Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K review, including today's price to performance
Laptop product code: Alienware M17 R3
Laptop announced date: 1st May 2020
Last reviewed: 10th August 2021
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If you are looking to buy a new gaming laptop and want to know how well the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K compares to other laptops on offer then you have come to the right place. Today we are going to explore the type of performance return we can expect from this mobile gaming solution by comparing it to today’s demanding games
Is the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K good as a gaming laptop? Excellent
Processor - A Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz CPU that is housed in this laptop is excellent for modern AAA gaming during 2021. 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 - The GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile is an excellent gaming GPU for 2021. With 8GB of VRAM available to the GPU, this graphics solution doesn’t have to worry about a shortage, when it comes to modern AAA gaming, making it an excellent choice..
System Memory - This laptop’s 32GB RAM can deal with everything modern games can throw at it and is a good step towards this being an excellent gaming laptop choice.
Screen Size - The 17.3" of physical panel screen, found in this laptop, is an excellent size to deal with the viewability requirements of 2021 AAA gaming on the move. The hardware will still need to run the games properly but this is the right sort of size screen for modern mobile AAA gaming.
Refresh Rate - A gaming laptop wants to have a higher refresh rate to accommodate more frames per second(FPS) in the games it runs. The refresh rate is like a hard cap on the games deliverable FPS. The better the refresh rate the more FPS the laptop can deliver in games, up to the panels refresh rate hertz, and then the sharper the in game play is when the player moves about. Ok, after considering those thoughts on refresh rates, we have 60Hz refresh rate in the review laptop here. This isn’t great but would be mostly ok for gaming. That is unless you felt like this laptop could achieve higher FPS than the refresh rate offered here. In this case, and providing your budget allowed, look for a better refresh rate screen.
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile graphics card gaming performance in the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop
Getting a good price to performance gaming laptop is what we are all trying to do when looking for our next mobile machine. The key component in this is usually the graphics card. So we will of course be considering this hardware setup and how well it could run modern popular games like Far Cry 6, New World and Battlefield 2042 to help us know if this graphics card and laptop is a good price to performance point. We do this by considering the gaming frame rates achieved at its native 4K resolution while the games would be running at Ultra video settings. The GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile in this machine is currently capable of running 500 games at minimum system requirements of the 500 most demanding games available today. Where as it is capable of running 491 games of the top 500 most demanding recommended system requirements.
Far Cry 6 FPS Low to Ultra 1080p Graphics Settings Results Graph
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Comparing Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K to today’s best price to performance laptop ranges
During our research for the next best gaming laptop purchase we decided to compare Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB 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.
With a P2P rating currently of 5.9 out of 10 for the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K. This relative value will change as hardware costs and their performance change over time for laptops. Today the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop sits at 13th place compared to all the other permutations of the Alienware M17 R3 range. Laptops placed nearer to 1st place in the P2P list of the model range will be better value for your money when looking at gaming laptops in this range.
Show Laptop Specifications
Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz
GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile
32GB 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 2080 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K model range price to performance comparison table
We will now check against leading Price 2 Performance laptops outside of this model range to see how the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K compares. Looking at the best gaming laptop on price to performance, our laptop has 181%worse rating between its price to performance rating and today's best valued laptop, which is the ASUS TUF A15 R7 4800H GTX 1660 Ti 16GB RAM 512GB M.2 that is currently priced at $999. 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 M17 R3 laptop is 145%worse on Price to Performance.
How does the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best CPU performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
Now the processing power is one of the primary areas that we will pay for in any PC and so let's see how our Alienware M17 R3 laptop is when compared against CPU performance with a top CPU focused laptop thats available today. 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.
Currently 451 games recommended system requirements of the top 500 most demanding games today are worse in performance than our laptop’s Core i7-10750H 6-Core 2.60GHz. Or it is 499 games of the top 500 most demanding for minimum cpu specs.
A game’s listed recommended CPU requirements are a good way to compare the performance of our laptop CPU. Lets see today's popular titles up against our laptop processor. First off let's look at New World which shows our laptop CPU has 41%better performance than it. How about Battlefield 2042, where we see our CPU is 28%better. Then there is 9%better performance when compared against today’s most popular title, Far Cry 6.
How does the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop compare to the best graphics card performance focused laptops and today’s most popular games?
You will likely be considering buying a graphics and pixel crunching laptop perhaps to meet the latest and future game requirements. We will therefore be wondering how our Alienware M17 R3 review laptop competes against other GPU centric laptops in the gaming laptop market. To give us a bit of insight we will compare our laptop with a leading GPU performance laptop and see how its graphics capability performs against it. We choose the MSI GT76 Titan i9-10900K RTX 2080 Super 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 2080 Super Mobile. This comparison shows that laptop to be 11%better comparably in performance as our review laptop.
Our laptop Graphics Card, the GeForce RTX 2080 Super Mobile, can currently meet the recommended system requirements of 491 games when compared against the top 500 most demanding games right now. This number changes to 500 for the top 500 most demanding minimum system requirements.
How about we compare our laptop graphics performance against Battlefield 2042 recommended graphics requirement? Our laptop gets 1%better performance. Next let's check the top game of the moment, Far Cry 6, which shows the review laptop’s gpu against that game’s system specs gets 15%better performance. We also see the 87%better performance from our laptop gpu when looking at the game New World for it’s graphics requirements.
Today's Best Priced Mouse and Headset for Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop
You could pick up a mouse to go with the Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K. In our spotlight at the moment is the Kayinuo M738 Gaming Mouse 3200DPI wired 6 Buttons, which today is $12.99. This mouse has also dropped its price by $32.26 during the past two weeks, which is a solid reason for us to select it with 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.
If you are looking for a good value headset to go with your Dell Alienware M17 R3 i7-10750H RTX 2080 Super Mobile 32GB RAM 1.0TB M.2 4K laptop, then the Corsair HS45-7.1 Surround is our favourite today, of those we are price tracking. Currently it’s priced at $36.99. Out of interest our lowest price tracked on this headset was on 28th Nov 2019 where we saw it for $34.99.