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Alienware 15 R4

Specifications

Alienware 15 R4
Alienware 15 R4 (15 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) - 8192 MB, Core: 1480 MHz, Memory: 8000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 389.12
Memory
16384 MB 
, Two 8 GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2666, Dual Channel. All SO-DIMM slots occupied. Maximum of 32 GB RAM supported.
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LG Philips LP156WF6 (LGD0540), IPS, Full-HD, 60 Hz, G-Sync, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel CM246
Storage
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV256G, 256 GB 
, NVMe SSD & HGST Travelstar 7K1000 HTS721010A9E630 1 TB 7,200 RPM HDD. Two M.2-2280 slots & one 2.5-inch drive bay.
Soundcard
Realtek ALC298 @ Intel Cannon Lake PCH
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: One headphone jack, one microphone jack, One Noble Lock, one Graphics amplifier
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Killer Wireless-AC 1550 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 25 x 389 x 305 ( = 0.98 x 15.31 x 12.01 in)
Battery
99 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0, Keyboard: RGB, Keyboard Light: yes, 240 W power supply, Quick Start Guide, Various manufacturer tools, Killer Performance Suite, McAfee Security Trial, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
3.517 kg ( = 124.06 oz / 7.75 pounds), Power Supply: 802 g ( = 28.29 oz / 1.77 pounds)
Price
2768 EUR

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 77.6% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 86%, features: 71%, display: 83% mobility: 63%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 63%

Reviews for the Alienware 15 R4

86.4% Alienware 15 R4 (i9-8950HK, GTX 1070, FHD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
At the cutting edge. The Alienware 15 R4 is a 2.5-cm (~1 in) thick 15.6-inch gaming laptop that can be configured with up to an Intel Core i9-8950HK processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU and a Full HD display. Find out in this review how the 15 R4 fares against other 15-inch gaming laptops and the degree to which the device balances heat and fan noise with its powerful hardware.
70% Test Du Alienware 15 R4 : De L’Inutilité D’Un Core I9 Sur Les Laptops Gamer
Source: Fredzone French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 60% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
74% Test : Dell Alienware 15 R4, ce PC portable mise sur son Core i9 pour séduire les gamers
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2018
Rating: Total score: 74% performance: 90% mobility: 60%
80% Test Alienware 15 R4 : un excellent « petit » PC pour gamers
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/22/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Le PC portable gamer Alienware 15 R4 en Core i9-8950HK en test
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; powerful processor. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/31/2018
Обзор игрового ноутбука Alienware 15 R4
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; good speakers; comfortable keyboard; nice touchpad; excellent display. Negative: Thick frames; mediocre design.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/24/2018

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop): Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
8950HK: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.9- 4.8 GHz (4.3 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Offers an unlocked multiplier that allows overclocking of the CPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15.6":

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.
3.517 kg:

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.


77.6%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2018-09-11 (Update: 2018-09-11)