Laptop announced date: 25th April 2020
Last reviewed: 15th July 2020
The Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB 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 16GB 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 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Good
Processor - This laptop has an excellent processor in it for meeting modern AAA CPU requirements during 2021 gaming. The processor in this laptop has 6 cores, which makes it excellent for modern gamers, minimising the risk of throttling game processes due to a lack of available cores.
Graphics Card - Today’s AAA 2021 gaming is dealt with well by the GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile. Not perfect but certainly this is a good gamer laptop choice of graphics card. This GPU has 6GB of VRAM. This is considered a good amount of VRAm for modern games but some graphics solutions have more.
System Memory - The 16GB of RAM found in this laptop is an excellent quantity to deal with the requirements of 2021 AAA gaming.
Screen Size - This is a good screen size for gamers. This laptop has a 15.6" and is suitable for running new release titles during the 2021 gaming year. Our gaming laptop screen size of choice would be a 17 inch. But that's because we focus on gaming over portability and the bigger you go, the less portable your laptop becomes. In our minds, whether you are carrying a smaller 1.5 or larger 3.5Kg laptop with you, it's always going to be a lump and we would rather see the games better when we arrive. But that choice is not going to be for everyone.
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. As far as refresh rates go, this laptop can be picked up with a 60Hz screen. When looking into modern gaming laptops this would be ok, but you would consider higher panel rates if you want to enjoy top frames per second..
Gamers looking at laptops will be needing to carefully consider the performance of the machine in relation to modern, often demanding, games. So getting the mobile graphics selected correctly is key to identifying the best price-to-performance laptop for you. We will take a look at the hardware and graphics card in this laptop in relation to how well it can deliver frame rates when running modern demanding or popular games like, Grand Theft Auto VI or Battlefield 6. We will consider the laptop when it runs these games in ultra graphics settings while gaming at its native 4K screen resolution. The GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile card that's powering the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop, when compared to today’s top 500 most demanding games, can run 491 at min system specs and will run 324 games when comparing to their increased recommended system requirements.
Have you been looking for the best gaming laptop for your buck? Well you have probably encountered what we have, which is that, only certain laptops are normally reviewed and even then the review is often using games that are now getting out of date. So we decided to factor in all permutations of the Alienware M15 R3 model range and compare them against the price adjustments those hardware variations incur when you change a GPU, for example. And so we have created this Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop price to performance review with a P2P rating to help standardise our comparisons.
With a P2P rating currently of 7.7 out of 10 for the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K. This relative value will change as hardware costs and their performance change over time for laptops. 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 8th 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.
Show Laptop Specifications
|Processor||Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz|
|Graphics Card||GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 2666MHz|
15.6" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
|i7-10750H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1499.99||19%|
|i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1699.99||16%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1749.99||14%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1849.99||14%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$1849.99||13%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2||$1999.99||8%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2099.99||7%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$1999.99||0%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2||$2299.99||1%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2149.99||3%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2249.99||4%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2399.99||7%|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2||$2499.99||8%|
|i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K||$2499.99||10%|
|i9-10980HK RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K||$2799.99||21%|
Now how does this laptop match to the top laptop for P2P today? The top laptop for P2P is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and has a price of $999.00. This Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop is currently 116% worse rating when comparing price to performance. The 2nd best model for Price to Performance ratings today is the Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2. It’s price is listed as $853.00. Comparing our Alienware M15 R3 laptop on its P2P shows our review model to have 105% worse Price to Performance score when compared against the 2nd best laptop range for P2P.
As one of the key focuses of any computer is the CPU we will want to know how well our Alienware M15 R3 laptop performs in this area. A good way of gauging this is to put it in a comparison with the best priced CPU focused laptop available today, and then check out its relative performance against that top CPU laptop. Selecting todays ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop, we will use its mighty Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz to compare against our Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz processor from our review laptop. We can see that the top end CPU currently delivers 45% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz.
Today there are 463 games recommended system requirements that are worse than our CPU’s performance capability, this is when we look at the top 500 most demanding games right now. This figure becomes 500 games, when we look at the 500 demanding games for minimum processor system requirements.
But the real test is seeing how well the laptop CPU performs against today's popular games. Our Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz compared against recommended processor requirements for Grand Theft Auto VI delivers 9% better performance while against Battlefield 6 it’s 9% better and finally compared to Resident Evil 8 it has a performance difference : 3% worse.
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. A good laptop to compare against, that is GPU focused, would be the Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz. This showcases one of the laptops for the current cheapest price, while still housing one of the most powerful laptop GPUs. It comes with a GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile graphics card slotted inside it, which can deliver 65% better performance when compared to our GPU, GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile from our review laptop.
Our laptop GPU beats 324 games recommended system requirements when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games. This number changes to 491 games if we compare to the top 500 most demanding games for minimum system requirements.
When compared to the recommended graphics requirements of the most popular games today, like Grand Theft Auto VI our laptop GPU is 21% worse in performance. Compared to Battlefield 6 our laptop graphics performance is 12% worse.
Incidentally our price track research shows us that a good gaming mouse is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Its price tag today is $12.99 and is topping our price tracking charts as a best value mouse. We have seen this mouse lower its price during these past couple of weeks by $37, which is part of the reason we are considering it as a good option for this laptop. Looking over our tracked prices for this mouse, it was at its lowest price on 15th Aug 2020, which had it priced at $11.99.
|Quality||Mouse||Price (USD)||Check Regional Pricing|
|**||PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons||$15.99|
|**||Redragon M711 Cobra||$19.99|
|***||Cooler Master MM710||$49.22|
|***||Razer DeathAdder Elite||$59.99|
We price track a number of good value gaming headset and the one that currently stands out is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround, which is currently available for $39.99. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $34.99 recorded at 28th Nov 2019.