The 17-inch Alienware m17 R5 is now on sale for 40% off the list price. The discounted SKU features starkly mid-range hardware in the Ryzen 7 6800H CPU and the RTX 3060 GPU alongside a bonkers 480 Hz refresh rate display. Furthermore, the laptop can be upgraded thanks to two SO-DIMM and M.2 slots for memory and storage expansion.
The Alienware m17 R5 is currently going for a whopping US$700 off the US$1,799.99 retail price. The discounted price of US$1,099.99 can be brought down further by US$22 using the coupon code ARMMPPS at checkout (via slickdeals).
The Alienware m17 R5 on sale rocks an 8-core Ryzen 7 6800H, a 6 GB RTX 3060 mobile, 16 GB of DDR5-4800 in dual-channel mode, and 1 TB of PCIe NVMe SSD. The FHD display is another main attraction, as it boasts a mind-boggling 480 Hz refresh rate, a 3 ms response time, NVIDIA Advanced Optimus, and VRR support in the form of NVIDIA G-SYNC. Other niceties include an AlienFX per-key RGB keyboard and a gigantic 97 Wh battery.
When it comes to the actual performance of the components, the Ryzen 7 6800H performs on par with the Core i7-12650H and the Ryzen 9 6900HX in Cinebench R23 Multi-Core. On the GPU side, the RTX 3060 laptop GPU is only 4% slower than the desktop RTX 3060 in 3DMark TimeSpy Graphics. This translates to good mid-range gaming performance, as the card pushed most AAA games to 60 FPS at 1080p/High settings in our testing.
Furthermore, we gave the Alienware m17 R5 a “good” score of 86% in our review of a different variant with a different set of internals. Not only did the laptop prove to be very durable, but it also impressed us thanks to its upgradability, excellent keyboard, and relatively quiet operation even during gaming.
The notebook also lasted for 3.7 to 4.7 hours in our WiFi test which doesn’t look impressive at first glance but it is a pretty good showing once you factor in the power-hungry 17-inch 4K panel and high-end internals of our review model. To that end, the Alienware m17 R5 model on sale should perform noticeably better in this regard.
Put simply, the Alienware m17 R5 is a solid 17-inch mid-range gaming laptop that is now an enticing deal thanks to a generous 40% discount.
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Fawad Murtaza – Tech Writer – 467 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
I am Fawad, a fellow tech nerd. As a tech junkie, my relationship with technology goes back to my childhood years. Getting my first Intel Pentium 4 PC was the start of journey that would eventually bring me to Notebookcheck. Finally, I have been writing for tech media since 2018. From small no-name projects to industry leaders, I have worked with a number of tech publications.
Fawad Murtaza, 2023-06-15 (Update: 2023-06-15)