Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K review, including today's price to performance

Laptop announced date: 1st May 2020

Last reviewed: 20th July 2020

P2P score 7.7
Futureproof High/Ultra 3 Years 5 Months Low/Medium 8 Years 3 Months
Gaming Laptop? Excellent

If you are looking for the best priced gaming laptop and was wondering how well the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K can run today’s latest games, then you are in the right place. We will be focusing this review on exploring how the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K performs against the most demanding games around and really getting a better understanding of this laptop’s price to performance today.

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Is the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent

Processor - This processor is excellent, and it meets and runs AAA titles released during 2020 with little problem. With 6 of CPU cores available, this processor doesn’t have to worry too much about gaming processes bottlenecking as few games will be able to use all of these cores completely

Graphics Card - This laptop has an excellent choice of graphics card for modern AAA games during 2020. The graphics solution in the laptop also has 8GB of VRAM. This is an excellent gamers amount of VRAM and plenty for today’s big games.

System Memory - This laptop’s 16GB of RAM is excellent for 2020 gaming.

Screen Size - The review laptop here has a 17.3" physical screen, which we find a lot of modern gaming laptops sport nowadays. This panel size is an excellent size for 2020 gaming, that will help a gamer make out the details and menus in a game. Obviously the native resolution of the screen size will also make a difference to the on-screen definition, but the physical panel real estate offered here will be appreciated again and again for today’s gaming.

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. You can get this laptop with 60Hz refresh rate which, for gaming, is an ok refresh rate.

GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K laptop

The big one in any gaming PC is making sure the graphics card is up to the task of modern gaming. And this is of course the same for choosing the right gaming laptop as well. Therefore we will be considering this laptop’s hardware in relation to its overall price and how well it could run modern demanding or popular games like Cyberpunk 2077, Assassins Creed: Valhalla and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. This is done in relation to its native 4K resolution at Ultra video settings to give us something to compare against other laptops. The GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile card that's powering the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K laptop, when compared to today’s top 500 most demanding games, can run 500 at min system specs and will run 487 games when comparing to their increased recommended system requirements.

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Comparing Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges

We really want to see how the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K will compare across all permutations of the Alienware M17 R3 model range. This will give us a good sense of how well it sits in terms of cost to performance within its own lineup, and will better help us decide if this laptop represents good value to us today.

The Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K gaming laptop is currently getting a 7.7 on our P2P rating out of 10. Higher is better and this figure will adjust as new hardware and prices shift over time There look to be a number of Alienware M17 R3 versions of this laptop and currently this hardware configuration sits at 10th in the Price to Performance order. Obviously scoring towards the 1st position represents the better value laptop from a purely gaming performance and price tag perspective.

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Processor Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz
Graphics Card GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile
RAM 16GB DDR4 2666MHz
Screen 17.3" 3840x2160 (4K)
Available refresh rates: 60Hz
Storage 256GB M.2
Ports
  • 2x USB 3.1
  • 1x Thunderbolt 3
  • 1x Micro SD
  • Ethernet 2500

Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table

Laptop Name Price P2P Difference
i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 256GB M.2 $1829.99 8.4 14%
i7-10750H RX 5500M 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 $1599.99 8.3 12%
i7-10750H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 $1799.99 8.2 9%
i7-10750H RTX 2070 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 $1949.99 8.2 9%
i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 32GB RAM 256GB M.2 $2079.99 8.2 9%
i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 $1849.99 8.1 8%
i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K $1929.99 8 4%
i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 $2099.99 7.9 4%
i7-10750H RTX 2060 Mobile 32GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K $2079.99 7.7 1%
i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K $2179.99 7.7 0%
i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 32GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K $2329.99 7.5 3%
i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 $2929.99 6.3 23%
i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K $3079.99 5.9 29%
i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 $3329.99 5.5 36%
i9-10980HK RTX 2080 Super 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K $3479.99 5.2 43%

Now let's look at where this laptop sits compared to all other laptops, including those outside of the Alienware M17 R3 range. It currently offers 121% worse rating when comparing its price to performance rating against the best laptop available today for price to performance, which is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2, which currently costs $985.33. 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 $858.54. Comparing our Alienware M17 R3 laptop on its P2P shows our review model to have 104% worse Price to Performance score when compared against the 2nd best laptop range for P2P.

How does the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?

You might be considering a CPU heavy laptop and wondering how this Alienware M17 R3 laptop does in the grand scheme of CPU focused laptops. Let's compare this laptop with a top CPU performance laptop available today and see how its CPU performance stacks up. We will choose the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 R9 4900HS RTX 2060 Mobile 16GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 1440p 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.

Today there are 480 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.

When compared to the most popular games around today, against their recommended processor requirements, our laptop CPU performs as follows - Cyberpunk 2077 our laptop CPU is 28% better and then looking at Assassins Creed: Valhalla our laptop CPU is 28% better and finally compared to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War it has a performance difference : 31% better.

How does the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?

We may well be looking for a GPU centric laptop, and if that’s the case then let's see how this Alienware M17 R3 mobile pc competes with a top GPU performance laptop that is available today. We choose the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 64GB RAM 2.0TB M.2 4K laptop as one of the best GPU laptop performers today to compare graphics ability with our laptop. This puts a GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB video card from that laptop, one of the best laptop graphics cards available at the moment, against our review laptop’s GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile. This comparison shows that laptop to be 27% better comparably in performance as our review laptop.

Today’s performance comparison for all games shows our laptop GPU can currently meet or beat 487 game’s recommended system requirements when we put the 500 most demanding games into a list. With a list of 500 Minimum system specs put ina similar most demanding order this changes to it being able to run 500 games.

But the real test is seeing how well the laptop GPU performs against today's popular games. Our GeForce RTX 2070 Super Mobile compared against recommended graphics requirements for Cyberpunk 2077 delivers 45% better performance while against Assassins Creed: Valhalla it’s 45% better and finally compared to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War it has a performance difference : 36% better.

Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 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 $11.99. Our suggested mouse has actually lowered its price during these past two weeks, dropping by $38. This was part of the reason we selected it as a good mouse for the price and a great accompanying peripheral for this laptop. 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 $15.99
** Redragon M711 Cobra $19.99
*** Cooler Master MM710 $49.99
*** Logitech G502 SE Hero $58.95

A headset that is well priced at the moment and could accompany the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K laptop is the HyperX Cloud Stinger. Of the headsets we price track, it is one of the best valued headsets today and currently priced at $30.99. For reference, our lowest tracked price for this headset was on 12th Mar 2020 and it was priced at $25.98.

Quality Headset Price (USD) Check Regional Pricing
** HyperX Cloud Stinger $30.99
** Logitech G533 Wireless 7.1 $66.00
*** Logitech G635 7.1 $99.99
*** SteelSeries Arctis 5 Surround 7.1 $99.99
Can the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K run any game?

How well can the i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K run these popular games?

9 Monkeys of Shaolin

Can this laptop run 9 Monkeys of Shaolin?
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Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition

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Airplane Mode

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Amnesia: Rebirth

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Apex Legends

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ARK: Survival Evolved

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ArmA III

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Assassins Creed

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Assassins Creed 2

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Assassins Creed 3

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Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag

Can this laptop run Assassins Creed 4 Black Flag?
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Assassins Creed: Brotherhood

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Assassins Creed: Odyssey

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Assassins Creed: Origins

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Assassins Creed: Rogue

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Assassins Creed: Syndicate

Can this laptop run Assassins Creed: Syndicate?
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Assassins Creed: Unity

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Baldurs Gate 3

Can this laptop run Baldurs Gate 3?
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Batman: Arkham Knight

Can this laptop run Batman: Arkham Knight?
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Battlefield 1

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Battlefield 3

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Battlefield 4

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Battlefield V

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Battlefield: Hardline

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BeamNG.drive

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Bioshock Infinite

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Black Desert Online

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Blue Protocol

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Borderlands 2

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Borderlands 3

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Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

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Call of Duty 7: Black Ops

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Call of Duty Warzone

Can this laptop run Call of Duty Warzone?
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Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare

Can this laptop run Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare?
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2

Can this laptop run Call of Duty: Black Ops 2?
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Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Can this laptop run Call of Duty: Black Ops 3?
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Call of Duty: Ghosts

Can this laptop run Call of Duty: Ghosts?
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Can this laptop run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Can this laptop run Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2?
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Call of Duty: WWII

Can this laptop run Call of Duty: WWII?
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How well do we think the i7-10750H RTX 2070 Super 16GB RAM 256GB M.2 4K can run these upcoming popular games?

Assassins Creed: Valhalla

Could this laptop run Assassins Creed: Valhalla?
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Could this laptop run Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War?
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Cyberpunk 2077

Could this laptop run Cyberpunk 2077?
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Far Cry 6

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Immortals: Fenyx Rising

Could this laptop run Immortals: Fenyx Rising?
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Watch Dogs Legion

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