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Alienware 17 R5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 reviews of Alienware 17 R5. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and sound. The durability and design also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the price and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Alienware 17 R5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Andrew E. Freedman (tomshardware.co.uk)

Alienware 17 R5 Review: Strong Gaming Performance, Back in Black

 

Just when you thought the Alienware 17 had pulled out all of the stops, the latest version, the R5 ($1,549 to start, $3,974 as tested), pushes everything a step further. Sure, its new black color scheme is handsome, but inside, a combination of an...

The Alienware 17 R5 looks great and has a lovely display and strong audio, and while it plays games well, it has weaker CPU performance than its competitors.

Jun, 2018

DT Editors' Choice

Expert review by : Jayce Wagner (digitaltrends.com)

Alienware 17 R5 review

 

With this laptop, Alienware re-affirms its well-earned reputation for high-end gaming performance.

Excellent build quality ; High refresh rate display ; Variety of configuration options ; Exceptional gaming performance

Big and heavy ; Mediocre battery life

Taken as a whole, the Alienware 17 R5 delivers on everything it promises — exceptional gaming performance, unbelievable processing power, and a gorgeous display. It’s not without its flaws, but this is the laptop to beat if you need a gaming powerhouse...

Expert review by : Brad Chacos (pcworld.com)

Alienware 17 R5 review: Core i9 and an overclocked GTX 1080 create an incredible desktop replacement

 

The Alienware 17's Core i9 CPU and overclocked GeForce GTX 1080 let this gaming laptop pump out incredible desktop-class performance, but you pay for it in both cash and size.

Incredible desktop-class performance ; Overclockable CPU and GPU ; Gorgeous industrial design ; Decent battery life for a desktop replacement

Large and heavy ; Annoying hinge/vent design ; Can't get one without Tobii eye-tracking

The old Alienware 17 kicked ass. The new Alienware 17 R5 blows us away.

Jun, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Alienware 17 R5

 

The Alienware 17 R5 gaming laptop delivers serious power in a big, but nicely built, package. The model we reviewed is expensive, but the configuration choices offer well-priced options for different budgets.

Top-end gaming performance. Slick chassis with sharp lighting. Oodles of storage and ports. 1440p G-Sync display. Configurable, with less expensive models a strong value.

As-tested configuration is expensive. Tobii eye tracking adds to cost, but doesn't add much functionality.

Bottom Line: The Alienware 17 R5 gaming laptop delivers serious power in a big, but nicely built, package. The model we reviewed is expensive, but the configuration choices offer well-priced options for different budgets.

Jun, 2018

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Alienware 17 R5

 

The new Alienware 17 R5 delivers excellent gaming power in a sleeker, hinge-forward design with captivating sound and lighting effects.

Excellent gaming performance; Slimmer design; 13 customizable lighting zones ; Above-average battery life; Impressive audio quality

CPU performance trails competitors

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Alienware 17 R5 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070, QHD) Laptop Review

 

Now with a hexa-core CPU. Despite using the most current components, the former top-gaming brand Alienware has had more and more difficulties standing up against the competitors. Find out in our review why this effort is not quite sufficient anymore...

robust and high-quality case ; many configuration options ; numerous illumination elements ; fast and responsive QHD display ; good input devices ; decent sound ; Thunderbolt 3 ; NVMe SSD ; G-Sync

CPU Turbo could be better ; limited viewing angles ; unnecessarily noisy in 3D operation ; few maintenance options ; very large and heavy ; meager battery life ; no card reader

Those looking for a stylish high-end notebook with good input devices, modern connections, and many illumination options should be pleased with the Alienware 17 R5. Aside from some smaller details, the 17-inch case is able to convince, as long as you...

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Alienware 17 R5 review: Full, in-depth review

 

The Alienware 17 R5 oesn't reinvent the wheel but it does live up the brand's legacy in all the right ways.

Peak performance ; Super-responsive trackpad

It ain't cheap ; Bit bulky

Sep, 2018

Expert review by (laptopmedia.com)

Alienware 17 R5 review – ultimate mobile gaming rig

 

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 i…

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...

Quite heavy – 4.42 kg (9.7 lbs);High fan noise

Aug, 2018

Expert review by (mobiletechreview.com)

Alienware 17 R5

 

We look at the top of the line Alienware 17 R5 configuration, with an Intel 8th gen Coffee Lake Core i9-8950HK overclockable CPU and NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics. This is the 2018 refresh with a new CPU in a familiar casing, with the same excellent RGB...

Consumer review (very.co.uk)

A let down

 

Well what can I say? The keyboard didn't work and the processor was thermal throttling itself as it was getting too hot even only under slight loads. I sent it back.

Nov, 2018

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