Alienware X16 R1 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2023 Alienware X16 R1 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

Alienware X16 R1
Released2023
Release Date
  • Announced on January 3, 2023 (CES 2023)
  • Available starting in Q1 2023.
PricingStarting at $2,149.99 or $2,899.99 (CA)
Applicable Models
  • Alienware x16 Gaming Laptop
  • Original Alienware x16 Gaming Laptop
  • First Gen Alienware x16 Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware x16 R1 Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware x16 (2023) Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware x16 with 13th Gen Intel-H45 processors
  • Alienware x16 with RTX 4000-Series
Alienware X16 R1 Price
Alienware X16 R1 Gaming Laptop - 16-inch QHD+ 240Hz Display, Intel Core i9-13900HK, 32GB LPDDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home - Lunar Silver
Alienware X16 R1 Gaming Laptop - 16-inch QHD+ 240Hz Display, Intel Core i9-13900HK, 32GB LPDDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home - Lunar Silver
By Alienware
$2,744.96
$2,949.97 7% OFF
Alienware X16 R2 Gaming Laptop - 16-inch QHD+ 240Hz 3ms Display, Intel Core Ultra 9-185H, 32GB LPDDR5X RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home, Onsite Service - Lunar Silver
Alienware X16 R2 Gaming Laptop - 16-inch QHD+ 240Hz 3ms Display, Intel Core Ultra 9-185H, 32GB LPDDR5X RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home, Onsite Service - Lunar Silver
By Alienware
$3,080.47
New DELL Alienware 330W GaN Charger AC Adapter Slim for X17 R1 R2, HA330PM201, DA330PM201, LA330PM201, 08K4F9.
New DELL Alienware 330W GaN Charger AC Adapter Slim for X17 R1 R2, HA330PM201, DA330PM201, LA330PM201, 08K4F9.
By Dell
$159.99
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Alienware 17-inch Horizon Sleeve - Galaxy Weave Black
By Alienware
$19.99
Alienware m18 AMD Gaming Laptop - 18-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 480Hz 3ms Display, AMD Ryzen 9-7845HX, 32GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GDDR6, 1-Year Premium Support - Dark Metallic Moon
Alienware m18 AMD Gaming Laptop - 18-inch FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 480Hz 3ms Display, AMD Ryzen 9-7845HX, 32GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GDDR6, 1-Year Premium Support - Dark Metallic Moon
By Alienware
$2,636.18

Exterior

Alienware X16 R1
Dimensions14.36 x 11.41 x 0.7311 inches (364.74 x 289.81 x 18.57 mm)
Weight6 lbs. (2.72 kgs)
Colors
Lunar Silver
Keyboard and TrackpadKeyboard
  • Alienware X-Series AlienFX RGB keyboard
    • Per-key RGB LED with AlienFX lighting
    • Anti-ghosting and N-key rollover technology.
    • 1.8mm key travel.
  • Alienware's CherryMX ultra-low-profile mechanical laptop keyboard
    • Per-key AlienFX lighting
    • 1.8mm key travel
    • Includes N-key rollover and anti-ghosting technology
Touchpad
  • Multi-touch gesture Premium Precision glass touchpad with integrated scrolling.
  • Optional  AlienFX touchpad.
Alienware X16 R1 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 all x16 configs)
  • Constructed with copper alloy thermal components
  • Vapor chamber cooling technology (on configs based on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 or 4090)
  • All configurations are enabled to support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos technologies
  • 6-Speaker Spatial Sound

Display

Alienware X16 R1
Size16 Inches
Info
  • 16” FHD+ 480Hz 3ms
    1920 x 1200, 16:10, 480Hz, 100% DCI-P3 gamut, ComfortView Plus, 3ms response time, NVIDIA G-Sync, Advanced Optimus.
  • 16” QHD+ 165Hz 3ms
    2560 x 1600, 16:10, 165Hz, 100% sRGB gamut, ComfortView Plus, 3ms response time, NVIDIA G-Sync, Advanced Optimus.
  • 16” QHD+ 240Hz 3ms
    2560 x 1600, 16:10, 240Hz, 100% DCI-P3 gamut, ComfortView Plus, 3ms response time, NVIDIA G-Sync, Advanced Optimus.

Ports

Alienware X16 R1
Ports
Alienware X16 R1 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Back (9)
Alienware X16 R1 Ports - Back
Image Source: Dell
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x microSD card slot
    v5.2, UHS-II
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.1, HDCP 2.3 support with NVIDIA GeForce graphics
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), PowerShare
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
    v1.4
  • 1 x power port

Internal Specs

Alienware X16 R1
Processor
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13620H
    10 cores, 16 threads, 1.80 → 4.90 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.40 → 5.00 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900HK
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.60 → 5.40 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Alienware X16 R12
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700H1,75093.58%
3
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900HK1,870100.00%
01,870

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Alienware X16 R12
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700H14,321100.00%
3
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900HK12,50087.28%
014,321
Integrated Graphics
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13620H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    64 Execution Units, 400 → 1500 MHz
  2. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1500 MHz
  3. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900HK
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1500 MHz
Memory
  • 16GB
    Dual Channel LPDDR5 5200MHz
    Models with i7-13620H
  • 16GB 32GB
    Dual Channel LPDDR5 6000MHz
    Models with i7-13700H and i9-13900HK
Memory Slots
  • Onboard memory
Memory Configurations
  • Speed:
    5200 MHz 6000 MHz
  • Memory Type: Dual-channel LPDDR5
  • Minimum Memory: 16 GB
  • Maximum Memory: 32 GB
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 - 6GB GDDR6
    TGP: 115W, Dynamic Boost: 25W, Max Power: 140W, 9-phase HyperEfficient graphics voltage regulation
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4060 - 8GB GDDR6
    TGP: 125W, Dynamic Boost: 25W, Max Power: 140W, 9-phase HyperEfficient graphics voltage regulation
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 - 8GB GDDR6
    TGP: 125W, Dynamic Boost: 25W, Max Power: 140W, 9-phase HyperEfficient graphics voltage regulation
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4080 - 12GB GDDR6
    TGP: 150W, Dynamic Boost: 25W, Max Power: 175W, 12-phase HyperEfficient graphics voltage regulation
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 - 16GB GDDR6
    TGP: 150W, Dynamic Boost: 25W, Max Power: 175W, 12-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 X16 R1
Wi-Fi
  • Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675
  • Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690
BluetoothBluetooth 5.3

Battery

Alienware X16 R1
Size90 WHr Lithium-ion battery
With Alienware Battery Defender technology.
Power Supply
240W 330W
USB Type-C small form factor power adapter.

Software

Alienware X16 R1
OSWindows 11
Home Pro
Built-in AppsAlienware Command CenterThe 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
AlienFX Lighting Detail
  • Programmable with up to 16.8 million distinct colors
  • Rear stadium lighting is now engineered with 90 micro-LEDs for a bold new look

Camera & Audio

Alienware X16 R1
Camera
  • Front-facing camera.
    Alienware FHD (1920 x 1080 resolution) camera.
  • Windows Hello IR support.
Audio
  • Speakers:
    • 6 x speakers spatial sound with Dolby Atmos
  • Microphone:
    • Dual-array microphones

Misc

Alienware X16 R1
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 X16 R1
At Glance
Released in Early
2023
16:9 QHD+
16”
1600p 240Hz
Weight
6 lb
2.72 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-13900HK
14C/20T, 2.60 → 5.40 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,870
Single Core
Geekbench 5
12,500
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1500 MHz
Configurable up to
32GB
6000 MHz LPDDR5
Alienware X16 R1 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 4090
16GB GDDR6 175W Max

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Our analysis and reviews

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What we like

Reasons to like about Alienware X16 R1.

Supports Windows 11

Alienware X16 R1 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsAlienware X16 R1
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i7-13620H → Intel Core i9-13900HK
4GB RAM16GB → 32GB
64GB Drive256GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU10 → 14 cores
Upgradable storage

Alienware X16 R1 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 X16 R1
M.2x2
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 16GB GDDR6 175W Max

What we don't like

Reasons not to like about Alienware X16 R1.

Non-upgradable memory

The memory on Alienware X16 R1 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 X16 R1
Slots0 - Onboard
TypeLPDDR5
Speed6000 MHz

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