The Alienware x17 R2 offers huge performance and great screen and keyboard quality inside a robust, good-looking chassis. It's expensive and only worthwhile if you're a particularly demanding gamer, but it's an excellent high-end choice.
It's not perfect - the limited battery life and modest screen resolution may not suit some people. However, the X17's combination of stylish design, strong performance and DIY customization options really help it to stand out in the competitive gaming market.
The Alienware x17 R2 delivers stunning gaming and processing speeds, a top-notch screen and a sturdy, good-looking chassis, and it’s only hindered by an expected high price and unsurprisingly poor battery life. It’s one of the best 17.3in gaming notebooks on the market today.
The latest muscle components boost Alienware's already formidable x17, but the second-gen rev of this costly gaming laptop doesn't stand out for its power or portability.
Stunning to look at and supremely powerful, if money is no object this is the best premium gaming laptop on the market.
With new top-end Intel and Nvidia components wrapped in arguably the nicest-looking gaming laptop shell on the market, the Alienware x17 R2 is impressive, and its mechanical keyboard option feels great. But MSI's competing GE76 Raider performed a bit better on our gaming tests and has a bigger battery.
Infused with Intel's new 12th Gen Core series mobile processor technology, along with NVIDIA's fastest, most powerful mobile GPU yet, we expected great things from this svelte but still spacious 17-inch machine, and we weren't disappointed. This new Alienware laptop put up some of the best benchmark scores we've ever experienced from a mobile platform, and if it weren't for having two similarly configured, hot-off embargo lift machines in house to test, it would have led the pack by a large margin across the board.
The Alienware x17 R2 is a force to be reckoned with. Thanks to the significant power of the new Intel 12th Gen processor and Nvidia RTX 3080 Ti GPU, it’s putting most challengers to shame. It’s got some of the fastest, if not the fastest transfer speeds I’ve seen on a laptop period and it’s got that funky, out-of-this-world look that the legion of fans love.