Alienware m17 R3 Specifications and user Reviews

Dell Alienware m17 R3 specifications; is a thin 17 inch laptop with maximum performance graphics. Featuring up to 12-phase graphics voltage regulation and reengineered Cryo-Tech cooling, The 17.3″ display features a Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. This is also the standard for HDTVs and the system’s native resolution allows for native 1080p high-definition video playback without upscaling. .

Price starts from USD $1630

Alienware m17 R3 Side View

Alienware m17 R3 Side View

Alienware m17 R3

Processor Specifications

Processor
10th Generation Intel Core i5-10300H
  • Processor type: 10th Generation Intel Core i5-10300H
  • Processor wattage: 45 W
  • Processor core count: 4
  • Processor thread count: 8
  • Processor speed: Up to 4.5 GHz
  • Processor cache: 8 MB
  • Integrated graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H
  • Processor type: 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10750H
  • Processor wattage: 45 W
  • Processor core count: 6
  • Processor thread count: 12
  • Processor speed: Up to 5 GHz
  • Processor cache: 12 MB
  • Integrated graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630
10th Generation Intel Core i9k-10980HK
  • Processor type: 10th Generation Intel Core i9k-10980HK
  • Processor wattage: 45 W
  • Processor core count: 8
  • Processor thread count: 16
  • Processor speed: Up to 5.3 GHz
  • Processor cache: 16 MB
  • Integrated graphics: Intel UHD Graphics 630

Operating System

Operating System
Operating System
  • Windows 10 Home (64-bit)
  • Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)

Chipset

Chipset
Chipset HM470
Processor 10th Generation Intel Core i5/i7/i9k
DRAM bus width 128-bit
Flash EPROM 16 MB
PCIe bus Up to Gen3

Memory

Memory specifications
Memory slots Onboard
Memory type Dual-channel DDR4
Memory speed 2667 MHz
Maximum memory configuration 32 GB
Minimum memory configuration 8 GB
Memory configurations supported
  • 8 GB, 2 x 4 GB, DDR4, 2667 MHz
  • 16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR4, 2667 MHz
  • 32 GB, 2 x 16 GB, DDR4, 2667 MHz

Storage

Storage specifications
M.2 2230 solid-state drive PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe, Up to 512 GB
M.2 2280 solid-state drive PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe, Up to 2 TB

Storage

Storage
Storage
  • One M.2 2230/2280 solid-state drive
  • Two M.2 2230 solid-state drives
  • Two M.2 2280 solid-state drives
  • One M.2 2230 solid-state drive and two M.2 2280 solid-state drives

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions and weight
Height (maximum) 22.50 mm (0.89 in.)
Width 399.80 mm (15.74 in.)
Depth 294.30 mm (11.59 in.)
Weight (maximum) 2.97 kg (6.55 lb)

Display

Display specifications
Full High Definition (FHD)
  • Display type: Full High Definition (FHD)
  • Display-panel technology: Wide-viewing angle (WVA)
  • Display-panel dimensions (active area):
  • Height: 214.81 mm (8.46 in.)
  • Width: 381.89 mm (15.04 in.)
  • Diagonal: 438.16 mm (17.25 in.)
  • Display-panel native resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Luminance (typical): 300 nits
  • Megapixels: 2.07
  • Color gamut: 72% (NTSC)
  • Pixels Per Inch (PPI): 127
  • Contrast ratio (min): 600 : 1
  • Response time (typical): 7 ms
  • Refresh rate: 144 Hz
  • Horizontal view angle: 85 +/- degrees
  • Vertical view angle: 85 +/- degrees
  • Pixel pitch: 0.1989 mm
  • Power consumption (maximum): 8.67 W
  • Anti-glare vs glossy finish: Anti-glare
  • Touch options: No
Full High Definition (FHD)
  • Display type: Full High Definition (FHD)
  • Display-panel technology: Wide-viewing angle (WVA)
  • Display-panel dimensions (active area):
  • Height: 214.81 mm (8.46 in.)
  • Width: 381.89 mm (15.04 in.)
  • Diagonal: 438.16 mm (17.25 in.)
  • Display-panel native resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Luminance (typical): 300 nits
  • Megapixels: 2.07
  • Color gamut: 100% (sRGB)
  • Pixels Per Inch (PPI): 127
  • Contrast ratio (min): 700 : 1
  • Response time (typical): 3 ms
  • Refresh rate: 300 Hz
  • Horizontal view angle: 85 +/- degrees
  • Vertical view angle: 85 +/- degrees
  • Pixel pitch: 0.1989 mm
  • Power consumption (maximum): 7 W
  • Anti-glare vs glossy finish: Anti-glare
  • Touch options: No
Ultra High Definition (UHD)
  • Display type: Ultra High Definition (UHD)
  • Display-panel technology: Wide-viewing angle (WVA)
  • Display-panel dimensions (active area):
  • Height: 214.81 mm (8.46 in.)
  • Width: 381.89 mm (15.04 in.)
  • Diagonal: 438.16 mm (17.25 in.)
  • Display-panel native resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Luminance (typical): 500 nits
  • Megapixels: 8.29
  • Color gamut: 100% (Adobe RGB)
  • Pixels Per Inch (PPI): 255
  • Contrast ratio (min): 1200 : 1
  • Response time (typical): 25 ms
  • Refresh rate: 60 Hz
  • Horizontal view angle: 85 +/- degrees
  • Vertical view angle: 85 +/- degrees
  • Pixel pitch: 0.0994 mm
  • Power consumption (maximum): 12 W
  • Anti-glare vs glossy finish: Anti-glare
  • Touch options: No

GPU—Integrated

GPU—Integrated
Intel UHD Graphics 630 One HDMI 2.0 port, one mini DisplayPort 1.4, one Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Gen 2) port, Shared system memory, 10th Generation Intel Core i5/i7/i9k

GPU — Discrete

GPU — Discrete
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti One HDMI 2.0 port, one mini DisplayPort 1.4, one Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Gen 2) port, 4 GB, GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti One HDMI 2.0 port, one mini DisplayPort 1.4, one Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Gen 2) port, 6 GB, GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 One HDMI 2.0 port, one mini DisplayPort 1.4, one Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Gen 2) port, 6 GB, GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 One HDMI 2.0 port, one mini DisplayPort 1.4, one Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Gen 2) port, 8 GB, GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super One HDMI 2.0 port, one mini DisplayPort 1.4, one Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Gen 2) port, 8 GB, GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super One HDMI 2.0 port, one mini DisplayPort 1.4, one Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Gen 2) port, 8 GB, GDDR6
AMD RX 5500M One HDMI 2.0 port, one mini DisplayPort 1.4, one Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Gen 2) port, 4 GB, GDDR6

Camera

Camera specifications
Number of cameras One
Camera type HD RGB camera
Camera location Front camera
Camera sensor type CMOS sensor technology
Camera resolution:
Still image 0.92 megapixel
Video 1280 x 720 (HD) at 30 fps
Diagonal viewing angle: 74.9 degrees

Audio

Audio specifications
Audio controller Realtek ALC3281-CG
Stereo conversion Supported
Internal audio interface High definition audio interface
External audio interface Univesal audio jack/HDMI 1.4b port
Number of speakers 2-way speaker
Internal-speaker amplifier Supported
External volume controls Keyboard shortcut controls
Speaker output:
Average speaker output 4 W
Peak speaker output 5 W
Subwoofer output Supported
Microphone Digital-array microphones in camera assembly

Media-card Reader

Media-card reader specifications
Media-card type One microSD card
Media-cards supported
  • Micro Secure Digital (mSD)
  • Micro Secure Digital High Capacity (mSDHC)
  • Micro Secure Digital Extended Capacity (mSDXC)

Internal slots

Internal slots
M.2
  • Two M.2 2230/2280 slots for solid-state drives
  • One M.2 2230 slot for solid-state drive

External Ports

External ports
Network port One RJ45 port
USB ports
  • Two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports
  • One USB 3.1 Gen 1 port with PowerShare
  • One Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Gen 2) port
Audio port One headset (headphone and microphone combo) port
Video port
  • One HDMI 2.0 port
  • One mini DisplayPort 1.4
  • One Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Gen 2) port
Media-card reader One microSD-card slot
Docking port One external graphics display port
Power-adapter port One 7.4 mm x 5.1 mm power adapter port
Security One wedge shaped security lock slot

Communication wireless module

Wireless module specifications
Model number Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
Transfer rate Up to 2400 Mbps
Frequency bands supported 2.4 GHz/5 GHz
Wireless standards
  • WiFi 802.11a/b/g
  • Wi-Fi 4 (WiFi 802.11n)
  • Wi-Fi 5 (WiFi 802.11ac)
  • Wi-Fi 6 (WiFi 802.11ax)
Encryption
  • 64-bit/128-bit WEP
  • AES-CCMP
  • TKIP
Bluetooth Bluetooth 5.0

keyboard

Keyboard specifications
Keyboard type
  • 4-zone RGB keyboard
  • RGB per key keyboard
Keyboard layout QWERTY
Number of keys
  • United States and Canada: 103 keys
  • United Kingdom: 104 keys
  • Japan: 107 keys
Keyboard size X=19.05 mm key pitch

Y=19.05 mm key pitch

Keyboard shortcuts Some keys on your keyboard have two symbols on them. These keys can be used to type alternate characters or to perform secondary functions. To type the alternate character, press Shift and the desired key. To perform secondary functions, press Fn and the desired key.

TouchPad

Touchpad specifications
Touchpad resolution:
Horizontal 1229
Vertical 929
Touchpad dimensions:
Horizontal 105 mm (4.13 in.)
Vertical 80 mm (3.15 in.)
Touchpad gestures For more information about touchpad gestures available on Windows 10, see the Microsoft knowledge base article

Power Adapter

Power adapter specifications
130 W
  • Type: 130 W
  • Connector dimensions:
  • External diameter: 7.40 mm
  • Internal diameter: 5.10 mm
  • Input voltage: 100 VAC–240 VAC
  • Input frequency: 50 Hz–60 Hz
  • Input current (maximum): 2.50 A
  • Output current (continuous): 6.70 A
  • Rated output voltage: 19.50 VDC
  • Temperature range::
  • Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
  • Storage: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
180 W
  • Type: 180 W
  • Connector dimensions:
  • External diameter: 7.40 mm
  • Internal diameter: 5.10 mm
  • Input voltage: 100 VAC–240 VAC
  • Input frequency: 50 Hz–60 Hz
  • Input current (maximum): 2.34 A
  • Output current (continuous): 9.23 A
  • Rated output voltage: 19.50 VDC
  • Temperature range::
  • Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
  • Storage: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
240 W
  • Type: 240 W
  • Connector dimensions:
  • External diameter: 7.40 mm
  • Internal diameter: 5.10 mm
  • Input voltage: 100 VAC–240 VAC
  • Input frequency: 50 Hz–60 Hz
  • Input current (maximum): 5.00 A
  • Output current (continuous): 12.31 A
  • Rated output voltage: 19.50 VDC
  • Temperature range::
  • Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
  • Storage: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
330 W
  • Type: 330 W
  • Connector dimensions:
  • External diameter: 7.40 mm
  • Internal diameter: 5.10 mm
  • Input voltage: 100 VAC–240 VAC
  • Input frequency: 50 Hz–60 Hz
  • Input current (maximum): 4.40 A
  • Output current (continuous): 16.92 A
  • Rated output voltage: 19.50 VDC
  • Temperature range::
  • Operating: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
  • Storage: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
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Alienware m17 R3 Specifications and user Reviews, 8.5 out of 10 based on 2 ratings

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13 Comments

  1. Chuck F. said:

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars. ·
    Amazing machine for this long time gamer!
    I have waited years to buy an Alienware laptop. I finally made the choice to buy the M17 R3. I have the Intel i7-10750H and Nvidia RTX 2070. This laptop is fantastic. It plays buttery smooth. Is very snappy and responsive. And it is amazing looking and feeling. The build quality is some of the best I have seen. The improved cooling technology is definitely cooling better than the last generation. I only have a few mild concerns. First is that the fans are a little loud at times and throttle up and down frequently, but let’s be honest, asking a machine this thin and light with these hardware specs to be quiet and cool isn’t realistic so the solution is wear headphones when gaming. My second complaint is the Alienware Command Center Software that controls the fans, overclocks, and RGB lighting needs to be taken back to formula. It is very unintuitive and difficult to use, but with a little patience and trial and error, you can eventually achieve the results you were looking for. My third concern is that the system memory is soldered to the mother board and cannot be upgraded so be sure to order the configuration with the memory you need or you may end up disappointed. Overall I still give this gaming laptop a high rating and solid review. I recommend it and have enjoyed my time with it.

  2. Tom said:

    ★★★★★ 5 out of 5 stars
    My house burned down but my m17R3 didn’t!
    This will sound hard to believe but my home burned down on Thursday last. At around 3.20 AM, what seems to have been an electrical fault started a fire in my home. I got out with my wife thanks to my dogs. within 20 minutes the house I knew was gone.We had lost everything. Local fire crews fought the blaze for 8 hours before they could suspend the operation. I was humbled by their efforts and the support from neighbours and family. The next day I learned that a computer and a small alarm clock had been salvaged. I wasn’t sure which computer it was but when I went to collect I was pretty happy to see the m17 . It was covered in soot and it smells like an old campfire but its perfect and I’m typing this on it now. I was just happy that my wife and my dogs were safe but it was cool to see this unit survive out of everything in the house. I had been blown away by half life Alyx on the m17 and will again some day I get a headset . Its definitely a great built machine and prior to its miraculous survival I would have recommended it anyway.

  3. Kumar The Gamer said:

    ★★★★★4 out of 5 stars
    Solid laptop, excels at both gaming and productivity
    The Alienware M17 R3 with the RTX 2080 Super max-p as well as 4K display is an excellent gaming laptop, consistently hitting 30% greater 4K FPS over the other 17″ 4K laptops with RTX 2080 Super max-q. It also is an excellent productivity machine, excelling at software development workflows. Its flat matte display, rather than high gloss on the Razer Blade, makes for excellent use in all lighting situations and its keyboard is phenomenal – I true joy to type on. It also is incredibly comfortable and solid to carry, having a great feel. Its supposed weakness, the response rate of the panel, is not apparent in any 4K gaming so far. I am absolutely pleased with this laptop.

  4. Saud said:

    ★★★★★4 out of 5 stars
    Beautiful looking, thin laptop, very fast, BUT fan is too loud
    Great PC, beautiful colors, cool lights, it’s thin, pretty small for this kind of performance, fast, well built. The only issue is the fan. Even in quiet mode, while only basic apps are opened, it runs all the time. On 30% speed, it makes whistle like noise, on higher speed sounds like an aircraft. I’ve had 2 Alienware laptops before, none of them was making such a noise. If you don’t mind louder fans, this is right for you.

  5. Peter said:

    ★★★★★1 out of 5 stars.
    Computer shutdown in middle of game when battery show was hot.
    I just receive this laptop and use it about 2-3 times. I was playing LOL and in the middle of my rank game when it shutdown by itself. When I try to turn it back on game ended in lost. The reason for the shutdown was the battery was hot. I had my laptop plugged in just so I don’t have that problem. However, this laptop does itself whether you have it plug in or not. Is there a way to prevent this? The laptop is not good at gaming if this continue.

  6. Don said:

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 star
    Amazing gaming rig. Superb image processor.
    Amazing rig right here. I purchased this machine to process my astrophotography photos and this thing is a dream. It used to take me sometimes hours for my programs to calibrates, integrate and process the hundreds of images used for one astrophoto. This guy right here cut that time down significantly. It’s also a great gaming computer. This is the first machine I’ve had that I can use the max graphics settings for a game and have no lag or stall while maintaining a pretty high frame rate.

  7. Kishan said:

    ★★★★★3 out of 5 stars
    Fan noise
    Performs great but fan runs louder than my previous laptop , and runs constantly. I don’t notice with headphones in but others in the room notice.

  8. Anonymous said:

    ★★★★★2 out of 5 stars. ·
    Beautiful Laptop
    First of all, It’s very aesthetically pleasing to look at. I like the futuristic design of Alienware and I’ve always wanted one in the past but was unable to get one. I finally got one two weeks ago. The first day I got it I tried to play games and they would not play. I called dell support and I was on the phone with them for 2 hours. We figured out what was wrong with it. It had outdated files that are needed for gameplay. This is a brand new laptop. That shouldn’t be happening. Apparently they aren’t checked to see if they run properly before they are sent to people. This is too expensive of a laptop to not be working out of the box. Other than that I love it. Also I was supposed to get a free game called Tom Clancy Rainbow Six Siege. I never got the code that they were supposed to send.

  9. Ashley said:

    ★★★★★2 out of 5 stars.
    Constant crashing
    I’m honestly disappointed with this. During start up, the laptop crashed four times before I could even finish setting up Windows. Since then, it’ll randomly crash in the middle of gaming, on Netflix, even just idle sometimes. I’ve talked to two Dell customer service representatives for solutions, and neither have fixed the issue. Another issue has come up recently too: the screen will flicker to black for half a second every so often while in a browser. When the laptop actually works, it runs really well. The graphics are smooth and beautiful, no audio issues, and the RGB effects are flawless. I would be very impressed if the other issues were resolved.

  10. Jade said:

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars. ·
    Just what I was waiting for! A very capable multi-purpose laptop for travel/work and home.
    This is my second Alienware M17 R3, the last one was from 2015. The biggest drawback of the 2015 edition was the weight and space it required when traveling on airplanes all over the world. It was big, heavy (~8 lbs excluding power brick), capable and mostly reliable. The 2020 version of the M17 R3 builds on all the capability and performance aspects of the prior model but it is noticeably lighter (~5 lbs, excluding power brick). The 2020 M17 R3 has smaller screen bezels and a more narrow form factor which I know will make it easier to travel with. The new 330 watt power supply weighs almost as much as the laptop itself and is the largest laptop power brick I have ever owned. Evidently, the new M17 R3 will function with my older and lighter 240 watt power supply and is sufficient for my needs when on travel.

  11. Mahendra Singh Dhoni Laptop said:

    ★★★★★ 5 out of 5 star
    M17 R3
    This is my 2nd Alienware laptop. My last one after 5.5 years had a power issue and burnt out. I purchased the I7 10875, 32MB, 2070S version of the M17r3 and am very happy with the decision.

  12. Bogey said:

    ★★★★★5 out of 5 stars. ·
    If you’re reading this, you already want one.
    I’m gonna assume anyone reading this wants one, and curious about which config to get. Here’s my rig; i9, 32GB memory (soldered!), Nvidia 2070 Super, 2TB RAID0, the $30 extra keyboard that gives you per key control of the lights (worth it), and the FHD display for faster response time (gaming). I figure I could always hook up an external 4k display should the need present itself (plenty of ports), like maybe the new curved display they sell. This system should last 3-5 years easy. Pros: lightning fast, no bloatware, great keyboard, the lunar light color is refreshing, looks better in person than the photos, the thickness is the perfect height for typing, solid hinge on the display, Alienware Command Center makes it easy to setup hardware profiles for each game, my favorite is being able to choose your fan speed for quiet vs performance gaming. Cons: The Power Brick looks like your typical Dell brick with a blue LED light, would be nice to see what Alienware designers could come up with, and I realize this is a cost savings to leverage existing supply chain. Alienware Command Center a bit confusing, as others have said, but if you’re a gamer, you already have the aptitude to master it. Fans have a high pitch to them, even at low speeds, it bothers my wife, but doesn’t bother me, though I can hear it, too. It’s not hard to drown it out with the speakers which are acceptable, not exceptional, they do the job. Is it a good value? Absolutely, when you consider the engineering needed to package all this together, it’s more challenging than building a desktop. The real issue is once you have one, other members of your family will want one, so I guess that could get expensive, though these machines would last longer so overall it could be less expensive than the alternatives.

  13. Coleman said:

    ★★★★★1 out of 5 stars.
    Trackpad is not working, videos flash, and devices freezes

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