Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: Alienware M15 R3
Laptop announced date: 25th April 2020
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
Today's review of the gaming Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop explores the performance to value relationship of its hardware components. We will be comparing some of the most demanding games to see some expected frame rates for the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop and understand the type of price to performance on offer.
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Is the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - This processor, the Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz, is excellent and can meet 2022 AAA title requirements with relative ease. This CPU comes with 6 cores, which is excellent providing it extra resource to chew through game processing when required.
Graphics Card - With the GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile graphics card this is an excellent gaming GPU for 2022 AAA gaming This GPU has 8GB of VRAM. This is excellent and plenty for modern AAA gaming.
System Memory - A laptop with 16GB of system memory, like this laptop, makes it an excellent amount of RAM for the AAA gaming needs of 2022 and into the future.
Screen Size - By our standards our review laptop’s 15.6" panel is considered good for modern 2022 gaming. There are larger laptops but with this laptop you will get a good balance between portability and gaming viewability. The screen size provides a gamer with larger menus, whereas the resolution of the panel provides definition. We will go for a 17 inch screen size when choosing a laptop for gaming. And while the larger the screen the less portable the machine, the bigger screen balances out with better in-game viewability. And that is more important when wondering whether to go with a 1.5 Kg laptop or a 3.5Kg laptop for gaming for us.
Refresh Rate - If you want your gaming laptop to push past 60FPS, then make sure your laptop display panel has a higher refresh rate than 60Hz. Not all laptop manufacturers clearly state the screen refresh rate. If it is not clear, assume it is 60Hz. The laptop only turn out FPS (frames per second) as high as its screens refresh rate. 60hz refresh rate gets a max of 60FPS in all games, regardless of the hardware’s power in your laptop. The top panel refresh rate for this laptop is 60Hz which is ok but not really your first choice, if you want a good gaming laptop. Look for panels that we mark as good or excellent if you think this laptop hardware can get higher than 60FPS on most modern games.
GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop
While it can be tricky to work out the best price to performance hardware for a gaming laptop, we will be looking at how well this mobile graphics card can run demanding games that are available today or coming out over the coming months.We will consider how well it can perform while gaming at Ultra graphics setting on a 4K resolution, which is the native resolution for this laptop. We will also look at a few of the more popular games like, Grand Theft Auto VI or Star Citizen. A first point of reference is seeing how many the mobile gpu, a GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile found in this laptop, can run of today's 500 most demanding games. In particular it would seem that it can currently run 464 at recommended graphics requirements and then 499 games at their min specs.
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Comparing Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
If we want to look at the gaming value offered by the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop compared tto other gaming laptops, we focus on the performance ability of the hardware and then the relative price of the laptop. Of course a laptop is often more than just its core tech components, like CPU and GPU, but for this exercise we want a standardised way of looking across laptops to see what value they have to today’s laptop gamer. So we consider $2249.99 of each laptop and its core hardware capability in running modern games.
We currently give the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop a 7.5 out of 10 for its P2P score. Where the higher the better rating. As mentioned the figure will adjust as new hardware is released and performance expectations shift over time. Looking at how this configuration of the Alienware M15 R3 laptop compares against other laptops within its range we can see it currently is placed at the 11th spot. Those laptops that are closer to the top 1st place of the model range are considered better gaming laptops regarding performance and laptop price.
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|Processor||Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 2666MHz|
15.6 " 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
Our Alienware M15 R3 laptop should also be compared to today’s best Price to Performance model, the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. When stacked up against this, our laptop has 125% worse rating difference on its P2P. It's worth noting that the very best P2P model has a recorded price of $999 to consider and of course this is purely a value for performance basis. The next best model is MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which costs $1049. Our Alienware M15 R3 review laptop is 96% worse when comparing Price/Performance against the next top P2P laptop. Again this is purely a value for performance comparison, and many things go into helping us choose the right laptop for us. This is a good indicator but it's certainly then worth looking through the range for other configurations of a laptop you are interested in to find the right price point for you.
How does the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
To get a good comparison when considering how well this laptop performs in terms of processing power, we will compare it to today’s most powerful CPU focused laptop. This will at least show us what other sorts of processor-centric laptops exist and give us a relative point of laptop processor cost comparison. So the laptop we have chosen for its CPU performance is the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2, which comes with a Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz processor. That processor performs 35% better compared to our review laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz.
Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop CPU can currently meet or beat 441 game’s recommended system requirements when we put the 500 most demanding games into a list. With a list of 500 Minimum system specs put in a similar most demanding order this changes to it being able to run 499 games.
Let's take a look and see how well our Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended CPU specs for Grand Theft Auto VI our laptop is 9% better, and compared to Star Citizen it is 7% worse , where as against Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2022) it delivers 9% better performance.
How does the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Wondering how strong this laptop is in the GPU department, then let's have a look at it compared to one of the current best GPU performing laptops available today and this should show us the relative graphics performance of our review model. We have the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K as one of today’s best graphics crunching laptop. It comes with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card in it, which currently has 27% better performance compared to our laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile.
Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop GPU can currently meet or beat 464 game’s recommended system requirements when we put the 500 most demanding games into a list. With a list of 500 Minimum system specs put ina similar most demanding order this changes to it being able to run 499 games.
When compared to the recommended graphics requirements of the most popular games today, like Grand Theft Auto VI our laptop GPU is 3% better in performance. Compared to Star Citizen our laptop graphics performance is 64% better.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop
A well priced gaming mouse at the moment, that will go nicely with the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K, is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Today it is priced at $12.99. Price watching this mouse shows that it has had a price drop by $32.26 during the past couple of weeks, which gives us more reason to select it to go with today’s laptop. Another point of interest was that we saw this mouse priced at $11.99, which we tracked on 15th Aug 2020.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||IBats X8 gray 9 Btns||$12.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$13.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$42.99|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$49.29|
Of our price tracked headsets, the gaming headset that catches our eye today, to go well with the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop, is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround. Today this headset is priced at $36.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019.