• CPU: Intel Core i7-6820HK (@ 4 GHz)
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 17.3”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 32GB DDR4
  • Weight: 3.78 kg (8.3 lbs)

Pros

  • Enormous CPU/GPU/Storage performance
  • Nice looking, aggressive design
  • Lighter body than its predecessors
  • Sturdy construction
  • Comfortable TactX keyboard with numerous backlight combinations
  • Alienware Graphics Amplifier, HDMI 2.0 and USB Type-C ports
  • 4K Ultra HD IPS IGZO screen with 100% sRGB and 100% AdobeRGB coverage, high brightness and good contrast
  • No PWM across all brightness levels
  • Great battery life for a gaming notebook
  • Superb thermal management and temperature stability under high load

Cons

  • High price
  • Alienware Graphics Amplifier doesn't support "asymmetrical" SLI configurations

Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015) - Specs

CPU Performance #11
  • Intel Core i5-9300H 0.4%
  • Intel Core i7-8700 14.7%
  • Intel Core i7-6820HK (@ 4 GHz)
  • Intel Core i7-8565U 0.8%
  • Intel Core i5-8300H 0.9%
GPU Performance #26
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (3GB GDDR5) 0.4%
  • AMD Radeon RX 580 (4GB GDDR5) (Laptop) 2.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M (8GB GDDR5) 0.7%
  • NVIDIA Quadro P3000 (6GB GDDR5) 1.3%
Display
17.3”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
panel 1
AUO 2DK4K-B173ZAN
Color accuracy 0.37
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
4x 2280 PCIe 3.0 x4 NVMe (B key)
RAM
32GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
92Wh, Li-Ion, 8-cell
Body material
Aluminum (Aluminum)
Dimensions
430 x 292 x 34 mm (16.93" x 11.50" x 1.34")
Weight
3.78 kg (8.3 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 3x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3
  • HDMI
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
  • 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 1080p Full HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Digital array microphones
  • Speakers 2x 2W + 2W Subwoofer
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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DISPLAY: 17.3-inch, 3840 x 2160, IPS IGZO

Name AUO 2DK4K-B173ZAN
Diagonal 17.3"
Pixel density 254.67 ppi
Brightness 357 cd/m2
sRGB 100%
Panel Type IPS IGZO
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Becomes "Retina" from 14 inches (34 cm)
Contrast 940:1
dE Color Checker 0.37

 

Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015) in-depth review

Now that we've put the new Alienware 15 (R2, Late 2015) to the test, it’s time to do the same with its bigger sibling - the 17-inch Alienware R3. Make no mistake, it’s the same Skylake / GTX 9xx / DDR4 generation, the difference being maximized screen estate. There is an 18-inch model as well, but Alienware hasn’t updated it yet with the 6th generation Intel Core processors (it offers dual GTX 980M, though). The latter also can’t take advantage of the Alienware Graphics Amplifier, wh[...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-6820HK (@ 4 GHz)

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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M (4GB GDDR5)

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