Alienware X15 R2 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2022 Alienware X15 R2 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

Alienware X15 R2
Released2022
Release Date
  • Announced on January 4, 2022.
  • Available starting in Winter 2022.
PricingStarting at $2,199
Generations
Alienware X15 R2 Price
Alienware X15 R2 Gaming Laptop - 15.6-inch FHD 360Hz 1ms Display, Intel 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, Intel Core i7-12700H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070Ti 8GB GDDR6, USB-C, WiFi 6, Bluetooth, Windows 11 Home - White
By Alienware
$1,981.52
Dell Alienware X15 R2 Laptop (2022) | 15.6" 2560x1440 QHD 240Hz | Core i9-12900H - 512GB SSD Hard Drive - 16GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti | 14 cores @ 5 GHz - 8 GDDR6X Win 11 Home (Renewed)
Dell Alienware X15 R2 Laptop (2022) | 15.6" 2560x1440 QHD 240Hz | Core i9-12900H - 512GB SSD Hard Drive - 16GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti | 14 cores @ 5 GHz - 8 GDDR6X Win 11 Home (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,186.99
Dell Alienware X15 R2 Gaming Laptop (2022) | 15.6" 360Hz FHD | Core i7-512GB SSD Hard Drive - 16GB RAM - RTX 3060 | Cores - 12th Gen CPU - 6GB GDDR6 Win 11 Home
Dell Alienware X15 R2 Gaming Laptop (2022) | 15.6" 360Hz FHD | Core i7-512GB SSD Hard Drive - 16GB RAM - RTX 3060 | Cores - 12th Gen CPU - 6GB GDDR6 Win 11 Home
By Dell
$1,901.19
Dell Alienware X15 R2 Gaming Laptop (2022) | 15.6" QHD | Core i7 - 1TB SSD - 16GB RAM - 3070 Ti | 14 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12th Gen CPU - 8GB GDDR5 Win 11 Home (Renewed)
Dell Alienware X15 R2 Gaming Laptop (2022) | 15.6" QHD | Core i7 - 1TB SSD - 16GB RAM - 3070 Ti | 14 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12th Gen CPU - 8GB GDDR5 Win 11 Home (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,314.99
Alienware X15R1 Gaming Laptop - 15.6-inch FHD (1920x1080) 360Hz 1ms Display, Intel Core i7-11800H Processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 DDR6 Graphics, Windows 11 Home- Lunar Light
Alienware X15R1 Gaming Laptop - 15.6-inch FHD (1920x1080) 360Hz 1ms Display, Intel Core i7-11800H Processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 DDR6 Graphics, Windows 11 Home- Lunar Light
By Alienware
$1,429.49
$1,899.97 25% OFF

Exterior

Alienware X15 R2
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.
Weight5.15 ~ 5.2 lbs. (2.34 ~ 2.36 kg)
Colors
Lunar light
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.
Chasis Information
  • Based on Alienware's Legend 2.0 industrial design language
  • Constructed with CNC aluminum and magnesium alloy parts
  • Engineered with Alienware Cryo-Tech™Cooling technology
  • Includes Alienware's Quad-Fan Design (patent-pending)
  • Element 31 thermal interface material (available with all configurations)

Display

Alienware X15 R2
Size15.6 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

Ports

Alienware X15 R2
Ports
Alienware X15 R2 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left
  • 1 x Power/DC-in Port
Right
  • 1 x Headset 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 4K@120Hz display out.
  • 1 x MicroSD Card Slot

Internal Specs

Alienware X15 R2
Processor
  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 X15 R21
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H1,65894.31%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H1,758100.00%
01,758

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Alienware X15 R21
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H11,77497.90%
2
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H12,027100.00%
012,027
Integrated Graphics
  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
  • Onbaord memory
Memory Configurations
  • Speed: 5200MHz
  • Memory Type: Dual-channel LPDDR5
  • Minimum Memory: 16 GB
  • Maximum Memory: 32 GB
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 - 6GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti - 6GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti - 6GB GDDR6
* All configurations include 8-phase HyperEfficient graphics voltage regulation.
Storage
  • Storage slots: 2 x M.2 2280 PCIe slots
Single Storage Configuration
  • 256GB 512GB 1TB 2TB
    PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Dual Storage Configuration
  • 512GB 1TB 2TB 4TB
    RAID-0 (2 x PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD)

Connectivity

Alienware X15 R2
Wi-FiKiller Wi-Fi 6E AX1675
Dual Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz WiFi 6E 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
Ethernet2.5Gbps Ethernet NIC via included Type-C to RJ-45 port dongle

Battery

Alienware X15 R2
Size87 WHr, 6-cell smart lithium-ion battery
Power Supply
240W
power adapter.

Software

Alienware X15 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 X15 R2
Camera
  • Front-facing camera.
    Alienware HD (1280x720 resolution) camera.
  • Optional Windows Hello IR support.
Audio
  • Speakers:
    • Stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
  • Microphone:
    • Dual-array microphones

Misc

Alienware X15 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 X15 R2
At Glance
Released in Early
2022
16:9 QHD
15.6”
1440p 240Hz
Weight
5.15 lb
2.34 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 X15 R2 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3080 Ti
16GB GDDR6

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

Alienware X15 R2 image

What we like

Reasons to like about Alienware X15 R2.

Supports Windows 11

Alienware X15 R2 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsAlienware X15 R2
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i7-12700H → Intel Core i9-12900H
4GB RAM16GB → 32GB
64GB Drive256GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU14 cores
Upgradable storage

Alienware X15 R2 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. Learn more

Storage SlotsAlienware X15 R2
M.2x2
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 16GB GDDR6

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Alienware X15 R2.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Alienware X15 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 X15 R2
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR5
Speed5200 MHz

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i9-12900H inside Alienware X15 R2 has a 48% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-11900H inside Alienware X15 R1.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Alienware X15 R2 - Intel Core i9-12900H
12,027
Alienware X15 R2 - Intel Core i7-12700H
11,774
Alienware X15 R1 - Intel Core i9-11900H
8,121
Alienware X15 R1 - Intel Core i7-11800H
7,908
Supports faster memory

Alienware X15 R2 supports a faster memory speed than the Alienware X15 R1. It supports up to 5200MHz versus 3200MHz of system memory on the Alienware X15 R1.

Memory type and speed
Alienware X15 R2 - LPDDR5
5,200 MHz
Alienware X15 R1 - DDR4
3,200 MHz

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