Laptop announced date: 25th April 2020
Last reviewed: 15th July 2020
The Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop review we are going to do today will look into how its purchase price stacks up against the performance on offer from the hardware housed inside it. We will also be taking a look at today’s more demanding games to see some Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop gaming frame rates to help you judge if the value to money ratio is a good deal or not.
Is the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Good
Processor - This processor is excellent, and it meets and runs AAA titles released during 2020 with little problem. The 6 cores that this processor has is excellent and very capable for today and future AAA gaming.
Graphics Card - This laptop graphics solution can certainly run a number of new 2020 releases and is a good 2020 laptop GPU choice for gamers. The 6GB VRAM found in this laptop’s GPU is certainly a good quantity for modern games.
System Memory - An excellent amount of system memory, the 32GB is capable of running AAA titles during the 2020 gaming year and we would expect beyond that as well.
Screen Size - This laptop screen size is capable of meeting 2020 gaming, making it a step closer to being a good laptop for gamers. Larger laptop screens normally equal less squinting at on screen text, providing the resolution is set inline with the screens native pixel count. We normally look to the 17 inch panels for focused gaming laptops, but this 15.6" screen is the most common and popular in the market, due to portability versus viewability. Our target size for a gaming laptop is 17 inches, 15 inches is always a good size if portability is more your focus, but in our minds we want the largest screen size while still being portable, so we can more clearly see the games.
Refresh Rate - The higher the screen panel refresh rate, the better for gaming laptops. The refresh rate is the number of times a second the screen is capable of refreshing the game’s image. If a laptop can deliver 100 frames per second (FPS) in a game and your laptop has a 60Hz refresh rate, then you will only get a max of 60 frames per second. The higher the refresh rate and the game’s FPS the smoother the sharpness is as the screen view moves around in game. With just 60Hz refresh rate this is ok and passable for gaming, but ideally you are looking for a screen with a higher rate.
Getting the right graphics card for this mobile gaming machine will be one of our key focuses. As we know it can be tricky to break this down, but we will be looking at how this laptop hardware can run across demanding and popular modern games and therefore how well the price of the machine stacks up against other gaming laptops. A few of the modern demanding or popular games we will be looking at will be, Cyberpunk 2077, Watch Dogs Legion and Assassins Creed: Valhalla. Seeing how these games run on the laptops native 4K resolution at ultra will certainly give us something tangible to consider and compare from. We find a GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile mobile graphics card in this laptop, which is currently capable of playing 493 games, if you consider their minimum graphics system requirements as the playable level to beat. However, today the GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile is also capable of running 364 games at their recommended specs, this is when compared to the top 500 most demanding games.
If we want to look at the gaming value offered by the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB 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 $ of each laptop and its core hardware capability in running modern games.
This laptop gets a 7.5 for P2P. Today the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop sits at 10th place compared to all the other permutations of the Alienware M15 R3 range. Laptops placed nearer to 1st place in the P2P list of the model range will be better value for your money when looking at gaming laptops in this range.
Show Laptop Specifications
|Processor||Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile|
|RAM||32GB DDR4 2666MHz|
15.6" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-10750H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1499.99||23%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1699.99||19%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1749.99||18%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1849.99||18%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1849.99||16%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 16GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1999.99||12%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2099.99||11%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$1999.99||3%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2||$2299.99||2%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2149.99||0%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2249.99||1%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2399.99||3%|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2070 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2499.99||4%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K||$2499.99||6%|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2070 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2799.99||17%|
It's good to see how this Alienware M15 R3 laptop compares to models outside of its own model range as well. If we look at the very best P2P laptop, the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, our laptop has 126% worse performance difference when comparing its price to performance rating. That top laptop currently has a listed price of $986.99. Moving to the 2nd position of the P2P ranking list sits the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 laptop, where it has a price of $858.54. Our Alienware M15 R3 laptop currently has 110% worse Price to Performance rating against this 2nd best model.
One of the key components in a laptop is of course its CPU. So let's see if our Alienware M15 R3 laptop compares favourably when placed against the laptop that has one of the most powerful CPU’s around today. This comparison will at least help us know how this laptop performs against the top end CPU laptop and we can then see the amount of money we might have to pay to get that sort of laptop. We have chosen our comparison CPU focused laptop today as the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p, which comes armed with the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz laptop CPU. This top tier CPU is currently delivering 35% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz.
Our laptop processor, the Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz, can currently meet the recommended system requirements of 480 games when compared against the top 500 most demanding games right now. This number changes to 500 for the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
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 Cyberpunk 2077 our laptop is 28% better, and compared to Watch Dogs Legion it is 28% better , where as against Assassins Creed: Valhalla it delivers 28% better performance.
Graphics power is a primary laptop hardware area for consideration and so let's check our Alienware M15 R3 by comparing it against a top GPU focused laptop thats available today. Lets grab a graphics focused laptop for comparison then. We have chosen the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop for its graphical performance. This big hitting GPU laptop comes with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card in it that performs 59% better if we bench it against our laptop’s GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile graphics hardware.
The GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile Graphics Card found in this machine can currently run 364 games of the top 500 most demanding games right now. This is basically how many recommended game system requirements our laptop GPU beats in performance today, but we will update this figure as new games come out. This is 493 games when looking at beating minimum system requirements.
Lets take a look and see how well our GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile compares against today’s most popular games. Against the recommended graphics specs for Cyberpunk 2077 our laptop is 16% better, and compared to Watch Dogs Legion it is 16% better , where as against Assassins Creed: Valhalla it delivers 16% better performance.
Of the mice we monitor and price track, today’s top mouse is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, priced at $11.99. Another interesting point about this mouse is that as we price track it we can see it has dropped in price by $19 during these past two weeks. Our mice price tracker had this mouse marked at its lowest price on 15th Aug 2020, where it cost $11.99.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|*||Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons||$11.99|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$16.99|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$44.99|
|***||Logitech G502 SE Hero||$55.99|
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 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop, is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. Today this headset is priced at $47.14. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 12th Mar 2020, which had it priced at $25.98.