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Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop

If you are looking for an ideal computing device, then Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop (Core i9 8th Gen/32 GB/1 TB 1 TB SSD/Windows 10/8 GB) is amongst the most sought-after devices that you can go for. This laptop is compact and lightweight hence you can easily carry it in your backpack.

This Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop (Core i9 8th Gen/32 GB/1 TB 1 TB SSD/Windows 10/8 GB) comes with a sturdy, full-length, and ergonomically designed Gaming Keyboard so that you can work comfortably for extended working hours. In addition to this, the laptop is equipped with a high-quality Li-Ion.

There are zero chances of overheating or battery swelling. You can buy the Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop (Core i9 8th Gen/32 GB/1 TB 1 TB SSD/Windows 10/8 GB) in India at Rs 320,990. Also, you get a warranty of 1 Year from the manufacturer from the date of purchase.

Features of Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop

Design of Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop

A blackout never looked so good. Alienware has thrown another color into the mix, swapping out the Epic Silver paint job on the anodized-aluminum lid for the optional Epic Black. The company also added more lighting zones to the laptop, for a total of 13. However, similar to what you found on the Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop’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 the sides of the lid and keyboard deck. The laptop interior serves up even more lighting by way of the keyboard, the touchpad, the Alienware logo inscribed on the bottom bezel, and the alien head serving as the power button. The rest of the keyboard deck is swaddled in a delectable, black soft finish.

The Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop is still the heavyweight on the block, thanks to its 7.8-pound, 15.3 x 12 x 1-inch frame. The PowerSpec 1510 isn’t too far behind, at 6.5 pounds, while the Asus ROG Zephyrus M GM501 weighs in at 5.5 pounds. The MSI GS65 Stealth Thin and Razer Blade are on the lower end of the scale, at 4.1 and 4.6 pounds, respectively.

Secondary Camrearfacing No
Microphone Type Digital Microphone
Inbuilt Microphone Yes
Sound Technologies Alienware Sound Center & Audio Recon Software
Webcam Yes
Speakers Dual Speakers
Video Recording 720p HD

Keyboard and Touchpad of Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop

Using the Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop’s keyboard is like typing on a bunch of tiny trampolines. The keys have a travel of 2 millimeters with an actuation force of 78 grams. That’s well beyond our 1.5mm, 60g minimum. With all that, bounciness is considerably faster than my usual 70 wpm.

The 3.9 x 2.1-inch touchpad had plenty of room for my rather spindly fingers to perform multitouch gestures, such as pinch to zoom, three-finger press, and flick. Alienware is one of the few companies that still use discrete mouse buttons, which are almost as springy as the keys.

Graphics Memory 8 GB
Clockspeed 2.9 Ghz
Graphic Processor NVIDIA Geforce GTX 1070
Processor Intel Core i9-8950 HK (8th Gen)

Audio of Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop

The Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop’s front-firing speakers are loud and capable of filling my medium-sized conference room. The speakers produced deep bass, with crisp percussion and clean keyboards accompanied by lead singer Syd’s seductive soprano. However, there was a bit of distortion in the highs at maximum volume.

The speakers gave a better performance. The lively violin was the star of the show. Geralt’s grunts and the nekkers’ beastly screeches filled the air, mixing with the tambourine and sharp claps for a symphony of destruction that was music to my ears.

Memory Layout 2×16 Gigabyte
Ram Type DDR4
Memory Slots 2
Ram Speed 2666 MHz
Capacity 32 GB

Ports of Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop

As is customary for most gaming laptops, the Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop’s cup overfloweth when it comes to ports, with the majority residing in the back. That’s where you’ll find the Thunderbolt 3 port, mini-DisplayPort, Ethernet, power jack, and the proprietary port to connect the Alienware Graphics Amplifier.

On the right sits a single USB 3.1 port with another on the left alongside a USB Type-C port, jacks for a headset and a microphone, and a Noble lock slot.

Display Type LED
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080 Pixels
Display Touchscreen No
Display Features Full HD LED Backlit IPS Display with NVIDIA G-Sync Support
Pixel Density 141 ppi
Display Size 15.6 Inches (39.62 cm)
Keyboard Gaming Keyboard
Pointing Device Touchpad with Multi-Touch Gestures Enabled
Optical Drive No
Fingerprint Scanner No

Display of Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop

The Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop’s 1920 x 1080 matte panel delivers vivid color and plenty of brightness. The detail was sharp enough that one could make out the delicate curl pattern in actress Dominique Fishback’s jet-black hair as well as the chips and scrapes on her submachine gun. The screen also looks great when you’re gaming.

Syncing the display refresh rate to the GPU makes for an even smoother render. The Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop’s display can produce 119 percent of the sRGB color gamut, a score that falls below the premium gaming laptop average of 132 percent. While the Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop’s display isn’t the most vivid, it’s the brightest among the competition, at 311 nits. It handily beat the 281-nit average.

Dimensions 389 x 305 x 25.4 mm
Operating System Type 64-bit
Operating System Windows 10 Home Basic
Model 15 R4 (AW159321TB8S)
Brand Dell
Colors Epic Silver
Wireless Lan 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Version 5.0
Hdd Speed Rpm 7200 RPM
Ssd Capacity 1 TB
Hdd Capacity 1 TB
Hdd Type SATA
Power Supply 99 W AC Adapter W
Battery Type Li-Ion

Gaming, Graphics and VR of Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop

Never let it be said that the Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop suffers from middle child syndrome, especially not when it’s packing an overclocked Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 GPU with 8GB of VRAM. During a romp around Velen in Witcher 3, I ran afoul of a giant bear. I employed a fairly successful battle strategy of dodges; sword strikes and fire spells at 64 frames per second on Ultra settings at 1920 x 1080.

The laptop was just as dynamic on our other benchmarks; on Rise of the Tomb Raider, the Alienware 15 delivered 72 frames per second on Very High at 1080p, handily defeating the 58-fps premium gaming laptop average. With their respective Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q GPUs, the Stealth Thin and Zephyrus scored 44 and 53 fps.

Sd Card Reader Yes
Usb 30 Slots 1
Headphone Jack Yes
Microphone Jack Yes

Alienware Command Center in Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop

For the past seven years, the Alienware Command Center has been your one-stop shop for customizing the lighting on your keyboard and LEDs, programming macros, setting power-management plans, and creating desktop shortcuts. It still does that and so much more, all with a clean, easy-to-navigate interface.

Two of the first changes you’ll notice in Command Center are that you can access all your games from the Home tab along with performance settings for the laptop and that you can switch the software’s background from light to dark. You can also swap out the Active System Theme, the new term for your customized lighting profile from Home.

If you’re looking to get more granular, you’ll want to explore the other tabs, starting with Library. The Library section of Command Center has some clear influences from Nvidia’s GeForce Experience. Similar to Nvidia’s software, Library aggregated all of my games, no matter if they were Steam titles, GOG or Windows. That eliminated the hassle of having to track down my games, allowing me to access and launch everything from one prime location.

Sales Package Laptop, Battery, AC Adapter, User Guide
Lockport Yes
Warranty 1 Year

Reviews of Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop

Pros of Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop: –

  • +Striking design
  • +Bright, colorful display
  • +Comfortable keyboard
  • +Strong graphics and overall performance
  • +Above-average battery life

Cons of Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop: –

  • -Heavy
  • -Gets hot during gaming and regular tasks
  • -Lacks Nvidia G-Sync technology

Battery Life of Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop

The Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop lasted 5 hours and 15 minutes on our battery test, which consists of continuous web surfing over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness. That was enough to beat the 3:40 average for premium gaming laptops.

Webcam of Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop

The Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop’s integrated webcam captures stills and videos that are pretty color-accurate. My bright red shirt popped under the fluorescent lighting in the office. There’s some graininess, but not enough to conceal the various peaks and valleys in the white spray foam ceiling.

Software and Warranty of Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop

If it weren’t for Windows 10, there wouldn’t be a hint of bloatware on the Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop. But alas, there’s plenty to be found on the system, including Drawboard PDF, March of Empires, Candy Crush Soda Saga and Disney Magic Kingdoms. Dolby Access, which enhances your audio experience via your headphones, is also preinstalled, along with McAfee Security and McAfee WebAdvisor.

Alienware-branded software includes Digital Delivery to ensure your software is up to date. SupportAssist keeps an eye on laptop diagnostics and lets you tune performance, optimize your network and check for viruses, all at the touch of a button. The Docking Accessory apps ensure a fast connection between the laptop and any compatible docking stations, while Mobile Connect lets you interact with your smartphone via your PC.

Bottom Line

It’s hard to find much wrong with the Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop. For $1,899.99, you get a 15-inch system with a mighty Intel Core i7 CPU and an overclocked Nvidia GTX 1070, as well as a comfortable keyboard, lovely display, and almost 6 hours of battery life.

However, for the money, it would have been nice to get Nvidia’s G-Sync technology and a faster SSD. The cooling could also be better. If you’re seeking a gaming rig that’s as much fun to look at as it is to play on, there’s no substitute for the Dell Alienware 15 R4 Laptop.

Written by Vibhuti Sawhney

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