Alienware X17 R1 vs. Dell G5 15 5511

Here is a side by side comparison between Alienware X17 R1 and Dell G5 15 5511 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Alienware X17 R1 vs. Dell G5 15 5511

The 2021 Alienware X17 R1 features the 45W 11th Generation Intel Tiger Lake 8-core Intel Core i7-11800H up to 8-core Intel Core i9-11980HK with the boost speed up to 5.00 GHz. While the 2021 Dell G5 15 5511 features the 45W 11th Generation Intel Tiger Lake 6-core Intel Core i5-11400H up to 8-core Intel Core i7-11800H with the boost speed up to 4.60 GHz.

If you want to know more what's the difference between the 17.3″ Alienware X17 R1 (2021) and the 15.6″ Dell G5 15 5511 (2021), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.

Alienware X17 R1 vs. Dell G5 15 5511: Specs Comparison

Alienware X17 R1 image

Alienware X17 R1

Dell G5 15 5511 image

Dell G5 15 5511

Key Features
What's new
  • 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 i9-11980HK up to 5.0 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 16GB of GDDR6.
  • Nvidia G-Sync & Advanced Optimus Technology - Available on FHD 360Hz display. While the ComfortView Plus, hardware-based low blue light technology available on all x17 configurations.
What's missing
  • No lock slot
  • No Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
AvailabilityAlienware X17 R1Dell G5 15 5511
Released20212021
Release InfoAvailable on June 1, 2021Announced on May 11, 2021
Pricing
  • $2,099.99
    i7-11800H16GB256GBRTX 3060 6GBFHD 165Hz
  • $2,479.99
    i7-11800H16GB512GBRTX 3070 8GBFHD 165Hz
  • $3,229.99
    i7-11800H32GB512GBRTX 3080 16GBUHD 120Hz
  • $3,629.99
    i9-11980HK32GB XMP512GBRTX 3080 16GBUHD 120Hz
  • $949.99
    i5-11400H8GB256GBRTX 3050FHD 120Hz
  • $999.99
    i5-11400H8GB512GBRTX 3050FHD 120Hz
  • $1,349.99
    i7-11800H16GB512GBRTX 3050 TiFHD 120Hz
  • $1,549.99
    i7-11800H16GB1TBRTX 3060FHD 165Hz
Alienware X17 Price
Alienware m17 R4, 17.3 inch FHD (Full HD) Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Lunar Light (Latest Model)
Alienware m17 R4, 17.3 inch FHD (Full HD) Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Lunar Light (Latest Model)
By Alienware
$2,199.39
Alienware Area 51M Gaming Laptop, 17.3" 300hz 3ms FHD Display, Intel Core i7-10700K, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Lunar Light (AWARR2-7323WHT-PUS)
Alienware Area 51M Gaming Laptop, 17.3" 300hz 3ms FHD Display, Intel Core i7-10700K, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Lunar Light (AWARR2-7323WHT-PUS)
By Alienware
$2,571.82
Was: $2,899.99
Dell Alienware 17 R5 VR Ready 17.3" LCD Gaming Notebook - Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) i7-8750H Hexa-core (6 Core) 2.20 GHz - 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM - 1 TB HHD - Windows 10 Home 64-bit (English) - 1920 x 10
Dell Alienware 17 R5 VR Ready 17.3" LCD Gaming Notebook - Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) i7-8750H Hexa-core (6 Core) 2.20 GHz - 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM - 1 TB HHD - Windows 10 Home 64-bit (English) - 1920 x 10
By Dell
$1,329.00
Dell G5 15 5511 Gaming Laptop (2021, 11400H) Price
2021 Newest Dell G5 15.6'' FHD Gaming Laptop, Intel i7-10750H, NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive, HDMI, WiFi, Backlit Keyboard, Win10 Home
2021 Newest Dell G5 15.6'' FHD Gaming Laptop, Intel i7-10750H, NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive, HDMI, WiFi, Backlit Keyboard, Win10 Home
By Dell
$1,449.00
Dell Gaming G15 5510, 15.6 Inch RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop Full HD - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Grey (Latest Model)
Dell Gaming G15 5510, 15.6 Inch RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop Full HD - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Grey (Latest Model)
By Dell
$1,399.99
Newest Dell G5 SE 5505 15.6" FHD IPS High Performance Gaming Laptop, AMD 4th Gen Ryzen 5 4600H 6-core, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, AMD Radeon RX 5600M, Windows 10
Newest Dell G5 SE 5505 15.6" FHD IPS High Performance Gaming Laptop, AMD 4th Gen Ryzen 5 4600H 6-core, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, AMD Radeon RX 5600M, Windows 10
By Dell
$1,199.00
DisplayAlienware X17 R1Dell G5 15 5511
Size17.3 Inches15.6 Inches
Info
  • 17.3” FHD with 165Hz
    1920 x 1080127 PPIComfortView Plus3ms response time300 nits16:9100% sRGB1000:1Anti-glareWVA7.2 W
  • 17.3” FHD with 360Hz
    1920 x 1080127 PPIComfortView PlusNVIDIA G-SyncAdvanced Optimus1ms response time300 nits16:9100% sRGB800:1Anti-glareWVA8.4 W
  • 17.3” UHD with 120Hz
    3840 x 2160255 PPIComfortView Plus4ms response time500 nits16:9100% Adobe RGB1200:1Anti-glareWVA12.2 W
  • 15.6” FHD 120Hz
    1920 x 1080141 PPI250 nits16:945% NTSC800:1Anti-glareWVANon-touch4.6W
  • 15.6” FHD 165Hz
    1920 x 1080141 PPI300 nits16:9100% sRGB800:1Anti-glareWVANon-touch6W
ExteriorAlienware X17 R1Dell G5 15 5511
Size Comparison
Dimensions
  • 15.718” x 11.791” x 0.823” (399.23 x 299.49 x 20.9 mm)
    With FHD 360Hz diplay.
  • 15.718” x 11.791” x 0.843” (399.23 x 299.49 x 21.4 mm)
    With FHD 165Hz or UHD 120Hz diplay.
14.06” x 10.74” x 0.98” (357.26 x 272.83 x 24.9 mm)
Weight6.65 - 7.05 lbs (3.02 - 3.2 kg)Starting at 5.84 kg (2.65 kg)
Colors
Lunar light
With High Endurance Clear Coat and Silky - Smooth Finish
Dark Shadow GreySpecter Green with specklesPhantom Grey with speckles
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
    • US English Orange Qwerty Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and G-Key.
    • US English Qwerty 4-Zone RGB Backlit Keyboard with Numeric Keypad and G-Key.
  • Touchpad
    • Size: 4.13 x 2.36 in (105 mm x 60 mm).
    • Precision Touchpad.
    • Supports multi-touch gestures.
PortsLeft
  • 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).
  • 2 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
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x 2.5G Ethernet Port
Dell G5 15 5511
  • 1 x HDMI 2.1
  • 1 x RJ45 network port
  • 1 x Headset jack
  • 1 x Wedge-shaped lock
  • 1 x Power-adapter port
Dell G5 15 5511 with RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 2.0.
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 2.0 with PowerShare.
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1.
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 with DisplayPort with alt mode.
Dell G5 15 5511 with RTX 3060
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1.
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 with PowerShare.
  • 1 x USB-C
    Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen 2 with DisplayPort alt mode.
Internal SpecsAlienware X17 R1Dell G5 15 5511
Processor
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.60 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11980HK
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.30 → 5.00 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 65W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.70 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.30 → 4.60 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
Integrated Graphics
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-11980HK
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-11400H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    16 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
  • 11th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-11800H
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 350 → 1450 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060
    6GB GDDR6TGP: 115WDynamic Boost: 15WMax Power: 130WSpeed: 1387 → 1702 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070
    8GB GDDR6TGP: 125WDynamic Boost: 15WMax Power: 140WSpeed: 1215 → 1620 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080
    16GB GDDR6TGP: 150WDynamic Boost: 15WMax Power: 165WSpeed: 1350 → 1710 MHz
* All configurations include 12-phase HyperEfficient graphics voltage regulation.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050, 4GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti, 4GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060, 6GB GDDR6
Memory
8 GB16 GB32 GB64GB
3200MHz or 3466MHz Dual-channel DDR4 SDRAM.
2 x SO-DIMM slots.
  • Max 32GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 Memory
  • Max 64GB of 3466 MHz XMP DDR4 Memory
  • Memory Slots
    • 2 x DDR4 SODIMM
  • Memory Configurations
    • Minimum Memory: 4GB
    • Maximum Memory: 32GB
    • Memory Speed: 3200MHz
Storage
  • 2 x M.2 2280 slots (Up to 2TB each)
    Supports RAID-0
256GB512GB
M.2 PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive.
2 x M.2 2230/2280 PCIe Gen3 x4 NVMe slots.
ConnectivityAlienware X17 R1Dell G5 15 5511
Wi-FiRivet Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675w
Triple Band 2.4GHz/5GHz/6GHzUp to 2400 MbpsWiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • Intel® Wi-Fi 6 AX201
    Dual Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzUp to 2500 MbpsWiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i
    Dual Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzUp to 2500 MbpsWiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2Bluetooth 5.2
EthernetKiller E3100 2.5G Ethernet Controller
Transfer rate: 10/100/1000 Mbps
Dell G5 15 5511 with RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti
  • Realtek RTL8125BGS PCI-e 2.5Gigabit ethernet controller
    Speed: 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps.
Dell G5 15 5511 with RTX 3060
  • Killer E2600 PCI-e 2.5 Gigabit ethernet controller
    Speed: 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps.
BatteryAlienware X17 R1Dell G5 15 5511
Size87 WHr, 6-cell smart lithium-ion battery
  • 51 Wh
    3-cell "smart" lithium-ion.
  • 86 Wh
    6-cell "smart" lithium-ion.
Power Supply
240W330W
power adapter.
  • 180W power adapter
    Power rated at 19.5VDC/9.23A.
  • 240W power adapter
    Power rated at 19.5VDC/12.31A.
SoftwareAlienware X17 R1Dell G5 15 5511
OS
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Alienware Command Center
    AlienFX lightingGame LibraryAuto-tune game profile functionalityFusionAlienware AdrenalinAlienware Mobile Connect
  • Microsoft Office 365 (30-day trial)
  • Alienware Command Center
  • Dell Digital Delivery
  • Dell Mobile Connect
  • Dell Recovery Environment
  • DropBox
  • Microsoft® Office 2016 trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription
Camera & AudioAlienware X17 R1Dell G5 15 5511
Camera
  • Front-facing camera.
    Alienware HD (1280x720 resolution) camera.
  • Windows Hello IR support.
Front-facing camera
Top-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
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
  • Realtek ALC3254 with Nahimic 3D Audio for Gamers
  • 2 x 2.5W tuned speakers
  • Dual-array microphones
MiscAlienware X17 R1Dell G5 15 5511
SensorsWindows Hello IR Camera
SecurityChassis wedge-shaped security lock
Warranty1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis1 Year Ltd Hardware Warranty Mail-in Customer supplies box Dell pays to ship
Alienware X17 Price
Alienware m17 R4, 17.3 inch FHD (Full HD) Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Lunar Light (Latest Model)
Alienware m17 R4, 17.3 inch FHD (Full HD) Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Lunar Light (Latest Model)
By Alienware
$2,199.39
Alienware Area 51M Gaming Laptop, 17.3" 300hz 3ms FHD Display, Intel Core i7-10700K, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Lunar Light (AWARR2-7323WHT-PUS)
Alienware Area 51M Gaming Laptop, 17.3" 300hz 3ms FHD Display, Intel Core i7-10700K, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6, 1TB SSD, 16GB RAM, Lunar Light (AWARR2-7323WHT-PUS)
By Alienware
$2,571.82
Was: $2,899.99
Dell Alienware 17 R5 VR Ready 17.3" LCD Gaming Notebook - Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) i7-8750H Hexa-core (6 Core) 2.20 GHz - 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM - 1 TB HHD - Windows 10 Home 64-bit (English) - 1920 x 10
Dell Alienware 17 R5 VR Ready 17.3" LCD Gaming Notebook - Intel Core i7 (8th Gen) i7-8750H Hexa-core (6 Core) 2.20 GHz - 16 GB DDR4 SDRAM - 1 TB HHD - Windows 10 Home 64-bit (English) - 1920 x 10
By Dell
$1,329.00
Dell G5 15 5511 Gaming Laptop (2021, 11400H) Price
2021 Newest Dell G5 15.6'' FHD Gaming Laptop, Intel i7-10750H, NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive, HDMI, WiFi, Backlit Keyboard, Win10 Home
2021 Newest Dell G5 15.6'' FHD Gaming Laptop, Intel i7-10750H, NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB PCIe Solid State Drive, HDMI, WiFi, Backlit Keyboard, Win10 Home
By Dell
$1,449.00
Dell Gaming G15 5510, 15.6 Inch RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop Full HD - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Grey (Latest Model)
Dell Gaming G15 5510, 15.6 Inch RTX 3060 Gaming Laptop Full HD - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Grey (Latest Model)
By Dell
$1,399.99
Newest Dell G5 SE 5505 15.6" FHD IPS High Performance Gaming Laptop, AMD 4th Gen Ryzen 5 4600H 6-core, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, AMD Radeon RX 5600M, Windows 10
Newest Dell G5 SE 5505 15.6" FHD IPS High Performance Gaming Laptop, AMD 4th Gen Ryzen 5 4600H 6-core, 8GB RAM, 256GB PCIe SSD, Backlit Keyboard, AMD Radeon RX 5600M, Windows 10
By Dell
$1,199.00
Alienware X17 R1 image

Alienware X17 R1: Key Features

The Alienware x17 is the thinnest 17” Alienware notebook, ever. 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, a large screen, and wants reassurance of its thermal management needs to look no further. Behold the Alienware x17.

Alienware X17: Intro Video

Alienware X17: First Look

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