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Alienware m18 R1
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Advantages of the Dell Alienware m18 R1
  • The Dell Alienware m18 R1 has no clear advantages over the Lenovo Legion Pro 7i.
Advantages of the Lenovo Legion Pro 7i
  • Very good overall display quality
  • Best in class speakers
  • Excellent keyboard

Key differences

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Screen Quality

7.8
Alienware m18 R1
Legion Pro 7i
8.7
17.3in
SIZE
16.0in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
281.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
469.0 nits
The Lenovo Legion Pro 7i has a better screen than the Dell Alienware m18 R1 for general use, gaming and AI, and engineering and design.

Portability

Poor
Alienware m18 R1
Legion Pro 7i
Fair
17.3in
SIZE
16.0in
8.9 lbs
WEIGHT
6.1 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The Lenovo Legion Pro 7i has only fair portability, while the Dell Alienware m18 R1 has poor portability.
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Key similarities

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General Use

8.2
Alienware m18 R1
Legion Pro 7i
8.4
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
281.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
469.0 nits
4.0 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
5.0 Hours
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
5.1/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.4/10
The Lenovo Legion Pro 7i and Dell Alienware m18 R1 are both very good for general use.

Gaming and AI

9.2
Alienware m18 R1
Legion Pro 7i
9.2
9.9/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
10.0/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
165Hz
REFRESH RATE
240Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
7.0/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Lenovo Legion Pro 7i and Dell Alienware m18 R1 are both excellent for gaming and AI.

Engineering and Design

9.0
Alienware m18 R1
Legion Pro 7i
9.1
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 Lenovo Legion Pro 7i and Dell Alienware m18 R1 are both excellent for engineering and design.

Content Creation

8.4
Alienware m18 R1
Legion Pro 7i
8.6
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Lenovo Legion Pro 7i and Dell Alienware m18 R1 are both very good for content creation.

Software Development

8.1
Alienware m18 R1
Legion Pro 7i
8.3
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.9/10
32.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
9.0/10
The Lenovo Legion Pro 7i and Dell Alienware m18 R1 are both very good for software development.

Battery

4.0 Hours
Alienware m18 R1
Legion Pro 7i
5.0 Hours
The Dell Alienware m18 R1 has 4 hours of battery life. The Lenovo Legion Pro 7i has 5 hours of battery life.

Build Quality

8.5
Alienware m18 R1
Legion Pro 7i
8.5
The Dell Alienware m18 R1 and Lenovo Legion Pro 7i both have very good build quality.

Cost

$2,600
Alienware m18 R1
Legion Pro 7i
$2,499
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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 Lenovo Legion Pro 7i costs $2,499.

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How the Dell Alienware m18 R1 and the Lenovo Legion Pro 7i compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Dell Alienware m18 R1Lenovo Legion Pro 7i

GENERAL

Price
$2,600
$2,499
Release Date
October 1, 2022March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
16.2'' x 12.6'' x 1.05''14.3'' x 10.3'' x 0.94''
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 Hours5 Hours
Battery Capacity
97 Wh99.9 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
2560 x 16002560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
165Hz240Hz
Display Brightness
281 nits469 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
8.5/108.5/10
Portability Score
5.1/106.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
7/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8.5/109/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/109.8/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
44
USB-C ports
22
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."

Lenovo Legion Pro 7i

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Florian Glaser | February 2023
"Passionate gamers who want to play demanding modern titles with maximum details and don't mind spending the moolah will find the Lenovo Legion 7 Pro to be the right choice. The bright, sharp, and color-accurate 16:10 QHD 240 Hz display makes for an immersive viewing experience. The hardware is housed in a stylish chassis that feels premium and scores well in terms of workmanship and stability. Other aspects such as sound quality, input devices, and connectivity also seem to be near-perfect."

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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 Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and one of the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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