Alienware 17 R5 Review: Core i9 and GTX 1080 | TechEFeed

Dell already having a winning quality in the market for the best gaming laptops which replace the desktop.

Before a year ago, the Alienware 17 R4 is also known as the best gaming laptop ever, there is no doubt It was big and heavy like all the other powerful gaming laptops, but the notebook comes with such a great performance and lightweight capability by having all the same features which is most of the gaming heavy laptops have.

Today, we are reviewing the latest Alienware 17 R5 which has the Intel’s latest high-performance Core i9 Laptop chip. The Core i9-8950HK inside already known as the beastly gaming laptop into an absolute monster. So let’s start:

Alienware 17 R5 Features, Specification and Price

The Alienware 17 R5 is available in a different specification with the different price according to the configuration, with low quality of the price starts from $1,560 model with a 6-core Core i7-8750H, 60Hz 1080p display and a graphics of GeForce GTX 1060. On the other way if the price doesn’t matter I just want performance then $3,810 version we will discuss today. All the features and specifications are given below with complete detail.

CPU: Core i9-8950HK
Storage: 1TB 7,200rpm hard drive, 512GB NVMe SSD
RAM: 32GB DDR4/2666 (dual-channel)
GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080
Display: 2560×1440 G-Sync display (TN + WVA), 17-inch, 120Hz
Ports: USB 3.0 Type-C, two USB 3.0 Type-A, Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, Mini-Display Port 1.2, headphone/mic, Alienware Graphics Amplifier port, Noble Lock slot, Ethernet
Dimensions: 16.7 x 13.1 x 1.18 inches
Wireless: Bluetooth 4.1, Killer 802.11ac Wi-Fi
Weight: 12 pounds, 15.2 ounces or 9 pounds, 12 ounces with power brick
Webcam: Alienware FHD with eye-tracking
Price: $3,810

According to given specs, you can see that the price is not much higher as others gaming laptops have.

Graphic: The most important part of the gaming laptop is graphics. The Alienware 17 R5 have powerful NVidia GeForce GTX 1080 graphics comes overclocked. As it is known the best gaming GPU ever which having best graphics performance with the combination of CPU. In the setting, we can adjust the performance and speed based on desired thermal parameters. Alienware 17 R5 has RGB lighting features.

Design and Weight: The Alienware 17 R5 has a weight of 10-pound which looks the laptop is big, but no matter its attractive by design and size.

Touchpad and Keyboard: The Slim RGB LED strips are on both side edges and the touchpad itself has an attractive LED lights effect—I personally found myself appreciate this creativity while using the laptop in the bed at night. Backlit keyboards look very amazing in the different shades of light, the color of the light can be changed in the settings. Backlit in the touchpad also has a great experience with the users.

Alienware 17 R5 Benchmark Performance

As the gaming laptops have the best quality and high-performance hardware and software, which gives an amazing output rather than other laptops. The Alienware 17 R5 shows a great performance on Benchmark test.

alienware 17 r5 benchmark performance

Should you buy the Alienware 17 R5?

The Alienware 17 R5 performance is more than all other gaming laptops in the $3,810 version that we have tested. The CPU benchmark performance is the best performance till now. Alienware uses the extra headroom to push the GTX 1080 which brings the best performance in the graphics quality and view.

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