Alienware m15 R3 P87F
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Alienware m15 R3 P87F
It may look the same on the outside, but it's a different beast on the inside. CPU temperatures are much cooler now to address one of our biggest concerns about last year's Alienware m15 R2.
On its own, the Alienware M15 R3 is a great laptop. But when you take a look at the competition, you realise that Alienware is still a few steps behind. Currently, you can get a gaming laptop in a similar configuration at a far lower cost than the Alienware M15 R3. Alienware needs to take a few pages out of Dell’s XPS’ diary and focus on continual annual improvements. They have a great product, and just by sorting out a few issues like cooling and setting a competitive price will make help return the Alienware return to its former glory.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/01/2021
The Alienware m15 R3 is one of the better gaming laptops we’ve reviewed thus far. Sure, it’s not perfect, but it’s hard to complain given what you’re getting. You get powerful performance, improved thermals over its predecessor, excellent RAM and storage configuration, Wi-Fi 6, good array of ports, one of the best keyboards on a laptop with per-key RGB lighting, 144Hz refresh rate with options for a 300Hz refresh rate, and a useful Alienware software suite in a portable, yet attractive body.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 76% price: 70% performance: 85% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
Source: Laptop Mag
Is the third time the charm for Alienware? Yes and no. For $2,379, you get an absolutely beautiful gaming laptop with a captivating 4K display, a Core i7 processor and an RTX 2070 GPU. It’s the recipe for a gaming laptop that shows up big when you’re gaming or multitasking. The comfortable, customizable keyboard and powerful speakers are just icing on an already stacked cake.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Hot Hardware
Regardless, the m15 R3 is still comparatively pricey to your run-of-the-mill gaming laptop, which is something you will have to factor into your decision. However, this one aligns more closely to a boutique experience, with high quality construction, an excellent cooling solution and a head-turning aesthetic. All that said, the Alienware m15 R3 is fast, beautiful, and definitely worth a look, if you're in the market for a powerful gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/06/2020
Source: The Verge
All in all, the Alienware M15 R3 doesn’t suffer from too many fatal flaws. It’s just that the competition is getting that much better, and the likes of Razer and MSI one-up Alienware’s offering with thinner design, better battery performance, and more comprehensive upgradeability. If the company can make its next iteration go more toe-to-toe in those departments, it’ll be a real contender.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: PC Mag
The Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX502 held the crown as our top pick among premium gaming laptops for a long time, but the Alienware m15 R3 has proven a better value. It’s slightly less expensive than the Asus machine as configured, packing superior gaming performance, a newer processor, a more advanced display, and a unique design. We liked what the Razer Blade 15 and Acer Predator Triton 500 brought to the table, but the m15 R3 is a better deal, earning our Editors' Choice in this category.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/21/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Premium design; great built quality; metal case; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; slim size.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/30/2020
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Compared to the desktop variant, the GPU is clocked lower. The refresh version in April 2020 bears the same name, but is slightly higher clocked.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-10750H: A high-performance hexa-core processor designed for use in thicker laptops with room for better thermals. The Comet Lake-H processor is manufactured on the third-gen 14 nm Intel process and features a 24 EU UHD Graphics 630 iGPU clocked at 350 MHz to 1,150 MHz. The CPU cores run at 2.6 GHz (base clock speed) Boosting up to 5.0 GHz and the likely all-core Boost frequency is 4.3 GHz. Hyper-Threading is enabled, allowing two threads to run simultaneously on each core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
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.
80.16%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.