• CPU: Intel Core i7-7820HK
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz, TN
  • Storage: 512GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • Weight: 3.49 kg (7.7 lbs)

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)

Alienware 15 R3 - Specs

CPU Performance #43
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ 3.1%
  • Intel Core i5-8300H 2.4%
GPU Performance #13
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) 6.3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (8GB GDDR5X) 11%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) 2.8%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q 6.9%
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (6GB GDDR6) 8.2%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz, TN
HDD/SSD
512GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 7200 rpm
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 + 1x 2242 PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe See photo
RAM
16GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Home
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 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 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

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz, TN

Name 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz, TN
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Panel Type TN
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)

 

Alienware 15 R3 in-depth review

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-7820HK

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5)

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Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
144+ fps
124 fps
73 fps
48 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
144+ fps
115 fps
71 fps
52 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
quality
average
95 fps
90 fps
76 fps
50 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
quality
average
95 fps
89 fps
85 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
quality
average
141 fps
136 fps
107 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
quality
average
144+ fps
137 fps
129 fps
110 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
128 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
136 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
quality
average
144+ fps
127 fps
119 fps
107 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
AC: Odyssey
quality
average
88 fps
79 fps
70 fps
53 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
112 fps
82 fps
78 fps
50 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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