Alienware AW15R3 Review

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Alienware AW15R3 Review

Without a doubt Alienware is the leading company for gaming computers. They’ve always delivered amazing desktops, laptops, and accessories. For a dedicated gamer, a quality computer that can last years and continually perform at a high level is mandatory. Most would think that a desktop is needed for high end computer gaming and that’s where Alienware steps in. They’ve made gaming laptops that are just as good if not better than their counterpart. The Alienware 15 R3 is exactly that.

This laptop boasts a next-generation NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series GPU. You can harness enough power to fuel 100W graphics cards, as well as overclocked i5 HQ-series processors – allowing for 4k gaming and ready for VR.

The Alienware 15 supports DDR4 memory with capacities with faster speeds, like 2133 MHz, delivering exceptional experiences. It also has a perfect balance of power and portability and is made with premium materials for an overall higher quality build. Magnesium alloy ensures structural rigidity, copper allows for optimal thermal management for maximum performance, and reinforced steel contributes to the overall tactile comfort.

Virtual Reality

Dive into mind-bending virtual reality experiences with a VR-ready system that passes the Oculus Ready and Vive Optimized certifications.

Powered by NVIDIA VRWorks technology, a new level of presence is achieved by bringing physically realistic visuals, sound, touch interactions, and simulated environments to virtual reality. And with NVIDIA GeForce 10-series graphics, the Alienware 15 goes beyond what’s expected.

Display

The 15″ FHD 120Hz display is designed to deliver the smoothest gaming experience with 4ms response time, wide viewing angles, 400 nits of brightness and NVIDIA G-sync technology on select modules. NVIDIA G-sync delivers the smoothest and fastest experience ever thanks to its ability to synchronize display refresh rates to the GPU in your GeForce GTX-powered PC, eliminating screen tearing and minimizing both display stutter and input lag.

Cooling System

Higher maximum thermal design power (TDP) support means that your system can handle a higher total wattage for internal components, enabling a higher level of performance. With the entire ventilation system upgraded, your system can stay cool even under extreme graphics pressure.

Speakers

Due to the upgraded design, a larger and more effective speaker box has been installed, improving audio output for a clearer and more dramatic gaming experience.

Keyboard

With an upgraded Alienware TactX keyboard, N key rollover is now supported, enabling over 108-key commands for maximum actions per minute on a notebook with 2.2mm of key travel allowing for rapid response for any key stroke.

Details:

  • Intel Core i7-6700HQ 3.5 GHz Processor with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 Graphics Memory
  • 16GB DDR4 included; 32GB maximum
  • 128GB SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200Rpm
  • 15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS Anti-Glare 300-nits Display [FHD]
  • Windows 10 home operating system with Microsoft signature image; silver
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Featured image credit: Jerry Luo