The Good The Alienware 15 makes the most of its components, and it has a well-designed lighting scheme. Plus, it comes with a decent G-Sync monitor, and it can drive an external display at a high refresh rate and with G-Sync.
The Bad It's on the heavy side at 7.8 pounds, the battery life is middling, and its fans are loud.
The Bottom Line A solid if somewhat uninspiring gaming laptop, the Alienware 15 is a good choice when you need fast performance but not the big screen.
A 15-inch tank, ready to roll into battle
Alienware is a veteran in gaming systems, and that's reflected in its R3 version of the Alienware 15. A solid, substantial design packed with midrange components and accented with an ample array of accent lights and backlight zones, it's basically a tank covered with Christmas lights.
The 15-inch model starts at $1,200, but keep in mind that the lowest-end configurations abut those of the cheaper GTX 1060 at about $1,250 -- just without all the bells and whistles -- as well as the bigger Alienware 17, which starts at $1,300. You can equip the 15 with up to an overclockable Core i7-7820HK and GeForce GTX 1080 with , 32GB memory and additional storage for $3,850., with a
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