Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 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 gaming laptop review, for the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K, will be taking a good look at how well its price compares to the hardware we find inside it. We will also have a look at the type of gaming performance it gets when running today’s more demanding games and help you judge if this is a gaming laptop that is worth your cash.
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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 processor is excellent, and it meets and runs AAA titles released during 2021 with little problem. AAA games often need extra cores to run smoothly and minimise bottleneck. This laptop processor has 6 cores, which is excellent for modern gaming.
Graphics Card - This laptop graphics card is certainly solid and capable of running a number of AAA titles that are released during 2021, making it a good gamer’s laptop choice. Modern AAA gaming uses GPU VRAM to help deliver a smooth performance in game. The graphics solution we find here has 6GB of VRAM. This is a good amount for modern gaming.
System Memory - An excellent amount of system memory, the 16GB is capable of running AAA titles during the 2021 gaming year and we would expect beyond that as well.
Screen Size - This screen size, which is 15.6", is a good amount for a laptop panel for modern 2021 games. Often 17inches is ideal for dedicated gaming laptops, but this is the more popular size for portability versus in-game screen viewability. Look for 17 inch laptops, if you want a gaming laptop with a suitable viewing area. But the larger laptop means you compromise on portability.
Refresh Rate - Refresh rates can be hard to see, when the laptop reseller doesn't make it clear. Assume 60Hz if this is the case. Ideally for a gaming laptop you want 120Hz. This means the games you run can get up to 120 frames per second, assuming the hardware inside them is powerful enough to deliver that FPS. The refresh rate caps a games deliverable FPS even if the hardware can deliver more FPS than the Hz. The refresh rate for this laptop is just ok by modern gaming standards, with a 60Hz version panel available. You will want a higher refresh rate laptop screen if the laptop regularly gets a higher game frame per second number than the refresh rate number. So if you are getting 85FPS and your screen refresh rate is 60Hz, the laptop will always cap off at 60FPS, regardless of what the hardware can return.
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop
No two laptops are the same. But one of the primary gaming laptop components is of course the graphics card. Often a slightly weaker mobile solution, when compared to its desktop equivalent. Today we will consider this laptop's hardware, when running modern popular and sometimes demanding games, like Far Cry 6, New World and Battlefield 2042 which will help us know if this mobile graphics card and the overall laptop hardware is considered a good price to performance point. We consider it running these titles at its native 4K resolution, and at Ultra video settings. Lets compare the GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile found in this laptop to today’s top 500 most demanding games. Of those games, this laptops GPU can run 491 at their minimum system requirements and then 298 games when looking at their recommended system specs.
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Comparing Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
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. This Alienware M15 R3 configuration is placed at 8th position, when we order the range by their price to performance ratings. Those getting closer to the 1st position in this list will be better gaming laptops for their price.
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|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
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. 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. Another great model is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which we have priced at $1049. Our Alienware M15 R3 laptop is 89% worse on Price to Performance.
How does the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
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. We will choose the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 laptop for our CPU comparison tests as that laptop currently has the best CPU in it at the cheapest laptop price. Its CPU is the Ryzen 9 4900HS 8-Core 3.0GHz which we will compare to our review laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz processor. Our performance comparison shows the top end laptop CPU to be 35% better in performance compared to our laptop’s processor.
Our laptop CPU beats 451 games recommended system requirements when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games. This number changes to 499 games if we compare to the top 500 most demanding games for minimum system requirements.
Today’s games are getting more demanding so let's see how our gaming laptop performs against their recommended cpu system requirements. First off we have the New World which currently our Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz is 41% better next let's see how well it runs against Battlefield 2042. We can see it is 28% better. Ok finally lets see it against Far Cry 6. Here our laptop is 9% better.
How does the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
A good comparison in terms of graphical power for our review model would be to compare it to one of the most powerful GPU focused laptop’s around today. This type of comparison can show us what another laptop, with a top end graphics hardware solution, can deliver and in turn provide us a relative point of laptop Graphics Card cost comparison. Lets grab a graphics focused laptop for comparison then. We have chosen the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 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.
A quick review of the number of games our laptop Graphics Card can run at recommended requirements is 298, taken from the top 500 most demanding games today. For min GPU specs this figure for number of games it can run is 491.
A game’s listed recommended GPU requirements are a good way to compare the performance of our laptop graphics card. Lets see today's popular titles up against our laptop graphics. First off let's look at New World which shows our laptop video card has 31% better performance than it. How about Battlefield 2042, where we see our GPU is 29% worse. Then there is 19% worse performance when compared against today’s most popular title, Far Cry 6.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop
The gaming mouse with today’s best price to value that would go well with the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K laptop is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons. Its current price is $12.99. Over the past couple of weeks this mouse has dropped its price by $32.26, giving us extra confidence in matching it with today’s laptop as a good purchase. To give some extra insight into this mouse, we had it price tracked on 15th Aug 2020, where it was at its lowest price of $11.99.
|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|
You could pick up a headset to go with the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K. In our spotlight at the moment is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround, which today is $36.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 and it was priced at $34.99.