neofiliac

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 Review Rundown

Dell | Published on 18 Jun 2021 | Last Edited on 12 Jul 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5
  • Very good gaming performance for a 15-inch gaming laptop
  • Good port selection
  • Good battery life
  • Case is a little chunky
  • Loud fan noise under full load

Summary

The Alienware m15 R5 is a 15-inch gaming laptop powered by AMD CPUs. It's the first time in more than a decade that Alienware has used an AMD CPU in one of its laptops. First the first time, Dell has made available a 360Hz FHD display for the m15 R5. This panel has a response time of just 1ms and is the fastest on the market today.
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

gizmodo[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Gizmodo have found the following[***]:
The Alienware m15 R5 is a 15-inch gaming laptop powered by AMD processors. It's the first time Alienware has used an AMD CPU in a laptop in more than a decade. The laptop also has better cooling, new display options, and a mechanical keyboard. But it's a little pricey for the performance.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Slim, updated design
  • Improved display options
  • Improved cooling
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Somewhat pricey for a 15-inch gaming laptop

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from Notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Alienware now offers the gaming laptop m15 R5 as Ryzen Edition with a modern AMD processor. You get a 1080p screen with fast response times and 165 Hz refresh rate by default, but you can also upgrade to a QHD panel with 240 Hz and G-Sync support. The system performance is excellent thanks to the powerful components.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Very good gaming performance
  • Good input devices
  • Good battery life
  • Good system performance
Cons[**]
  • Only a 1080p panel with 240 Hz and G-Sync
  • Only one year of warranty

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Alienware m15 R5 is an appealing midrange package at a very fair price. The base model starts at $1,567.99, which nets you an eight-core, 16-thread AMD Ryzen R7 5800H processor. Despite its fancy features, our review configuration's price puts it in the midrange gaming tier.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Attractive, slim design
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Long battery life
  • Good value for money
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

theverge[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from Theverge have found the following[***]:
The new Alienware M15 R5 is a slight undoing of progress, depending on how you look at it. Its design has been tweaked slightly in ways both good and bad, and it has fewer ports than before. AMD's high-end mobile processors have been a boon to gaming laptops for the last couple of years.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • High-quality gaming performance
  • Long battery life
  • Low-power RTX 3060 graphics
Cons[**]
  • High price
  • Lackluster graphics performance

tomshardware[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from Tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 has a 15.6 inch 1920 x 1080 IPS display with a 165Hz refresh rate. It's the first time we've tested a 45W CPU with an RTX 3060 laptop GPU. On Geekbench 5, it hit 1,427 points on single-core tests and 7,288 points on multi-core.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Good gaming performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Only comes in black

references

  1. 1. ^ Alienware Picked a Good Time to Get Back on Board With AMD. Gizmodo. 2021-06-16. Retrieved 2021-06-18.
  2. 2. ^ Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop Review - More performance for less money. Notebookcheck. 2021-06-23. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
  3. 3. ^ Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 Review. Pcmag. 2021-05-25. Retrieved 2021-05-26.
  4. 4. ^ Alienware M15 R5 Ryzen Edition review: the right parts at a high price . Theverge. 2021-06-04. Retrieved 2021-07-12.
  5. 5. ^ Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 Review: Team Red’s Blasting Off Again. Tomshardware. 2021-05-18. Retrieved 2021-05-20.
  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.

Comments

Please login before adding comments. Now supporting Sign in with Google and LinkedIn!
TopOverviewSummaryPricesRundown