Alienware 15 R4 Specs And Review 2018
Alienware 15 (starting at $1,299.99, reviewed at $1,649). Like its bigger brother, the Alienware 17, the 15 has undergone a color change and lost a little girth in the process. But never fear, you still get all of the usual Alienware goodies, including customizable LED lighting. In addition to its new, intergalactic look, this beauty packs some beastly power in the form of an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and an overclocked Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics card. While it gets a bit hot and lacks a G-Sync display, the Alienware 15 remains one of the best gaming laptops you can buy in this price range.
- CPU: Intel Core i9-8950HK
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5X)
- DISPLAY: 15.6”, 4K UHD (3840 x 2160), IPS
- STORAGE: 256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
- RAM: 8GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
- WEIGHT: 3.49 kg (7.7 lbs)
The Alienware 15’s 1920 x 1080 matte panel delivers vivid color and plenty of brightness. When I watched the “Night Comes On” trailer, a Muslim woman’s magenta dress and matching head scarf took flight in the wind, offering up a beautiful contrast to the red-brick church with its light-blue doors. Detail was sharp enough that I could make out the delicate curl pattern in actress Dominique Fishback’s jet-black hair as well as the chips and scrapes on her sub machine gun.
Features Alienware 15 R4 from $1,399.99
Alienware 15’s predecessor, the only lighting you’ll find on the lid comes from the large alien head in the center. The rest of the customizable light show can be found along sides of the lid and keyboard deck.
Watching an episode of Luke Cage Season 2 on Netflix, while running a full-system scan in Windows Defender with at least 18 other tabs open in Google Chrome? I did that and more on the Alienware 15, and it barely broke a sweat. Thanks to its 2.1-GHz Intel Core i7-8750H processor with 16GB of RAM, the system is a multitasking monster on a par with its peers.