Alienware m17 R3 review 2020

Updated: Aug 1, 2020

What would it feel like when you come across a gadget that is nearly good from each and every angle ? Everywhere is that same atmosphere that demands fast and powerful electronic products. And when a laptop like Alienware m17 R3 comes into the scene, there remains very little things that Alienware m17 R3 can't do. It's a masterpiece product manufactured by Dell company.

In this article, we will be discussing about the entire specifications of Alienware m17 R3 that may make you fall into it's love. However, Alienware m17 R3 demands a bit large amount of money in your wallet. So make sure you read this article till the end to know everything about Alienware m17 R3 and then decide your move.


1. Rs. 2,64,502 roughly ($ 3529.99) Specifications :-

a) 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10980HK CPU, b) Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super, c) 32GB of RAM, d) two 1TB PCIe M.2 SSDs , e) 4K 60Hz display and f) a 86 WHr battery.

2. Rs. 1,16,140 roughly ( $ 1549.99)


Specifications :-

a) 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H b) AMD Radeon RX 5500M GPU c) 16 GB RAM d) 256 GB SSD e) 1920 x 1080 144 Hz display

3. Rs.1,68,591 ( $ 2249.99 )

Specifications :-

a) 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H b) Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070  c) No RAM available, you will get an extra 256 GB SSD, or, let say, two 256 GB SSDs d) 1920 x 1080 144 Hz display

4. Rs. 1,87,324 roughly ( $ 2499.99 )

Specifications :-

a) 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H b) Nvidia Geforce RTX 2070  c) No RAM available, you will get an extra 512 GB SSD, or, let say, two 512 GB SSDs d) 1920 x 1080 144 Hz display


Someone has correctly said that first impression must be good impression. And when the story comes about electronic products then it's design is the thing that throws the first impression towards the mob. If it's good, the impression would obviously be a positive one. And if not, then it might dilute the interest of the mob.

But, how has Dell manage well to build first impression of their product, that is, the design of the gaming beast Alienware m17 R3 ?

Let's see.

Impressively coated with magnesium alloy, Alienware m17 R3 is just next to awesome. What company has termed this color is lunar light . Magnesium coating takes Alienware m17 R3 to that level where fine durability exists . And why not even that ? Alienware m17 R3 is no less than a beast , whether you talk about its design or any other characteristics ( which we will discuss later in this article ).

On the middle of the lid, the logo of backlit Alien head has been imprinted along with a classy numerical figure  "17" on the left side of lid. Even the alien head logo has been made These logos are just insignia of its outer beauty and raise the eye-attraction of the mob. In addition to these patterns, you will get something extra and prepossessing one, that is, honeycomb patterns. I think most of you have heard this term for the first time, that is, honeycomb . Isn't it ? Let me explain it in short and in a very clear way. Honeycomb structures are bunch of hexagonal rings . In Alienware m17 R3, you will get these structures at two places, one above the keyboard and another, on the backside of it, beneath the raised part . On the bottom part, the laptop has been heightened a little with a supporting material . In beneath of the supporting material, you will a horizontal array of honeycomb patterned vents which I have just talked about. These honeycomb patterns are actually air flow vents which has been made in honeycomb pattern for outflow of air. And in between the horizontal array of this , you will get an array of ports. 

These designs actually win a lot of claps because the way in which the model has been engineered, how the ports and air flow vents have been settled together in a single horizontal array, just simply means, in that single space you are getting two benefits. A clever touch by the engineers and elevated the productivity of the device.

Measures 15.7 x 11.8 x 0.7~0.8-inch and weighs 6.6 pounds ( 2.99 kg ), Alienware m17 R3 is not than heavy and really soothes your hand while you carry it.


Configured with 17.3 inch 4K 60 Hz HDR400 display with a 25 ms response time, Alienware m17 R3 surely gonna inveigle your attention. Seriously. It is available even with other display configurations, that is, 1080p at a refresh rate of 144 Hz and 25 ms response time. But that won't create so much difference. Still, if you are conscious regarding it, you can go according to your choice and needs .

4k display panel is best to watch in it. Clearly brings out the details of the display screen with an excellent brightness and clarity. Well, it's a gaming mammoth and, obviously, it's display screen needs to be made with better quality. 4K version of Alienware m17 R3, after being tested, reproduces 117.5% of DCl-P3 color gamut and scales upto an average brightness of 591 nits. You can draw a pictorial thought in your mind that how this Alienware m17 R3 would going to rock the gaming platform.

Let me pinpoint one thing about it's bezel less display. Yes ! Bezel less. That's what makes it's display screen activities more widened and detailed and adds an extra quality to it's extrinsic beauty.

Even Alienware m17 R3 is decorated with Tobii Eye tracking technology. What can you do with it ? Tobii Eye tracking technology helps to control your screen activities with your eye. Or, let say, you can control the cursor of the screen with your eye instead of controlling it with the mouse or by finger swipes on the trackpad. Isn't it an amazing one ? Your eye gestures controls everything .


Chiclet designed keyboard along with 1.4 mm key travel not only looks nice but even works well. In terms of size, keyboard is large enough. Beside the vertical sides of the keyboard, you will get enough space to keep your palm in rest. The entire keyboard is gleaming with rainbow spectrum. Journey of key coloration doesn't end here, rather, you will meet some more entrancing stuffs on the way . Yes, it's true that the colour of the keys, alien head and honeycomb patterned air flow vents can be altered with 16.8 million colours. Many of readers are going to pause their reading while reading the numerical figure . 16.8 million colours !! Yes , it's true. Isn't it a nice way to alter the extrinsic beauty of your beast ? Added with five effects, that is, Spectrum, Morph, Pulse, Color and breathing, the colours would gonna dance well .

4.2 x 3.2 inches glass made touchpad is large enough to swipe easily. Your fingers are not going to cross the edges of the touchpad at all, until and unless, you are very much dynamic during a gameplay. Soft to touch and swipe and a responsive one . Touchpad has been placed just left to the centre which won't be creating any problems. Windows precision drivers features pich-to-zoom, three finger swipes etc. . Really manageable .

One important thing that I didn't speak about is the presence of anti-ghosting technology in the keyboard which the gives you the freedom to press more keys at a time.


Alienware m17 R3's sound quality is quite good in nature. Loud and clear enough, m17 R3's audio sound can fill up each and every corners of the room. It won't let you experience any sound distortions in between. But let me bring one point in front of you . Although it's sound quality is great but make sure that you don't consider it's quality as of top notch one . If you play music or watch some action movies in it after connecting it with a woofer, obviously, it would be great. Most probably, gamers will wear a headphone set while playing games and won't be facing such issues. So, it's upto your needs . Suppose, if you toss a small party at your dwelling or somewhere else, and wants high-sounding music, then you shouldn't depend upon the audio speakers of the laptop, that's what you have already understood, I guess . Try a woofer with it . That would create a pleasurable atmosphere.


Somewhere 86 WHr battery of Alienware m17 R3 has lost the track of performance. It doesn't meet up the level of expectations about which people would have surely thought about because it's a gaming mammoth. The laptop lasted only for 2 hours and 30 minutes when it underwent the Laptop Mag Battery Test after being continuously web surfed using Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. It's a demerit and a gaming mammoth with such a low battery-run period is quite inadmissible.

As an extra measure, what you can do is keep a power brick with you to keep the device charging whenever necessary, despite the fact, the power brick measures 7.8 x 3.6 x 1.5 inches and weighs 2.8 pounds ( 1.27 kg ) which causes weightage issue. Now, if both laptop ( 6.6 pounds ) and power brick is kept together in a single bag, wholly it weighs 9.4 pounds ( 4.263 kgs ) . Is that much of weight enough for you to lift because weight do not remains 9.4 pounds when you start adding more stuffs in your bag other than lappy and power brick ? Take care of that and manage the weight by yourself.


Powered by octa-core 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10980HK processor  with 32GB of DDR4 RAM and two 1TB PCIe m.2 SSDs , you can sense yourself the level of performance you will receive from it . The processor starts processing with a base frequency of 2.4 GHz and finalizes upto 5.3 GHz . So much of power in all these hardware stuffs. All these stuffs bring a very speedy atmosphere, whether it's about multitasking or gaming, everywhere it doesn't going to left any of it's stone unturned. 40-45 Google Chrome tabs remain opened and the device continues with their other streaming or video playing without any sort of hangs and all. Smoothly it runs. After testing, video has been trans-coded from 4k mode to 1080p mode in just 7 minutes and 16 seconds, a very short period of time.

m17's dual SSD transformed 4.97 GB of multimedia files in 5 seconds at the rate of 1082.8 megabytes per second. SSD also plays a key role in putting the gameplay to an another level. And a SSD like 1TB PCIe m.2 surely gives a breakthrough while performing.

No doubt, it's a gaming mammoth and obviously needs a strengthened pillar for gaming and that pillar can be called as graphics. Powerful gaming comes from powerful graphics. Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q GPU with 8GB of VRAM has been posted in Alienware m17 R3 model . There are 3072 NVIDIA CUDA cores in it. More CUDA cores in a  graphics card, more better it performs. I think words would become short in quantity to explain it's professionalism, especially, when it comes to gaming. Automatically, it gets switched into integrated Intel UHD Graphics GPU when it requires to be.


Alienware m17 R3 comes with one of the best Integrated camera settled in the top bezel. Captures some of the best and clear shots that are live enough in nature to bring forward the details of that subject whose picture has been taken.

The fact that cameras are incapable to snap some fine level shots in dark light might pull down your level of interest of night photography . But, Alienware m17 R3's webcam has been made up of internal light facility that helps in shooting pictures even in low light. Thank you for reading this article till the end. Hope it makes you clear everything that you need to know about Dell XPS 15 .

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