Comes with high-end materials and premium design, this is Alienware M17 R3, a high performance laptop. Through this sturdy gaming laptop, Dell offers a blend of elegant looked and powerful performance.
Dell delivers this Alienware with a Comet Lake Intel Core i7-10750H. This 10th generation Intel processor features 6 cores with 12 threads thanks to Hyper-Threading tech, frequencies from 2.60 GHz up to 5.00 GHz when in heavy-duty thanks to Turbo-Boost tech, 12 MB Intel Smart Cache, Thermal Design Power of 45W and integrated Intel UHD Graphics.
The i7-10750H is a high-end laptop’s processor that is only suitable for big laptops with good cooling solutions. It is usually used in high-performance laptops able to run smoothly, not only everyday tasks but also demanding applications, including graphics design apps. For gaming, it can handle light gaming well.
This Alienware also comes with a discrete NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with 8GB GDDR6 VRAM into this laptop to ensure the high gaming performance. This graphics card is specially designed for laptops and powerful to handle all demanding games in 4k maximum details smoothly. It is also able to run demanding graphic design apps as well.
To keep the optimum performance, Dell uses 16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM as for system memory and 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD as storage space. Both are reliable and have fast performance. While the capacity 1 Terabyte, it will be enough to store your documents, media files, and all applications, including games apps.
Dell also equips this high-performance gaming laptop with an innovative cooling solution to reduce and avoid over-heat. This solution manages the heat dissipation via creative thermal module designs, fan and fan motor design, as well as exhaust and intake layouts and overall airflow impedance. It is expected to increase power efficiency and higher speeds for longer sustained periods
This Alienware M17 R3 has a 17.3-inch Full HD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio. This panel features 100% sRGB color gamut, 300-nit brightness, 300Hz refresh rate, and 3ms response time. That way, this screen can present a bright display with sharp images and accurate colors. Also, every movement and action on the screen is smooth and lively. This screen is also equipped with unique technology to reduce reduces blue light rays without effect on the picture quality.
The port selection is great. The choices are plenty and various. Looking to the right side, we will find a MicroSD 5.1 UHD-II HD312 Card Reader slot, and two USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports while on the other side sit an Audio Out 0.125″ Port (Compatible with inline mic headset), a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port with Powershare Technology, and an RJ-45 Killer Networks E3000 Gigabit Ethernet NIC port. This gaming laptop has also some interface options on the rear side, ie an HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 Output port, a Mini-Display Port 1.4 Output port, a Thunderbolt 3 Port, and an Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port.
According to the manufacturer, the USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 port support for USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort 1.2.
As for network connection, Alienware laptop has all the possible options, ie
Killer Ethernet E3000 10/100/1000Mbps/2.5Gbps
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2×2) 802.11ax Wireless
This 17-inch gaming laptop features a full-size keyboard with island-style keys and 1.7 mm travel between the keys. It has also numeric-pad, RGB backlight, N-Key Rollover, and Anti-Ghosting technology.
The touchpad is exactly below the spacebar and wide enough for navigation or multitouch gestures smoothly.
As for the power source, the Dell packs a 6-Cell 86WHr Lithium-ion battery. No further information related to battery life. Since it is a high-performance gaming laptop, then we cannot expect too much on this battery, moreover when gaming. So, it is better to be a working or gaming station and put it not far from the AC socket.
We think that is better since it a big laptop as well. Alienware M17 has a dimension of 15.74 x 11.59 x 0.89 inches and a weight of 5.51 lbs. And yes, it is a big laptop indeed, and better to use as a working or gaming station.
Alienware M17 R3 – AWM17-7296WHT-PUS is surely a high performance laptop. Having a powerful engine, clear display, and various ports ensure this laptop ready to handle all the apps and games, as well as the demanding ones. It also has some deficiencies that not directly affect the whole performance, such as battery life and portability, so this laptop is more suitable to be a working or gaming station.
This Alienware M17 R3 has a price of $1,984.23 when we wrote this. It is expensive but worth all it offers.
Summary of Alienware M17 R3 - AWM17-7296WHT-PUS
|Processor||Intel Core i7-10750H/Hexa-Core/2.60 GHz - 5.00 GHz/12 MB|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM|
|Storage||TB PCIe M.2 SSD|
|Graphics Processor||Integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 iGPU
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 8GB GDDR6 VRAM
|Display||17.3-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 100% sRGB 300-nit 300Hz 3ms display|
|I/O Options||1 x RJ-45 Killer™ Ethernet E3100 10/100/1000Mbps/2.5Gbps Port
2 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port
1 x Type-A USB 3.1 Gen 1 Port with PowerShare technology
1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 Port (USB Type-C™ with support for USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort 1.2)
1 x Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
1 x HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 Output Port
1 x Mini-Display Port 1.4 (certified) Output Port
1 x Audio Out 0.125" Ports (Compatible with inline mic headset)
|Networking||Killer Ethernet E3000 10/100/1000Mbps/2.5Gbps
Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2×2) 802.11ax Wireless
|Battery||6-Cell 86WHr Lithium-ion battery|
|Dimensions||15.74 x 11.59 x 0.89 inches|