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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, but some have doubts about the usability and battery. There are some mixed views about the size.

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

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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Alienware 17 review


Hardcore gamers rejoice – this is the power-packing laptop you've been waiting for

Power, power and more power ; Big 1080p screen ; Decent battery life

LED-heavy styling ; Not really portable ; No 4k

Big, brash and totally brilliant for hardcore gaming

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (

Alienware 17 review


A redesigned gaming laptop icon inside and out

Thinner and aggressive new look ; More efficient cooling ; Stealthy Tobii integration

New shape may not fit in your bag

This 17-inch laptop might be our favorite new addition to the Nvidia Pascal-powered gaming notebook family.

Sep, 2016

Expert review by : Michael Passingham (

Alienware 17 review


Solid performance and superb build make the Alienware 17 a good gaming laptop

Sep, 2014

Expert review by : Cliff Joseph (

Alienware 17 (2014) review


The performance of this new GPU promises to be impressive, especially as it should provide high-end gaming performance at a more competitive price than we've seen before.

The Alienware 17 isn't perfect – a laptop costing this much really ought to include a proper solid-state drive, and maybe 16 GB memory too. And, of course, its sheer size and weight mean that it's rarely going to leave home. However it provides...

Jun, 2014

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Alienware 17 review


Premium gaming laptop Alienware 17 comes under the scrutiny of TechRadar

May, 2014

Expert review by : Matt Smith (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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