• CPU: Intel Core i7-7820HK
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz, TN
  • Storage: 1000GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 32GB 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 #19
  • Intel Core i7-7920HQ 0.1%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK (@ 3.8GHz) 1.5%
  • Intel Core i7-7820HK
  • AMD Ryzen 7 3750H 0.3%
  • Intel Core i7-8550U 0.8%
GPU Performance #9
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 1.6%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop) 3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (8GB GDDR5) 2.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) 6.5%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), 120 Hz, TN
HDD/SSD
1TB SSD PCIe NVMe + 1TB HDD, 7200 rpm
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 + 1x 2242 PCIe 3.0 x2 NVMe See photo
RAM
32GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10
Battery
68Wh, Li-Ion, 4-cell
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
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 4W
  • 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

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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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-7820HK

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 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

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