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Alienware m15 R4

Specifications

Alienware m15 R4
Alienware m15 R4 (m15 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i9-10980HK 8 x 2.4 - 5.3 GHz, Comet Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU - 8192 MB, Core: 1620 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, 140 W TDP, NVIDIA 457.65
Memory
32768 MB 
, dual-channel
Display
15.60 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, LG Philips LGD066E, IPS, glossy: no, 300 Hz
Mainboard
Intel HM470
Storage
Micron 2300 1TB MTFDHBA1T0TDV, 1024 GB 
, 880 GB free
Soundcard
Intel Comet Lake PCH-H - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined audio jack, Card Reader: microSD
Networking
Intel/Killer E3100X 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10MBit/s), Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650w (ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 20 x 360 x 276 ( = 0.79 x 14.17 x 10.87 in)
Battery
86 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 0.9MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Alienware Command Center, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 810 g ( = 28.57 oz / 1.79 pounds)
Price
2,500 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 80.68% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 93%, features: 65%, display: 79% mobility: 48%, workmanship: 71%, ergonomy: 87%, emissions: 69%

Reviews for the Alienware m15 R4

85.4% Alienware m15 R4 gaming laptop in review: Lots of power, short battery life | Notebookcheck
Dell equips the Alienware m15 with Nvidia's new RTX 3000 GPUs in the R4 version. In our test configuration, the GeForce RTX 3070 shows what it can do at maximum TGP. The performance that can otherwise be found in this laptop will be revealed in our review.
80% Dell Alienware m15 R4 review (2021 model – RTX 3070 Laptop, 300 Hz screen)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Alienware m15 R4 is a good gaming laptop with a compact form-factor. Dell put a high-powered GPU and a 300 Hz screen in a .8” thick chassis here, without skimping on the build quality, IO, and keyboard. At the same time, though, the battery life is terrible on this 300 Hz configuration that doesn't support Optimus, and the laptop runs fairly noisy and hot. These, and a couple of other small problems, make this m15 not the right choice for me, but it could be for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware M15 R4 RTX 3070 Gameplay Footage
Source: Mash IT English
Here we test 10 games on the Alienware M15 R4 15" gaming laptop. All games running at 1080p highest settings and footage recorded on Nvidia Shadow Play. The Alienware M15 is fully stock on balanced profile (how Dell ships it) I did not apply my tweaks and overclocks for this footage so you can see what to expect with the laptop as Dell ships it.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/31/2021
Alienware M15 R4 Performance Overview - Getting the most from your Alienware
Source: Mash IT English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/30/2021
80% Dell Alienware m15 R4 review (2021 model – RTX 3070 Laptop, 300 Hz screen)
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Alienware m15 R4 is a good gaming laptop with a compact form-factor. Dell put a high-powered GPU and a 300 Hz screen in a .8” thick chassis here, without skimping on the build quality, IO, and keyboard. At the same time, though, the battery life is terrible on this 300 Hz configuration that doesn't support Optimus, and the laptop runs fairly noisy and hot. These, and a couple of other small problems, make this m15 not the right choice for me, but it could be for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/22/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware M15 R4 Review - A premium 3070 slim and light gaming machine
Source: Mash IT English
Today we review the brand new Dell Alienware M15 R4 with NVIDIA RTX 3070 and 300hz 1080p display. Please subscribe and hit the notification bell as we will be releasing a deep dive performance review, a gaming review, and more in the coming days.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/16/2021
80% Alienware m15 R4 (2021) review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Alienware m15 R4 is easily one of the best gaming laptops I’ve ever reviewed. And, to be fair, for $2,150 (at least!), it really should be. You do indeed get what you pay for, between a powerful GPU, a fast SSD, a gorgeous design and a vibrant screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/25/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware m17 R4 (2021) review
Source: Techradar English
The Alienware m17 R4 is an extremely powerful gaming laptop with an extremely stylish chassis. Easily able to power all the latest AAA games with no compromises, this is the gaming laptop you buy when nothing but the best is acceptable – which means that the price will probably turn some folks off.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware m15 R4
Source: PC Mag English
The new system isn't a run-out-and-buy-one temptation for owners of RTX 2080 laptops, but being able to more plausibly play with ray tracing might appeal to some. And those upgrading from an older gaming rig should be truly excited. This isn't a ground-breaking laptop in and of itself, but is still an improved—or should we say, Ampered up?—version of a system we can highly recommend.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2021
Alienware m15 R4 Review: A GeForce RTX 30 Series Invasion
Source: Hot Hardware English
Overall, the Alienware m15 R4 is an exceptional gaming notebook. Thanks to its top-notch cooling system with a pair of big blower fans and heat pipes galore, frame rate stability was just as blisteringly-fast at the end of our testing as it was at the start. That alone should be worth something to gamers on the go. Add that performance to Alienware's head-turning space age industrial design, Tobii eye tracking and 4K OLED display eye candy, and it's easy to see why we're giving this Alien our coveted Editor's Choice award.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/26/2021
80% Alienware m15 R4 (RTX 3070) review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Alienware m15 R4 is a stunning notebook that hits almost all of the boxes when it comes to being the best gaming laptop. You can’t deny its raw power, incredible display and bangin’ keyboard. However, the battery life is disappointing, and the price is up there.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
90% Alienware m17 R4 review
Source: Laptop Mag English
I never thought I’d say this, but I think my need for power has been satiated –– at least until the Intel Tiger Lake H-series CPUs come out. But in the meantime, the Alienware m17 R4 is giving me all the power I can handle. The Nvidia’s new RTX 3080 GPU with its ridiculous 16GB of VRAM tore through every game I threw at it. And the 10th Intel Core i9 processor made light work of my multitasking loads. And a straight-up chef’s kiss to the display’s 360Hz refresh rate that’s so smooth it’s making babies’ butts everywhere jealous.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%

Foreign Reviews

70% Test du Dell Alienware m15 R4 : l’épreuve du feu pour le premier clavier mécanique sur PC portable
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 90% display: 70% mobility: 40% workmanship: 60%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. Available in different versions with a TDP from 80 to 125 Watt.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


i9-10980HK: On Comet Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates eight processor cores clocked at 3.1 - 5 GHz that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). At the time of announcement, the i9-10980HK is the fastest Comet Lake-H CPU and fastest laptop CPU on the market. Thanks to the free multiplicator, the CPU can also be easily overclocked (but may not have much headroom).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.60":

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.


2.3 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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.


80.68%: 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.


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Stefan Hinum, 2021-03-26 (Update: 2021-03-26)