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Alienware m15 R2, i9-9980HK, RTX 2080

Specifications

Alienware m15 R2, i9-9980HK, RTX 2080
Alienware m15 R2, i9-9980HK, RTX 2080 (m15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-9980HK 8 x 2.4 - 5 GHz, Coffee Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile - 8 GB VRAM, GDDR6
Memory
16 GB 
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, IPS, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM370
Storage
512GB
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
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: HD 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.16 kg ( = 76.19 oz / 4.76 pounds), Power Supply: 965 g ( = 34.04 oz / 2.13 pounds)

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 90%, features: - %, display: 90% mobility: 50%, workmanship: 50%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Alienware m15 R2, i9-9980HK, RTX 2080

70% Dell Alienware m15 (2019) review: The reliable gaming machine
Source: Gadgets Now English Archive.org version
That said, it’s is one of the best choices out there if you are hooked on buying an OLED-screen gaming laptop. Even the likes of Asus and HP don’t have a powerful gaming laptop that has Tobii eye-tracking, customisable LED grilles, Intel Core i9 processor, 4K OLED display all in such a slim build. However, if you’re not a big fan of 4K OLED and Tobii eye-tracking hardware, Dell’s Alienware m15 might lose some of its shine to rivals who are offering an equally powerful alternative at a lower price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

70% Test du Alienware m15 R2 : le PC gamer venu d’ailleurs
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/08/2019
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 50%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 2,944 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Compared to the desktop variant, the GPU is clocked lower.

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.


i9-9980HK: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates eight processor cores clocked at 2.4 - 5 GHz (4.2 GHz with 8 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). Offers an unlocked multiplier that allows overclocking of the CPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

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.


70%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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Current Prices
Stefan Hinum, 2019-12- 3 (Update: 2019-12- 3)