• CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 2x 8GB DDR4
  • Weight: 3.49 kg (7.7 lbs)

Alienware 15 R3 - Specs

CPU Performance #7
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 0.5%
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 2.7%
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Xeon E3-1535M v5 0.1%
  • Intel Core i7-6920HQ 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”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
LG F7HH2-156WF6
Color accuracy 5.2 -> 2.9
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 7200 rpm
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 + 1x 2260 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (M key) See photo
RAM
2x 8GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
68Wh, Li-Ion, 4-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
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Digital array microphones
  • Speakers Stereo 4W
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name LG F7HH2-156WF6
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 315 cd/m2
sRGB 88%
PWM frequency 21000 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 950:1
dE Color Checker 5.2 2.9
PWM Rating 5.1: (undesirable)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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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

$4584.53+167%
price
8.28+1%
performance
Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$4584.53+167%
price
738-0.8%
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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