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Alienware - 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 - 1TB Hard Drive + 128GB Solid State Drive - Silver-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 298 reviews

87%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great laptop for gamers

    Posted
    Billion123
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    I purchased this laptop to use with my oculus the performance is unbeatable for the price the only downside for me is I also use this for business and The size is a bit of a pain to lug around.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Love it! However it's larger than 15" Cases

    Posted
    ericsysmin
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    I love this laptop, just as much as the R2 I had before. The only issue I have is the size is larger than standard 15" which doesn't let it fit in my bag. However, that's not a big deal. Can't really go wrong with a 1070 on the laptop with dedicated RAM. The NVME hard drive is nice and fast as well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Almost great

    Posted
    Jrod

    Almost a great gaming laptop but alienware has lost their edge. The negatives are not failures but mediocre performance on what is sold as a performance laptop 1 is low fps monitor on gaming laptop when they are cheap and easily attained. 2 ram ... knowing many of us are interested in performance they should have put a single 16 gb chip in vs 2 8gb ... now I have to spend more to upgrade , the included ssd is sub par at best with slow read and write speeds and small size. The last is temperature related throttling of the gpu and cpu. With little research it is found that people are replacing the thermal paste and fixing the issues... something that in production would have cost 25 c more per unit. Alienware ... Dell is negating performance over slight profit increases.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good computer, but some flaws

    Posted
    wem003
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    First, the performance of the machine was stellar. This was the version with a 128gb ssd, 1tb hdd and the GTX 1070. Game performance was great - it had the Gsync screen and I had no tearing, AA worked great and the machine stayed cool. The not so great... - When playing older games (TF2, Portal 2) the fans would spin up and while probably quiet for this class of machine, it was too loud for me. Look for the full review on notebookcheck.com and look at the emissions section. - Heavy. The day I bought it I was deciding between the 13" and this, and decided I wanted the 1070, but in the end I wish I'd gotten the smaller machine. - Big. The machine is just big - I had a hard time fitting it in my backpack, and while it was very solid and had great build quality - it was just a bit to move around. - Fingerprint magnet. The soft touch surface for the palm rests and elsewhere really show fingerprints. - I intended to use this as a desktop replacement and then do some gaming in other parts of the house. While battery seemed like it would hold up to 2 hour gaming sessions, a spare power adapter (the main work area would have had it run under the desk) is quite expensive. - You can't have the lid closed and have it plugged into an external monitor and turn it on easily. Older Dells sit in real docking stations and that's great - but I just wanted a usb-c dock and wake on USB. To do this you need to enable it the bios, change the power plan settings to do nothing when plugged in while the lid was closed, allow USB to wake the computer, and then go into the device manager and allow specific USB devices to wake the computer. I couldn't get it to work with a mouse or keyboard, but it did finally work after I introduced a powered usb 3.0 hub in the mix. I've no doubt there might have been an easier way, but I got tired of trying different things I found on line and this seemed to work. In the end, I chose to return the machine. The size, the fan noise and the wake on USB issues were too much for me given the price. I've since decided to wait for the 13" to go back on sale and grab that - at least then the size and weight will be addressed and if I want to do something with tougher games, I'll add the Alienware Graphics Accelerator. Best of luck to those buying it. If you can deal with those issues - its a fantastic machine, but didn't quite meet my needs.

    I would recommend this to a friend