Alienware X14 R2 vs. Alienware X14 R1

Here is a side by side comparison between Alienware X14 R2 and Alienware X14 R1 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Key Differences

Alienware X14 R2 image

Alienware X14 R2

Alienware X14 R1 image

Alienware X14 R1

Alienware X14 R1 Pros

Reasons that Alienware X14 R1 is better than Alienware X14 R2.

Supports faster memory

Alienware X14 R1 supports a faster memory speed than the Alienware X14 R2. It supports up to 5200MHz versus 4800MHz of system memory on the Alienware X14 R2.

Memory type and speed
Alienware X14 R1 - LPDDR5
5,200 MHz
Alienware X14 R2 - LPDDR5
4,800 MHz
About 14% lighter

Alienware X14 R1 weighed 3.96 pounds, 14% lighter than the 4.594 pounds Alienware X14 R2.

WeightAlienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R1
Pound
4.594 lbs.
3.96 lbs.
Kilogram
2.08 kg
1.80 kg

Alienware X14 R2: Our analysis and reviews

Alienware X14 R2 image

What we like

Reasons to like about Alienware X14 R2.

Supports Windows 11

Alienware X14 R2 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsAlienware X14 R2
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i5-13420H → Intel Core i7-13620H
4GB RAM16GB → 32GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU8 → 10 cores
Upgradable storage

Alienware X14 R2 comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more.

Supports discrete graphics
Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060 8GB GDDR6 85W TGP

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Alienware X14 R2.

Non-upgradable memory

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

Supports slower memory

Alienware X14 R2 supports a slower memory speed than the Alienware X14 R1. It only supports up to 4800MHz versus 5200MHz of system memory on the Alienware X14 R1.

Memory type and speed
Alienware X14 R1 - LPDDR5
5,200 MHz
Alienware X14 R2 - LPDDR5
4,800 MHz
About 14% heavier

Alienware X14 R2 weighed 4.594 pounds, 14% heavier than the 3.96 pounds Alienware X14 R1.

WeightAlienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R1
Pound
4.594 lbs.
3.96 lbs.
Kilogram
2.08 kg
1.80 kg

Alienware X14 R1: Our analysis and reviews

Alienware X14 R1 image

What we like

Reasons to like about Alienware X14 R1.

Supports Windows 11

Alienware X14 R1 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsAlienware X14 R1
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i7-12700H → Intel Core i9-12900H
4GB RAM16GB → 32GB
64GB Drive256GB → 2TB
2 Cores CPU14 cores
Upgradable storage

Alienware X14 R1 comes with a single removable M.2 SSD slot that you can replace and upgrade in the future. Learn more.

Supports discrete graphics
Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6 85W TGP

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Alienware X14 R1.

Non-upgradable memory

Key Features

Alienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R1
At Glance
Released in Early
2023
16:10 QHD+
14”
1600p 165Hz
Weight
4.594 lb
2.08 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-13620H
10C/16T, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
64 Execution Units, 400 → 1500 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
4800 MHz LPDDR5
Alienware X14 R2 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 4060
8GB GDDR6 85W TGP
Released in Early
2022
16:9 FHD
14”
1080p 144Hz
Weight
3.96 lb
1.80 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-12900H
14C/20T, 2.50 → 5.00 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,758
Single Core
Geekbench 5
12,027
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1450 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
5200 MHz LPDDR5
Alienware X14 R1 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3060
6GB GDDR6 85W TGP

Availability

Alienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R1
Released20232022
Release Date
  • Announced on January 3, 2023 (CES 2023)
  • Available starting in Q1 2023.
  • Announced on January 4, 2022 (CES 2022)
  • Available starting in Winter 2022.
PricingStarting at $1,799 or $2,499 (CA)Starting at $1,799
Applicable Models
  • Alienware x14 Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware x14 R2 Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware x14 (2023) Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware x14 with 13th Gen Intel-H45 processors
  • Alienware x14 with RTX 4000-Series
  • Alienware x14 Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware x14 R1 Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware x14 (2022) Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware x14 with 12th Gen Intel-H45 Series processors
  • Alienware x14 with RTX 3000-Series
Generations
Stores

Exterior

Alienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R1
Size Comparison
Alienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R1
Dimensions12.641 x 10.252 x 0.571 inches (321.08 x 260.41 x 14.5)12.66 x 10.345 x 0.57 inches (321.5 x 262.77 x 14.5)
Weight4.594 lbs. (2.084 kgs)3.96 ~ 4.06 lbs. (1.798 ~ 1.841 kg)
Colors
Lunar Silver
Lunar light
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard
    • Alienware X-Series thin keyboard
    • 1-Zone AlienFX lighting
    • Anti-ghosting and N-key rollover technology.
    • 1.2mm key travel.
  • Touchpad
    • Multi-touch gesture Premium Precision glass touchpad with integrated scrolling.
  • Keyboard
    • Alienware X-Series thin keyboard
    • 1-Zone AlienFX lighting
    • Anti-ghosting and N-key rollover technology.
    • 1.5mm key travel.
  • Touchpad
    • Multi-touch gesture Premium Precision glass touchpad with integrated scrolling.
Chasis Information
  • Based on Alienware's Legend 3 industrial design language
  • Full Metal Chassis constructed with Anodized Aluminum and Magnesium Alloy
  • Dual Torque Element Hinge
  • Updated Perimeter foot enables increased bottom side airflow aiding system and gaming performance
  • Reformed V-rail edges aid in daily use providing an ergonomic approach to using the laptop
  • Engineered with Alienware Cryo-Tech™Cooling technology
  • Includes Element 31 thermal interface material applied to CPU and GPU (on configs based on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 or higher)
  • Constructed with copper alloy thermal components
  • Vapor chamber cooling technology (on configs based on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 or higher)
  • All configurations are enabled to support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos technologies
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Display

Alienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R1
Size14 Inches14 Inches
Info14” QHD+ 165Hz 3ms
2560 x 1600, 16:10, 165Hz, 400-nits, 100% DCI-P3, Dolby Vision, 3ms response time, NVIDIA G-Sync, Advanced Optimus.
14” FHD 144Hz
1920 x 1080, 16:9, 144Hz, 400-nits, 100% DCI-P3, Dolby Vision, 7ms response time, NVIDIA G-Sync, Advanced Optimus.

Ports

Alienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R1
Alienware X14 R2 image
Alienware X14 R2 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Back (7)
Alienware X14 R2 Ports - Back
Image Source: Dell
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.1, HDCP 2.3 support with NVIDIA GeForce graphics
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
    v5.2, UHS-II
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4
Alienware X14 R1 image
Alienware X14 R1 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Back (7)
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.1, HDCP 2.3 support with NVIDIA GeForce graphics
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
    v5.2, UHS-II
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4

Internal Specs

Alienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R1
Processor
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-13420H
    8 cores, 12 threads, 1.50 → 4.60 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13620H
    10 cores, 16 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.30 → 4.70 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.50 → 5.00 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Alienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R11
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H1,65894.31%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H1,758100.00%
01,758

Geekbench 5 Multi Core

Alienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R11
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H11,77497.90%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H12,027100.00%
012,027
Integrated Graphics
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-13420H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    48 Execution Units, 350 → 1400 MHz
  2. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13620H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 400 → 1500 MHz
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1400 MHz
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1450 MHz
Memory
  • 16GB 32GB
    Dual Channel LPDDR5 5200MHz
Memory Slots
  • Onboard memory
Memory Configurations
  • Speed:
    4800 MHz
  • Memory Type: Dual-channel LPDDR5
  • Minimum Memory: 16 GB
  • Maximum Memory: 32 GB
  • 16GB
    Dual Channel LPDDR5 4800MHz
    RTX 3050 & 3050 Ti models
  • 16GB 32GB
    Dual Channel LPDDR5 5200MHz
    RTX 3060 models
Memory Slots
  • Onbaord memory
Memory Configurations
  • Speed:
    4800 MHz 5200 MHz
  • Memory Type: Dual-channel LPDDR5
  • Minimum Memory: 16 GB
  • Maximum Memory: 32 GB
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 - 6GB GDDR6
    TGP: 50W, Dynamic Boost: 0W, Max Power: 50W
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 - 6GB GDDR6
    TGP: 75W, Dynamic Boost: 10W, Max Power: 85W.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 - 8GB GDDR6
    TGP: 75W, Dynamic Boost: 10W, Max Power: 85W.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 - 4GB GDDR6
    Includes 5 phase HyperEfficient graphics voltage regulation
    TGP: 50W, Dynamic Boost: 15W, Max Power: 65W, Speed: 1177.5 → 1455 MHz.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti - 4GB GDDR6
    Includes 5 phase HyperEfficient graphics voltage regulation
    TGP: 50W, Dynamic Boost: 15W, Max Power: 65W, Speed: 1140 → 1410 MHz.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 - 6GB GDDR6
    Includes 7 phase HyperEfficient graphics voltage regulation
    TGP: 60W, Dynamic Boost: 25W, Max Power: 85W, Speed: 817 → 1282 MHz.
Storage
256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • 1 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen SSD slot.
256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • 1 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen SSD slot.

Connectivity

Alienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R1
Wi-Fi
  • Rivet Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690
    Triple Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz/6GHz Up to 2974 Mbps WiFi 6E 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211
    Triple Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz/6GHz Up to 2400 Mbps WiFi 6E 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • Rivet Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i 2x2 MIMO
    Triple Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz/6GHz Up to 2974 Mbps WiFi 6E 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • Intel AX211 2x2 MIMO
    Triple Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz/6GHz Up to 2400 Mbps WiFi 6E 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
BluetoothBluetooth 5.3Bluetooth 5.2

Battery

Alienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R1
Size80.5 WHr Lithium-ion battery
With Alienware Battery Defender technology.
80 WHr Lithium-ion battery
With Alienware Battery Defender technology.
Power Supply
130W
USB Type-C small form factor power adapter.
130W
USB Type-C small form factor power adapter.

Software

Alienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R1
OSWindows 11
Home Pro
Windows 11
Home Pro
Built-in AppsAlienware Command Center
  • Dashboard navigates all features, including themes, system performance, and overclocking
  • Five Tailored Power States
    full speed performance balanced quiet battery saver
  • Game Library to manage titles from multiple services
  • FX supports full RBG values up to 16.8 million colors
  • Power Management adjusts power plans with a game
  • Overclocking controls system performance and overclocking profiles
  • Sound Center dials in the perfect sound by managing sound profiles, audio effects, and Audio Recon
Alienware Command Center
  • Dashboard navigates all features, including themes, system performance, and overclocking
  • Five Tailored Power States
    full speed performance balanced quiet battery saver
  • Game Library to manage titles from multiple services
  • FX supports full RBG values up to 16.8 million colors
  • Power Management adjusts power plans with a game
  • Overclocking controls system performance and overclocking profiles
  • Sound Center dials in the perfect sound by managing sound profiles, audio effects, and Audio Recon

Camera & Audio

Alienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R1
Camera
  • Front-facing camera.
    Alienware FHD (1920 x 1080 resolution) camera.
  • Windows Hello IR support.
  • Front-facing camera.
    Alienware HD (1280x720 resolution) camera.
  • Windows Hello IR support.
Audio
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Microphone:
    • Dual-array microphones
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Microphone:
    • Dual-array microphones

Misc

Alienware X14 R2Alienware X14 R1
SensorsWindows Hello IR CameraWindows Hello IR Camera
SecurityWindows Hello IR camera for Facial BiometricsWindows Hello IR camera for Facial Biometrics
Warranty1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis

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