Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K review, including today's price to performance
Laptop announced date: 1st May 2020
Last reviewed: 20th July 2020
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Today's review of the gaming Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB 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 M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K laptop and understand the type of price to performance on offer.
Is the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB 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. Loaded up with plenty of processor cores, this CPU has 6, which is excellent for AAA gaming that wants extra cores for processing.
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. The GPU in this laptop comes with 6GB of VRAM. This is a good amount for today’s AAA games.
System Memory - This system memory, 16GB, is excellent for meeting 2021 AAA game requirements.
Screen Size - An excellent panel size, the 17.3" screen on this laptop has the physical viewability and real estate for 2021 games to be clearly displayed. Sometimes getting smaller laptops can mean squinting and struggling to see menu wording in games or being able to read hover over tags of units.
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 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 M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K laptop
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, Far Cry 6 or Battlefield 2042. We will consider the laptop when it runs these games in ultra graphics settings while gaming at its native 4K screen resolution. Coming loaded with the GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile, this laptop is capable of beating 491 games at their minimum system specs and 318 games at their recommended system specs. This is when looking at today’s top 500 most demanding games.
Far Cry 6 FPS Low to Ultra 1080p Graphics Settings Results Graph
Comparing Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
During your research for your next laptop, you have probably seen that the laptops reviewed are often the top permutation of the range and even then they were reviewed some time back against games that were released around the time of the review. Today we will be working to provide an up to date value assessment on this Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K hardware performance against today’s games and then consider how it compares to all other laptops and how it sits within its own Alienware M17 R3 range.
A 8 P2P score rating out of 10 has been allocated today to the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K. This value will adjust automatically as hardware and modern performance requirements from laptops improve over time. This Alienware M17 R3 configuration is placed at 7th 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.
Show Laptop Specifications
Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz
GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile
16GB DDR4 2666MHz
17.3" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
2x USB 3.1
1x Thunderbolt 3
1x Micro SD
Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
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 M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K laptop is currently 109%worse rating when comparing price to performance. How about we also look at the 2nd ranked laptop for excellent Price/Performance ratings, which is the MSI Bravo 15 R7 4800H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 and has a recorded cost of $1049.00. We see our Alienware M17 R3 laptop scores 82%worse against it for price to performance.
How does the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
A quick review of the number of games our laptop processor can run at recommended requirements is 463, taken from the top 500 most demanding games today. For min cpu specs this figure for number of games it can run is 500.
How about we compare our laptop processor performance against Halo Infinite Multiplayer recommended processor requirement? Our laptop gets 17%better performance. Next let's check the top game of the moment, Far Cry 6, which shows the review laptop’s cpu against that game’s system specs gets 16%better performance. We also see the 17%better performance from our laptop cpu when looking at the game Battlefield 2042 for it’s processor requirements.
How does the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
The GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile Graphics Card found in this machine can currently run 318 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 491 games when looking at beating minimum system requirements.
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 2042 and our laptop GPU delivers 12%worse performance compared to that game’s requirement. Next we have Halo Infinite Multiplayer in which we see our laptop graphics has 12%worse performance compared to the game's video card specs. And then there is 37%worse performance when we put our laptop gpu against Far Cry 6 recommended specs.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K laptop
Of the mice we monitor and price track, today’s top mouse is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, priced at $12.99. Over the past couple of weeks this mouse has dropped its price by $37, giving us extra confidence in matching it with today’s laptop as a good purchase. Further to our mouse information, this mouse had a lowest price recorded by us of $11.99 dated on 15th Aug 2020.
You could pick up a headset to go with the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K. In our spotlight at the moment is the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround, which today is $36.99. Checking our records our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 which had it priced at $34.99.