Alienware 15″ R4 gaming laptop … a snip at only USD $1,399
Say hello to a sleeker, more sophisticated Alienware 15 (starting at $1,299.99, reviewed at $1,649). Like its bigger brother, the Alienware 17, the 15 has undergone a color change and lost a little girth in the process. But never fear, you still get all of the usual Alienware goodies, including customizable LED lighting.
In addition to its new, intergalactic look, this beauty packs some beastly power in the form of an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and an overclocked Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics card. While it gets a bit hot and lacks a G-Sync display, the Alienware 15 remains one of the best gaming laptops you can buy in this price range.
|CPU||2.1-GHz Intel Core i7-8750H processor|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|RAM Upgradable to||32GB|
|Hard Drive Size||256GB|
- Pros: Striking design; Bright, colorful display; Comfortable keyboard; Strong graphics and overall performance; Above-average battery life
- Cons: Heavy; Gets hot during gaming and regular tasks; Lacks Nvidia G-Sync technology
- Verdict: The Alienware 15 has a sophisticated new look and powerful specs, but it gets a little too hot for comfort.