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Alienware 15 Series

Alienware 15 R4-9PTN3Processor: Intel Core i5 4210H, Intel Core i5 6300HQ, Intel Core i5 6300U, Intel Core i7 4710HQ, Intel Core i7 6700HQ, Intel Core i7 6820HK, Intel Core i7 7700HQ, Intel Core i7 7820HK, Intel Core i7 8750H, Intel Core i9 8950HK
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R9 M295X, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Display: 15.6 inch
Weight: 3.02kg, 3.1kg, 3.11kg, 3.2kg, 3.49kg, 3.5kg, 3.517kg, 3.52kg, 3.548kg, 3.55kg
Price: 1000, 1400, 1600, 1868, 1900, 2300, 2309, 2459, 2768, 2929 euro
Average Score: 79.88% - good
Average of 72 scores (from 112 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 89%, features: 77%, display: 84%
mobility: 70%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 74%

 

Alienware 15

Alienware is a well-established gaming laptop brand with numerous supporters all over the world. They have now come out with Alienware 15 which promises unbridled processing power. First off, its 15.6 inch Active Matrix TFT Color LCD features a 1600 x 900 resolution. The Alienware 15 comes with an option of whether customers want to upgrade the display to an Ultra HD. Customers can also choose whether they want an anti-glare FullHD IPS display or a TrueLife screen with touchscreen features. The black and solid body is almost 2" (5.08 cm) thick and weighs about 4 kg. This is because the body is made from copper, aluminium and carbon fibre. The measurements are actually thinner compared to previous Alienware models. The powerful processor within this machine is an Intel Quad Core i7-720QM that can clock at up to 1.6 GHz. Paired with the processor is an Nvidia GTX 970m graphics card. The other hardware within the laptop are 8 GB of RAM, a 1 TB hard disk with a speed of 5400 rpm and a 3 GB GDDR5 VRAM. Gamers would be happy to know that there are Klipsch 2.1 audio speakers built in, as well as an 8 cell 92 Wh battery, which can last about 2 hours. The Alienware is truly a great gaming option overall.

Specifications

Alienware 15Notebook: Alienware 15
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M 3072 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.02kg
Price: 1868 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Average Score: 80.5% - good

Average of 20 scores (from 36 reviews)

 

88% Alienware 15 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Galactic? A bit late, but Alienware now also upgrades its premium laptops with the GeForce 900M line. As one of the first editorial offices, we had the opportunity to test the 15-inch model and the graphics amplifier. These are our impressions.
80% Alienware 15
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Alienware is the Kleenex of gaming PCs: no it's not for wiping your nose, we mean it's a brand that stands for the entire category. "I want an Alienware" is synonymous with I want a gaming PC. It began as a boutique brand with killer specs and crazy looks, and in the many years since Dell bought Alienware, they've brought a scale of manufacturing and marketing that's made it a (for this sort of computer) volume leader.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 15
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Alienware is the Kleenex of gaming PCs: no it's not for wiping your nose, we mean it's a brand that stands for the entire category. "I want an Alienware" is synonymous with I want a gaming PC. It began as a boutique brand with killer specs and crazy looks, and in the many years since Dell bought Alienware, they've brought a scale of manufacturing and marketing that's made it a (for this sort of computer) volume leader.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/15/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware 15
Source: Hot Hardware English
The Alienware 51 gets points for style. The exterior lighting is appropriate bling for a gaming laptop and the customization options ensure that you’re not locked into a color you don’t want. Heck, you can even disable the lighting if you want the laptop’s reserved, but classy design to speak for itself.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2015
Alienware 15
Source: Hot Hardware English
The Alienware 51 gets points for style. The exterior lighting is appropriate bling for a gaming laptop and the customization options ensure that you’re not locked into a color you don’t want. Heck, you can even disable the lighting if you want the laptop’s reserved, but classy design to speak for itself.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/04/2015
70% Alienware 15
Source: Digital Trends English
Alienware hasn’t been the best about pricing competitively over the last few years, but this specific build of the Alienware 15 lines up pretty well with what you get from other manufacturers. The GPU is what gives it value — other systems with a GTX 970M run more towards the $1,750 to $2,000 range, though a lot of those systems include an Intel quad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Alienware 15
Source: Digital Trends English
Alienware hasn’t been the best about pricing competitively over the last few years, but this specific build of the Alienware 15 lines up pretty well with what you get from other manufacturers. The GPU is what gives it value — other systems with a GTX 970M run more towards the $1,750 to $2,000 range, though a lot of those systems include an Intel quad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
83% Alienware 15: Conclusion
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Alienware 15 is the “Goldilocks” of the Alienware family of notebooks; if the Alienware 13 is too small and the Alienware 17 is too big and too expensive, this one is “just right.” Not only do customers have a wide range of CPU and GPU options to choose from, but customers can buy a low-cost configuration to start and upgrade the graphics later thanks to the Alienware Graphics Amplifier.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Alienware 15: Conclusion
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Alienware 15 is the “Goldilocks” of the Alienware family of notebooks; if the Alienware 13 is too small and the Alienware 17 is too big and too expensive, this one is “just right.” Not only do customers have a wide range of CPU and GPU options to choose from, but customers can buy a low-cost configuration to start and upgrade the graphics later thanks to the Alienware Graphics Amplifier.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/19/2015
Rating: Total score: 83%
70% Alienware 15
Source: Laptop Mag English
While our midrange Alienware 15 doesn't quite match the gaming performance of the 2015 Razer Blade or the Aorus X3 Plus V3, it's significantly more affordable. The optional Graphics Amp also means you can get performance unmatched by any laptop GPU, and at a total price of $2,300, it costs about the same as the Razer or the Aorus.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Alienware 15
Source: Laptop Mag English
While our midrange Alienware 15 doesn't quite match the gaming performance of the 2015 Razer Blade or the Aorus X3 Plus V3, it's significantly more affordable. The optional Graphics Amp also means you can get performance unmatched by any laptop GPU, and at a total price of $2,300, it costs about the same as the Razer or the Aorus.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/12/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Alienware 15
Source: Computer Shopper English
All in all, with its relatively long battery life, solid construction, and attractive IPS display, there's a lot to like about the Alienware 15, especially if you value the complex, customizable lighting scheme. The system also proved quite quiet compared to other gaming laptops we've used lately.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 15
Source: Computer Shopper English
All in all, with its relatively long battery life, solid construction, and attractive IPS display, there's a lot to like about the Alienware 15, especially if you value the complex, customizable lighting scheme. The system also proved quite quiet compared to other gaming laptops we've used lately.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware 15
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky English
The Alienware 15 is an excellent machine obviously. Very good thermals with no throttling, very good keyboard, good 1080p IPS, slick looks, many features, low noise and very good performance. The AW15 basic version, although with an I5-4210H will be faster than GTX 960M machines by around 20-30%, so if you can get one for $1000-$1050 it’s a good option.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2015
Alienware 15
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky English
The Alienware 15 is an excellent machine obviously. Very good thermals with no throttling, very good keyboard, good 1080p IPS, slick looks, many features, low noise and very good performance. The AW15 basic version, although with an I5-4210H will be faster than GTX 960M machines by around 20-30%, so if you can get one for $1000-$1050 it’s a good option.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2015
Dell Alienware 15 (Early 2015) review – this machine really is out of space
Source: Laptop Media English
Spec-wise, this machine has a powerful GPU with overall good performance, but the CPU can’t keep up with most of its competitors. For the price of around €1600 you can easily snatch a notebook with quad-core Core i7 CPU, but you might be disappointed with the GPU performance. So the question here is: Are you willing to trade the CPU for a more capable GPU? IF the answer is yes – go for the Alienware 15. It’s a great notebook and gives you a room for improvement with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier and the CPU will still handle any modern game and it won’t affect your FPS much.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2015
Dell Alienware 15 (Early 2015) review – this machine really is out of space
Source: Laptop Media English
Spec-wise, this machine has a powerful GPU with overall good performance, but the CPU can’t keep up with most of its competitors. For the price of around €1600 you can easily snatch a notebook with quad-core Core i7 CPU, but you might be disappointed with the GPU performance. So the question here is: Are you willing to trade the CPU for a more capable GPU? IF the answer is yes – go for the Alienware 15. It’s a great notebook and gives you a room for improvement with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier and the CPU will still handle any modern game and it won’t affect your FPS much.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/23/2015
80% Alienware 15 Review
Source: Techspot English
Alienware isn’t a brand that has historically been associated with value, but their recent line-up of gaming laptops have been priced quite fairly. Configurations loaded with a GTX 980M and 4K display start at $2,150, cheaper than similar 15” systems. The entry-level systems are also decent value compared to laptops with similar hardware, starting at $1,200 for a GTX 965M and 1080p display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 15 Review
Source: Techspot English
Alienware isn’t a brand that has historically been associated with value, but their recent line-up of gaming laptops have been priced quite fairly. Configurations loaded with a GTX 980M and 4K display start at $2,150, cheaper than similar 15” systems. The entry-level systems are also decent value compared to laptops with similar hardware, starting at $1,200 for a GTX 965M and 1080p display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/09/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Alienware 15 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Alienware 15 is a very accomplished premium gaming laptop. It combines a stylish and well build chassis with a great selection of features for a pretty reasonable price. Performance wise it’s a powerhouse and exactly what you’d expect for the price, plus Alienware offers a decent selection of configuration options to get the right price/performance balance for your needs. It has also provided easy access to the key upgradable components so doing your upgrades later on is an easy option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 75% emissions: 70%
90% Alienware 15 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Alienware 15 is a very accomplished premium gaming laptop. It combines a stylish and well build chassis with a great selection of features for a pretty reasonable price. Performance wise it’s a powerhouse and exactly what you’d expect for the price, plus Alienware offers a decent selection of configuration options to get the right price/performance balance for your needs. It has also provided easy access to the key upgradable components so doing your upgrades later on is an easy option.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/02/2015
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 75% emissions: 70%

Foreign Reviews

94% Vom Notebook zum Gaming Desktop dank Graphics Amplifier
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 85%
94% Vom Notebook zum Gaming Desktop dank Graphics Amplifier
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2015
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 95% display: 90% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 95% emissions: 85%
75% Fiche Technique, Prix Et Date De Sortie
Source: Hitek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
75% Fiche Technique, Prix Et Date De Sortie
Source: Hitek French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2016
Rating: Total score: 75% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Dell Alienware A15 – Покоритель Игрового Олимпа
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Attractive design; high quality IPS-screen; decent hardware; ergonomically-designed keyboard with backlit.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2015
Dell Alienware A15 – Покоритель Игрового Олимпа
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Attractive design; high quality IPS-screen; decent hardware; ergonomically-designed keyboard with backlit.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/05/2015
83% Đánh giá Dell Alienware 15, giấc mơ của game thủ
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 70%
83% Đánh giá Dell Alienware 15, giấc mơ của game thủ
Source: Tinh Te VN→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2015
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 70% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 70%
五年磨一剑!戴尔ALIENWARE 15游戏本评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/23/2015
五年磨一剑!戴尔ALIENWARE 15游戏本评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/23/2015
Dell Alienware 15 – за почитателите на уникалността.
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Unuѕuаl bоutіquе dеѕіgn; sоlіd сhаѕѕіѕ; perfect dіѕрlау; pеаk pеrfоrmаnсе; perfect sound; long battery life. Negative: Poor cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2015
Dell Alienware 15 – за почитателите на уникалността.
Source: PC Store BU→EN
Positive: Unuѕuаl bоutіquе dеѕіgn; sоlіd сhаѕѕіѕ; perfect dіѕрlау; pеаk pеrfоrmаnсе; perfect sound; long battery life. Negative: Poor cooling system.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2015
デル ALIENWARE 15の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/12/2015
デル ALIENWARE 15の実機レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/12/2015
표준 게이밍 노트북의 가치를 높이다 - 델 에일리언 웨어 15 (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/28/2015
표준 게이밍 노트북의 가치를 높이다 - 델 에일리언 웨어 15 (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/28/2015

 

Alienware 15 (R9 M295X)

Specifications

Alienware 15 (R9 M295X)Notebook: Alienware 15 (R9 M295X)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4710HQ
Graphics Adapter: AMD Radeon R9 M295X 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.1kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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85% Alienware 15 (R9 M295X) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Comeback. The mobile high-end market is dominated by Intel and Nvidia. Alienware is one of the few manufacturers who offer GPUs from AMD as well. We ordered the 15-inch version of the notebook with the GTX 970M rival Radeon R9 M295X to check out the performance.

 

Alienware 15-4068

Specifications

Alienware 15-4068Notebook: Alienware 15-4068
Processor: Intel Core i5 4210H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Alienware 15
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell continues to make some excellent performance and stylish mobile gaming laptops which the Alienware 15 is part of. Price is very reasonable and the configuration is highly customizable in terms of both components and the look thanks to the lighting. The problem is that this system is very heavy compared to most modern gaming laptops that have become lighter and thinner over the years.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/08/2015
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Alienware 15 R2

Specifications

Alienware 15 R2Notebook: Alienware 15 R2
Processor: Intel Core i5 6300HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section
 15 R2 (Model)

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Alienware 15 R2 review
Source: Stuff TV English
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%
Alienware 15 (R2, Late 2015) review – pushing the boundaries of the 15-inch form factor
Source: Laptop Media English
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
Alienware 15 R2
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky English
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

 

Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)

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.

Specifications

Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)Notebook: Alienware 15 R2 (Skylake)
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.11kg
Price: 2309 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

84.8% Alienware 15 R2 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
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?
80% Alienware 15
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%
80% Alienware 15
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%

Foreign Reviews

80% Test : Dell Alienware 15, un PC gamer transportable et presque abordable
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Test : Dell Alienware 15, un PC gamer transportable et presque abordable
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/30/2015
Rating: Total score: 80%
Dell Alienware 15 R2 – Внеземное Вторжение
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
Dell Alienware 15 R2 – Внеземное Вторжение
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
Ревю на Alienware 15 (R2, Late 2015) – лаптопът, който вдига летвата за 15-инчовите модели
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
Ревю на Alienware 15 (R2, Late 2015) – лаптопът, който вдига летвата за 15-инчовите модели
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

 

Alienware 15 R2 A15-0238

Specifications

Alienware 15 R2 A15-0238Notebook: Alienware 15 R2 A15-0238
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.2kg
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Alienware 15 review
Source: Toptenreviews English
Two inches makes a world of difference, though. I couldn’t see using the Alienware 17 as my day-to-day laptop. All 17-inch machines are huge, but a 17-inch machine that’s still over an inch thick and weighs 9.5 pounds?
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Recensione Alienware 15
Source: Toms Hardware Italia Italian IT→EN
Positive: Very good graphics performance; quality sound; comfortable keyboard; long battery life. Negative: Average screen; overheating the bottom of the base; relatively thick and heavy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/13/2016

 

Alienware 15 R3-0012SLV

Specifications

Alienware 15 R3-0012SLVNotebook: Alienware 15 R3-0012SLV
Processor: Intel Core i5 6300U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Average Score: 70% - average

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

70% Alienware AW15R3-0012SLV Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Tech For Pennies English
You probably have a good reason to buy Alienware AW15R3-0012SLV if gaming, the hardcore sort, is close to your heart. The graphics performance in this notebook is strong, with the GTX 1060 graphics card providing some insane oomph for any game played on maxed out settings. Be it Triple A titles or older games you’re looking at, FPS is going to be smooth. One worse thing would be the missing solid-state drive, but you can install one yourself later. As it is, the Alienware will make an avid gamer happy!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/22/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Alienware 15 R3-10881SLV

With gaming console sales going up, one would imagine that the gaming PC market will be reduced to hardcore desktops for enthusiasts. However, the gaming laptop market is still very much alive in a few manufacturers and the one that leads the way is none other than Alienware. The Alienware 15 R3-10881SLV is a gaming laptop with a balance of power and portability come together. It is powered by a sixth generation Intel Core i7 processor coupled with 16 GB RAM and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU with 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM. The GeForce GPUs of the GTX 10 series deliver up to three times the performance of the previous-generation GPUs. Hence, the are capable of delivering fastest, smoothest and most power-efficient gaming experience. The graphic card also supports 4K gaming and is ready for VR. As for storage, the laptop comes with a 1 TB hard drive for high capacity and a 256 GB SSD for fast boot up and saving or loading large files. All these hardware screams gaming, which is the main purpose of this laptop.

The Alienware 15 R3-10881SLV's chassis is made of magnesium alloy which ensures structural rigidity. Copper ensures optimal thermal management for maximum performance and reinforced steel contributes to the overall tactile comfort. Thanks to the premium material choice, the gaming laptop has definitely a high-quality build and balances performance and portability well. In addition, the laptop supports a higher maximum TDP, which indicates that it can stay cool even under extreme graphics load thanks to an improved cooling system. The keyboard of the laptop is an upgraded Alienware TactX keyboard with support of N-key rollover. It enables over 108-key commands for maximum actions per minute on a notebook with a key travel of 2.2 mm.

The Alienware 15 R3-10881SLV features a anti-glare 15.6-inch IPS display with Full HD resolution. The 120 Hz display is designed to deliver smooth gaming experience with 4 ms response time, wide viewing angles, 400 nits of brightness and Nvidia G-sync technology. The anti-glare display minimizes reflections for better viewing experience, especially outdoors. The display is brilliant but being a major gaming laptop, it would have been nicer if this laptop had been fitted with a higher resolution display. After all, some basic laptops these days already feature a Full HD display. For audio experience, the Alienware 15 R3-10881SLV has the Alienware Sound Center and Audio Recon software installed on its 2.0 speaker setup. It is also capable of delivering 7.1 digital audio via the HDMI-out.

As for dimensions, the Alienware 15 R3-10881SLV measures at 38.89 x 30.48 x 2.54 cm (15.31 x 12.00 x 1.00 inch) and weighs at 3.63 kg (8.0 lbs). It has a 6 cell lithium-ion battery to provide power on the go but being a laptop with this many features, it would be foolish to expect a long standby time. The Alienware 15 R3-10881SLV is the dream machine for many gamers. It gets as close to perfection as a laptop can get. The only laptops that are better than it are the ones with the Nvidia GeForce GTX1080 graphics card, but those cost considerably more.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Alienware 15 R3-10881SLVNotebook: Alienware 15 R3-10881SLV
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1900 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Average Score: 75% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

70% Dell AW15R3-10881SLV Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Tech For Pennies English
Dell AW15R3-10881SLV is a beast: it looks like one and has a performance of one. There is simply no game that is too heavyweight for the unit, the GTX 1070 card with Core i7 processor and SSD will take care of every player’s needs on Full HD and beyond. Obviously, for any kind of software use the notebook is also the real deal. But it’s very far from a portable model with almost 8 pounds weight. So if you want a stationary, super powerful gaming laptop and you’re not short on money, this Dell should deliver just what you want!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/21/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Alienware 15 (2016)
Source: PC Mag English
Alienware has not yet released pricing information for this laptop, but it seems safe to assume it will cost about the same as the current incarnation of the laptop: $1,199.99. We named the 2015 Alienware 15$1,199.99 at Dell our Editors' Choice for entry-level gaming laptops, so we're interested in seeing how well the model acquits itself. We'll report back as soon as we know.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2016

Foreign Reviews

Игровой ноутбук Dell Alienware 15 R3
Source: Ixbt RU→EN
Positive: Elegant design; high autonomy. Negative: Noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/10/2017
Обзор игрового ноутбука Dell Alienware 15 R3: сделаем по-новому!
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Positive: Great built quality; high performance; excellent display; good cooling system; long battery life. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/19/2017
Test: DELL Alienware 15 R3 - stylové provedení s výborným herním výkonem GeForce GTX 1070
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Good cooling system; stylish design; long battery life. Negative: Noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/13/2017
80% Test Alienware 15 med GTX 1070
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/26/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Alienware 15 R3-3831SLV

Dell’s supreme gaming rig is back with the revamp of the Alienware 15 series. It still looks domineering in its largely silver and black façade yet it has developed into a form which is lean and modernized. Build-wise, it is apparent that Dell does not compromise on its quality as the machine appears firm and robust, typical for an Alienware gaming unit. Its dimensions measure at 389 x 305 x 25.4 mm and it weighs approximately 3.49kg. It is flanked with a multicolour keyboard with levels of backlighting offers total AlienFX control. This will definitely make gaming more exciting as it is customisable to suit gamers’ preference. Furthermore, both keyboard and touchpad are sensitive and responsive. They are definitely good enough for a gaming machine.  It boasts a 15.6 inch 16:9 ratio (resolution of 1920 x 1080pixel, 141 PPI) with IPS technology and anti-glare finish which displays incredible visuals, a condition which is indispensable for gamers. Visuals rendered are sharp and crisp with remarkable clarity. The Alienware 15 R3-3831SLV is powered by the Intel Core i7-6700HQ processor. This powerful CPU is coupled with the impressive NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics adapter and 16GB of DDR4 RAM. With such specs, the system will run smoothly no matter the game thrown at it. It also comes with 1TB HDD 7200rpm with 128GB SSD. There is definitely more than enough power on this machine allowing for 4k gaming and VR readiness. In addition, the Alienware 15 comes complete with a Windows Hello camera and Tobii eye tracking software, making full use of Microsoft's latest security features.
Its higher maximum thermal design power (TDP) keeps temperature under control and the system stays cool even under extreme graphics pressure. Audio experience is equally remarkable as it is fitted with a larger and more effective speaker box which improves audio output for a clearer and more dramatic gaming experience. The Killer DoubleShot Pro technology on the Wi-Fi antenna maximizes bandwidth to provide optimal gaming speeds. Dell attempts to keep the system clutter-free by positioning most of its connectivity on the back side of the machine. Connectivity includes 3 USB 3.0/3.1 Gen1 ports, 1 Thunderbolt port, 1 HDMI port, 1 DisplayPort, and 1 audio jack. If there is one feature that Dell could have included in this rig, it will be G-Sync which features prominently in most of Alienware’s rivals. The 68 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell battery is able to provide users with average battery life. All in all, the Alienware may be a pricey machine, gamers are nevertheless guaranteed an incredible gaming experience. It will suite serious gamers well but the competition is very harsh in this category.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Alienware 15 R3-3831SLVNotebook: Alienware 15 R3-3831SLV
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Average Score: 76.67% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

70% Alienware 15 R3 Review
Source: Techspot English
The Alienware 15 with the GTX 1070 inside is less competitive: Asus, for example, has a $1,600 ROG Strix GL502VS with hardware only a $1,950 Alienware 15 can provide. That’s a significant price discrepancy, so I’d only opt for the higher-end models if you can find one that’s provides particularly good value. The $2,200 configuration, for example, is a respectable price compared to a similar offering from value-friendly Gigabyte.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/14/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
Alienware 15 R3 Review (GTX 1060, i7-6700HQ)
Source: Gaming Laptops Junky English
Bottom line, the AW15R3 is not as cheap as other laptops, and doesn’t offer almost nothing above the competitors like the GT62VR and Clevo P650RP6/P650RS. Not only that, some machines with GTX 1070 can be found for the same price from time to time. I think that for many, the extra connection ports may not be as important as lower price and better thermals and GSync, like in the case of the MSI GT62VR (which has an MXM GPU that can be upgraded).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2016
70% Alienware AW15R3-3831SLV Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Tech For Pennies English
Alienware AW15R3-3831SLV works as your go-to gaming notebook. No matter the game you throw at it, the system will run it smooth with full eye candy on. The main thanks goes to the GTX 1060 card, however Core i7 processor and 128GB SSD are no less important in making the general use of this computer feel seamless. Provided you got the money, I see a good reason to get this Alienware for great gaming experience!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/23/2016
Rating: Total score: 70%
90% Alienware 15 R3
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
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 finishes. Pricing is more attainable too, and for a few hundred dollars more, you get a more high end look than the competition (honorable mention to the Asus ROG G752 that's out there but still looks like high class goods). Of course, you get an unparalleled AlienFX LED lightshow too, in all its zone programmable chroma goodness--and that can all be turned off with the press of a button so you can take it to work and not be teased.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 90%
Alienware 15
Source: Trusted Reviews English
For a mobile gaming laptop, the Alienware 15 ticks all the right boxes. It has a compact, robust chassis and the inclusion of a powerful VR-ready graphics card should ensure that it easily delivers excellent frame rates when playing 1080p games. Hopefully, it delivers on its opening promise come its release later this year, and I’ll once again be pushing the Alienware 15 as my small-form-factor gaming laptop of choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/02/2016

Foreign Reviews

Review New Alienware 15 2016 – Kembali Tampilkan Aura sang Makhluk Asing Sejati
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Silent system; elegant design; high autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/14/2017

 

Alienware 15 R3

Specifications

Alienware 15 R3Notebook: Alienware 15 R3
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.548kg
Price: 2459 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Average Score: 80.6% - good

Average of 20 scores (from 26 reviews)

 

86.1% Alienware 15 R3 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
The aliens are back. We did not have the chance to review the first edition of the Alienware 15 R3 (Skylake + Pascal), but we can finally have a look at the promising gaming notebook with the Kaby Lake update. How does the 15-inch system hold up against the competition?
80% Alienware 15 review: It's built like a tank you can actually carry
Source: PC World English
The Alienware 15 probably wouldn’t be my first choice, but it puts out incredible, desktop-level performance. Even with a GTX 1070 the Alienware 15 handled everything I threw at it with aplomb, and did it while still fitting inside a normal-size backpack. Barely fitting, but come on—I’m trying to be charitable here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 15 review: It's built like a tank you can actually carry
Source: PC World English
The Alienware 15 probably wouldn’t be my first choice, but it puts out incredible, desktop-level performance. Even with a GTX 1070 the Alienware 15 handled everything I threw at it with aplomb, and did it while still fitting inside a normal-size backpack. Barely fitting, but come on—I’m trying to be charitable here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware 15 review: It's built like a tank you can actually carry
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Alienware 15 probably wouldn’t be my first choice, but it puts out incredible, desktop-level performance. Even with a GTX 1070 the Alienware 15 handled everything I threw at it with aplomb, and did it while still fitting inside a normal-size backpack. Barely fitting, but come on—I’m trying to be charitable here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2017
Alienware 15 review: It's built like a tank you can actually carry
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Alienware 15 probably wouldn’t be my first choice, but it puts out incredible, desktop-level performance. Even with a GTX 1070 the Alienware 15 handled everything I threw at it with aplomb, and did it while still fitting inside a normal-size backpack. Barely fitting, but come on—I’m trying to be charitable here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2017
84% Alienware 15 R3 GTX 1070 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Alienware 15 R3 packs in an NVIDIA GTX 1070 along with an Intel Core i7 6700HQ. Although, this isn’t the retail unit, it is pretty close in terms of performance. Alienware has certainly improved the build quality of the gaming laptops with added rigidity and ease of access for customisation. The lid doesn’t extend as far back as most other gaming laptops and you don’t get an SD card reader. Performance wise, we’d like to mention that you should be getting a 240 W power adapter with the unit should you decide to get one. The 180 W adapter does not do any justice to the performance capabilities of this machine. Most laptops with a GTX 1070 cost around 1.7-1.8 lakhs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 84%
84% Alienware 15 R3 GTX 1070 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Alienware 15 R3 packs in an NVIDIA GTX 1070 along with an Intel Core i7 6700HQ. Although, this isn’t the retail unit, it is pretty close in terms of performance. Alienware has certainly improved the build quality of the gaming laptops with added rigidity and ease of access for customisation. The lid doesn’t extend as far back as most other gaming laptops and you don’t get an SD card reader. Performance wise, we’d like to mention that you should be getting a 240 W power adapter with the unit should you decide to get one. The 180 W adapter does not do any justice to the performance capabilities of this machine. Most laptops with a GTX 1070 cost around 1.7-1.8 lakhs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 84%
80% Alienware 15 r3 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Unless you're spending a whole lot more by going the custom build route, or want a desktop-thrashing SLI setup, this is still our pick of off-the-shelf gaming machines you won't break your back with every time you take it on the move.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 15 r3 review
Source: Stuff TV English
Unless you're spending a whole lot more by going the custom build route, or want a desktop-thrashing SLI setup, this is still our pick of off-the-shelf gaming machines you won't break your back with every time you take it on the move.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware 15 R3 review – borderline 15-inch gaming system
Source: Laptop Media English
The bottom line? Well, the privilege of owning an Alienware notebook comes at a big price and we mean that literally. To be honest, you won’t be getting better specs or performance compared to the much more affordable Acer Predator 15 or the ASUS ROG GL502VS but it will definitely reflect on the overall user experience. Build quality, the inclusion of 3x M.2 SSD slots and conditionally better cooling system are probably the things that stand out the most when someone brings up the Alienware 15 R3.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/15/2017
Alienware 15 R3 review – borderline 15-inch gaming system
Source: Laptop Media English
The bottom line? Well, the privilege of owning an Alienware notebook comes at a big price and we mean that literally. To be honest, you won’t be getting better specs or performance compared to the much more affordable Acer Predator 15 or the ASUS ROG GL502VS but it will definitely reflect on the overall user experience. Build quality, the inclusion of 3x M.2 SSD slots and conditionally better cooling system are probably the things that stand out the most when someone brings up the Alienware 15 R3.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/15/2017
80% Alienware 15 R3 review
Source: Techradar English
The Alienware 15 R3 is an incremental update over the previous generation but offers the power and refinement that gamers on the go will love. It’s a big and heavy beast but, if you don’t mind the weight, it’s a potent laptop that can do it all.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 15 R3 review
Source: Techradar English
The Alienware 15 R3 is an incremental update over the previous generation but offers the power and refinement that gamers on the go will love. It’s a big and heavy beast but, if you don’t mind the weight, it’s a potent laptop that can do it all.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware 15 review: Bigger, but not necessarily better
Source: Engadget English
The Alienware 15 is almost everything you could ask for in a midsize gaming laptop. It's a stylish, powerful machine with the latest GPU architecture, Intel's new seventh-gen CPUs and a fantastic build quality -- it's just a little large for a machine of its class.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2017
Alienware 15 review: Bigger, but not necessarily better
Source: Engadget English
The Alienware 15 is almost everything you could ask for in a midsize gaming laptop. It's a stylish, powerful machine with the latest GPU architecture, Intel's new seventh-gen CPUs and a fantastic build quality -- it's just a little large for a machine of its class.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2017
80% Alienware 15 R3 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Alienware 15 R3 ranks as one of our favorite 15.6-inch gaming notebooks. The gaming-centric nature of this machine is clearly evident, from its futuristic design to its excellent gaming performance. The end-user customization on this model is head-and-shoulders above many competing brands, such as MSI and Acer. For starters, the Alienware 15 R3 is factory-configurable from its base $1,199 config, up to the $2,274 of our tester, and more than a grand beyond that. After purchase, you can continue customizing with the AlienFX lighting system. AlienFX is a main selling point for this notebook. Most gaming notebooks that we test with configurable lighting of any kind—and that narrows the list considerably—usually have just the ability to turn the lighting on or off. On the Alienware 15 R3, you have 12 separate lighting zones, completely configurable the way you want. AlienFX also integrates into games.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 15 R3 Review
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Alienware 15 R3 ranks as one of our favorite 15.6-inch gaming notebooks. The gaming-centric nature of this machine is clearly evident, from its futuristic design to its excellent gaming performance. The end-user customization on this model is head-and-shoulders above many competing brands, such as MSI and Acer. For starters, the Alienware 15 R3 is factory-configurable from its base $1,199 config, up to the $2,274 of our tester, and more than a grand beyond that. After purchase, you can continue customizing with the AlienFX lighting system. AlienFX is a main selling point for this notebook. Most gaming notebooks that we test with configurable lighting of any kind—and that narrows the list considerably—usually have just the ability to turn the lighting on or off. On the Alienware 15 R3, you have 12 separate lighting zones, completely configurable the way you want. AlienFX also integrates into games.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Alienware 15 R3 (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
The Alienware R3 is a worthy upgrade on its predecessor, slimmer but more powerful than before, with a stylish design and sturdy high-quality construction. You get plenty of premium features including custom lighting and copious storage, but these add up to a pricey proposition relative to its gaming power. The HP Omen 17 offers the same graphics card and similar performance across the board, plus a 4K screen, for $1,799. With its plastic build, it's not as high end, but it remains our midrange Editors' Choice for threading the needle on performance, features, and price. If you like the R3's top-notch feature set and design, but can't afford the price tag, consider configuring a less expensive version.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Alienware 15 R3 (2017)
Source: PC Mag English
The Alienware R3 is a worthy upgrade on its predecessor, slimmer but more powerful than before, with a stylish design and sturdy high-quality construction. You get plenty of premium features including custom lighting and copious storage, but these add up to a pricey proposition relative to its gaming power. The HP Omen 17 offers the same graphics card and similar performance across the board, plus a 4K screen, for $1,799. With its plastic build, it's not as high end, but it remains our midrange Editors' Choice for threading the needle on performance, features, and price. If you like the R3's top-notch feature set and design, but can't afford the price tag, consider configuring a less expensive version.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Alienware 15 R3 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Alienware 15 R3 is a gaming laptop that is hard to beat. It has as much power as any of its mainstream rivals, and has lighting that is both eye-catching and customisable, but can also be switched off when you’d rather let you laptop slip into the background. It’s very well-made, the keyboard is great and the frame has some connections you sometimes only see in a laptop dock. However, its omission of a memory card slot is odd, the fan system is fairly loud and while hardcore gamers may appreciate the use of (in some models) a TN display it doesn’t do pure image quality many favours. As usual with an Alienware machine, you can find similar specs for less money from value-driven alternatives from, for example, PC Specialist and the HP Omen range. Its price is competitive with its direct rivals, the Acer Predator and Asus RoG series, and this is easily the slimmest and classiest-looking of the trio.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 15 R3 review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Alienware 15 R3 is a gaming laptop that is hard to beat. It has as much power as any of its mainstream rivals, and has lighting that is both eye-catching and customisable, but can also be switched off when you’d rather let you laptop slip into the background. It’s very well-made, the keyboard is great and the frame has some connections you sometimes only see in a laptop dock. However, its omission of a memory card slot is odd, the fan system is fairly loud and while hardcore gamers may appreciate the use of (in some models) a TN display it doesn’t do pure image quality many favours. As usual with an Alienware machine, you can find similar specs for less money from value-driven alternatives from, for example, PC Specialist and the HP Omen range. Its price is competitive with its direct rivals, the Acer Predator and Asus RoG series, and this is easily the slimmest and classiest-looking of the trio.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 15 R3 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Alienware 15 has a sophisticated new look and a new Intel Kaby Lake processor, but subpar battery life hinders the overall experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 15 R3 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Alienware 15 has a sophisticated new look and a new Intel Kaby Lake processor, but subpar battery life hinders the overall experience.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
84% Alienware 15 R3 Gaming Laptop Review | i7-7700HQ & GTX 1070
Source: Player English
To sum up the Alienware 15 R3 gaming laptop with GTX 1070, it’s a solid option for those looking for a portable powerhouse for gaming. The only caveat and issue for me is the 120Hz screen wasn’t really stretched in our testing; not one of the games we tested managed to hit 120fps at maximum settings. This makes the 120Hz a little pointless in games other than those less intensive and having a Gysnc enabled screen makes all the difference to those wishing to avoid screen tearing. Everything was great in all honesty and the Alienware 15 R3 is a solid option for those wanting a GTX 1070, but still want all the benefits of being able to game on the move!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 90%
84% Alienware 15 R3 Gaming Laptop Review | i7-7700HQ & GTX 1070
Source: Player English
To sum up the Alienware 15 R3 gaming laptop with GTX 1070, it’s a solid option for those looking for a portable powerhouse for gaming. The only caveat and issue for me is the 120Hz screen wasn’t really stretched in our testing; not one of the games we tested managed to hit 120fps at maximum settings. This makes the 120Hz a little pointless in games other than those less intensive and having a Gysnc enabled screen makes all the difference to those wishing to avoid screen tearing. Everything was great in all honesty and the Alienware 15 R3 is a solid option for those wanting a GTX 1070, but still want all the benefits of being able to game on the move!
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 90%

Foreign Reviews

88% Test : Alienware 15 R3, la troisième version du PC portable gaming de Dell ne démérite pas
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 50%
88% Test : Alienware 15 R3, la troisième version du PC portable gaming de Dell ne démérite pas
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 100% display: 100% mobility: 50%

 

Alienware 15 R3 (2016)

Specifications

Alienware 15 R3 (2016)Notebook: Alienware 15 R3 (2016)
Processor: Intel Core i7 6820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 3.5kg
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 2 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

40% Dell Alienware 15 R3 (2016)
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 40%
80% Dell Alienware 15 R3 (2016) - Reviews
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Ревю на Alienware 15 R3 – елегантна и мощна 15-инчова гейминг система
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; stylish design; slim size; decent ergonomy; nice display; good cooling system; long battery life. Negative: Mediocre hardware; heavy; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/24/2017

 

Alienware 15 R3-A571610S2NDW-61

Specifications

Alienware 15 R3-A571610S2NDW-61Notebook: Alienware 15 R3-A571610S2NDW-61
Processor: Intel Core i7 6700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.49kg
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Foreign Reviews

Dell Alienware 15 R3 – Один За Всех!
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; beautiful design; top display; comfortable keyboard; long battery life. Negative: High price; no memory card slot; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/30/2017

 

Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q

Specifications

Alienware 15 R3 Max-QNotebook: Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.55kg
Price: 2929 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Average Score: 94% - very good

Average of 2 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

88.4% Alienware 15 R3 (i7-7820HK, GTX 1080 Max-Q, Full-HD) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
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.

Foreign Reviews

94% Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q das perfekte Gaming Notebook!
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 94%
94% Alienware 15 R3 Max-Q das perfekte Gaming Notebook!
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/03/2018
Rating: Total score: 94%
Revue de presse: Alienware 15 R3 GTX 1080 Max-Q
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance. Negative: Poor display; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2017
Revue de presse: Alienware 15 R3 GTX 1080 Max-Q
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance. Negative: Poor display; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/31/2017

 

Alienware 15 R3 2017

Specifications

Alienware 15 R3 2017Notebook: Alienware 15 R3 2017
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.49kg
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% Test Alienware 15 R3 : petit mais monstrueusement costaud !
Source: Phonandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/28/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Szefie, koniecznie potrzebuję tego laptopa za ponad 13 tysięcy złotych. Test Alienware 15 R3
Source: Antyweb Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/02/2017

 

Alienware 15 R4 GTX 1080

Specifications

Alienware 15 R4 GTX 1080Notebook: Alienware 15 R4 GTX 1080
Processor: Intel Core i9 8950HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 3840 x 2160 pixels
Weight: 3.49kg
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 95% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

95% Das erste Notebook mit dem Intel Core i9-8950HK
Source: Tech.de German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2018
Rating: Total score: 95%

 

Alienware 15 R4

Specifications

Alienware 15 R4Notebook: Alienware 15 R4
Processor: Intel Core i9 8950HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.517kg
Price: 2768 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 74.67% - average

Average of 6 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

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.

Foreign Reviews

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%
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%
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%
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
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
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

 

Alienware 15 R4-9PTN3

Specifications

Alienware 15 R4-9PTN3Notebook: Alienware 15 R4-9PTN3
Processor: Intel Core i7 8750H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 3.52kg
Price: 2300 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

80% Alienware 15 R4 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Alienware 15 has a sophisticated new look and powerful specs, but it gets a little too hot for comfort.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Comment

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.


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M:

Second fastest high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.

AMD Radeon R9 M295X: High end mobile graphics card from AMD that is based on the Tonga chip (third generation of GCN) and was first used in the 5K iMac 2014.NVIDIA 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.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M:

Fast high-end graphics card based on the Maxwell GM204 chip from the GeForce GTX 900M series.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop): The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card.These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

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.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q: Efficient high end graphics card with 8 GB GDDR5X-VRAM based on the Pascal GP104 chip. Equipped with 2560 shader units and offers about 10-15% lower performance than a regular GTX 1080 due to lower clocks, but the power consumption is much lower in return.NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop): Pascal based laptop graphics card using GDDR5 graphics memory. Should offer a similar performance to the deskto GTX 1080. However, there is also a more power efficient "Max-Q" version that performs worse than the normal GTX1080 and is used in thin and light laptops.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.  

4710HQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.5 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.5 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.6820HK: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.7820HK: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz. It is the second fastest model of the consumer H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake). Compared to the Core i7-7820HQ, the 7820HK lacks business features like vPro or TXT support.8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Intel Core i5:

4210H: Haswell-based dual-core processor clocked at 2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.5 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. Very high TDP (47 W).6300HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.6300U: Skylake-based ULV dual-core processor for thin notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 520 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.Intel Core i9:

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.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

3.02 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

3.55 kg:


79.88%: 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.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

Alienware 15 R4
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i9 8950HK

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

HP Omen 15-dc0006ur
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.5 kg
MSI GE63 Raider 8RF-040ES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.4 kg
MSI P65 Creator 8RF-442
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 1.88 kg
HP Omen 15-dc0805no
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.5 kg
Alienware M15, GTX 1070
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.2 kg
Asus Strix Scar II GL504GS-ES082T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.46 kg
Asus ROG Strix Scar II GL504GS-ES056T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.4 kg
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RF-086TR
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 1.9 kg
MSI GT62VR 7RE-456XES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 2.9 kg
HP Omen 15-dc0982nd
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.4 kg
Asus Zephyrus M GM501GS-EI004T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.45 kg
MSI Raider GE63VR 7RF-227XES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 2 kg
MSI GS63VR 7RG-084XES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 1.8 kg
Asus ROG Strix GL504GM Scar II Edition
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.4 kg
HP Omen 15-dc0015ng
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.5 kg
Asus Zephyrus M GM501GS-90NR0031-M00420
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.51 kg
MSI GE63 Raider RGB-010
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.49 kg
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE-016NE
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 1.8 kg
Asus GL504
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.456 kg
Gigabyte Aorus X5 V8
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8850H, 2.5 kg
MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8RF-039XES
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.5 kg
Asus GL502VS-GZ226T
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 7700HQ, 2.34 kg
MSI GS65 8RF-040NL
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 1.9 kg
Asus Zephyrus GM501G
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.45 kg
Aorus X5 v8
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8850H, 2.65 kg
MSI GE63 Raider 8RF-008
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 2.51 kg

Devices with the same GPU

HP OMEN 17-an105ns
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 3.8 kg
Medion Erazer X7861
GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop), Core i7 8750H, 17.3", 3.4 kg
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