Dell Alienware x15 R2 and x17 R2 India launch - Specs, Price

Dell has recently launched two powerful gaming laptops in India with the latest Intel 12th gen processors that give you an immersive gaming experience. The laptops are available on Dell exclusive stores, the official dell website, and various online retailers.

Dell Alienware X15 R2

The gaming laptops launched are:

  • Dell Alienware x15 R2
  • Dell Alienware x17 R2

Both the laptops carry on a similar design as their predecessors. However, we notice an upgrade in cooling technology that comes with Alienware cryo-tech cooling system that keeps the gaming notebook cooler to give you a better gaming experience.

Dell Alienware X15 Gaming laptop

Both the laptops run on the Windows 11 operating system.

Dell Alienware X15 R2 and X17 R2 - Performance

Dell has upgraded the last year's models running 11th Gen Intel processors to the brand new Intel 12th gen H-series processors. The new H Series processors have a significant increase in performance over the last gen due to the increased core count and better single-core performance. Both laptops offer two processor configurations: 12th gen Intel Core i7 - 12700H or the top-of-the-line 12th gen Intel Core i9 - 12900H.

The chipsets have 14 cores (6 Performance + 8 Efficient) and 20 threads architecture with a 24 MB smart memory cache. The Intel Core i7 has a 3.50 GHz base clock and can boost up to 4.70 GHz. On the other hand, Core i9 clocks at 3.80 GHz and can boost up to 5.00 GHz clock speed.

The Notebook has a Quad-fan cooling solution for efficient airflow and dual opposite outlet fans. In addition, the fans are controlled by AI smart fan control technology that spins, slows, and keep the fan speed steady as and when required. Also, the laptops are upgraded with the latest DDR5 RAM.

Alienware X17 R2
Dell Alienware X17 R2

Gaming Performance and Graphics cards

The Dell X17 has the fastest mobile GPU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080Ti, with 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM. The 3080Ti offers can easily max out most games and offer unmatchable performance. You may be able to get other GPU options such as the RTX 3070 or the RTX 3060 with these but likely at a later date.

RTX 3080Ti Gaming Benchmark

As you can see, the RTX 3080Ti beats AMD's 6800M and the RTX 3070 in all AAA games with quite a high margin. Undoubtedly, the graphics card will give you a powerpack gaming performance.

Display, Storage, Ports, and Keyboard

The best part of these laptops is the excellent display. The X15 R2 has 15.6 inches display with the options - FHD (165 Hz and 360 Hz) and QHD (240 Hz). Also, X15 couples up to 32 GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD.

Alienware X17 R2

The X17 R2 offers a larger 17.3 inches FHD (1920*1080 pixels display with a crazy (360 Hz) refresh rate, and there is a UHD (165 Hz) option available. Also, the laptop pairs up to 32 GB DDR5 RAM and up to 2 TB NVMe SSD storage.

In addition, the X17 comes with an elegant low-profile Cherry MX keyboard with a multi-touch premium precision glass trackpad and integrated scrolling. Further, these two gaming laptops offer a backlit keyboard with customizable AlienFX stadium lighting. It has low halo lightning support to light up the letters you press on your keyboard. Gorgeous!!!

Both gaming laptops support Nvidia G-sync technology and keep a perfect balance between the screen and the graphics to give you an uninterrupted lag-free gaming session.

The port system includes - 2* USB 3.2 gen 1, USB 3.2 gen 2 Type-C, Thunderbolt 4, combo audio jack, RJ45, Mini display port 1.4, and HDMI 2.1. The Dell X15 weighs

Lastly, the X15 comes with an 87 WHr battery and a 130 Watts USB Type C adapter, and the X17 has an 87 Whr battery and comes with a 330 Watts power adapter.

Pricing - Dell Alienware Laptops

The Dell Alienware X15 R2 has a price of INR 2,49,990, and the X17 R2 is available for INR 3,89,999 (Intel Core i9 and RTX 3080 Ti) in India. Dell has also recently launched the Dell G-Series laptops to compete with Asus TUF Dash 15.

PROS

  • 12th Gen Intel Processors
  • Color accurate high Refresh rate display
  • Great Battery Life and Fast Charging support
  • Power Nvidia RTX 3060 or the RTX 3080 Ti GPU

CONS

  • Pricey
  • Fewer Customizations are available on Dell Website.

Samsung is also one of the first brands to launch work laptops (Samsung Galaxy Book) with Intel 12th Gen processors.


Dell Alienware M15 Ryzen Edition R5

This gaming laptop is a powerful machine. It comes with AMD Ryzen 5000 series processor and RTX 30 series GPU.

Alienware M15 Ryzen Edition R5 gaming laptop

Specifications and Features:

The Alienware M15 gaming laptop arrives with 15.6 inches QHD display. It has a 240 Hz and a 400 nits peak brightness.

The device is been driven by the powerful AMD Ryzen 9 5800HX processor. It has 8 cores and 16 threads and is based on 7 nm FinFET architecture. The processor clocks at 3.3 GHz and has a maximum turbo boost frequency of up to 4.8 GHz.

Further, it pairs up to 32 GB DDR4 (3200 MHz ) RAM. This powerful gaming laptop offers a wide storage space of up to 4 TB PCIe M.2 SSD storage.

You will get two options for a Graphics card with this latest gaming machine.

  1. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
  2. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

They both have 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM.

It has an alternative to the operating system. You can choose from Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Pro.

The power source of the gaming laptop is a massive 86 WHr battery. It has a 720p webcam with dual-array microphones.

For connectivity, it supports WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.2. The ports include - 2* USB 3.2 gen2 Type-C, 2* USB 3.2 gen1, HDMI 2.1, an ethernet port, and a 3.5 mm combo jack.

The beautiful gaming laptop holds a Cherry MX ultra-low-profile mechanical keyboard with per-key AlienFX customizable lighting.

Price and Availability:

The Dell Alienware M15 Ryzen Edition R5 is available in India for Rs. 1,44,990, which is not high considering it is an Alienware laptop. It will be available in a single Dark Side of the Moon color.

Love Dell Alienware

Dell Alienware laptops are the Polo GT TSI's of the Gaming Laptops World - Crazy fast and expensive.

Whoever coined the term "Alienware" and designed the skull logo definitely helped Dell to create a remarkable brand that is very distinct from rivals.

Hats off, mate, for the creativity!

Written By Ayush Sharma, Edited By Kanuj Sharma

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Kanuj Sharma

Kanuj Sharma is the editor at Candytech.in for the last 8 years. He has been building Gaming PCs for more than two decades. Most of his time is spent trying, testing, reviewing new gadgets, mobiles, computer parts, and writing articles. His vast experience makes him a go-to expert on technology. He also has a product marketing experience in Telecom (Vodafone-Idea). Academically, he has done Mechanical Engineering and MBA. If you like my work connect with me on social.

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