Even though gaming laptops have advanced considerably in recent years, all that power still comes with a significant compromise. When you play PC games on the move, you sacrifice a lot of portability. While Alienware’s most recent models aren’t quite thin-and-light, the x15 and x17 are the company’s thinnest models ever.
The Alienware x17 is a 17.3-inch notebook with vapor chamber cooling, Dell’s liquid metal technology, and four separate fans. The system refers to a new age of Alienware, with thin and light taking precedence over the company’s previous thick and unwieldy designs.
Dell has a handful of high-profile Alienware announcements to begin off Computex week. Following the release of Alienware’s new 17.3-inch x17. The Alienware x17 will ultimately take the elderly Alienware m17 series, which took the place of the even older Alienware 17 series.
Because of its bigger form size, the Alienware x17 offers numerous essential enhancements over the Alienware x15, even though they may appear comparable from the outside. The x17 has CherryMX mechanical keys as an option, whereas the x15 is confined to membrane-based switches.
Second, when equipped with the identical GeForce RTX GPU, GPU TGP is substantially more significant, resulting in quicker graphics performance. Finally, the x17 has all of the x15’s new cooling technologies, as well as a new vapor chamber cooler and a more prominent 12-phase voltage regulator.
Alienware x17 Tech Specs
|15.72 x 11.79 x 0.84 inches
|Standing screen display size
|Max Screen Resolution
|1920 x 1080 Pixels
|11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 11800H
|NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 6GB GDDR6
|16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR4, 3200 MHz, dual-channel
|Hard Drive Interface
|256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
|Computer Memory Type
|Flash Memory Size
|Killer Wi-Fi 6E + Bluetooth 5.2
|Number of USB 3.2 Type-C
|Number of USB 3.2 Type- A
|Average Battery Life
|Varies depending on operating conditions
|Windows 10 Home
|Battery Powered (1 Lithium ion batteries required)
- Outstanding performance
- Long-lasting battery
- Thin and Lightweight
- Metal chassis with higher quality
- Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports
- Speakers are not up to standard
- The most costly model is the top-tier model
- While gaming can be heated
In general, the Alienware x17 retains Alienware’s uncompromising design philosophy in performance, despite being a tiny and light gaming laptop. To provide the best performance experience, it utilizes a highly innovative method in performance release.
Regarding temperature measurement, the high temperature should not be ignored, but thankfully, the heat dissipation design does not rapidly let players feel the presence of warmth. Because of the robust GPU options, the Cherry MX mechanical keyboard, the more abundant IO, and the decent screen options, the Alienware x17 is the more fascinating of the two versions here.
It all comes down to whether the thermal module can provide a more consistent experience than the dual-fan versions found in more compact and lighter 17-inch devices.
The Alien’s constant design aesthetics continue to make individuals faultless in appearance. Particularly impressive is the thickness control. As a laptop with this configuration, the thickness is impenetrable. On the other hand, the weight should be decreased.
Dell Alienware x17
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 11800H, Windows 11 Home, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 6GB GDDR6, 16 GB, 2 x 8 GB, DDR4, 3200 MHz, dual-channel, 256GB M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive, 17.3-in. display
Product Brand: Dell
Product Currency: USD
Product Price: $2,199.99
Product In-Stock: InStock