Dell Alienware is always becoming the top choices by many users in term for gaming laptop thanks to its mature design. We are not going to see black or white design with just simple body, but here the space cruiser is so sexy in my opinion. The look is weird and amazing at the same time. I guess that is the main reason why the call this line up as alien. The 2017 version has just arrived with few good things to notice.
The first thing you would notice here is probably of the GPU that now packs with the GTX 1070. For this case, Dell has given some good choices for the hardware combinations that depending on the users need and budget. For this review, I got the one with Intel I7 7TH generation and 1070 as the price is quite cheap in comparable with another model. I guess it should be wise to take look at it closely.
That is what we are going to talk about here. We are going to talk about it further on this article. To make it easier for you to understand, lets we jump into the article.
Its once again comes with thinner and slicker design. The company has done revamped on the term of design and then decided to remove the lighting from its aluminum lid. Luckily, they did not remove it entire at all and our beloved LED is still there to find. The thing is moved the far sides in order to get a better look. In order to fit all of its ports and specifications, the aluminum alloy material is chosen which is great for the weight.
Opening the lid would reveal the full size keyboard and touchpad that looks premium. The power button now placed in the center of the keyboard and still glowing as people really love it. The keyboard itself is glossy and giving a nice touch to my fingers. I do not have mind to spend my time with it for many hours since it feels so comfortable.
As for the dimension, the weight is 7.4 pounds and at 15.3 x 12 x 1 inches. The thickness is great and could fit all of the ports we need it. The ports selections are so well complete with USB 3.0 ports, USB type-C, audio jack, HDMI, and graphic amplifier port.back to menu ↑
Display And Audio
The display is very sharp at the 1920 x 1080p resolution. The matte screen just gives me a great impression as soon as I streamed my 1080p series on Netflix. The images are sharp with very nice detail in every object. Exploring every level in Mass Effect Andromeda is enjoyable because the details are amazing where they sky looks so realistic. I guess this is what we got for paying so much on the price.
As for the audio, it sounds balance and deep. I use the headset for most all of the time, but the sounds qualities on speakers are not things that easily to forget. I still remember how the bass sounds so deep when I listened to the Bruno Mars song. The Sound Center software is customizable with many options and waiting for you to get mess with it.
|Dell Alienware 15||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Core I7-7700HQ 3.8 GHZ|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070|
|Memory||16GB DDR Memory|
|Storage||256GB SSD + 1TB HDD|
Gaming And VR
The GTX 1070 and 16GB RAM works greatly in delivering total experience on gaming. I have lucky enough that my friends let me borrow his Oculus Rift for the test. At that time, I decided to play with the VR game called as Robo Recall where they allow me to catch the bullet with single hand like on the Matrix. The game runs smoothly at the 1080 resolution without any issue. I also tried to use of SteamVR benchmark and got the score for 9 and 10 with different tests.
For standard games like Rocket League And Street Fighter 5, the 60 FPS is very possible even at the very high setting. The 60 FPS is still not possible on the heavy games like The Witcher 3 where the framerate is stuck on 40-45 on the very high setting. Just go with medium setting, if you want to achieve 60 Frame rate. The battery would last for around 4 to 5 hours depending on the game as you play it continuously.
Those are information I know about it. Alienware series is still worth to consider in the 2017 especially with the GTX 1070 that it brings. The laptop can survive in few years with this specification, so you should not worry on upgrading it. The choice is yours, so feel free to make a consideration. I just hope the information provided is good enough. At last, thank you for reading the article and see you again.