Alienware M17 R4 Specifications

Here's what you need to know about Alienware M17 R4 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Alienware M17 R4

Key FeaturesAlienware M17 R4
At Glance
Released in Early
2021
16:9 FHD
17.3”
1080p 360Hz
Weight
5.51 lb
2.50 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-10980HK
8C/16T, 2.40 → 5.30 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,223
Single Core
Geekbench 5
7,013
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1250 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
2933 MHz DDR4
Alienware M17 R4 Ports
Up to Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3080
8GB GDDR6
AvailabilityAlienware M17 R4
Released2021
Release Info
  • Announced on January 12, 2021 (CES 2021)
  • Available on January 26, 2021
PricingStarting at $2,149.99
Generations
Stores
Alienware M17 R4 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
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
By Alienware
$2,699.00
Dell Alienware m17 R4 Gaming Laptop (2021) | 17.3" FHD | Core i7 - 1TB SSD - 16GB RAM - RTX 3070 | 8 Cores @ 5 GHz - 10th Gen CPU - 8GB GDDR6 Win 10 Home
Dell Alienware m17 R4 Gaming Laptop (2021) | 17.3" FHD | Core i7 - 1TB SSD - 16GB RAM - RTX 3070 | 8 Cores @ 5 GHz - 10th Gen CPU - 8GB GDDR6 Win 10 Home
By Dell
$1,208.99
2021 Dell Alienware m17 R4 Laptop 17.3" - Intel Core i7 10th Gen - i7-10870H - Eight Core 5Ghz - 512GB SSD + 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Home (Renewed)
2021 Dell Alienware m17 R4 Laptop 17.3" - Intel Core i7 10th Gen - i7-10870H - Eight Core 5Ghz - 512GB SSD + 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Home (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,345.06
2021 Dell Alienware m17 R4 Laptop 17.3 - Intel Core i7 10th Gen - i7-10870H - Eight Core 5Ghz - 1TB SSD - 16GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Home Light (Renewed)
2021 Dell Alienware m17 R4 Laptop 17.3 - Intel Core i7 10th Gen - i7-10870H - Eight Core 5Ghz - 1TB SSD - 16GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Home Light (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,054.91
Dell 2021 Alienware m17 R4 Laptop 17.3-inch - Intel Core i7 10th Gen - i7-10870H - Eight Core 5Ghz - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Home Light (Renewed)
Dell 2021 Alienware m17 R4 Laptop 17.3-inch - Intel Core i7 10th Gen - i7-10870H - Eight Core 5Ghz - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Home Light (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,242.20
Dell Alienware m17 R4 Gaming Laptop (2021) | 17.3" FHD | Core i7 - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM - RTX 3070 | 8 Cores @ 5 GHz - 10th Gen CPU - 8GB GDDR6 Win 10 Home
Dell Alienware m17 R4 Gaming Laptop (2021) | 17.3" FHD | Core i7 - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM - RTX 3070 | 8 Cores @ 5 GHz - 10th Gen CPU - 8GB GDDR6 Win 10 Home
By Dell
$2,242.20
ExteriorAlienware M17 R4
Dimensions15.74” x 11.585” x 0.6618 - 0.87 - 0.8154” (399.8 mm x 294.26 mm x 16.9 - 22 - 20.71 mm)
WeightStarting at 5.51 lbs (2.50 kg) up to 6.55 lbs (2.97 kg)
Colors
  • Dark Side of the Moon with High Endurance Clear Coat
  • Lunar Light with High Endurance Clear Coat
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard
    • Alienware mSeries 4-Zone AlienFX RGB keyboard.
    • Alienware mSeries keyboard with per-key RGB LED.
  • AlienFX lighting
  • Includes anti-ghosting and N-key rollover technology
  • 1.7mm key travel
  • 0.2mm-dish concave key design
  • 4.13 x 2.36 in (105 mm x 80 mm) precision touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
DisplayAlienware M17 R4
Size17.3 Inches
Info
  • 17.3” FHD with 144Hz 
    1920 x 1080 127 PPI 7ms response time 300 nits 16:9 72% NTSC NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology 600:1 contrast ratio Anti-glare WVA
  • 17.3” FHD with 360Hz
    1920 x 1080 127 PPI tms response time 300 nits 16:9 100% sRGB color gamut NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology 700:1 Anti-glare WVA
  • 17.3” UHD with 60Hz
    3840 x 2160 255 PPI 25ms response time 500 nits 16:9 100% Adobe RGB 1 200:1 contrast ratio 12W max Tobii Eyetracking technology WVA
PortsAlienware M17 R4
Ports
Alienware M17 R4 Ports
Image Source: Dell
  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 Port
    Supports USB Type-C™ with support for USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort 1.2.
  • 2 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port
  • 1 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 port with PowerShare technology
  • 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port
  • 1 x Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
  • 1 x HDMI 2.1
    Supports up to [email protected] display out.
  • 1 x Mini-Display Port 1.4 (certified) Output Port
  • 1 x Audio Out 1/8" Ports (Compatible with inline mic headset)
  • 1 x Wedge-shaped lock slot (cable and lock sold separately)
  • 1 x microSD 5.1, UHD-II HD312 Card Reader
  • 1 x Power/DC-in Port
Internal SpecsAlienware M17 R4
Processor
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10870H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.20 → 5.00 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK
    8 cores, 16 threads, 2.40 → 5.30 GHz, 16MB SmartCache, 45W
Geekbench 5 Single Core
Alienware M17 R41
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10870H1,15994.77%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK1,223100.00%
01,223
Geekbench 5 Multi-Core
Alienware M17 R41
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10870H6,59694.05%
2
10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK7,013100.00%
07,013
Integrated Graphics
  1. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-10870H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1200 MHz
  2. 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-10980HK
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1250 MHz
Memory
8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
2933 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
Discrete GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3000 series
StorageAvailable Slots
  • One M.2 2230 slot (Up to 512GB)
  • Two M.2 2230/2280 slots (Up to 2TB each)
Single Drive
  • 256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 1 TB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 2 TB PCIe M.2 SSD
RAID-0
  • 512GB (2x256 PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID0
  • 1TB (2x 512 PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID0
  • 2TB (2x 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID0
  • 4TB (2x 2TB PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID0
RAID-0 Plus
  • 1TB (2x 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID0 [Boot] + 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD [Storage]
  • 2TB (2x 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID0 [Boot] + 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD [Storage]
  • 4TB (2x 2TB PCIe M.2 SSD) RAID0 [Boot] + 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD [Storage]
ConnectivityAlienware M17 R4
Wi-Fi
  • Rivet Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i
    Dual Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz up to 2400 Mbps, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax.
Bluetooth
  • Rivet Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650i › Bluetooth 5.1
Ethernet
  • Killer™ Ethernet E3100X PCI-e Gigabit ethernet controller
    Transfer rate: 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps
BatteryAlienware M17 R4
Size86 WHr, 6-cell smart lithium-ion with Alienware Battery Defender
Power Supply
  • 240W power adapter
  • 330W power adapter
SoftwareAlienware M17 R4
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Alienware Command Center
    Supports AlienFX lighting, Game
    Library with auto-tune game profile functionality.
  • Alienware Adrenalin
  • Alienware Mobile Connect
  • Microsoft Office 365 (30-day trial)
Camera & AudioAlienware M17 R4
CameraFront-facing camera
Alienware FHD (1920x1080 resolution) camera.
Audio
  • Controller: Realtek ALC3281-CG
    • 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection
    • Alienware Sound Center via Alienware Command Center
  • Speakers:
    • 2-Way (Woofer/Tweeter) Stereo Speaker Design
    • Includes Discrete Smart Amp Woofer technology
  • Microphone:
    • Digital-array microphones in the camera assembly
MiscAlienware M17 R4
Sensors
  • Tobii Eyetracking technology (optional)
Security
  • Wedge-shaped lock slot
  • Trusted Protection Module
MoreCHASIS
  • Based on Alienware's Legend industrial design language
  • Engineered with Alienware's Advanced Cryo-Tech Cooling technology
  • Engineered with HyperEfficient Voltage Regulation
  • Constructed with a Magnesium Alloy exterior shell and copper alloy thermal components

Alienware M17 R4: Quick Look

Here is our quick look at Alienware M17 R4.

Alienware M17 R4

Dell has revealed the Alienware M17 R4, a 17.3-inch machine, in early-2021. It is powered by up to an octa-core Intel Core i9-10980HK with a boost clock speed up to 5.30 GHz. The laptop has a dedicated GPU option up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 with 8GB GDDR6. For display option, it has a 17.3 inch display with the following key specifications:

  • 17.3” FHD with 144Hz 
    1920 x 1080 127 PPI 7ms response time 300 nits 16:9 72% NTSC NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology 600:1 contrast ratio Anti-glare WVA
  • 17.3” FHD with 360Hz
    1920 x 1080 127 PPI tms response time 300 nits 16:9 100% sRGB color gamut NVIDIA G-SYNC Technology 700:1 Anti-glare WVA
  • 17.3” UHD with 60Hz
    3840 x 2160 255 PPI 25ms response time 500 nits 16:9 100% Adobe RGB 1 200:1 contrast ratio 12W max Tobii Eyetracking technology WVA

Moreover, Dell claims that the Alienware M17 R4 supports up to 32GB of 2933 MHz DDR4 memory. Unfortunately, it has an onboard memory module that is not upgradable by the users. Furthermore, It comes with two M.2 slots that users can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device.

Additionally, the Alienware M17 R4 measures 15.74” x 11.58” x 0.87” (399.80 x 294.13 x 22.10 mm) and weight at 5.51 lbs. (2.50 kg). The laptop features the following ports:

  • 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 Port
    Supports USB Type-C™ with support for USB 3.2 Gen 2 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort 1.2.
  • 2 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port
  • 1 x Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 port with PowerShare technology
  • 1 x RJ-45 Ethernet port
  • 1 x Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
  • 1 x HDMI 2.1
    Supports up to [email protected] display out.
  • 1 x Mini-Display Port 1.4 (certified) Output Port
  • 1 x Audio Out 1/8" Ports (Compatible with inline mic headset)
  • 1 x Wedge-shaped lock slot (cable and lock sold separately)
  • 1 x microSD 5.1, UHD-II HD312 Card Reader
  • 1 x Power/DC-in Port

In summary, here is what you need to know about the Alienware M17 R4.

GeForce RTX™ 30-series graphics
It now comes with the second generation of RTX™ technology that available in NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 and 3080 with 8GB of GDDR6.
Faster Memory
It's now equipped with a faster DDR4 memory to bump the speed up from 2666 MHz to 2933 MHz
New 360Hz Display
New to the M-series, the M17 R4 can now be configured with a 360Hz display panel offering smooth high-speed motion graphics and an sRGB 100% color gamut rating for a rich color range. Also includes NVIDIA® G-SYNC® technology for even smoother gameplay.
Native [email protected] Support
The M17 R4 has the latest native HDMI 2.1b port to support 4K at 120Hz display output.

The Alienware M17 R4 also has some downsides that you might want to know, including:

Same 10th Gen Intel processors as its predecessor.
Alienware M17 R4 image

Alienware M17 R4: Key Features

Alienware CryoTech™
  • 66 CPU fan blades
  • 66 GPU fan blades
  • 64mm CPU fan blade diameter
  • 64mm GPU fan blade diameter • 4x copper-alloy heat pipes
  • 4x copper-alloy heat pipes
  • 286.6g of copper-alloy material
  • CPU Vapor Chamber cooling technology
Hyper-Efficient Voltage Regulation

All configurations are designed with the following specification

  • 6-phase CPU voltage regulation
  • 12-phase GPU voltage regulation