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Alienware x15 Review Rundown

DellPublished on 22 Oct 2021Last Edited on 14 Nov 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 76%
Pros**
  • Thin and light for a 15.6-inch gaming laptop
  • Up to 360Hz display
  • Good CPU performance
  • Good battery life
  • High-quality aluminum chassis
Cons**
  • Thick bezels

Summary

Alienware x15 R1 kicks off a new generation of 15.6-inch Alienware laptops to replace the older Alienware m15 series. Current SKUs top out at Core i9-11900H with RTX 3070 and 360Hz FHD display, though Dell is planning on launching RTX 3080 options in the months ahead. Competitors include the Razer Blade 15, MSI GS66, Asus Zephyrus S15, Acer Predator Triton 700, or Aorus 15G.
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[*] 69%
Reviewers from gizmodo have found the following[***]:
The x15 lasted just four hours and 39 minutes on our battery rundown test. The only minor changes Alienware made to the x15 ‘s keyboard layout is a row of extra keys on the right for volume and muting your mic. The x15 starts at $2,100, while a similarly priced Razer Blade 15 comes with the same Intel Core i7-11800H CPU.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek, sleek design
  • Slim and light for a gaming laptop
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Lacks single-zone keyboard lighting
  • Lackluster battery life

notebookcheck[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from notebookcheck have found the following[***]:
Hot spots on the top and bottom of the chassis can reach almost 60 C each. Power consumption has improved significantly over last year's Alienware m15 R4. Running on battery power will severely limit graphics performance. The system is heavier and larger in footprint than many competing 15.6-inch gaming laptops.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Slim and lighter than the previous Alienware m15 R1
  • Long battery life
  • Improved graphics performance
Cons[**]
  • Below-average CPU performance
  • No Thunderbolt 3

pcmag[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 82%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Alienware x15 is a more successful redesign than the x17, and a good gaming laptop. The slimmer chassis and slight bump in weight make more sense at 15 inches. The system's portability and raw power don't blow us away, but it's a good mix of the two.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Slim and lighter than its predecessor
  • Solid gaming performance
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster graphics performance
  • Short battery life

tomshardware[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 78%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
Dell sells the Alienware x15 with a 1-year warranty, though you can pay extra to extend it. It's sleek, even if the RGB can make it look like a gamer's fever dream. This laptop isn't, however, much thinner than the existing Alienware m15.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Sleek design
  • Bright 1440p display
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Somewhat bulky
  • No G-Sync

References

1. ^ The Alienware x15 Is a Sleeker (and Pricier) Way to Game in Style. gizmodo. 2021-11-18 Retrieved 2021-11-19.
2. ^ Alienware x15 R1 laptop review: Dell's thinnest UFO has landed. notebookcheck. 2021-09-30 Retrieved 2021-09-30.
3. ^ Alienware x15 Review. pcmag. 2021-10-20 Retrieved 2021-10-22.
4. ^ Alienware x15 Review: A Thin, 1440p Machine. tomshardware. 2021-10-19 Retrieved 2021-10-20.
*. 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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