Alienware X15 R1 vs. 2022 HP ENVY 16

Here is a side by side comparison between Alienware X15 R1 and 2022 HP ENVY 16 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

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Alienware X15 R1

2022 HP ENVY 16 image

2022 HP ENVY 16

Key FeaturesAlienware X15 R12022 HP ENVY 16
At Glance
Released in Mid
2021
16:9 QHD
15.6”
1440p 240Hz
Weight
5 lb
2.27 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-11900H
8C/16T, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,430
Single Core
Geekbench 5
8,121
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
3200 MHz DDR4
Alienware X15 R1 Ports
Up to Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3080
8GB GDDR6 90W TGP
Released in Mid
2022
16:10 WQXGA
16”
1600p 120Hz
Weight
5.12 lb
2.32 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
Upgradable up to
32GB
4800 MHz DDR5
2022 HP ENVY 16 Ports
Up to NVIDIA® GeForce
RTX™ 3060
6GB GDDR6 VRAM
AvailabilityAlienware X15 R12022 HP ENVY 16
Released20212022
Release InfoAvailable on June 1, 2021
  • Announced on May 19, 2022.
  • Available on May 19, 2022.
Pricing
  • $1,999.99
    i7-11800H 16GB 256GB RTX 3060 FHD 165Hz
  • $2,379.99
    i7-11800H 16GB 512GB RTX 3070 FHD 165Hz
  • $2,629.99
    i7-11800H 32GB 1TB RTX 3070 FHD 165Hz
  • $2,929.99
    i9-11900H 32GB 1TB RTX 3070 FHD 360Hz
Starting at $1,399.99
Applicable Models-
  • HP ENVY Laptop 16t-h000
  • 2022 HP ENVY Laptop 16t
  • 2022 HP ENVY Laptop 16-inch
  • HP ENVY Laptop 16 (12th Gen Intel H45-Series Processors)
Generations-
Alienware X15 Price
Alienware X15 R1 VR Ready Gaming Laptop - 15.6 inch 360Hz FHD 1080p Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen), 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Home - Lunar Light
Alienware X15 R1 VR Ready Gaming Laptop - 15.6 inch 360Hz FHD 1080p Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen), 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Home - Lunar Light
By Alienware
$1,889.00
Was: $2,099.99
Alienware X15 R2 Gaming Laptop - 15.6-inch FHD 360Hz 1ms Display, Core i7-12700H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070Ti 8GB GDDR6, USB-C, WiFi 6, Bluetooth, Windows 11 Home - White
Alienware X15 R2 Gaming Laptop - 15.6-inch FHD 360Hz 1ms Display, Core i7-12700H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070Ti 8GB GDDR6, USB-C, WiFi 6, Bluetooth, Windows 11 Home - White
By Alienware
$2,634.99
Alienware x15 R1 VR Ready Gaming Laptop - 15.6 inch FHD 360Hz Display, Intel Core i7-11800H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, HDMI, WiFi, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home - White
Alienware x15 R1 VR Ready Gaming Laptop - 15.6 inch FHD 360Hz Display, Intel Core i7-11800H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, HDMI, WiFi, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home - White
By Alienware
$1,999.99
2022 HP ENVY 16 Price
2022 HP Envy X360 2-in-1 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Iris Xe Graphics, B&O Audio, Windows11, Silver, 32GB USB Card
2022 HP Envy X360 2-in-1 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Iris Xe Graphics, B&O Audio, Windows11, Silver, 32GB USB Card
By HP
$1,137.40
2022 HP Envy X360 2-in-1 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 11, Silver, 32GB SnowBell USB Card
2022 HP Envy X360 2-in-1 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 11, Silver, 32GB SnowBell USB Card
By HP
$1,099.00
2022 HP Envy x360 2-in-1 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, Intel Core i5-1155G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Iris Xe Graphics, HD Webcam, Win 11, Silver, 32GB Snow Bell USB Card
2022 HP Envy x360 2-in-1 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, Intel Core i5-1155G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Iris Xe Graphics, HD Webcam, Win 11, Silver, 32GB Snow Bell USB Card
By HP
$829.00
ExteriorAlienware X15 R12022 HP ENVY 16
Size Comparison
Alienware X15 R12022 HP ENVY 16
Dimensions
  • 14.16” x 10.915” x 0.642” (359.7 x 277.25 x 16.3 mm)
    With FHD 165Hz diplay.
  • 14.16” x 10.915” x 0.626” (359.7 x 277.25 x 15.9 mm)
    With FHD 360Hz or QHD 240Hz diplay.
14.07 x 9.91 x 0.78 in
Weight5 - 5.2 lbs (2.27 - 2.36 kg)5.12 lbs.
Colors
Lunar light
Natural silver
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard
    • Alienware X-Series thin keyboard
    • Per-key RGB LED with AlienFX lighting
    • Anti-ghosting and N-key rollover technology.
    • 1.5mm key travel.
  • Touchpad
    • Multi-touch gesture Premium Precision glass touchpad with integrated scrolling.
    • 4.13 x 2.36 in (105 mm x 80 mm) precision touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
    • Supports AlienFX touchpad.
  • Keyboard
    • Full-size island-style backlit keyboard
  • Trackpad
    • Precision Touchpad Support
DisplayAlienware X15 R12022 HP ENVY 16
Size15.6 Inches16 Inches
Info
  • 15.6” FHD with 165Hz
    1920 x 1080 141 PPI ComfortView Plus 3ms response time 300 nits 16:9 100% sRGB color gamut 1000:1 Anti-glare WVA 6W
  • 15.6” FHD with 360Hz
    1920 x 1080 141 PPI ComfortView Plus NVIDIA G-Sync Advanced Optimus 1ms response time 300 nits 16:9 100% sRGB color gamut 1000:1 Anti-glare WVA 7.6W
  • 15.6” QHD with 240Hz
    2560 x 1440 188 PPI ComfortView Plus NVIDIA G-Sync Advanced Optimus 2ms response time 400 nits 16:9 99% DCI-P3 color gamut 1000:1 Anti-glare WVA 10.15 W
  • 16” WQXGA 120Hz
    16:10, 2560 x 1600, IPS, 400 nits, non-touch, 88.7% screen-to-body ratio, Low Blue Light (LBL).
  • 16” WQXGA 120Hz with Touch
    16:10, 2560 x 1600, IPS, 400 nits, supports touch, 88.7% screen-to-body ratio, Low Blue Light (LBL).
PortsAlienware X15 R12022 HP ENVY 16
Alienware X15 R1 Ports
Alienware X15 R1 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left
  • 1 x Headset port
Right
  • 1 x Power/DC-in Port
Back
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    Supports USB 3.2 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.4, and PD output 15W (5V/3A).
  • 1 x USB-C
    Supports USB 3.2 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.4, and PD output 15W (5V/3A).
  • 1 x USB-A
    Supports USB 3.2 Gen 1 with PowerShare
  • 1 x HDMI 2.1
    Supports up to [email protected] display out.
  • 1 x MicroSD Card Slot
2022 HP ENVY 16 Ports
2022 HP ENVY 16 Ports
Image Source: HP
Left (3)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1 x microSD card slot
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Right (5)
  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery, HP Sleep and Charge
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), HP Sleep and Charge
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.1
  • 1 x power port
Internal SpecsAlienware X15 R12022 HP ENVY 16
Processor
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.60 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 → 4.90 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500H
    12 cores, 16 threads, 2.50 → 4.50 GHz, 18MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.30 → 4.70 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.50 → 5.00 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
Geekbench 5 Single Core
Alienware X15 R11
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H1,46683.39%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H1,43081.34%
2022 HP ENVY 161
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500H1,65394.03%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H1,65894.31%
3
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H1,758100.00%
01,758
Geekbench 5 Multi Core
Alienware X15 R11
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H7,90865.75%
2
11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H8,12167.52%
2022 HP ENVY 161
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500H9,29377.27%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H11,77497.90%
3
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H12,027100.00%
012,027
Integrated Graphics
  1. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  2. 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11900H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-12500H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    80 Execution Units, 400 → 1300 MHz
  2. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1400 MHz
  3. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1450 MHz
MemoryMemory Slots
  • Onbaord memory
Memory Configurations
  • Speed: 3200MHz
  • Memory Type: Dual-channel DDR4
  • Minimum Memory: 16 GB
  • Maximum Memory: 32 GB
  • Memory Info
    • Slots: 2 x SODIMM Slots
    • Type: DDR5-4800 MHz
  • Memory Configurations
    • 16GB 32GB
      DDR5
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060
    6GB GDDR6 TGP: 70W Dynamic Boost: 20W Max Power: 90W Speed: 1050 → 1402 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070
    8GB GDDR6 TGP: 90W Dynamic Boost: 20W Max Power: 110W Speed: 930 → 1410 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080
    8GB GDDR6 TGP: 90W Dynamic Boost: 20W Max Power: 110W Speed: 930 → 1365 MHz
* All configurations include 8-phase HyperEfficient graphics voltage regulation.
  • Intel® Arc™ A370M Graphics - 4GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 - 6GB GDDR6 VRAM.
Storage
  • 1 x M.2 2230 slots (Up to 256GB)
  • 2 x M.2 2280 slots (Up to 2TB each)
    Supports RAID-0
  • Storage Slots
    • 1 x M.2 PCIe SSD slot
  • Storage Configurations
    • 512GB 1TB 2TB
      PCIe SSD
ConnectivityAlienware X15 R12022 HP ENVY 16
Wi-FiRivet Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675x
Dual Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz Up to 2400 Mbps WiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • MediaTek Wi-Fi 6 MT7921 (2x2)
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (2x2)
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2Bluetooth® 5.2
BatteryAlienware X15 R12022 HP ENVY 16
Size87 WHr, 6-cell smart lithium-ion battery83Wh
6-cell Li-ion polymer.
Battery Life-
EPEAT® Silver registered
Power Supply
240W
power adapter.
150W Smart AC power adapter
Supports battery fast charge: approximately 50% in 30 minutes
SoftwareAlienware X15 R12022 HP ENVY 16
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Windows 11
Home Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Alienware Command Center
    AlienFX lighting Game Library Auto-tune game profile functionality Fusion Alienware Adrenalin Alienware Mobile Connect
  • Microsoft Office 365 (30-day trial)
McAfee LiveSafe™ 30-day trial offer
Camera & AudioAlienware X15 R12022 HP ENVY 16
Camera
  • Front-facing camera.
    Alienware HD (1280x720 resolution) camera.
  • Optional Windows Hello IR support.
HP True Vision 5MP IR camera with camera shutter
Audio
  • Controller: Realtek ALC3281
    • 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection
    • Alienware Sound Center via Alienware Command Center
  • Speakers:
    • 2 x 4W speakers
  • Microphone:
    • Dual-array microphones
  • Audio by Bang & Olufsen
  • 4 speakers
  • HP Audio Boost
  • Integrated dual array digital microphone.
MiscAlienware X15 R12022 HP ENVY 16
SensorsWindows Hello IR Camera-
Security-
  • Camera Shutter
  • IR Camera for Windows Hello
In the box-
  • HP ENVY 16 inch Intel Laptop
  • AC Adapter
Warranty1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis
  • 1-year limited hardware warranty.
Alienware X15 Price
Alienware X15 R1 VR Ready Gaming Laptop - 15.6 inch 360Hz FHD 1080p Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen), 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Home - Lunar Light
Alienware X15 R1 VR Ready Gaming Laptop - 15.6 inch 360Hz FHD 1080p Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen), 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Home - Lunar Light
By Alienware
$1,889.00
Was: $2,099.99
Alienware X15 R2 Gaming Laptop - 15.6-inch FHD 360Hz 1ms Display, Core i7-12700H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070Ti 8GB GDDR6, USB-C, WiFi 6, Bluetooth, Windows 11 Home - White
Alienware X15 R2 Gaming Laptop - 15.6-inch FHD 360Hz 1ms Display, Core i7-12700H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070Ti 8GB GDDR6, USB-C, WiFi 6, Bluetooth, Windows 11 Home - White
By Alienware
$2,634.99
Alienware x15 R1 VR Ready Gaming Laptop - 15.6 inch FHD 360Hz Display, Intel Core i7-11800H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, HDMI, WiFi, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home - White
Alienware x15 R1 VR Ready Gaming Laptop - 15.6 inch FHD 360Hz Display, Intel Core i7-11800H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, HDMI, WiFi, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home - White
By Alienware
$1,999.99
2022 HP ENVY 16 Price
2022 HP Envy X360 2-in-1 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Iris Xe Graphics, B&O Audio, Windows11, Silver, 32GB USB Card
2022 HP Envy X360 2-in-1 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Iris Xe Graphics, B&O Audio, Windows11, Silver, 32GB USB Card
By HP
$1,137.40
2022 HP Envy X360 2-in-1 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 11, Silver, 32GB SnowBell USB Card
2022 HP Envy X360 2-in-1 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, Intel Core i7-1165G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Intel Iris Xe Graphics, Windows 11, Silver, 32GB SnowBell USB Card
By HP
$1,099.00
2022 HP Envy x360 2-in-1 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, Intel Core i5-1155G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Iris Xe Graphics, HD Webcam, Win 11, Silver, 32GB Snow Bell USB Card
2022 HP Envy x360 2-in-1 15.6" FHD Touchscreen Laptop Computer, Intel Core i5-1155G7, 16GB RAM, 512GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, Iris Xe Graphics, HD Webcam, Win 11, Silver, 32GB Snow Bell USB Card
By HP
$829.00

Alienware X15 R1 vs. 2022 HP ENVY 16: Comparison Review

Here is our comparison review between Alienware X15 R1 and 2022 HP ENVY 16.

Alienware X15 R1 vs. 2022 HP ENVY 16

Dell has released the Alienware X15 R1, a 15.6-inch machine, in mid-2021. It is powered by up to an octa-core Intel Core i9-11900H with a boost clock speed up to 4.90 GHz. The laptop has a dedicated GPU option up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 with 8GB GDDR6 90W TGP.

On the other hand, we have the 16-inch ENVY 16 was introduced by HP about a year later in mid-2022. It comes with up to 14-core Intel Core i9-12900H with a boost clock speed up to 5.00 GHz. It has a dedicated GPU option up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 with 6GB GDDR6 VRAM.

The Alienware X15 R1 has a 15.6-inch display which is quite similar size to the 16-inch 2022 HP ENVY 16. In addition, The Alienware X15 R1 weighs 5 lbs. about 2% lighter than the 5.12 lbs. 2022 HP ENVY 16. Moreover, measured at 14.16” x 10.915” x 0.626”, the Alienware X15 R1 is considerably more portable than the 2022 HP ENVY 16 at 14.07” x 9.91” x 0.78”.

Moving over to upgradability, Dell claims that the Alienware X15 R1 supports up to 32GB 3200 MHz DDR4 memory. However, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users. Fortunately, it comes with two M.2 slots that users can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device.

For 2022 HP ENVY 16, it supports up to 32GB 4800 MHz DDR5 memory that you can upgrade with two memory module slots on the motherboard. It also has a single removable M.2 SSD slot that users can replace or upgrade when needed.

Here are some notable new features we found on the Alienware X15 R1.

  • Alienware Element 31 thermal interface material - made of a Gallium-Silicone matrix that delivers a 25% improvement in thermal resistance over the previous generation.
  • Alienware’s Quad Fan Design - produces dedicated airflow using evacuative fans and dual opposite outlet fans. Moving this much air and managing heat enables this level of performance with this thin design.
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ processors - features the latest 11th Generation of Intel H-Series processors up to 8-Core Intel Core i9-11900H up to 4.90 GHz.
  • GeForce RTX™ 30-series graphics - it now comes with the second generation of RTX technology that available in NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060, 3070, and up to RTX 3080 with 8GB of GDDR6.
  • Nvidia G-Sync & Advanced Optimus Technology - Available on QHD 240Hz and FHD 360Hz display. While the ComfortView Plus, hardware-based low blue light technology available on all x15 configurations.
Here are some noticeable downsides of Alienware X15 R1:
  • Non-upgradable memory
  • No lock slot
  • No Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
Alienware X15 R1 image

Alienware X15 R1: Key Features

The Alienware x15 is the world’s most powerful sub-16mm gaming laptop. It is also among the first generation of X-series laptops and while they command an innovation-first prerogative, they are PC gaming masterpieces. Their evolved Legend industrial design makes them beautiful on the outside and the exclusive Alienware Cryo-tech™️ cooling technology is what makes the performance at this thinness a possibility. Any gamer looking for a high-performance gaming laptop that prioritizes design, mobility and wants reassurance of its thermal management needs to look no further. Behold the Alienware x15.

Alienware X15: Intro Video

Alienware X15: First Look

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