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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 Apr 2015
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Alienware 15 (2015) Review
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Alienware 15 Review

17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The Alienware 15 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 15 have between two and five USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Alienware 15 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the 15 which do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus GL771JW.

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Has a Front Camera

The Alienware 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Asus G771JM.

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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 comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most frequently supported processor memory clock speed on gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Alienware 15 supports a better bluetooth version than most portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This portable PC supports a 4.1 Bluetooth version, whereas most laptops of a similar age and spec to it support a 4 Bluetooth version.

A 4.1 Bluetooth version is actually the best supported bluetooth version amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

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802.11n WiFi Standard

The Alienware 15 has an 802.11n WiFi standard which is better than most similar spec laptops that were released more than a year ago. Most gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it have an 802.11a WiFi standard. This notebook PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g WiFi standards.

An 802.11n WiFi standard is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 15.

An 802.11a WiFi standard is the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

At 2.1 megapixels, the Alienware 15 has a quite high front camera resolution compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the 15. Across all the gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 15 the front camera resolutions range from 1MP to 2.1MP, and the average front camera resolution is 1.5MP.

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Very Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 64Wh. With a battery capacity of 91 watt-hours, the Alienware 15 has one of the biggest battery capacities amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Eight Battery Cells

The Alienware 15 is a eight battery cell count laptop. Most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between four and eight battery cells.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most frequently found HDMI version on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on portable PCs of a comparable type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This notebook PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Narrow

Laptops of this age and spec have widths of between 280mm and 460mm, and the average width is 400mm. With a width of only 285.8 millimeters, the Alienware 15's width is one of the narrowest amongst notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 15.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Alienware 15 does not have a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 15 also do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Laptops that were released more than a year ago have speaker power of between 1.5W and 8W. At only 1.5 Watts, the Alienware 15 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 15.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The slowest hard drive speed of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 15 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,700 RPM. The hard drive speed of the Alienware 15 of only 5,400 revolutions per minute is one of the slowest amongst gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the 15.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The slowest processor clock speed of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 15 is 1.7GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. At only 2.5 gigahertz, the Alienware 15 has a quite slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the 15.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Alienware 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Alienware 15 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth looking at 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

With a weight of 3.2 kilograms, the Alienware 15 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 15.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the Alienware 15 has a relatively average internal memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

If you want a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Asus G771JM (12GB), or the MSI GE62 Apache (12GB) which is also higher rated.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Alienware 15 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 15.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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.

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Specification

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Total Storage Capacity
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Card Reader Integrated
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Hard Drive Speed
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Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
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On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
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Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
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4G
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SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
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Drivers Included
Trial Software
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Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Battery
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Power
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Security
Password Protection
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Packaging Data
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Manual
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Non-Operating Vibration
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Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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8 November 2016

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19 November 2015

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14 November 2015

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18 October 2015

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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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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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