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Alienware 15

Specifications

Alienware 15
Alienware 15 (15 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M - 3072 MB, Core: 924 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 344.73, Optimus
Memory
8192 MB 
, 2x 4 GB SO-DIMM DDR3-RAM PC3-12800 (1600 MHz), 2 of two slot filled, max. 16 GB
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, FYTXT_156HL (Samsung SDC4C48), IPS, Full HD, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM87 (Lynx Point)
Storage
Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 128GB, 128 GB 
, + Samsung HN-M101MBB, 1000 GB HDD, 5400 rpm. slots: 2x M.2 (model 2280) & 1x 2.5 inches
Soundcard
Creative CA0132 @ Intel Lynx Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: headphone, microphone, Card Reader: 9-in-1, Noble Lock, amplifier
Networking
Qualcomm Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1525 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 34 x 386 x 270 ( = 1.34 x 15.2 x 10.63 in)
Battery
92 Wh Lithium-Ion, 8 cells
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: FHD
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0 Klipsch (Sound Blaster Pro Studio), Keyboard Light: yes, power supply: 180 watts, quick start guide, USB flash drive with recovery, Microsoft Office 365 trial, various manufacturer tools, 12-48 Months Warranty
Weight
3.02 kg ( = 106.53 oz / 6.66 pounds), Power Supply: 647 g ( = 22.82 oz / 1.43 pounds)
Price
1868 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 81.18% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 18 reviews)
price: 77%, performance: 90%, features: 82%, display: 82% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 75%

Reviews for the Alienware 15

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%
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%
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%
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
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%
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%
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
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
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
표준 게이밍 노트북의 가치를 높이다 - 델 에일리언 웨어 15 (외형편)
Source: Notegear KO→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/28/2015

Comment

Model: 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.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M:

Second fastest 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. » 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.» 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.
3.02 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.


81.18%: 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.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-02-24 (Update: 2015-02-24)