Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
Reviews for the Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
New revision. We already checked the Alienware 15 twice. In this review update, the gaming notebook gets a fresh Skylake processor and the fast Nvidia GTX 980M. Can Alienware keep the components of the 15-inch device cool?
Source: Laptop Mag
Now this is a midlevel gaming rig. For $1,849, the Alienware 15 delivers impressive gaming performance in an attractive, eye-catching chassis. The laptop also offers great sound for games and music, and one of the most comfortable keyboards I've used this year. But if that doesn't do it for you, 7-plus hours of battery life should; this is easily one of the longest-lasting gaming systems on the market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/08/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: 01Net FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: High performance with powerful hardware; excellent cooling system; good ergonomy. Negative: Relatively thick and heavy; high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/05/2016
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Sturdy construction and elegant design; quality keyboard and crisp touchpad; powerful hardware; excellent sound quality; long battery life for gaming laptop. Negative: Bulky and heavy; average picture quality with low coverage of the sRGB color gamut and low maximum brightness.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/25/2015
Model: The new Alienware 15 R2 is built with ultimate gaming performance in mind. Its design is inspired by aerospace and carbon fiber makes the laptop is made durable and stiff. Design is futuristic with strong edges and lines commonly found on most Alienware devices. Thanks to the optional amplified graphics module, a desktop graphics card can be connected to the computer. The advanced cooling system is based on copper thermal modules and ensures that the device runs at optimal temperature. The Windows 10 laptop features a beautiful 15.6 inch anti-glare FHD IPS display with good clarity and color saturation.
On-board are an Intel Core i7-6700HQ quad-core processor with 6 MB of cache, 8 GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM, a powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 3 GB of GDDR5 VRAM and a 1 TB HDD. The Alienware 15 R2 comes with a responsive backlit keyboard that is specially tested for the rigorous usage from gamers. Other features on the device are 3 USB 3.0 ports, a Thunderbolt 3 port, the Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port, an HDMI out, a card reader and a 2 MP FullHD webcam. The Alienware 15 R2 is finished in Epic Silver and is powered by an 8-cell Lithium-Ion battery rated at 92 Wh.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M:
Fast high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Alienware: Alienware was founded in the USA in 1996. Alienware established its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Ireland, in 2002. Alienware has belonged to the Dell Group since 2006. The product range mainly focuses on gaming laptops and desktops. Trademark is a slightly futuristic design with an alien logo. In addition, Alienware offers workstations for private and business customers.
Alienware belongs to the mid-sized manufacturers of the notebook market. There are some reviews with average ratings overall.
81.6%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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