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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
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This computer is cool and gets what I need done, but it just isn't the fastest or most reliable like I thought. Needed to update all the time and need to talk to service providers. Not as thrilled as I initially thought, but I still love my new computer. I would not exactly recommend to a friend though, I think there are more reliable computers.
No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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Best gaming laptop for the money.Posted
This computer is great. Screen is great. Great for gaming or anything else you want to do with it. It is a little heavy for carrying around. I got it instead of getting a desktop. So it is portable. My only thing I would change is to get the 256 gig ssd instead of the 128 gig which is slower and less space. Try it out, you want be disappointed.
I would recommend this to a friend
Well Designed Laptop at a great price point!Posted
Hello, thanks for reading my review. As a long time gamer and system builder, I've a pretty good handle on what is essential for a smooth running computer, and if you just want a gaming computer that does that, this is one worthy of your consideration. If you want a better idea of why that is, keep reading. Alright - Firstly, lets look at some basic internals. CPU: i7-7700HQ - This is the cooler running mobile solution from intel for a high end processor. It's a touch overkill for current gaming, but an excellent component that will help prevent you from bottleneck issues down the road. Excellent choice Best Buy, 5 Stars! GPU: GTX 1070 - I would say that this is about as large a GPU as you should put in a 15" gaming laptop due to coolling considerations. It will run all current AAA title games with ease at 1080P screen resolution. 5 star component! It also pairs excellently with the ISP panel, speaking of which... The 60Hz IPS 1080P Panel is G-SYNC: My word, I was pleasantly surprised by the color and brightness of this particular 15" 1080P IPS panel. Now, a word to Best Buy's advertising, if you're selling a 15" Gaming Laptop with a 60Hz IPS G-SYNC panel, you ought to make that a big part of your pitch. Nowhere on the website could I find a reference to the refresh rate or the expensive G-SYNC chipset. I had assumed it was a bare bones 60Hz IPS 1080P screen not the higher grade, tearing free, high performance option that I received. Thank you, Best Buy, but don't sell yourself short. Cooling: The fan system is impressively quiet even under gaming loads, I've not been distracted at all during my gaming and have experienced zero throttling. Storage: 128GB of SSD and 1TB harddrive is an adequate solution, it's one of the weaker points as a larger SSD would have been faster but I can't fault a corner cut here, it'sn't as important to performance. Memory: 16GB DDR4 - Again, like the above, it's totally adequate, not too little and not overkill. If your going to be "just adequate" these are two locations I approve of doing that. The keyboard is very comfortable to type on, they aren't mechanical keys, but they do a fine job with good travel and resistance. It's a little tight for typing but you'll learn to love it. Trackpad: It works and doesn't screw up, I always use a mouse anyways. -------------------------------- The above topics were the core to what makes a good gaming laptop. The next points are the gravy. Connectivity and compatibility - Talk about having all the right extras. This computer has every essential connection including Thunderbolt 3, 2xUSB Type C, USB, and display port. It even has wireless bluetooth which means you can use those fancy headphones without the cords. Best of all, most of those ports are located on the back side of computer keeping the sides uncluttered for a better experience. Chassis - Rock solid, built to the hilt with metal and high quality polymers. It also has RGB lighting that can be customized to your own liking, including disabled for officer workers who moonlight as gamers. Ok, so is there anything about this computer that isn't likeable? Well, if I were to give it one downside, it would have to be the weight. That was a purposed design choice as the additional space was given for better cooling and improved performance without greatly increasing the price. If you plan on lugging this thing to classes all over campus you might want to consider something lighter but it's doable, even if it'sn't optimal. Battery life isn't super great, even with all the ample battery that has been added to this beast. Just keep the thing plugged in while gaming, no one actually games with it unplugged anyways. One of the best purchases I've made in a long time and I can't complement Best Buy enough at putting this system together. Usually I can find something I don't like or that doesn't make sense in a pre-built system but in this case, each and every component melds into a seamless optimized gaming machine for a great price. No corners were cut that drastically effect quality and the overall design is as flawless as I've seen. Well made Dell and well chosen Best Buy! I'll be back soon to see what else you can come up with!
I would recommend this to a friend