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  • 10 0
    8.8

    Date: 10/29/2017

    Good: IPS screen, NVMe SSD, a lot of features (macro keys, Eye Tracking, ), clever port distribution, a lot of configuration options, a lot of lighting elements, great case quality, useful Alienware tools, good input devices, very high performance, strong b...

    Bad: basic warranty only 12 months, sound could be better, borderline weight, no memory card reader

    Gaming bolide. The Alienware 15 R3 has a matte 60-Hz IPS display that supports Nvidia's G-Sync Technology. The potent hardware displays all current games smoothly...

  • Good: Incredibly sturdy construction, clean and sophisticated design, Fairly thin (just 25 mm), Good keyboard and touchpad, Good IPS panel, Supports up to 3 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs, Not a bad cooling solution considering the form factor and the demanding hardware, S...

    Bad: CPU and GPU underclocked by default, third party software needs to be installed for overclocking, A bit loud under load, Heavy (3.5 kg), G-Sync is optional and most units come with only 60Hz displays, The screen uses PWM from 0 to 99% brightness (our Heal...

    As always, the 15-inch Alienware 15 R3 is a well-built premium gaming system with some small issues along the way, which are usually intrinsic to lower-end gaming laptops. However, build quality and design isn't one of them. The Alienware 15 R3 continues...

  • Good: Outstanding build quality, Impressive LED customization, 120Hz refresh rate, Great gaming performance, excellent cooling

    Bad: Cramped typing experience, No Number Pad, Plastic interior shroud prohibits easy access to the motherboard, TN panel is inaccurate, Expensive for a GTX 1070 laptop

    The GTX 1070-equipped Alienware 15 hits the ball out of the park in terms of build quality, features, and performance. However, the 120Hz refresh rate introduces display accuracy trade-offs, and the high price can be a bit much to stomach. Review...

  • 10 0
    8.4

    Date: 5/29/2017

    Good: Fast and powerful, Excellent build quality, Great screen for high performance gameplay

    Bad: Larger than most 15-inch machines, Poor battery life, 1080p display has shallow viewing angles

    The new Alienware 15 ticks all the right boxes for a gaming laptop: it's stylish, it's fast and powerful and it's covered in LED lighting. It's one flaw, however, is that it's a little bigger than your average 15-inch gaming machine. If you can live with...

  • 10 0
    8

    Date: 4/25/2017

    Good: Solid build quality, Excellent keyboard and touch pad, Customizable RGB lighting, Factory-configurable, Plenty of ports

    Bad: Chassis gets warm, fans a little loud while gaming, Subpar speakers, No SD-card reader

    Solid all-around—in its graphics oomph, build quality, keyboard, port mix, and panel performance—the 2017 Alienware 15 R3 delivers a serious dose of gaming adrenaline for the money. Read More...

  • 10 0
    7

    Date: 4/25/2017

    Good: Sturdy high-end build, Fantastic 1080p gaming performance, Boatload of storage, Nice lighting and design

    Bad: Very expensive as configured, Maximum 1080p resolution, Heavy for a 15-inch laptop

    The Alienware 15 R3 is a well-designed laptop with the power for smooth HD gaming at maximum settings, but the competition offers more for less...

  • 10 0
    7

    Date: 12/14/2016

    Good: Attractive design with lots of customizable lighting. Highly configurable hardware options offer both value and performance. Solid 1080p gaming experience from Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060. Supports Windows Hello

    Bad: Heavy chassis with a beefy, loud and largely ineffective cooler. 3 to 5 FPS slower than a similar GTX 1060 laptop we tested. GTX 1070 model can be expensive

    Like most gaming laptop manufacturers Alienware has updated their line-up to take advantage of Nvidia's excellent GeForce 10 series graphics chips. Significantly faster than their predecessors, GeForce 10 mobile chips are as capable as their desktop count...

  • Good: Under gaming (Ahes Of Singularity), clocks remain maximal, Very good keyboard and touchpad, very comfortable and quiet, Relatively bright IPS display, with high contrast. No PWM (no flickering), Good connection ports selection mDP v1.2, HDMI 2.0, Alienwar...

    Bad: Relatively high price for the offered performance (but there will be discounts probably), The 2.0 speakers are a little bit of disappointment not too bad, but certainly far from high quality, The Alienware styling could be a little too much for some, CPU...

    Well, the AW15R3 is a fine laptop, with good chassis build quality, keyboard, touchpad, relatively good display (no PWM), many connection and storage ports (including Thunderbolt 3 and Alienware amplifier port). However, it is pretty heavy compared to som...

  • 10 0
    8

    Date: 11/1/2016

    Good: High quality materials and looks, slim albeit heavy. Good internal temps, great keyboard, has Thunderbolt 3 and Graphics Amplifier support

    Bad: Large footprint and very heavy for a 15" gaming laptop. Windows Hello/Tobii IR camera is flakey

    Alienware laptops have grown up in looks and are modernized--gone is the ultra-chunky and aggressive look. We welcome the modern cooling design and lower heat internals that are very 2016, and the (dare I say) classy looking aluminum and soft touch black...

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Technical Specifications

Processor

  • i7-7700HQ processor
  • Y
  • 7th gen Intel® Core™ i7
  • 2.8 GHz
  • 4
  • 6 MB
  • 14 nm
  • 45 W

Audio

  • Y
  • Y

Battery

  • Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

  • Y

Design

  • PCI Express
  • Black, Silver
  • Y
  • Clamshell

Display

  • 15.6"
  • Y

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  • 3840 x 2160 pixels
  • 16:9

Graphics

  • Y
  • Intel HD Graphics 630
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
  • GDDR5
  • 350 MHz
  • 1100 MHz
  • 8 GB

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  • 2.0

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  • Y

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  • N
  • Y

Keyboard

  • Y
  • Y

Memory

  • 32 GB
  • DDR4-SDRAM
  • 2400 MHz
  • 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

  • Y

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  • Y
  • Y
  • N
  • Y
  • Y
  • IEEE 802.11ac
  • 1

Operating System & Software

  • Windows 10 Home

Other

  • N
  • N

Ports & Interfaces

  • N
  • 1

Storage

  • 3048 GB
  • HDD+SSD

Weight & Dimensions

  • 7.69 lbs (3.49 kg)
  • 1" (25.4 mm)
  • 15.3" (389 mm)
  • 12" (305 mm)
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