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Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 259 reviews of Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and price are on the whole positive. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the portability. Some have doubts about the connectivity and size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the screen and durability are overall positive. The design and performance also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the portability.

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62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the screen and usability. The portability and design also get good comments. There are some negative views about the connectivity and size, while opinions are divided on the battery.

performance, design, portability, usability, screen

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Alienware 17 R3 Notebook Review

 

Marathon runner. There are many powerful gaming notebooks, but only a few provide long battery runtimes. The third revision of the Alienware 17 turns out to be surprisingly enduring.

sturdy and high-quality chassis, external graphics card via Amplifier, excellent battery runtimes, many illumination elements, USB 3.1 with Thunderbolt 3, bright IPS display, excellent performance, good input devices, decent sound, handy tools, nice...

some components are tricky to access, occasional CPU & GPU throttling in extreme scenarios, battery drains under maximum load (mains), only two memory slots, chassis slips easily, high weight

You will hardly find such a stylish and diversely illuminated chassis in the notebook segment. Thanks to USB 3.1, NVMe-SSD, Skylake processor, DDR4-RAM and GeForce GTX 980M, the other components are high-end as well. The package is rounded off by great...

Expert review by : Derek Sullivan (ultrabookreview.com)

Dell Alienware 17 R3 review – high-performance gaming laptop

 

If you're after a powerful gaming laptop with a 17-inch screen, the Alienware 17 R3 is one of the better picks out there. It's fast, runs quiet and not very hot, it bundles an amazing screen, a very good keyboard and even a large battery. It's not...

the screen is about as good as they get; good build quality; the keyboard is excellent; solid performance; runs quiet; good sound quality and volume

Expensive; Trackpad is a little small and not that impressive; Some may find it too heavy

Jan, 2016

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Alienware 17 (2015) review

 

Getting the gaming laptop-desktop hybrid right

Full-fledged gaming machine ; Flexible desktop mode ; Excellent large screen

Still quite expensive ; Slightly bottlenecked Amplifier performance

Scores in depth In the age of shrinking laptops, it's nevertheless unbelievable that hulking 17-inch gaming laptops still exist. Even gaming laptops are not immune to the changing tides of the mobile computing world, the Origin EVO15-S and Aorus X7 Pro...

Apr, 2015

Expert review by : Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Dell Alienware 17 (2015) 16GB RAM

 
Oct, 2015

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Good...

 

If I can't get the bad pool header thing completely fixed i wouldn't recommend it.

Best PC i've ever had, aside from the blue screen crashes.

Not sure if its a problem with the laptop, or windows 10, but even fresh out of the box, I keep getting "Bad_Pool_Header" blue screens of death.

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

2nd review after a while of owning

 

The killer wifi started losing functions. I checked on the killer site to find I was running an outdated version. Re downloaded Killer Suite from killer site. All options now available and verified working properly. Check for updates frequently if you...

This laptop is true to Alienware craftsmanship. After the few months of owning and using it is still going strong. Handles everything maxed. Stays cool. The features are still awesome. Good job Alienware!

None.

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Please do not buy this laptop. You have been warned.

 

I always wanted an Alienware Laptop. My dreams have been crushed. Maybe Dell will wake up and do something about it after reading how they have failed in the quality department.

If you have the bucks for this laptop buy the predator series from Acer. You will not be disappointed. I purchased both models and the craftsmanship on the predator is outstanding.

Windows 10 Blue screen of death several times. Finally after three days laptop would not power on and beeped 7 times indicating the CPU was fried.

May, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Amazing

 

Great battery life, extremely good gaming performance, dunno why people think this thing gets hot, mine seems fine after 1 hr of playing witcher 3 maxed out max brightness

Non so far.

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

love it

 

Overall, its an Alienware, and you get what you pay for. This machine is SO worth the money if you're looking to switch from a desktop to laptop. Powerful, silent and lightning fast. Just the way every computer should be built. Quality is king, and...

-easy to set up and use -fast and can easily multi-task from start up. -large display is like a hooking up to an HDMI t.v. and graphics card powers through most anything spectacularly -long charger cord that allows you to easily move the laptop around...

-a bit bulky, large and heavy. makes for very few placement or storage options, though a small con at most. -having a bit of an issue with the wireless card, though it could just be my interwebs. -the large surge protector can SOMETIMES be a hassle,...

Apr, 2016

Consumer review (newegg.com)

A Full month into using it, and happy so far

 

Im a little disappointed that I bought it at an already discounted price, and a month later I come back to find it at $1,869 (original $2,099) When I bought it, it was discounted at $2,099 (original price $2,500 or so) It's only been a month's...

-Its thinner than typical beefed up gaming laptops -Doesn't run as hot as I expected -Incredible display quality, sharpness, and color. Specially good for color and photo editors -The chroma keyboard is super zen to work with -Battery life is super...

-The battery is NOT removable and it's especially hard to get to. Terrible design if the battery needs replacement. -The casing is plastic and feels specially cheap. I would've imagined a better casing to protect it better from denting. It had a tiny...

Mar, 2016

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