Alienware m17 R3-RW22J
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Reviews for the Alienware m17 R3-RW22J
Source: Mobile Tech Review
Lisa Gade reviews the Alienware m17 R3, the 2020 update to their slim and light 17.3” gaming laptop. Though Alienware continues with the Legend design, they’ve make quite a few changes inside, including improved cooling with a vapor chamber for the GPU and more VRMs, a bigger battery, a deeper travel 1.7mm keyboard and more. The R3 runs Windows 10 on Intel 10th gen, 45 watt Core i7 and Core i9 HK CPUs with up to NVIDIA RTX 2070 Super and RTX 2080 Super GPUs (full mobile, not max-Q). There are 144Hz and 300Hz full HD displays and a 100% Adobe RGB 4K display to choose from, up to 32GB RAM, 3 M.2 SSD slots with optional RAID0, WiFi 6 and Gigabit Ethernet, Thunderbolt 3, a microSD card slot and a host of other ports. List price starts at $1,599.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/03/2020
Source: Geektopia ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 88%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 2,560 shaders. Runs at reduced clock speeds compared to a laptop RTX 2070 Super to achieve a much lower power consumption. The TGP is specified at 80 Watts and therefore significantly lower than the RTX 2070 Super Mobile (115 Watt).
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.
17.30": This display size is a standard format for desktop replacements (DTR). The DTR laptops are heavier to carry, need more power, but texts are easy to read and high resolutions are no problem. DTR are mainly intended for stationary desk use, where weight and energy hunger don't matter. In return, you enjoy the advantages of high resolutions (more details, better legibility).» 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.
88%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.
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