Alienware m15 R3 Review Rundown

DellPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


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Neoscore* 78%
  • Gorgeous 4K display option
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Sleek design
  • Very loud fans when gaming
  • Very expensive
  • Short battery life


Alienware m15 R3 is the Dell subsidiary's flagship 15-inch gaming laptop. It features the same head-turning look as the m15 R2, though the highest refresh rate is bumped to 300Hz.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from ndtv have found the following[***]:
The R3 revision of the Alienware M15 is really powerful, featuring Intel's 10th Gen Comet Lake H-series processors. Its outer shell and keyboard deck are made out of a Magnesium alloy to keep weight low, while ensuring solid build quality. My variant came with a 15.6-inch OLED display with a resolution of 3840x2160 and a refresh rate of 60fps.
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  • Powerful Intel Core i7-10750H CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max Q GPU
  • Solid build quality
  • Not ideal for gaming
  • Lackluster speakers


Sentiment Score[*] 85%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Alienware m15 R3 is one of the best gaming laptops, best video editing laptops and best VR-ready laptops around. It's also sporting a downright gorgeous 4K display and Alienware's trademark customizable lighting. However, the battery life could be better, and to get all those spiffy specs, you'll need to spend quite a bit of change.
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  • Powerful 10th Gen CPU and Nvidia RTX GPU
  • Gorgeous 4K display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Battery life could be better


Sentiment Score[*] 71%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Dell has upped the maximum configurable RAM to 32 GB when compared to the m15 R2. The standard one-year limited warranty applies with extension options of up to 4 years. Dell's OLED option promises DCI-P3 coverage with HDR playback compatibility at the cost of a slower 60 Hz refresh rate.
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  • Very good CPU and GPU performance sustainability for a gaming laptop
  • Quiet fan noise when gaming
  • Very good battery life
  • Very high core temperatures when idling on desktop
  • Very high power consumption when running Turbo fan mode


Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Alienware m15 is the Dell subsidiary's flagship 15-inch gaming laptop. It features the same head-turning look as the m15 R2, but our configuration ramps up the screen refresh rate to 300Hz. With this feature set, there's no doubt it's a high-end laptop, but its value is about the best.
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  • Extremely portable and compact
  • Excellent performance for the price
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
  • Nothing in particular


Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
The Alienware M15 for 2020 is the latest version of the popular 15-inch gaming laptop from Alienware. Powered by the top-of-the-range Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super mobile graphics chip. The M15 is easily Alienware's best, not to mention, thinnest 15- inch chassis yet. It has a premium vibe that has previously eluded Alienware, including the natty RGB ‘halo' ring on the rear.
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  • Gorgeous 15-inch 4K OLED panel
  • Fantastic build quality
  • Excellent battery life
  • Max-Q isn't for everyone


Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The Alienware m15 R3 weighs in at 4.7 pounds and measures 14.2 x 10.9 x 0.8 inches. There's ports-a-plenty on this laptop, with a bump on the back allowing them to be spaced out. On Grand Theft Auto V (very high settings, 1080p), the Alienware notched an average score of 80 fps.
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  • Lightweight, portable design
  • Powerful gaming performance
  • 300 Hz display and 4K OLED option
  • Extremely hot
  • Poor battery life


1. ^ Alienware M15 R3 Review. ndtv. 2020-11-05 Retrieved 2021-10-13.
2. ^ Alienware m15 R3 (2020) review. laptopmag. 2020-10-10 Retrieved 2021-10-13.
3. ^ Dell Alienware m15 R3 Laptop Review: Vapor Chamber Saves The Day. notebookcheck. 2020-07-31 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ Alienware m15 R3 Review. pcmag. 2020-08-20 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Alienware M15 R3 (2020) review. techradar. 2020-09-02 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
6. ^ Alienware m15 R3 Review: Gotta Go Fast. tomshardware. 2020-07-31 Retrieved 2021-10-13.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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