Eluktronics Prometheus XVII (2021) vs Dell Alienware x15 R1

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Review

Evaluation of Eluktronics Prometheus XVII (2021) and Dell Alienware x15 R1 important characteristics
Performance
System and application performance
Gaming
Performance in popular 3D games
Display
Viewing angle, color accuracy, brightness
Battery Life
Potential battery life in light and average use
Connectivity
Ports, webcam and other interfaces
Case
Design, materials, durability and usability
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Key Differences

What are the key differences between the notebooks
Advantages of the Eluktronics Prometheus XVII (2021)
  • Includes an old-school USB-A port
  • Thinner bezels and 20% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Can run popular games at about 9-13% higher FPS
  • User-upgradable RAM (up to 64GB)
  • Provides 33% higher max. screen brightness: 400 vs 300 nits
  • 21% sharper screen – 170 versus 141 pixels per inch (PPI)
Advantages of the Dell Alienware x15 R1
  • Significantly easier to carry: weighs 380 grams less (around 0.84 lbs)
  • Higher number of cutting-edge USB Type-C ports: 2 versus 1
  • Features a much bigger (~40%) battery – 87 against 62 watt-hours
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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 2.65 kg (5.84 lbs) 2.27 kg (5.01 lbs)
Dimensions 392.6 x 259.8 x 24.9 mm
15.46 x 10.23 x 0.98 inches
359.7 x 277.2 x 16.3 mm
14.16 x 10.91 x 0.64 inches
Area 1020 cm2 (158.2 inches2) 997 cm2 (154.5 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~80.9% ~67.3%
Side bezels 4.8 mm 7.2 mm
Colors Gray Silver
Transformer No No
Opening angle - 140°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No Yes
Number of fans 2 4
Noise level 55.9 dB 53.5 dB

Display

Size 17.3 inches 15.6 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 165 Hz 165 Hz
PPI 170 ppi 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Touchscreen No No
Coating Matte Matte
Display tests
Contrast - 1000:1
sRGB color space 99% 100%
Adobe RGB profile 65.9% -
DCI-P3 color gamut 69.7% -
Response time 7 ms 19 ms
Max. brightness
400 nits
300 nits

Battery

Capacity
Voltage - 11.4 V
Full charging time - 1:25 hr
Battery type Li-Po Li-Ion
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery - Yes
Charging port position Bottom Left
Charge power 230 W 240 W
Weigh of AC adapter 873 gramm 711 gramm

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 2.9 GHz 1.9-2.3 GHz
Turbo frequency 4.2 GHz 4.6 GHz
Cores 8 8
Threads 16 16
L3 Cache 8 MB 24 MB
Integrated GPU Radeon Vega 7 Intel UHD Graphics for 11th Gen (32 EU)
Fabrication process 7 nm 10 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 130 W 90 W
Nvidia Optimus Yes Yes, Advanced Optimus
Type Dedicated Dedicated
Fabrication process 8 nm 8 nm
GPU base clock 1504 MHz 1163 MHz
GPU boost clock 1802 MHz 1530 MHz
FLOPS 13.8 TFLOPS 11.8 TFLOPS
Memory size 8 GB 6 GB
Memory type GDDR6 GDDR6
Memory bus 192 bit 192 bit
Memory speed 14 Gbps 14 Gbps
Shading units 3840 3840
DirectX support 12 12
GPU performance
13.8 TFLOPS
11.8 TFLOPS

RAM

RAM size
Channels 1x8 GB 2x8 GB
Clock 3200 MHz 3200 MHz
Type DDR4 DDR4
Upgradable Yes No
Total slots 2 2
Max. ram size 64 GB -

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x512 GB 1x256 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 2
NVMe Yes Yes

Sound

Audio chip - Realtek ALC3281
Speakers 2.0 2.0
Power 2x4W 2x4W
Loudness - 82.7 dB
Microphones - 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5.1 v5.2
Fingerprint No No
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Ports
USB-A 3x USB 3.1 1x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.1 2x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt No Thunderbolt 4
HDMI 1x HDMI 2.1 1x HDMI 2.1
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) Yes No
SD card reader Yes Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes No
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel - 1.5 mm
Touchpad
Size - 10.5 x 6.8 cm
Surface Plastic -
Windows Precision Yes Yes
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