Alienware X14 R2 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2023 Alienware X14 R2 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

Alienware X14 R2
Released2023
Release Date
  • Announced on January 3, 2023 (CES 2023)
  • Available starting in Q1 2023.
PricingStarting at $1,799 or $2,499 (CA)
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
Generations
Alienware X14 R2 Price
Dell Alienware X14 R2 Laptop (2023) | 14" 2560x1600 QHD+ 165Hz | Core i7-13620H - 512GB SSD Hard Drive - 16GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 | 10 cores @ 4.9 GHz - 6 GDDR6 Win 11 Home (Renewed)
Dell Alienware X14 R2 Laptop (2023) | 14" 2560x1600 QHD+ 165Hz | Core i7-13620H - 512GB SSD Hard Drive - 16GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 | 10 cores @ 4.9 GHz - 6 GDDR6 Win 11 Home (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,524.42
Dell Alienware X14 R2 Gaming Laptop (2023) | 14" QHD+ | Core i7-4TB SSD - 32GB RAM | 10 Cores @ 4.9 GHz - 13th Gen CPU Win 11 Home (Renewed)
Dell Alienware X14 R2 Gaming Laptop (2023) | 14" QHD+ | Core i7-4TB SSD - 32GB RAM | 10 Cores @ 4.9 GHz - 13th Gen CPU Win 11 Home (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,626.98
Dell Alienware X14 R2 Laptop (2023) | 14" 2560x1600 QHD+ 165Hz | Core i7-13620H - 1TB SSD Hard Drive - 16GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 | 10 cores @ 4.9 GHz - 6 GDDR6 Win 11 Home
Dell Alienware X14 R2 Laptop (2023) | 14" 2560x1600 QHD+ 165Hz | Core i7-13620H - 1TB SSD Hard Drive - 16GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 | 10 cores @ 4.9 GHz - 6 GDDR6 Win 11 Home
By Dell
$1,654.54
Dell Alienware X14 R2 Laptop (2023) | 14" 2560x1600 QHD+ 165Hz | Core i7-13620H - 1TB SSD Hard Drive - 32GB RAM | 10 cores @ 4.9 GHz Win 11 Pro
Dell Alienware X14 R2 Laptop (2023) | 14" 2560x1600 QHD+ 165Hz | Core i7-13620H - 1TB SSD Hard Drive - 32GB RAM | 10 cores @ 4.9 GHz Win 11 Pro
By Dell
$2,265.35
Dell Alienware X14 R2 Laptop (2023) | 14"" 2560x1600 QHD+ 165Hz | Core i7-13620H - 4TB SSD Hard Drive - 32GB RAM | 10 cores @ 4.9 GHz Win 11 Home, Silver
Dell Alienware X14 R2 Laptop (2023) | 14"" 2560x1600 QHD+ 165Hz | Core i7-13620H - 4TB SSD Hard Drive - 32GB RAM | 10 cores @ 4.9 GHz Win 11 Home, Silver
By Dell
$2,513.95

Exterior

Alienware X14 R2
Dimensions12.641 x 10.252 x 0.571 inches (321.08 x 260.41 x 14.5)
Weight4.594 lbs. (2.084 kgs)
Colors
Lunar Silver
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.
Alienware X14 R2 Keyboard and Touchpad
Image Source: Dell
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

Display

Alienware X14 R2
Size14 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.

Ports

Alienware X14 R2
Ports
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

Internal Specs

Alienware X14 R2
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
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
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
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.
Storage
256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
  • 1 x M.2 2280 PCIe Gen SSD slot.

Connectivity

Alienware X14 R2
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
BluetoothBluetooth 5.3

Battery

Alienware X14 R2
Size80.5 WHr Lithium-ion battery
With Alienware Battery Defender technology.
Power Supply
130W
USB Type-C small form factor power adapter.

Software

Alienware X14 R2
OSWindows 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

Camera & Audio

Alienware X14 R2
Camera
  • Front-facing camera.
    Alienware FHD (1920 x 1080 resolution) camera.
  • Windows Hello IR support.
Audio
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Microphone:
    • Dual-array microphones

Misc

Alienware X14 R2
SensorsWindows Hello IR Camera
SecurityWindows Hello IR camera for Facial Biometrics
Warranty1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis

Key Features

Alienware X14 R2
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

Photos

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

Storage SlotsAlienware X14 R2
M.2x1
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

The memory on Alienware X14 R2 is soldered to the motherboard, and there is no additional RAM slot for expansion. Since you can't change or add more RAM after you buy, you want to make sure you pick the configuration with the right amount of memory at the initial purchase. Learn more

MemoryAlienware X14 R2
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR5
Speed4800 MHz

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