January 20, 2019

Alienware 17 R5 Review

Alienware-17-R5

CPU Intel Core i9-8950HK 2,9 Hz
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8Gb
DISPLAY 17,3 QHD (2560 x 1440) 120 Hz
STORAGE 512 GB SSD (NVMe PCIe), 1 TB HDD
RAM 32GB
WEIGHT 4.22 kg

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Alienware 17 R5 does not delay. Equipped with an Intel Core I9 processor and an overclocked Nvidia GTX 1080, it finally showed us high-speed gaming at 1440p resolution on a laptop.

Of course, the main part of this machine is the 17-inch QHD display. The TN panel may seem frustrating on paper, but the color depth and black level of the display is almost as good as the monitors with IPS panel.

Then comes the 120Hz refresh rate, which makes this display play even sweeter when you watch your games go past the traditional 60fps to a blissfully high refresh rate. The spectacle becomes even more joyful when you make sure that Alienware 17 R5 is powerful enough to play games at the desired frequency in 1440p resolution and still keep the stock of frames for maneuver.

ALIENWARE 17 R5: TESTS

Here's how the Alienware 17 P5 laptop showed itself in the tests of our review:

3DMark: sky diver: 39089 / fire strike: 17248 / spy: 6826;

Cinebench (CPU): 987 points / graphics: 141 fps;

Geekbench 4: 5804 (Single-Core) | 20831 (Multi-Core);

PCMark 8 (home test): 4717 points;

PCMark 8 (battery): 3 hours and 21 minutes;

Battery life (video test): 3 hours and 40 minutes;

Total war: Warhammer second (1080p, ultra): 61 FPS; (1080p, low): 138 FPS;

From me: shadows of war (1080p, ultra): 97 / s; (1080p, low): 166 FPS;


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