Alienware m15 R5, 5800H RTX 3070
Average of 2 scores (from 9 reviews)
Reviews for the Alienware m15 R5, 5800H RTX 3070
The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 is certainly a powerful gaming machine but some of its missing elements make it feel like you’re missing the full experience. You get powerful performance, good RAM and storage configuration, Wi-Fi 6, HDMI 2.1, one of the best keyboards on a laptop with per-key RGB lighting, 165Hz refresh rate, and a useful Alienware software suite in a portable, yet attractive body. However, the reduction of ports is seen as an odd choice, CPU thermals could be improved, it is a little bit on the heavy side, and it is pricey as this variant starts at RM9,199. At the end of our Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 review, I award this with our Silver Pokdeward.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/16/2021
Rating: Total score: 73% price: 70% performance: 85% mobility: 65% workmanship: 85%
Alienware have fixed the missing CUDA cores in the m15 R5 gaming laptop with a VBIOS update, but how much of a performance boost does this make in games? I’ve compared before and after to show you the differences!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/16/2021
Source: Ultrabook Review
I had some high hopes for this model and feel a little let down. The extremely high CPU temps out of the box was probably the worst offender to me, that is, until I discovered that the GPU is not using all of its CUDA cores. The reduced IO is another thing that kind of threw me off, and the speakers got worse. But I can’t ignore some of the pros to this model. The Ryzen CPU is a nice one to have, as the battery life and performance are very good, and the Cherry MX keyboard is phenomenal! We'll get in-depth on all these down below.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/09/2021
Rating: Total score: 75%
The Alienware m15 R5 gaming laptop is missing 10% of its Nvidia RTX 3070 graphics, resulting in lower gaming performance. I’ve compared it against other 3070 laptops so you can see the difference and I’ve explained what’s going on.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/06/2021
Source: Mash IT
In this video we take a deeper look at a few aspects of the new Alienware m15r5 now we have had a couple of weeks hands on time.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/01/2021
Source: Mash IT
In this video I compare the two keyboard offerings on Alienware's M15 R5 gaming laptops: the traditional membrane keyboard vs the Cherry MX Blue switch mechanical keyboard. Is the mechanical worth the extra $100? We cover the switch noise and ring sound, the layout, and the lighting / Alienware Command Center.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/29/2021
Source: Mash IT
In this video we review the new alienware m15 r5 gaming laptop with a beautiful QHD 240hz gsync panel, Ryzen 5800h and RTX 3070. This is just the initial review, gameplay video and performance deep dive to follow.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/21/2021
Source: Mash IT
In this video we unbox the new alienware m15 r5 ryzen edition laptop, take a quick look around the laptop and mechanical keyboard and also look at the internals.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2021
Alienware are finally using AMD’s Ryzen mobile CPUs in their new m15 R5 gaming laptop! The Dell G5 has also been refreshed with a new design and the latest Ryzen 5000 processors with Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics - let’s discuss these new 2021 models.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/07/2021
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.
R7 5800H: A high-performance, laptop-grade, octa-core APU. The Ryzen features eight SMT-enabled Zen 3 cores running at 3.2 GHz to 4.4 GHz along with the Vega 8 graphics adapter that runs at up to 2,000 MHz.» 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.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
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.
74%: 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.