As far as gaming laptop deals go, this is one of the best markdowns of the season.
Alienware x17 R2 RTX 3080:
$3,149 $1,999 @ Dell
Dell knocks $1,150 off the excellent Alienware x17 R2 during its spring sale event. This gaming laptop machine packs a 17.3-inch (1920 x 1080) 360Hz display, 12th gen Intel i9-12900H 14-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD. Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3080 GPU with 16GB of dedicated memory does the heavy graphics lifting.
Alienware is renowned for its attractive, high-performance gaming laptops. The Alienware X17 R2 is at the top of the totem pole and is powerful enough to replace your desktop. This gaming laptop machine packs a 17.3-inch (1920 x 1080) 360Hz display, 12th gen Intel i9-12900H 14-core CPU, 16GB of RAM, and 512GB SSD. Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3080 GPU with 16GB of dedicated memory does the heavy graphics lifting.
In our Alienware x17 R2 review, we loved its beautiful design, excellent audio and powerful gaming performance. We were also impressed by the laptop's incredibly fast transfer speeds. After thorough testing, we have the Alienware X17 R2 an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5-start and our Editor's Choice Award.
As expected in real world tests, the Alienware X17 R2 took everything we threw at it and never faltered. It easily juggled a staggering 70 Google Chrome tabs consisting of Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides with several tabs of Laptop Mag, Google Analytics, Tweetdeck and Google Drive in Google Chrome. Even with a few YouTube videos playing and a Twitch stream going, the Alienware didn’t flinch.
In our lab, the Alienware x17 R2 notched a high score of $13,710 on the Geekbench 5.4 overall performance test. It beat the premium gaming laptop average of 6,922 and is on par with the MSI GE76 Raider's score of 13,456.
With a weight of 7.1 pounds and 0.8 inches thin, the Alienware X17 R2 has a bit of heft to it. It's lighter and thinner than the MSI GE76 Raider (8.8 pounds, 1 inch) and heavier than the Razer Blade 17 (6.1 pounds, 0.8 inches).
If you're lin the market for a powerful gaming-specific laptop, you can't go wrong with Alienware X17 R2.
Alienware x15 R2 RTX 3070 Ti:
$2,499 $1,599 @ Dell
Save $900 on the Alienware x15 R2 gaming laptop. This beastly machine packs a 15.6-inch (2560 x 1440) 240Hz display, 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H 14-core CPU, 16GB of RAM and 512GB SSD. Doing all the heavy graphics lifting is Nvidia's GeForce RTX 3070 Ti GPU with 8GB of dedicated memory.
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Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost, Examiner.com, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.