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Alienware x15 Series

Alienware x15 R1-JYMD9Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H, Intel Tiger Lake i9-11900H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU, NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Display: 15.60 inch
Weight: 2.27kg, 2.35kg, 2.36kg
Price: 2400, 2500, 2700, 2800, 3400 euro
Average Score: 89.44% - very good
Average of 5 scores (from 12 reviews)
performance: 98%, features: 66%, display: 89%, mobility: 58%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 88%, emissions: 80%

 

Alienware x15 R1, i9-11900H RTX 3080 FHD

Specifications

Alienware x15 R1, i9-11900H RTX 3080 FHDNotebook: Alienware x15 R1, i9-11900H RTX 3080 FHD
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i9-11900H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 8192 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.27kg
Price: 2800 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

90% Alienware x15 R1 review
Source: Techradar English
The Alienware x15 R1 is quite simply the best gaming laptop on the market right now with best in class performance and a design that sets it apart in all the right ways. A laptop this powerful, though, runs hot and some might take issue with the display, but we sure don't. It looks and plays gorgeous, and needs to be on the top of everyone's list – assuming you have the budget for it, that is.
Comparison, online available, Medium, Date: 11/02/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Alienware X15 and X17 2021 – slim performance laptops with quad-fans and powerful hardware
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The X15 makes less sense, very little I would say. It’s heavier and larger than the competition without a significant CPU/GPU advantage, since most performance 15-inch ultraportables offer up to 100W RTX graphics these days. It also lacks the CherryMX keyboard available on the X17, so I’d reckon it would need to be aggressively priced for customers to pick it over something like a Blade 15. To wrap this up, I’ll advise you to wait for detailed reviews if you’re interested in any of these products. We’ll most likely not have them here on the site, since we’re not on Dell’s good graces for review samples, and I don’t think getting one of these just for review is worth it for us. I’d love to hear your thoughts on them in the comments section down below, though, if you end up getting any of these.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2021

 

Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F

Specifications

Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111FNotebook: Alienware x15 RTX 3070 P111F
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixels
Weight: 2.35kg
Price: 2500 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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87.2% Alienware x15 R1 laptop review: Dell's thinnest UFO has landed | Notebookcheck
Dell has stuffed a 110 W TGP Nvidia GPU in a chassis that's thinner than even the Razer Blade 15. Though mostly a homerun when compared to the outgoing Alienware m15, there are a few downsides involving size and performance that users will want to know beforehand.

 

Alienware x15 RTX 3060 P26M7

Specifications

Alienware x15 RTX 3060 P26M7Notebook: Alienware x15 RTX 3060 P26M7
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU 6144 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.36kg
Price: 2400 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Alienware X15 Review - A new epic slim design!
Source: Mash IT English
In this video we review the brand new Alienware X15. Our review model has the new Intel 11th gen 11800H CPU and NVIDIA's RTX 3060 90w TGP graphics card.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2021
Alienware X15 Unboxing and First Impressions
Source: Mash IT English
In this video we unbox the new Alienware X15 which has finally arrived in the office. We give our thoughts and first impressions, and take a look at the internals.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/10/2021

Foreign Reviews

Dell Alienware x15 R1
Source: 15 Zoll Notebooks Test German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2021

 

Alienware x15 R1-JH85R

Specifications

Alienware x15 R1-JH85RNotebook: Alienware x15 R1-JH85R
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.36kg
Price: 2700 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Average Score: 85% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Alienware x15
Source: PC Mag English
On the whole, the Alienware x15 is a more successful redesign than the x17, and a good gaming laptop. The slimmer chassis and slight bump in weight make more sense at 15 inches, and the performance was more in line with what we'd expect. The system's portability and raw power don't blow us away, but it's a good mix of the two. If you're shopping in the $2,000-plus gaming tier, this is one of the better options out there. It's not the best of the bunch, however: The Razer Blade 15 Advanced Edition we reviewed was a bit more expensive (though playing with configurations can fix that), but offered a superior GPU, more storage, longer battery life, and a lighter design. Razer's flagship remains our favorite cost-no-object gaming rig, but if you like the Alienware's design, it's a solid alternative.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/21/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

90% Test de l’Alienware X15 R1 : il réinvente l’ultraportable gamer
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2021
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90%

 

Alienware x15 R1-JYMD9

Specifications

Alienware x15 R1-JYMD9Notebook: Alienware x15 R1-JYMD9
Processor: Intel Tiger Lake i7-11800H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2.36kg
Price: 3400 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

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Average Score: 100% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Alienware x15 + Alienware x17 Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Alienware X series of gaming laptops are a new design for 2021 with 4-fan cooling and silicone gallium thermal paste. Available in 15” and 17” sizes as the Alienware x15 and x17, we review both. These slim gaming laptops have Intel 11th gen H series CPUs and NVIDIA RTX 3060/3070/3080 dedicated graphics. Display options range from high refresh full HD to QHD 240Hz (x15) and 4K 120Hz (x17). The Alienware x15 and x17 have a healthy selection of ports including Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6E, per key RGB lighting with Tron lights and an optional Cherry MX keyboard on the x17.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/19/2021
100% Alienware x15 R1 review: The most powerful gaming laptop yet
Source: Expert Reviews English
The Alienware x15 is a smart, super-thin gaming laptop with a top-notch display that runs faster than any laptop we’ve ever tested. That’s pretty much all most potential buyers will need to know. The speaker system could be more accommodating to non-gaming sources, the port selection could be wider and the keyboard backlight could light all of the key labels, but I think these are ultimately rather minor quibbles. None of this detracts from a notebook that quantifiably improves your gaming experience, and if performance is at the top of your laptop-buying agenda, there’s simply no better choice.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
Alienware X15 Gaming Laptop Review: A Svelte Stunner With Caveats
Source: Hot Hardware English
Alienware's new X15 is basically a case study in thermal engineering, as well as industrial design and feature trade-offs. The Alienware team at Dell engineered the heck out of this machine's thermal solution, but it costs the machine some creature comforts as a result. We would have appreciated even one USB-C port on one side edge of this laptop. And locating its microSD card slot on a side edge would have been glorious too, but it just wasn't in the cards apparently, having to accommodate the X15's quad-blower cooling solution. That quad-cooling solution is also a first for us, as we've never seen this in a laptop of any kind before, but it also drove the need to eliminate SO-DIMM socketed RAM in the machine. So again, with the X15 it's all about trade-offs. You get a fantastic, futuristic-looking, just a hair over 5lb laptop here, with great gaming chops, especially for its size and weight class. However, in exchange for its classy chassis and industrial design features, there are obvious concessions that needed to be made.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2021

Foreign Reviews

Edles Gaming-Raumschiff
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/15/2021

 

Comment

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.


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

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080: High-end desktop GPU based on the GA102 chip with 8,704 shaders and 10 GB GDDR6X.

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.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. At the time of the launch in early 2021, the 3080 is the fastest laptop graphics card on the market.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA106 chip with 3072 cores. Available in different versions with a TDP from 60 to 115 Watt.

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


Intel Tiger Lake:

i9-11900H: Tiger Lake (H45 series) based high end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and workstations. The eight CPU cores clock with 2.5 - 4.9 GHz. The integrated UHD Graphics GPU offers 32 cores at up to 1.45 GHz. The chip is manufactured in the 10nm SuperFin (improved 10nm) process.

i7-11800H: Tiger Lake (H45 series) based high end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and workstations. The eight CPU cores run at 2.3 GHz to 4.6 GHz. The integrated UHD Graphics GPU offers 32 EUs at up to 1.45 GHz. The chip is manufactured on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.27 kg:

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

2.36 kg:


89.44%: There do not exist many models, which are rated better. The most ratings get ratings, which are a bit worse.

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

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