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Alienware m17 R5
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Omen 16
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Advantages of the Dell Alienware m17 R5
  • Very good overall display quality
Advantages of the HP Omen 16
  • Good battery life

Key differences

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Screen Quality

8.1
Alienware m17 R5
Omen 16
7.6
17.3in
SIZE
16.1in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
480Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
301.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
338.0 nits
The Dell Alienware m17 R5 has a better screen than the HP Omen 16 for general use, and gaming and AI, while the HP Omen 16 has a better screen for content creation.

Portability

Poor
Alienware m17 R5
Omen 16
Fair
17.3in
SIZE
16.1in
7.3 lbs
WEIGHT
5.4 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The HP Omen 16 has only fair portability, while the Dell Alienware m17 R5 has poor portability.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.8
Alienware m17 R5
Omen 16
7.7
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
301.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
338.0 nits
5.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
6.0 Hours
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
5.5/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.7/10
The Dell Alienware m17 R5 and HP Omen 16 are both good for general use.

Gaming and AI

8.1
Alienware m17 R5
Omen 16
8.0
9.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
480Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
7.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
The Dell Alienware m17 R5 and HP Omen 16 are both very good for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

8.3
Alienware m17 R5
Omen 16
8.3
8.5/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.6/10
9.6/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
The HP Omen 16 and Dell Alienware m17 R5 are both very good for engineering and design.

Content Creation

7.9
Alienware m17 R5
Omen 16
7.8
8.5/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.6/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell Alienware m17 R5 and HP Omen 16 are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.4
Alienware m17 R5
Omen 16
7.7
8.5/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
1920 x 1080
8.0/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The HP Omen 16 and Dell Alienware m17 R5 are both good for software development.

Battery

5.0 Hours
Alienware m17 R5
Omen 16
6.0 Hours
The Dell Alienware m17 R5 has 5 hours of battery life. The HP Omen 16 has 6 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

7.8
Alienware m17 R5
Omen 16
7.4
The Dell Alienware m17 R5 and HP Omen 16 both have good build quality.

Cost

$1,250
Alienware m17 R5
Omen 16
$1,259
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$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

$1,600

$1,800

$2,000

The Dell Alienware m17 R5 has a price of $1,250 and the HP Omen 16 costs $1,259.

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How the Dell Alienware m17 R5 and the HP Omen 16 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Alienware m17 R5HP Omen 16
Dell Alienware m17 R5HP Omen 16

GENERAL

Price
$1,250
$1,259
Release Date
June 1, 2022May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
15.6'' x 11.8'' x 1.05''14.5'' x 10.2'' x 0.93''
Weight
7.3 lbs5.4 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HXIntel i7-13700HX
Graphics
RTX 3070 Ti (140 W)RTX 4060 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
5 Hours6 Hours
Battery Capacity
97 Wh83 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"16.1"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
480Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
301 nits338 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.8/107.4/10
Portability Score
5.5/106.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
7/107/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/108/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
NoYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
32
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
23
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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Dell Alienware m17 R5

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Christian Hintze | January 2023
"Overall, the all-AMD system in the Alienware m17 R5 is impressive, especially the graphics performance. However, various driver issues and unnecessary inconsistencies prevent us from truly enjoying such a potent gaming machine. In addition to strong 3D performance, we particularly like the build quality, the fairly bright UHD display with high color space coverage, and the fact that the gamer is often quiet when not under load and also rather quieter than some competitors under load."

HP Omen 16

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Christian Hintze | October 2021
"The Omen 16 has proven to be a fairly good mid-range gaming laptop with all-around improvements compared to the Omen 15. The high overall performance level across all use cases, the long battery life, and the good FHD display constitute the main advantages of this HP laptop. The main drawbacks are the faulty touchpad (one-off?) and the high latencies that can be observed even after just opening the browser. Furthermore, the useless, preinstalled 30-day trial versions of various software also fall under the category "unnecessary"."

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About Dell

Dell is a highly recognizable American technology company, and is one of the largest personal computer vendor by market share. Their laptops are very popular for both personal and professional use, and they also own the Alienware brand which makes mid to high end gaming laptops. Their premium XPS range of laptops offer great build quality and portability, while Latitude and Precision laptops are known for reliability, repairability and performance for business users.

About HP

HP, also known as Hewlett-Packard, is an American technology company that develops personal computers and computer peripherals. In the laptop industry, HP is known for its entry level Essential series laptops, its mid-range Pavilion, Envy, and Victus series, and high-end Omen and Spectre series, in addition to its business-oriented EliteBook, ProBook, and Dragonfly series laptops. HP laptops generally undercut other mainstream competitors in terms of price, placing itself as the value-oriented mainstream brand.

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