Alienware 15

  |   by Ian Debevoise

Alienware is known for their gaming-centric computers and the Alienware 15 is no different as it boasts a Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M graphics card and upgrades for even better graphics.  The Intel Core i5-4210H dual-core processor is fairly basic but not as important for gaming as the elite graphics card.

  • Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
  • Intel Core i5-4210H dual-core processor (3MB Cache, 2.9 GHz up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • 6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS anti-glare 300-nit display
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5
  • Alienware Graphics Amplifier with PNY XLR8 GeForce GTX 980 card
  • 16GB DDR3L RAM at 1600MHz
  • 128GB M.2 SSD
  • 1TB 7200 RPM SATA hard drive
  • Killer 1525 802.11ac 2×2 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.1
  • 8-cell Lithium-Ion (92 Wh) battery
  • 1-year Alienware Basic Support
  • Dimensions: 34 x 270.2 x 385.8 mm (1.339 x 10.64 x 15.19 inches)
  • Weight: 3.207 Kg (7.07 lbs)
  • Price as configured: $2,449.97
  • Starting price: $1,199.99

  • Pros

    • Excellent build quality
    • Great keyboard and display
    • Fantastic gamer-focused performance
    • "Upgradeable" with external Graphics Amplifier
  • Cons

    • Thicker and heavier than competitors
    • Adequate but unimpressive speakers considering the size and weight
    • No optical drive ... considering the size and weight

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