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Alienware m15 R4 (2021) Review Rundown

Dell | Published on 22 Mar 2021 | Last Edited on 07 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Alienware m15 r4
  • Sleek, stylish design
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Excellent battery life
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Keyboard is shallow and shallow
  • Poor gaming performance

Summary

Alienware m15 R4 is one of the best gaming laptops you can buy. It adds RTX 30-series graphics but shares its chassis with the R3 model from 2020. Further, the 300Hz IPS panel becomes the standard, with the 144Hz panel dropping out. Like the m15 R3, the 4K OLED panel retains an option.
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.

Rundown

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from Laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Alienware m15 R4 is one of the best gaming laptops you can buy. It has an Intel Core i7-10870H processor, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD and a 4K, OLED display. At 5.3 pounds and 14.2 x 10.9 x 0.7~0.8 inches, it's relatively thin for a 15-inch laptop.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful Intel Core i7-10870H processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 GPU
  • Fantastic 4K OLED display
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Poor battery life

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
The Alienware m15 R4 can be used easily outdoors as long as places in the shade are preferred. The display of the Alienware 15 R4 consists of a 15.6-inch IPS panel and offers a resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. With a TDP of 45 watts, the CPU is suitable for large laptops, and it requires a good cooling system.
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Pros[**]
  • Matte IPS display
  • NVMe SSD
  • Good battery life
  • Good input devices
Cons[**]
  • Only one USB Type-C port
  • Only one year of warranty

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Alienware m15 R4 is a promising first look at what should become commonplace in high-end machines by year's end. The RTX 3070 delivers demonstrable frame-rate gains over its previous-generation counterparts. Given a higher-refresh display and an extra cushion for visually demanding games, this new GPU can be the difference between maintaining 144fps in competitive multiplayer titles.
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Pros[**]
  • Bright 4K OLED display with 60-frame-per-second (fps) ray tracing
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent battery life
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

tomsguide[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Tomsguide have found the following[***]:
The Alienware m15 R4 is what gaming laptops should aspire to be. It's hard to think of a more powerful gaming laptop on the market at the moment. As 15-inch gaming laptops go, that's a pretty modest profile, and the laptop should fit easily in most bags and backpacks.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Solid performance
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Solid battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lacks a USB-C port

tomshardware[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
Alienware's m15 R4 is among the first laptops to offer RTX 3070 and 3080 GPUs. It sports a spaceship-like chassis that's relatively thin and light. On the inside, Alienware's own Cryo-Tech cooling technology uses a CPU vapor chamber.
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Pros[**]
  • Powerful RTX 3070 and 3080 GPUs
  • Excellent 4K OLED display
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster battery life

references

  1. 1. ^ Alienware m15 R4 (RTX 3070) review. Laptopmag. 2021-01-26. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  2. 2. ^ Alienware m15 R4 gaming laptop in review: Lots of power, short battery life. Notebookcheck. 2021-04-06. Retrieved 2021-04-07.
  3. 3. ^ Alienware m15 R4 Review. Pcmag. 2021-01-26. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. 4. ^ Alienware m15 R4 (2021) review. Tomsguide. 2021-02-25. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  5. 5. ^ Alienware m15 R4 Gaming Laptop Review: RTX 30-Series Performance, Eye-Popping Color. Tomshardware. 2021-01-26. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  6. *. 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.
  7. **. 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.
  8. ***. 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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