• CPU: Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (8GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
  • Storage: 128GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • Weight: 3.21 kg (7.1 lbs)

Alienware 15 R2 - Specs

CPU Performance #20
  • Intel Xeon E3-1535M v6
  • Intel Core i7-5700HQ 2%
  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ
  • Intel Core i7-4800MQ 1.2%
  • Intel Core i7-4710HQ 1.7%
GPU Performance #11
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA Quadro P4000 (8GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (8GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB GDDR5)
  • AMD Radeon RX 580 (4GB GDDR5) (Laptop)
Display
15.6”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
HDD/SSD
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (M key)
RAM
16GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10
Battery
92Wh, Li-ion, 8-cell
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum (Aluminum, Plastic)
Dimensions
386 x 270 x 34 mm (15.20" x 10.63" x 1.34")
Weight
3.21 kg (7.1 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack 2x 3.5 mm jacks for headset and external microphone
  • External graphics port for Alienware Graphics Amplifier.
Features
  • Web camera 1080p Full HD
  • Microphone Digital array microphones
  • Speakers Stereo 1.5W
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 15.6”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS

Name 15.6”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 282.42 ppi
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Becomes "Retina" from 12 inches (31 cm)

 

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Alienware 15 R2 in-depth review

We all know those bulky and heavy gaming notebooks that have all the horsepower needed to power up the latest games, but what if we told you that Alienware has put all the top-shelf hardware from NVIDIA and Intel and put it in a smaller 15-inch form factor notebook? Hard to believe it, but when we first reviewed the new Alienware 15 gaming machine, we didn't know what Dell has in stored for us. A few months later we are testing the Alienware 15 R2 with top-tier quad-core Core i7-6700HQ CPU a[...]

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Pros

  • Sturdy construction and sleek design with customizable LEDs
  • Good keyboard with 3 zones of LED backlight, macro keys and responsive touchpad
  • Top-shelf hardware crammed inside a 15-inch laptop
  • Various storage configurations including two speedy M.2 NVMe SSD slots with a 2280 standard
  • The screen doesn't use PWM above 25% screen brightness (with everything below 25% being way too dimmed)
  • Excellent sound quality
  • Good battery life for a gaming notebook

Cons

  • Bulky (34 mm profile) and heavy (3.21 kg)
  • Mediocre screen quality with low sRGB color gamut coverage and low maximum brightness

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-6700HQ

$5954.00+198%
price
783+15%
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (8GB GDDR5)

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