On hand Alienware M17 R5 – King of gaming laptops this year

Alienware m17 R5 (AMD Advantage) is the "super product" of AMD gaming laptops.

Alienware has teamed up with AMD to create a truly excellent laptop - the Alienware m17 R5. With this product, AMD has made a big splash in the gaming laptop line, competing directly with Intel and Nvidia.

Alienware m17 R5.

The biggest advantage of Alienware m17 R5 is the AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor and Radeon RX 6850 XT GPU graphics with the best performance no matter the situation. It also features Cherry MX keys, a gorgeous 4K display, great speakers, and a sleek design.


Conspicuously, the Alienware m17 R5 has the style of a current Legend 2.0 designed Alienware notebook. The machine has a dark gray color that exudes a mysterious look, a durable anodized aluminum lid and very good fingerprint resistance.

Durable design.

Inside, the keyboard glows seductively in a turquoise glow. Another glowing alien head acts as the power button.

The Alienware m17's side-mounted speakers produce loud, clear sound that easily fills a living room.

The machine has an overall size of 15.6 x 11.8 x 0.6 ~ 0.9 inches, respectively, which is a desktop replacement product. The product is heavier than “competitor” devices. In return, the device has quite a lot of ports: 2 USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports; 1 expandable Gigabit Ethernet port with headphone jack; 1 USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 port, another USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 port, 1 full HDMI 2.1 port and DC-in.


The Alienware m17's 17.3-inch, 4K-resolution display has a 120Hz refresh rate and a stunning 3ms response rate.

FreeSync Premium helps reduce lag and stuttering while gaming. It's an adaptive sync technology that synchronizes the display's refresh rate with the GPU to keep the image super smooth.

The screen is quite bright and vibrant.

In addition, the product has a low frame rate compensation (LFC). With LFC, if the game's frame rate drops below the lowest refresh rate, frames will be rendered multiple times automatically. This ensures users experience the monitor's supported refresh rate, maintaining the much-needed smooth gameplay.

And yet, colors are extremely vivid on the m17 despite only reaching 76.2% on the DCI-P3 color gamut, up to 436 nit brightness - beating the 344 nit average.

Keyboard and Trackpad

The Alienware m17's Cherry MX keyboard gave a solid response, reaching 80 words per minute on the typing test.

Keyboard for good typing experience.

The keyboard also integrates the AlienFX utility included in the Alienware Command Center. Users can choose individual colors for each individual key, or choose from one of six pre-installed themes for customization.

The large trackpad of the m17 will help users use multi-touch gestures extremely comfortable and fast.


AMD Advantage is a suite of intelligent technologies designed to enhance and optimize the mobile computing experience. It has an AI system that adjusts quickly to keep the system ahead.

Alienware m17 R5 integrates efficient optimization functions.

Some of the technologies used include: SmartShift Max - measures data such as temperature and power consumption so that machine learning algorithms control optimizations for both CPU and GPU.

Next is SmartShift Eco - which helps focus more on power configuration, automatically switching between discrete graphics and integrated graphics when the device is plugged in or running low on battery, prolonging the power supply when playing games.

Graphics and gameplay

In testing, Alienware m17 and AMD Radeon AMD Radeon RX 6850 XT GPU with 12GB of VRAM for a fast and enjoyable experience.

At 1080p on the Assassin's Creed Valhalla benchmark test, the Alienware hit 112 fps, beating the category average - 81 fps.

The machine has good graphics capabilities.

When running the Far Cry New Dawn test, the m17 reached 89 fps, equivalent to the Zephyrus, less than the Blade 17's 96 fps.

On the Borderlands 3 benchmark, Alienware took the win with 112 fps.

For the Red Dead Redemption 2 benchmark test, the Alienware m17 hit 76 fps, beating the 68 fps category average.


The 3.3 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor with 32 GB RAM handles everything “deliciously” including 60 Google Chrome tabs, including Google Docs, YouTube, and news sites.

Connection ports on the body.

In the Geekbench 5.4 test that measures overall performance, the M17 scored 9,851 points, beating the 8,070 premium gaming laptop average. Blade 17 (Intel Core i7-12800H CPU) surpassed Alienware with a score of 9,875 points while Vector (Intel Core i9-12800HK CPU) scored 12,434 points.

The M17 took 5 minutes and 30 seconds to transcode a 4K video to 1080p on the HandBrake test. Faster than the 5:49 category average and the Blade 17 (7:19).

In terms of the file transfer test, the m17's 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD duplicated 25GB of multimedia files with a transfer rate of 1,766.7 megabytes per second, beating the 1,334.7 MBps and Vector (1TB PCIe NVMe M) averages. .2 SSD) 719.9 MBps.

Battery life

The Alienware m17 lasted 6 hours and 7 minutes on the battery test, which involves continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness- very impressive for a gaming laptop, easily beating the category average. .


Alienware features the CryoTech cooling system, Alienware's patent-pending Smart Fan control technology that enables ultra-efficient cooling.


Alienware m17 comes with a lot of useful software: Alienware Digital Delivery allows software purchases; Alienware Update keeps all relevant software up to date.

The bundled software is also custom optimized.

In addition, users have AMD Link for Windows, allowing users to connect their gaming laptop via smartphone, tablet or TV for a remote gaming experience.

Outside of Windows 11 software, the Alienware m17 R5 is also bloatware-free, backed by a 1-year warranty.


Alienware m17 R5 has a pretty high price.

Powerful performance, a stunning 4K display, loud speakers, and impressive battery life are what make the Alienware m17 R5 worthy of its $2,799 price tag.

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