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Alienware 15 R3 (2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 9 reviews of Alienware 15 R3 (2016). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the reliability and keyboard. The design and performance are also appreciated. Opinions are divided on the price, and there are some less positive reviews about the size.

portability, performance, design, keyboard, reliability

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Alienware 15 R3 (2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Tim Schiesser (techspot)

Alienware 15 R3 Review Tim Schiesser

 

Up for review today is the latest Alienware 15. Fully configurable with a wide range of hardware, with prices ranging from $1,350 for the base model to $2,700 for the top-spec system, expect GeForce 10 graphics and Alienware level of design and polish.

Attractive design with lots of customizable lighting. Highly configurable hardware options offer both value and performance. Solid 1080p gaming experience from Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1060. Supports Windows Hello.

Heavy chassis with a beefy, loud and largely ineffective cooler. 3 to 5 FPS slower than a similar GTX 1060 laptop we tested. GTX 1070 model can be expensive.

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Lisa Gade (mobiletechreview.com)

Alienware 15 R3

 

The late 2016 Alienware 15 R3 features much more powerful NVIDIA Pascal 10 series graphics and a slimmer design. Both the NVIDIA GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 cards are available. The Alienware is slim for a gaming laptop at 1" (25.4mm) but not terribly light...

High quality materials and looks, slim albeit heavy. Good internal temps, great keyboard, has Thunderbolt 3 and Graphics Amplifier support

Large footprint and very heavy for a 15" gaming laptop. Windows Hello/Tobii IR camera is flakey

Alienware laptops have grown up in looks and are modernized--gone is the ultra-chunky and aggressive look. We welcome the modern cooling design and lower heat internals that are very 2016, and the (dare I say) classy looking aluminum and soft touch...

Nov, 2016

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes

Display

Display Surface:Matt
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD
Panel Type:IPS / TN

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 6 / 8
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
NVIDIA G-SYNC: Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Performance

Virtual Reality (VR) ready: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6300 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): Yes
Processor ARK ID:88959 / 88967 / 88969 / I7-6700HQ
Processor package size:42
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot type:Noble
Password protection: Yes

Software

Operating System Language:Multilingual

Storage

Hard drive 2 capacity:1
SSD form factor:M.2