Comparison of Alienware 18-HID3 vs Alienware x17 R1 (Alienware x17 R1)
Comparison of Alienware x17 R1 (Alienware x17 R1) vs Alienware 18-HID3

Alienware 18-HID3 vs Alienware x17 R1 (Alienware x17 R1)

Comparison summary

For performance Alienware x17 R1 has a lot better processor. It also has more memory.

The laptops have different operating systems, Alienware 18-HID3 has Windows 8 and x17 R1 has Windows 10 Home.

For displaying graphics x17 R1 has a lot better performing graphics card.

18-HID3 has a bigger screen. For portability x17 R1 is lighter.

x17 R1 has more SSD, but 18-HID3 has an HDD storage.

18-HID3 is a bit cheaper.

Compare specifications

Alienware 18-HID3Alienware x17 R1 (Alienware x17 R1)
Processor (CPU)?Central Processing Unit is the heart of a laptop and is responsible for executing programs.
Intel Core i7 SeriesIntel Core i9-11900H
Memory (RAM)?Memory increases the general speed of a laptop.
Graphics card (GPU)?Graphics Processing Unit calculates 3D graphics and is essential for gaming and heavy programs.
GeForce GTX 780MGeForce RTX 3080
Screen size
Screen resolution
-Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
5.47 kg3.2 kg
Operating system (OS)
Windows 8Windows 10 Home
Hard drives
250gb SSD, 750gb HDD1000gb SSD List Price
£3,249.98£3,399.00 Lowest New Price
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Alienware x17 R1 17.3 Inch FHD (1920 x 1080) Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i9-11900HK (11th Gen), NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 16GB GDDR6, 360Hz 300nits, 32 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, Win 10 Home (Lunar Light)

With 8-core 11th Gen Intel Core processors you’ll experience high-performance action across your favorite games and applications.

For an improved visual experience, the 360Hz panel supports NVIDIA G-SYNC technology which is intended for a better handshake between the refresh rate of your display and the refresh rate that your GPU can provide.

The FHD 360Hz panel on the x17 includes low blue light technology that is hardware-based so you can game long, without any concerns or reduction in image quality.

Introducing Alienware's quad fan technology, a patent-pending industry exclusive included in our X-Series laptops. This new design includes a combination of standard evacuative fans which move air through the system.

Like an engine’s transmission, gamers can set, activate and manage five unique power states through the Alienware Command Center with this exclusive, patent-pending technology.