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Alienware 15 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 2.5GHz 8GB Jan 2015
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Alienware 15 (2015) Review
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Alienware 15 has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the 15 do not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Asus G750JH.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the 15, the Alienware 15 has a front camera.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Alienware 15 supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version which is better than most laptops of this age and spec. Most similar spec laptops that were released one year ago support a 4 Bluetooth version.

A 4.1 Bluetooth version is actually the best supported bluetooth version across all notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 15.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst supported bluetooth version is 4.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the 15 is 1.6MP. At 2.1 megapixels, the Alienware 15 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 15.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

When compared to other laptops of this type and age, the Alienware 15's battery capacity of 92 watt-hours is one of the biggest. The average battery capacity of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 15 is 64Wh.

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Eight Battery Cells

Most portable PCs of this age and spec have between four and eight battery cells, including the Alienware 15 which has eight battery cells.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Alienware 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

When compared to other laptops of a similar age and spec to the 15 that we have checked the speaker power of, the Alienware 15's speaker power of only 1.5 Watts is one of the lowest. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the 15 have speaker power of between 1.5W and 8W.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 15 is 5,400 RPM and the fastest is 7,200 RPM. With a hard drive speed of only 5,400 revolutions per minute, the Alienware 15 has a fairly slow hard drive speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 15.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Across all the gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago the processor clock speeds range from 1.7GHz to 2.9GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.6GHz. At only 2.5 gigahertz, the Alienware 15 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 15.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the MSI GE60 (2.6GHz), or the Lenovo Y50 ($1,562.49) (2.6GHz).

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6 Other reasons to consider the Alienware 15

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware 15 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the 15.

Portable PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the GL771JW (1.1TB), or the G751JL (1.1TB) both from Asus which also has a higher rating.

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Average Weight

At 3.2 kilograms, the Alienware 15 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Alienware 15 (3.2kg).

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Average Internal Memory

The Alienware 15 has a pretty standard internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

If you would prefer a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Asus G771JM (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Screen Size

The Alienware 15 has a relatively typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the 15.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the MSI GS70 2QE (17.3").

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Razer Blade (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Expert Reviews

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8 November 2016

Lisa Gade reviews the late 2016 Alienware 15 R3 with NVIDIA Pascal 10 series graphics. Both the NVIDIA GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 cards are available. The Alienware is slim for a gaming laptop at 1?... Read more…

19 November 2015

Generally, the Alienware 15 R2 is what we are used to seeing from the brand. The notebook has a bulky and heavy body, but manages to compensate with outstanding design, rigid construction made of...

14 November 2015

In review: The first review sample of the The The The biggest issue is the worse display compared to the predecessors. If you do not only want to use the notebook in dark rooms, the expensive...

18 October 2015

Well, the Alienware 15 R2 is an update for a very good gaming laptop, the first Alienware 15. It has a very good gaming performance, but also very good peripherals and extra features ? very good...

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User Reviews

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I got this a a present and it is very fast and can easily handle most of my big games. Four stars because on the first day I received it the screen overlapped for some reason but it was easily... Read more…

Reviewed 13 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
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Named i7, actually i5...

Reviewed 30 December 2015 by 4Pines_Farm
4Pines_Farm would recommend the Alienware 15 R2 Series (Verified Purchase)

We purchased this portable as a gaming platform for our children. It has the processor speed and memory to do that well but also serves well as a school computer for research and homework...

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