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Dell Alienware 15 R4 (15.6-inch, 2018)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 reviews of Dell Alienware 15 R4 (15.6-inch, 2018). The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the screen and durability are generally positive. The reliability and design also get good feedback, whereas opinions about the size and usability are mixed. Many are critical about the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Alienware 15 R4 (15.6-inch, 2018) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

Alienware 15 R4 Review


The Alienware 15 has a sophisticated new look and powerful specs, but it gets a little too hot for comfort.

Striking design; Bright, colorful display; Comfortable keyboard; Strong graphics and overall performance; Above-average battery life

Heavy; Gets hot during gaming and regular tasks; Lacks Nvidia G-Sync technology

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Alienware 15 R4 (i9-8950HK, GTX 1070, FHD) Laptop Review


At the cutting edge. The Alienware 15 R4 is a 2.5-cm (~1 in) thick 15.6-inch gaming laptop that can be configured with up to an Intel Core i9-8950HK processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 GPU and a Full HD display. Find out in this review how the 15 R4...

premium and stable case ; numerous lighting options ; powerful Command Center utility ; good input devices ; Thunderbolt 3 ; large battery ; NVMe SSD ; G-Sync

cooling system is undersized for a Core i9-8950HK processor ; case is very heavy and thick for a 15-inch device ; incorrect GPU names in GPU configurator ; high temperatures and fan noise ; fan behaviour could be better ; no card reader

In short, the Alienware 15 R4 is a good device, but it misses out on our gaming laptop top 10 because of some serious shortcomings.The main issues with the 15 R4 are its CPU performance, fan noise and surface temperatures. The cooling system is...

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew E. Freedman (

Alienware 15 R4 Review: Bulky Powerhouse


Gaming laptops are always a balance between power and portability. The Alienware 15 R4 ($1,299.99 to start, $1,849.99 as tested) leans towards the former, with an overclocked, full-size Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU that can tear through high-level...

The Alienware 15 R4 is a powerful gaming machine with deep key travel, but it falls behind competitors on productivity tasks.

Jul, 2018

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