Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K review, including today's price to performance

Laptop announced date: 25th April 2020

Last reviewed: 15th July 2020

P2P score 7.2
Futureproof High/Ultra 5 Years 0 Months Low/Medium 10 Years 5 Months
Gaming Laptop? Excellent

Today's review of the gaming Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB 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 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB 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 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent

Processor - This processor is an excellent 2021 hardware component for running modern AAA games. Games are beginning to lean on more CPU cores for extra processing. Fortunately this CPU has 6 cores, making it an excellent gamers processor choice.

Graphics Card - This laptop has an excellent choice of graphics card for modern AAA games during 2021. Loaded up with a huge amount of VRAM, this GPU has 8GB, which makes it excellent for AAA gaming.

System Memory - The 32GB RAM found in this machine is considered an excellent 2021 amount for modern AAA titles and a solid gaming machine.

Screen Size - By our standards our review laptop’s 15.6" panel is considered good for modern 2021 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 normally choose a 17 inch laptop for gamer screen size. This larger sort of panel would help show menus in-game and game text more clearly.

Refresh Rate - If you are focused on a gaming laptop then ideally you want a refresh rate of 120Hz or 144Hz or more. A lot of laptops come with 60Hz and this will stop your games being able to run in more than 60 Frames per second. Even if you hardware is capable of far more frames per second. The refresh rate on this laptop panel is ok for gaming, at 60Hz, but a decent gaming laptop would have a higher rate, to help deliver better FPS, if the hardware was capable of that in game.

GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics card gaming performance in the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB 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 Battlefield 6. The GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q in this machine is currently capable of running 499 games at minimum system requirements of the 500 most demanding games available today. Where as it is capable of running 483 games of the top 500 most demanding recommended system requirements.

Grand Theft Auto VI FPS Low to Ultra 1080p Graphics Settings Results Graph

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Comparing Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges

Now let us compare the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K laptop to other gaming laptops, with regards to the performance ability it delivers and when considering the price of the laptop. Obviously there are many things that go into a quality laptop build, but at this point we want a standardised system to compare across laptops just on that criteria. It will consider $ of the laptop with regards to its key hardware capability in running modern games performance delivered by this laptop’s hardware.

P2P rating of 7.2 today the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K. Our value to performance rating score will auto adjust as new hardware capability improves and prices drop. This version of the Alienware M15 R3 laptop is currently positioned at 14th when ordered in the range lineup for Price to Performance value rating. The closer to 1st place the better gaming performance it deliver for its price.

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Processor Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz
Graphics Card GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
RAM 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
Screen 15.6" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
Storage 1000GB M.2
Ports
  • 2x USB 3.1
  • 1x Thunderbolt 3
  • 1x SD
  • Ethernet 2500

Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table

Laptop Name Price P2P Difference
i7-10750H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 $1499.99 8.6 30%
i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 $1699.99 8.4 27%
i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 $1749.99 8.4 25%
i7-10750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 $1849.99 8.4 25%
i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 $1849.99 8.3 23%
i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 $1999.99 8.2 19%
i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 $2099.99 8.1 18%
i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K $1999.99 7.7 10%
i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 $2299.99 7.7 9%
i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K $2149.99 7.5 6%
i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K $2249.99 7.5 6%
i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K $2399.99 7.3 3%
i9-10980HK RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 $2499.99 7.3 2%
i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K $2499.99 7.2 0%
i9-10980HK RTX 2070 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 4K $2799.99 6.5 10%

How about we compare our Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K laptop to the laptop with the leading P2P rating out of all laptops and see how it compares. Today's best gaming laptop for Price to Performance is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 ($999.00) and our laptop is 138% worse if we directly compare the price to performance rating against that best hardware performance to value laptop. The next best model is Acer Nitro 5 2020 R5 4600H GTX 1650 Mobile 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which costs $853.00. Our Alienware M15 R3 review laptop is 125% 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 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?

If you are wondering if this laptop is relatively well endowed in the CPU department then let's take a look at how it stacks up against the current best priced CPU focused laptop available today, to see its relative performance. For processor focused performance we choose the ASUS ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 (2021) R9 5900HX RTX 3080 8GB Max-Q 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 1080p 165Hz laptop for today’s comparison. This top end CPU laptop comes with a Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core 3.3GHz processor in it that performs 45% better if we put it against our review laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz processor.

A snapshot today of performance for our processor, we can currently see it beating 463 of the 500 most demanding games available right now. This is considering their recommended system requirements. For a the top 500 Minimum system specs this is 500 games.

When compared to the recommended processor requirements of the most popular games today, like Grand Theft Auto VI our laptop CPU is 9% better in performance. Compared to Battlefield 6 our laptop processor is 17% better.

How does the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?

Now lets see how well our review laptop holds up compared against graphical performance with the top performing GPU laptop available today. Today’s Dell Alienware M17 R4 (2021) i9-10980HK RTX 3080 16GB Mobile 32GB RAM 512GB M.2 1080p 144Hz comes with one of the more powerful laptop graphics solutions available for game crunching at the moment, making it a good one to compare against our review laptops GPU. We will use its GeForce RTX 3080 16GB Mobile to compare against our GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q card. The top end laptop’s GPU currently delivers 28% better performance when benched against our own review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q.

Currently 483 games of the top 500 most demanding games today (recommended graphics requirements) can run on the review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q. Or 499 games of the top 500 most demanding for minimum GPU specs can run on it.

Recommended graphics requirements for modern games increase all the time, so we thought we would compare the performance of our laptop graphics card to some popular games of today. First off there is Battlefield 6 and our laptop GPU delivers 15% better performance compared to that game’s requirement. Next we have Resident Evil 8 in which we see our laptop graphics has 15% better performance compared to the game's video card specs. And then there is 6% better performance when we put our laptop gpu against Grand Theft Auto VI recommended specs.

Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K laptop

If you are looking for a good value mouse to go with your Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K laptop, then the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons is our favourite today, of those we are price tracking. Currently it’s priced at $12.99. It’s price, over the past couple of weeks, has increased a bit, by $12.99. So with a little look around you should be able to find some more savings on this mouse. 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
** PICTEK Gaming Mouse 7200DPI wired 7 Buttons $13.99
** Redragon M711 Cobra $19.99
*** Cooler Master MM710 $42.99
*** Logitech MX Master 2S $57.95

A good value gaming headset available at the moment, one that should go well with the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K is, HyperX Cloud Stinger with a price of $39.99. Exploring the price trends for this headset shows us it has increased its price by $39.99 over the past two weeks, so perhaps there are still deals that can be found on this headset. The lowest price recorded by us so far for the headset is $25.98 recorded at 12th Mar 2020.

Quality Headset Price (USD) Check Regional Pricing
** HyperX Cloud Stinger $39.99
** Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround $49.99
*** Logitech G635 7.1 $82.25
*** SteelSeries Arctis 5 Surround 7.1 $99.99
Can the Dell Alienware M15 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K run any game?

How well can the i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K run these popular games?

Resident Evil 8

Can this laptop run Resident Evil 8?
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Grand Theft Auto V

Can this laptop run Grand Theft Auto V?
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Call of Duty Warzone

Can this laptop run Call of Duty Warzone?
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Red Dead Redemption 2

Can this laptop run Red Dead Redemption 2?
The laptop can run Red Dead Redemption 2 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Cyberpunk 2077

Can this laptop run Cyberpunk 2077?
The laptop can run Cyberpunk 2077 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Can this laptop run Assassins Creed: Valhalla?
The laptop can run Assassins Creed: Valhalla minimum and recommended system requirements
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Grand Theft Auto VI

Can this laptop run Grand Theft Auto VI?
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Valorant

Can this laptop run Valorant?
The laptop can run Valorant minimum and recommended system requirements
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Battlefield 6

Can this laptop run Battlefield 6?
The laptop can run Battlefield 6 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Resident Evil 7

Can this laptop run Resident Evil 7?
The laptop can run Resident Evil 7 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Fortnite

Can this laptop run Fortnite?
The laptop can run Fortnite minimum and recommended system requirements
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Minecraft

Can this laptop run Minecraft?
The laptop can run Minecraft minimum and recommended system requirements
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FIFA 21

Can this laptop run FIFA 21?
The laptop can run FIFA 21 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Can this laptop run Counter-Strike: Global Offensive?
The laptop can run Counter-Strike: Global Offensive minimum and recommended system requirements
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Apex Legends

Can this laptop run Apex Legends?
The laptop can run Apex Legends minimum and recommended system requirements
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PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds

Can this laptop run PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds?
The laptop can run PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds minimum and recommended system requirements
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Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition

Can this laptop run Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition?
The laptop can not run Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition minimum system requirements
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Far Cry 6

Can this laptop run Far Cry 6?
The laptop can run Far Cry 6 minimum system requirements
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Grand Theft Auto IV

Can this laptop run Grand Theft Auto IV?
The laptop can run Grand Theft Auto IV minimum and recommended system requirements
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Can this laptop run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?
The laptop can run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare minimum and recommended system requirements
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The Witcher III

Can this laptop run The Witcher III?
The laptop can run The Witcher III minimum and recommended system requirements
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Forza Horizon 4

Can this laptop run Forza Horizon 4?
The laptop can run Forza Horizon 4 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Microsoft Flight Simulator

Can this laptop run Microsoft Flight Simulator?
The laptop can run Microsoft Flight Simulator minimum system requirements
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Enlisted

Can this laptop run Enlisted?
The laptop can run Enlisted minimum and recommended system requirements
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Battlefield 4

Can this laptop run Battlefield 4?
The laptop can run Battlefield 4 minimum and recommended system requirements
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DOTA 2

Can this laptop run DOTA 2?
The laptop can run DOTA 2 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Fallout 4

Can this laptop run Fallout 4?
The laptop can run Fallout 4 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Star Citizen

Can this laptop run Star Citizen?
The laptop can run Star Citizen minimum system requirements
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Genshin Impact

Can this laptop run Genshin Impact?
The laptop can run Genshin Impact minimum and recommended system requirements
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Far Cry 5

Can this laptop run Far Cry 5?
The laptop can run Far Cry 5 minimum system requirements
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eFootball PES 2021

Can this laptop run eFootball PES 2021?
The laptop can run eFootball PES 2021 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Battlefield 1

Can this laptop run Battlefield 1?
The laptop can run Battlefield 1 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Battlefield V

Can this laptop run Battlefield V?
The laptop can run Battlefield V minimum system requirements
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Metro: Exodus

Can this laptop run Metro: Exodus?
The laptop can run Metro: Exodus minimum system requirements
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Rust

Can this laptop run Rust?
The laptop can run Rust minimum and recommended system requirements
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Battlefield 3

Can this laptop run Battlefield 3?
The laptop can run Battlefield 3 minimum and recommended system requirements
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Resident Evil 2 Remake

Can this laptop run Resident Evil 2 Remake?
The laptop can run Resident Evil 2 Remake minimum and recommended system requirements
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The Elder Scrolls V

Can this laptop run The Elder Scrolls V?
The laptop can run The Elder Scrolls V minimum and recommended system requirements
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Assassins Creed: Odyssey

Can this laptop run Assassins Creed: Odyssey?
The laptop can run Assassins Creed: Odyssey minimum and recommended system requirements
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Assassins Creed: Valhalla - Wrath of the Druids

Can this laptop run Assassins Creed: Valhalla - Wrath of the Druids?
The laptop can run Assassins Creed: Valhalla - Wrath of the Druids minimum and recommended system requirements
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How well do we think the i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Max-Q 32GB RAM 1000GB M.2 4K can run these upcoming popular games?

Mass Effect: Legendary Edition

Could this laptop run Mass Effect: Legendary Edition?
We think the laptop can run Mass Effect: Legendary Edition minimum system requirements
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Days Gone

Could this laptop run Days Gone?
We think the laptop can run Days Gone minimum and recommended system requirements
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Biomutant

Could this laptop run Biomutant?
We think the laptop can run Biomutant minimum and recommended system requirements
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F1 2021

Could this laptop run F1 2021?
We think the laptop can run F1 2021 minimum and recommended system requirements
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