Meet the Alienware x17 R2

The brand new Alienware x17 R2 is Alienware’s latest addition to their arsenal of gaming laptops, and you will get a lot to like here. With the Legend 2.0 design, the size of the laptop tells you that you are in for an immersive and complete gaming experience. 

This top-class gaming notebook comes paired with a hunky Intel chipset and a smooth viewing experience with a faster screen, all thanks to the G Sync technology and the muscular Nvidia Graphics. This makes sure you empty off your wallet in some serious sense, but this will make sure you compete with the likes of top-class gaming machines like Asus and Razer. 

If you are expecting some high-end gaming performance from the Alienware x17 R2, you have got it right. Here is the performance review to help you best understand the laptops and how they will improve your experience and raise your standards as well.

Design and Ports

The Alienware designing tea still hasn’t drifted away from the basics. The lunar white housing, the honeycomb structure on the deck, and the alien face etched on the lid with the RGB lighting make the device look classier and more powerful. Except for the charging port on the left and the 3.5mm headphone jack on the right, all the possible ports are on the far back end of the laptop. The rear rows of the laptop host 2 USB 3.2 gen 1 ports with PowerShare enabled a single USB 3.2 gen 2 type C for power delivery, and DisplayPort as well. It also has a 2.1 HDMI port, a Thunderbolt port 4 equipped with Power Delivery, an Ethernet Port, a microSD card slot, and finally, a mini DisplayPort 1.4. 

Gaming and Performance Review

The inside of the Alienware x17 R2 is nothing short of a powerhouse. Intel i7-12700H 12th gen, a 16 GB GDDR6 Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, 32 GB GDDR5 Ram with 4800 Mhz memory, and a 1TB SSD. All these come together to produce unimaginable graphics to reflect on a 1080p 480Hz display. These specs look absurd on paper. 

When compared with two other 3080 Ti-powered laptops of the same range, out of which one powered by the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, and another one hosting the almighty Intel core i9- 12900HK, the Alienware came out ahead fairly. Scoring 7,209 in the PCMark 10 has proved that these benchmark tests are like child’s play. From long heavy work to long fast paced gaming seasons, this laptop can handle everything butter smooth. 

Whether you’re playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on the highest settings, taking part in ESL One Manila tournament, or visiting the best betting sites in the Philippines, Alienware x17 R2 got you covered. You can even enjoy international as well as native variations of casino games online. Besides that, you also get to enjoy bingo at these sites, and with this hardware, there will be no lag whatsoever. With this hardware configuration, you can take on top Philippines players as you enter gaming tournaments and online gaming portals.

Thermals and Battery

Alienware is very proud of the CryoTech cooling technology and element 31 thermal interfacing hardware installed in the x17. While running in performance mode after overclocking it, the noise output never went above 46db. Considering the hardware it hosts, this is somewhat unbelievable as other laptops in competition easily cross the 60db mark. The external heating isn’t much of a worry either. During intense gaming or heavy work sessions, the metal section above the keyboard can get heated enough, but you don’t need to touch that part anyways. 

In terms of battery, Alienware doesn’t talk about the estimated battery life of the x17 but ensures it has provided enough tweaking abilities to get battery life according to your performance needs. In real life, it can go on without charging for somewhere just under 3 hours. Considering the amount of power it generates, this should be considered fair, although a little more battery life wouldn’t have gone unappreciated. 


The Alienware x17 R2 is like a solid unannounced assault on its competitors in the gaming laptop segment. It’s not as costly as other high-end brands in the same segment, but still, it will cost you a lot. But the performance it gives, it’s worth each penny. You wouldn’t need to overclock or max out its components to get the desired performance. Just tweak around with the performance settings and find what suits your needs. 

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