• CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
  • Storage: 128.00GB SSD + 1000.00GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2400MHz
  • Weight: 3.49 kg (7.7 lbs)

Alienware 15 R3 - Specs

CPU Performance #12
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 0.3%
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 2.5%
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ 0.2%
  • Intel Core i7-8650U 1.3%
GPU Performance #6
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5)
  • 2x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (6GB GDDR5, SLI)
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
HDD/SSD
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 7200 rpm
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 + 1x 2242 PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe See photo
RAM
8GB DDR4, 2400MHz
OS
Windows 10
Body material
Aluminum, Magnesium alloy
Dimensions
389 x 305 x 25.4 mm (15.31" x 12.01" x 1.00")
Weight
3.49 kg (7.7 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • 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
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 4W
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotNoble lock
  • 2x RAM slots

DISPLAY: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN

Name 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), TN
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 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 i7-7700HQ

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

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

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