Alienware 15 R2
Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)
Reviews for the Alienware 15 R2
Source: Stuff TV
At £1,500 it’s hardly cheap, but in a world where high-powered gaming laptops routinely break the £2,000 price battier, it’s actually decent value. Sure, you could pay more for a higher-resolution screen or slightly better performance, but when the 15 R2 is fast enough for great 1080p gaming and its rivals are struggling at 4K, you have to ask yourself whether it’s worth it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/25/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Laptop Media
We all know those bulky and heavy gaming notebooks that have all the horsepower needed to power up the latest games, but what if we told you that Alienware has put all the top-shelf hardware from NVIDIA and Intel and put it in a smaller 15-inch form factor notebook? Hard to believe it, but when we first reviewed the new Alienware 15 gaming machine, we didn’t know what Dell has in stored for us. A few months later we are testing the Alienware 15 R2 with top-tier quad-core Core i7-6700HQ CPU and rarely seen in a 15-inch devices – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M GPU.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/19/2015
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky
Well, the Alienware 15 R2 is an update for a very good gaming laptop, the first Alienware 15. It has a very good gaming performance, but also very good peripherals and extra features – very good and comfortable keyboard, good touchpad, good enough speakers, very good build quality, HDMI 2.0 + mDP, TPM 2.0, enough storage options including an 1xM.2 PCIe, Thunderbolt USB-C connection port and an IPS display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/18/2015
CommentNVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M: Lower high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell chip GM204 and GM206 (newer 2016 version with higher clock rates). Part of 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. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
6300HQ: 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.
80%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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