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Alienware m15 R2 P87F

Specifications

Alienware m15 R2 P87F
Alienware m15 R2 P87F (m15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-9750H 6 x 2.6 - 4.5 GHz, Coffee Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q - 8 GB VRAM, Core: 990 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, GDDR6, 436.15, Optimus
Memory
16 GB 
, 19-19-19-43, Soldered, 1333.3 MHz, Dual-Channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, Sharp LQ156M1, IPS, SHP14C6, Dell P/N: YVPGF, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Soundcard
NVIDIA TU104 - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo
Networking
Killer E3000 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500MBit/s), Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 8265 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 18.3 x 360.5 x 276 ( = 0.72 x 14.19 x 10.87 in)
Battery
76 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Alienware Command Center, , 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.16 kg ( = 76.19 oz / 4.76 pounds), Power Supply: 964 g ( = 34 oz / 2.13 pounds)
Price
3200 USD

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 85.5% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 87%, features: 58%, display: 81% mobility: 68%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 72%

Reviews for the Alienware m15 R2 P87F

83% The Area-51m mini-me: Dell Alienware m15 R2 Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
If you've ever wanted the 17.3-inch Alienware Area-51m desktop replacement but wished it was smaller, then the 15.6-inch Alienware m15 R2 should fit the bill. The new model is a complete design overhaul of last year's Alienware m15 R1 that unfortunately feels more like a lateral step sideways instead of a big leap forward.
80% Alienware M15 R3 Review
Source: NDTV Gadgets English Archive.org version
To sum it up, the top variant of the Alienware M15 R3 is a great laptop, but is hard to recommend to hardcore gamers despite its crazy specifications, mainly because of that display. I also would have loved slightly better thermal performance, and of course a lower price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
80% Alienware m15 R2 review
Source: Techradar English Archive.org version
The Alienware m15 is an excellent gaming laptop in basically every way. Powering through all of our tests without problem, it should be able to last you a few years before struggling. However, the lackluster speakers and trackpad hold it back from true greatness.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/22/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware m15 R2 review: Power in a stylish and portable package
Source: Good Gear Guide English Archive.org version
Alienware’s been firing on all cylinders recently, and if you’re in the market for a laptop I’d absolutely recommend giving the lower-priced m15 R2’s a look. They’re beautiful, they’re durable, and as an added benefit? They come in black. After all, if you’re going to pay this much for a luxury machine, you don’t want it getting scratched the first time you take it out—no matter how futuristic the white version looks. Forget Dieter Rams. Richard Sapper had it right.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2019
90% Alienware m15 R2 review: Power in a stylish and portable package
Source: PC World English Archive.org version
Alienware’s been firing on all cylinders recently, and if you’re in the market for a laptop I’d absolutely recommend giving the lower-priced m15 R2’s a look. They’re beautiful, they’re durable, and as an added benefit? They come in black. After all, if you’re going to pay this much for a luxury machine, you don’t want it getting scratched the first time you take it out—no matter how futuristic the white version looks. Forget Dieter Rams. Richard Sapper had it right.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Alienware m15 R2 review
Source: CNet English Archive.org version
Alienware's m15 R2 delivers immersive gaming performance in a thin, vibrant design that looks like the future of portable gaming. Just make sure you give it plenty of room to breathe.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Alienware M15 R2: notebook gaming dal design originale
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; great connectivity. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/24/2020
100% Alienware M15 R2 (n00awm15r207)
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 2,944 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Runs at reduced clock speeds compared to a laptop RTX 2080 to achieve a much lower power consumption.

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.


i7-9750H: A high-performance hexa-core processor of the Coffee Lake product family designed for the larger laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.5 GHz (4 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.

The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.

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


Alienware: Alienware was founded in the USA in 1996. The European headquarters is located in Ireland. Alienware has been part of the Dell Group since 2006. The product range mainly focuses on gaming laptops and desktops, which are developed and manufactured by Dell. The trademark is a slightly futuristic design with an Alien as the logo. Additionally, workstations for private and business customers are sold.

As with every brand, there are also some points of criticism with Alienware. Some customers have complained about the high prices of the products, while others have criticized the quality of customer services. There have also been some reports of problems with the reliability and durability of some Alienware products. However, many customers have also had positive experiences with the brand and appreciate the powerful gaming computers.


85.5%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.


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

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-10- 9 (Update: 2019-10- 9)