Alienware M17 2020 Review – Best high end Gaming laptop of 2020 USA

Alienware M17 2020 Review

The Alienware M17 2020 version uses Intel’s tenth-generation Core Comet Lake-H processor, available in i7-10750H and i9-10980HK, with 16 / 32GB DDR4 memory, but it is a pity that the memory frequency is only 2666MHz.

Alienware M17 2020 Review

Before the launch of Intel Core i9-9900K, the processor with the strongest gaming performance on the planet was the Intel Core i7-8086K. This 6-core, 12-thread processor was the first in Intel’s history to increase its turbo frequency to 5GHz, and there are also full-core frequencies. 4.3GHz. Even now, the game performance is not inferior to the i5-10600K processor, not far from the top Intel Core i9-10900K.

In thsi laptop platform, there is also such a processor, the specification is almost a replica of the desktop version i7-8086K, with a 6-core 12-thread design, a turbo frequency of up to 5.0GHz, an acceleration frequency of 4.3GHz, and a 12MB L3 cache.

Alienware M17 2020 Review

Having said that, I believe everyone knows that it is the Core i7-10750H.

However, due to the power consumption and heat dissipation limitations of the mobile platform, it is not easy for the i7-10750H processor to deliver full performance. Not long ago, Dell released a new generation of Alienware M17 2020 laptop. It is the first gaming notebook that can truly play the full performance of the i7-10750H.

In fact, even with the AIDA64 FPU baking machine, the power consumption of this processor is only 90W, and the power consumption design of 107W can be said to be quite surplus.

Alienware M17 2020 Review

Alienware’s heat dissipation capacity has always been well-known. The 2020 version of Alienware M17 adopts an upgraded version of CRYO TECH 3.0 heat dissipation structure, using dual fans, 4 8mm heat pipes and a heat dissipation design with four air outlets, plus large-scale pure copper heat dissipation fins. Chip, which can suppress the 107W i7-10750H processor.

However, we all know that heat pipes are usually difficult to completely cover all CPU and GPU cores. For this reason, Alienware M17 2020 version also adds a large-area VC (Vapor Chamber) vacuum chamber soaking plate between the CPU and the pure copper heat pipe. It can conduct the heat of the core evenly to each heat pipe more effectively and improve the heat conduction efficiency of the heat pipe.

Alienware M17 2020 Review

Unlike previous alien game books, the Alienware M17 2020 version focuses on lightness and beauty! Although the 17.3-inch large-screen gaming laptop we received is equipped with a 107W i7-10750H processor, a 115W RTX 2070 discrete graphics card and a huge heat dissipation system, Dell still keeps its thickness at about 20mm.

As for the appearance, the Alienware M17 2020 version should be the best alien notebook ever designed, so that the editors who have seen it praise it and put it down!

The rear part of Alienware M17 2020 version was originally used to dissipate heat, but after careful design, especially the Infinite ring light strip was added, it looked very pleasing after booting.

The Alienware M17 2020 version uses the star white color scheme, and the entire body is made of high-strength magnesium alloy. There is only a reflective alien logo on the A side, and the silk-screened 17 in the lower right corner indicates this is a 17-inch laptop.

The measurements of this gaming laptop are 399x294x22.5 mm (length x width x thickness), and the net weight is 2.97 kg.

There is a 2.5Gbps network port on the left side of the fuselage, a USB 3.2 Gen1 port and a 3.5mm headset all-in-one port, as well as a row of cooling air outlets.

On the right are 2 USB 3.2 Gen1 ports and a MicroSD card reader, and there is a row of cooling air outlets next to it.

There are 1xHDMI 2.0, 1xMini DP, 1xType-C full-featured Thunderbolt 3 interface at the rear, 1xALIENWARE graphics card enhanced accelerator interface and a circular power jack.

The B side uses a three-sided narrow frame design. The 17.3-inch IPS large screen has a 300Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, 100% sRGB color gamut, and 300nit brightness.

Alienware M17 2020 Review - Best high end Gaming laptop of 2020 USA

At the top of the screen is a 720P camera and array microphone.

The keyboard is equipped with an AlienFX single-key color-changing keyboard, supports 16.8 million color single-key colors, 1.7mm keystroke, supports full keys without punch, of course, there is also a numeric keypad, and full-size arrow keys are well received.

It is very surprising that during the baking process, the power consumption of the processor can be stabilized at around 95W and the temperature is 91 degrees. Although it is high, it is not too high considering the power consumption.

During the roasting process, the operating frequency of the all-core has reached a terrifying 4.2GHz, which is only 0.1GHz away from the highest all-core frequency of 4.3GHz. This is the i7-10750H with the highest roasting frequency we have tested. If it is not a roaster but to run other programs, it can easily run on the full core frequency of 4.3GHz.

In addition, at the full core frequency of 4.2GHz, the automatic voltage of the processor is 1.159V. To be honest, this voltage can allow the processor of 10nm+++ process technology to run at the frequency of 5GHz. Therefore, students with strong hands-on ability are recommended to reduce the operating voltage appropriately.

Use FurMark to test the RTX 2070 Super on the baking machine, and also test at full speed.

Alienware M17 2020 Review

In the 3DMark Fire Strike Extreme test, the physical score of i7-10750H was 18371. The graphics score of RTX 2070 Super is 9851, the maximum operating frequency is 1965MHz, the maximum power consumption is 117W, and the maximum temperature is only 55 degrees.

Alienware M17 2020 Review

In the test of CineBench R15, the single-threaded score of Alienware M17 2020 version is 198cb, and the multi-threaded score is 1363cb.

Alienware M17 2020 Review

100% sRGB color gamut and 76% aRGB color gamut.