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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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13 Reasons For

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

The Alienware 15 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs 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 quantitys.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Alienware 15 has a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age which do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other laptops with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might also want to consider including the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price] which has better reviews.

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Has a Front Camera

The Alienware 15 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 15 also have a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This laptop supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most commonly supported processor memory clock speed on portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs of this age and spec.

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4.1 Bluetooth Version

The Alienware 15 supports a better bluetooth version than most laptops of this spec and age. This laptop supports a 4.1 bluetooth version, whereas most gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 4 bluetooth version.

This portable PC's bluetooth version (4.1) is actually the best supported bluetooth version amongst all gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the 15.

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

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Alienware 15 has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards which is better than the 802.11a wi-Fi standards found on most laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. This notebook PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g wi-Fi standardss.

An 802.11n wi-Fi standards is actually the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Across all the portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 15 the front camera resolution (numeric)s range from 1MP to 2.1MP. The Alienware 15 has a fairly high front camera resolution (numeric) (2.1 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.

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Four USB 3.0 Ports

The Alienware 15 is a four USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Very Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 91 watt-hours, the Alienware 15 has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year. Laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 15 have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 47Wh and 92Wh.

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Eight Number of Battery Cellss

The Alienware 15 is a eight number of battery cells laptop.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Alienware 15 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 15 also do not have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Speaker Power

Across all the gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year the speaker powers range from 1.5W to 8W. With an speaker power of only 1.5 Watts, the Alienware 15 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the 15.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 15 the processor frequencys range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.6GHz. At only 2.5 gigahertz, the Alienware 15 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 15.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Alienware 15

Released Over a Year Ago

Alienware released the 15 over a year ago.

Intel Core I7 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware 15 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Asus G751JL[plb_2998974_price] (1.1TB and higher rated).

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Average Weight

The Alienware 15 has a relatively standard weight (3.2 kilograms) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the 15.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Alienware 15 has a pretty typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 15.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Asus G771JM[plb_2901200_price] (12GB), or the MSI GE62 Apache[plb_2918914_price] (12GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 15.6 inches, the Alienware 15 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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HDD Storage Media

This portable PC has an HDD storage media, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago. 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.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Asus G771JM[plb_2901200_price] which has better reviews.

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LED Backlight
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Built-In Microphone
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Camera
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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)
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel® Secure Key
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
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Operating Temperature (T-T)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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...

Dell offers the Alienware 15 with 47 watt mobile Core i5 dual core and i7 quad core Intel CPUs with Intel HD 4600 integrated graphics (switchable via NVIDIA Optimus or AMD Enduro). These are the... Read more…

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User Reviews

(3)

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
(Verified Purchase)

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...

Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Powerful
Priced right

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Manufacturer Part Numbers a15i781t3gsw8s1, laecho151601b01781t4gsw8s1, laecho151601b00181t3gsw8s1

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