’ve ever clapped eyes on, and the hardware specifications and all-round performance are simply stellar.

Mar, 2015