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Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 260 reviews of Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and price. The screen and design are also appreciated. There are some negative comments about the connectivity and size. Views are divided on the portability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the screen and durability are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative comments about the portability.

price, performance, design, durability, screen

portability

62% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Alienware 17 R3 HID43-AUK6 (i7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHz / GTX 970M 3GB / 17.3" FHD / 16GB RAM / 1TB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD)Alienware 17 R3 HID43-AUK6 (i7-6700HQ 2.6-3.5GHz / GTX 970M 3GB / 17.3" FHD / 16GB RAM / 1TB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD)

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 106 user reviews of Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016) from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The portability and design are also appreciated, whereas there are some critical views about the connectivity and size. There are some mixed opinions about the battery.

performance, design, portability, usability, screen

reliability, size, connectivity

75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Alienware AW17R3-4175SLV 17.3 Inch FHD Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970MAlienware AW17R3-4175SLV 17.3 Inch FHD Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SSD) NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M

Oct, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Alienware 17 R3 (Late 2015 - Early 2016) from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Alienware 17 R3 HID41-ACA3 (i7-6820HK 2.7-4.1GHz / GTX 980M 4GB / 17.3" UHD 4K / 16GB RAM / 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD)Alienware 17 R3 HID41-ACA3 (i7-6820HK 2.7-4.1GHz / GTX 980M 4GB / 17.3" UHD 4K / 16GB RAM / 256GB PCIe SSD + 1TB HDD)

Oct, 2017

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Creative Sound Core 3D + SBX Pro Studio / Creative Sound Core 3D with SBX Pro Studio / Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in subwoofer:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2
Speakers manufacturer:Klipsch

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):92
Battery life (max):6.5
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.8
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 2.07
Rear camera: No
Swivel webcam: No
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Colour of product:Black, Silver / Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Aluminium, Carbon fiber
Market positioning:Gaming
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D: No
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:300 / 400
Display diagonal:43.9
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 3840 x 2160
Display Surface:Matt
Full HD: Yes
HD type:4K Ultra HD / Full HD / HD Ready
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IGZO / IPS
Pixel pitch:0.0995 x 0.0995 / 0.199 x 0.199
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N / No

Graphics

CUDA:Y / Yes
CUDA cores:1024 / 1280 / 1536
Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:3 / 4 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2 / 3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2 / 3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:Y / Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350 / 850
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:1050
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1350
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x191B
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 2000 / Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y / Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English / Spanish / US International
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Number of hot keys:9
Numeric keypad:No / Y / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 32
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 2 x 16 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 6 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Non-operating shock:160
Non-operating vibration:1.3
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating shock:110
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35
Operating vibration:0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N / No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Creative Sound Core 3D + SBX Pro Studio / Creative Sound Core 3D with SBX Pro Studio
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x, VT-d
Intel�� Virtualization Technology (Intel�� VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x,VT-d

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Performance

GPS (satellite): No
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

Alienware graphics amplifier port:Y / Yes
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Y / Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Thunderbolt 3 ports quantity:1
Thunderbolt ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 ports quantity:3
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:12.3 / 9.23
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:180 / 240

Processor

Bus type:DMI / DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:35 / 45
Conflict Free processor:No / Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21 / 34.1
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333 / 1600,1866,2133 / 1866,2133,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 3.6 / 3.8
Processor cache:6 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge / Skylake
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3.4
Processor lithography:14 / 32
Processor Model:I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HK
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-6700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-6800 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440 / BGA1440 / FCBGA1440 / Socket H2 (LGA 1155)
Processor threads:8
Stepping:R0
System bus rate:5 / 8
Tcase:72.6
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 95
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Pro Wireless Display (Pro WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology: No
Intel Smart Response Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):1 / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-x, VT-d
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT): No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): No
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):No / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Pro Wireless Display (Intel® Pro WiDi): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
Intel�� Active Management Technology (Intel�� AMT):N
Intel�� AES New Instructions (Intel�� AES-NI):Y
Intel�� Anti-Theft Technology (Intel�� AT):N
Intel�� Built-in Visuals Technology:Y
Intel�� Clear Video HD Technology (Intel�� CVT HD):Y
Intel�� Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel�� High Definition Audio (Intel�� HD Audio):N
Intel�� Hyper Threading Technology (Intel�� HT Technology):Y
Intel�� Identity Protection Technology (Intel�� IPT):N / Y
Intel�� Insider���:Y
Intel�� InTru��� 3D Technology:Y
Intel�� Matrix Storage Technology (Intel�� MST):N
Intel�� My WiFi Technology (Intel�� MWT):Y
Intel�� OS Guard:Y
Intel�� Pro Wireless Display (Intel�� Pro WiDi):Y
Intel�� Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel�� Rapid Start Technology:N
Intel�� Secure Key:Y
Intel�� Small Business Advantage (Intel�� SBA):Y
Intel�� Smart Cache:Y
Intel�� Smart Response Technology:Y
Intel�� Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel�� vPro��� Technology:N
Intel�� Wireless Display (Intel�� WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:88967 / 88969 / I7-6700HQ / I7-6820HK
Processor code:SR2FL / SR2FQ
Processor package size:42
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2, AVX 2.0
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt 3 Technology: Yes
Thunderbolt 3.0 Technology: Yes
Thunderbolt��� 3 Technology:Y
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Noble
Password protection:Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:- Alienware Command Center\n- AlienFX™\n- AlienFusion\n- AlienAdrenaline w/ Accelerator\n- Alienware TactX™ / AlienFX\nAlienFusion\nAlienAdrenaline w/ Accelerator\nAlienware TactX / Alienware Command Center\n- AlienFX™\n- AlienFusion\n- AlienAdrenaline w/ Accelerator\n- Alienware TactX™ / lienware Command Center\nAlienFX™\nAlienFusion\nAlienAdrenaline con acelerador\nAlienware TactX™
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 8.1
Operating System Language:DUT / ENG / ESP
Trial software:Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:1024 / 128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:PCI Express
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 1512 / 2024

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:29.2 / 291.9
Height :3.44 / 34.4
Height (front):3.44
Height (rear):3.44
Weight:3.78
Width:43 / 430