• CPU: Intel Core i7-6820HK
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB
  • Weight: 3.49 kg (7.7 lbs)

Alienware 15 R3 - Specs

CPU Performance #13
  • Intel Core i7-5700HQ 0.5%
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 1.6%
  • Intel Core i7-6820HK
  • Intel Core i7-6820HQ 0.1%
  • Intel Core i7-8550U 1.1%
GPU Performance #5
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X) 12.5%
  • 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (8GB GDDR5, SLI) 25.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X) 0.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5) 4.9%
Display
15.6”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
HDD/SSD
512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 7200 rpm
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 + 1x 2260 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (M key) See photo
RAM
16GB
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
99Wh, 8-cell
Body material
Aluminum, Magnesium alloy (Aluminum, Magnesium alloy)
Dimensions
389 x 305 x 25 mm (15.31" x 12.01" x 0.98")
Weight
3.49 kg (7.7 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader
  • 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 720p HD
  • Microphone Digital array microphones
  • Speakers Stereo 4W
  • 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 R3 in-depth review

Alienware is back with the latest and craziest 15-inch gaming laptop - the Alienware 15 R3. It sports all the hardware you'd expect from a high-end gaming laptop and even surprises with exceptional performance for a 15-inch machine. But aside from the crammed up hardware inside, the laptop will please even users with a more sophisticated taste for design, build quality and overall user experience. Spoiler alert: the Alienware 15 R3 is just as impressive as the 17-inch Alienware 17 R4 that we[...]

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Pros

  • Incredibly sturdy construction, clean and sophisticated design
  • Fairly thin (just 25 mm)
  • Good keyboard and touchpad
  • Good IPS panel
  • Supports up to 3 M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs
  • Not a bad cooling solution considering the form factor and the demanding hardware
  • Surprisingly good battery life (for the no G-Sync model)

Cons

  • CPU and GPU underclocked by default, third party software needs to be installed for overclocking
  • A bit loud under load
  • Heavy (3.5 kg)
  • G-Sync is optional and most units come with only 60Hz displays
  • The screen uses PWM from 0 to 99% brightness (our Health-Guard profile fixes that)

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-6820HK

$1899.99-17%
price
7.8+0.9%
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$1899.99-17%
price
722+1%
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)

Gameplay recordings with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)

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