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Alienware m18 R1
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Advantages of the Dell Alienware m18 R1
  • Very good overall build quality
Advantages of the HP Omen 17
  • The HP Omen 17 has no clear advantages over the Dell Alienware m18 R1.

Key differences

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Screen Quality

7.8
Alienware m18 R1
Omen 17
7.9
17.3in
SIZE
17.3in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
281.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
350.0 nits
The HP Omen 17 has a better screen than the Dell Alienware m18 R1 for general use, and gaming and AI.

Portability

Poor
Alienware m18 R1
Omen 17
Fair
17.3in
SIZE
17.3in
8.9 lbs
WEIGHT
6.1 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
1.0in
The HP Omen 17 has only fair portability, while the Dell Alienware m18 R1 has poor portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

8.5
Alienware m18 R1
Omen 17
7.4
The Dell Alienware m18 R1 has very good build quality, while the HP Omen 17 has good build quality.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.2
Alienware m18 R1
Omen 17
8.1
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
281.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
350.0 nits
4.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
3.5 Hours
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
5.1/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.0/10
The Dell Alienware m18 R1 and HP Omen 17 are both very good for general use.

Gaming and AI

9.2
Alienware m18 R1
Omen 17
9.1
9.9/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
10.0/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
165Hz
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 m18 R1 and HP Omen 17 are both excellent for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

9.0
Alienware m18 R1
Omen 17
9.0
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
9.9/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
10.0/10
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
The Dell Alienware m18 R1 and HP Omen 17 are both excellent for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.4
Alienware m18 R1
Omen 17
8.4
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Dell Alienware m18 R1 and HP Omen 17 are both very good for content creation.

Software Development

8.1
Alienware m18 R1
Omen 17
8.1
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1440
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The Dell Alienware m18 R1 and HP Omen 17 are both very good for software development.

Battery

4.0 Hours
Alienware m18 R1
Omen 17
3.5 Hours
The Dell Alienware m18 R1 has 4 hours of battery life. The HP Omen 17 has 3.5 hours of battery life.

Cost

$2,600
Alienware m18 R1
Omen 17
$2,600
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$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

$3,000

$3,500

$4,000

The Dell Alienware m18 R1 has a price of $2,600 and the HP Omen 17 costs $2,600.

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How the Dell Alienware m18 R1 and the HP Omen 17 compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Alienware m18 R1HP Omen 17
Dell Alienware m18 R1HP Omen 17

GENERAL

Price
$2,600
$2,600
Release Date
October 1, 2022June 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
16.2'' x 12.6'' x 1.05''15.6'' x 10.3'' x 1.06''
Weight
8.9 lbs6.17 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-13900HXIntel i9-13900HX
Graphics
RTX 4080 (175 W)RTX 4090 (175 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesYes
RAM
32 GB32 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
4 Hours3.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
97 Wh83 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"17.3"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16002560 x 1440
Refresh Rate
165Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
281 nits350 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/107.4/10
Portability Score
5.1/106/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
7/107/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8.5/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/108/10
Webcam
720p720p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesNo

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
43
USB-C ports
21
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
43
Thunderbolt Version
44

Shopping

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Dell Alienware m18 R1

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PCMag

Matthew Buzzi | July 2023
"Dell's Alienware m18 delivers on its promises: This is a large, powerful gaming laptop with the premium flair and feel you expect from an expensive purchase. The drawbacks are really the price and battery life, which in context are reasonable. (We'd also like to see more ports on the laptop's sides.) This price tier exists for deep-pocketed enthusiasts, and if you’re considering anything in this range, the m18 isn’t an outlier. For the majority of shoppers, of course, all of these mighty 18-inch systems are likely too expensive."

HP Omen 17

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NotebookCheck

Marc Herter | September 2022
"The HP Omen 17 (2022) gaming laptop has a stylish case and hardware with lots of potential. The HP Omen 17 is a fairly unobtrusive gaming laptop. A material combination of plastic and metal gives the case a high stability and a quality surface feel. The unspectacular design is pleasing and is hardly indicative of the laptop's high performance potential. The Intel Core i7-12700H in particular is able to perform well once again. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is also strong in the gaming notebook. Demanding games run smoothly in Full HD resolution. The HP Omen 17 is a good gaming laptop that delivers partly excellent performance. But even at this performance level, cheaper alternatives are available."

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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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