Dell Alienware m15 r3 Gaming Laptop model: navm15r3_s08ae

Ranked #7 among Laptops priced $2025 - ∞.

Dell Alienware m15 r3 Gaming Laptop

Quick Description

This laptop is chunkier than average, but it can make full use of its substantial power and large, high-speed storage without overheating or getting too noisy. As a result, it's worth considering if you need a gaming PC you can take out with you and value performance over compact designs.

Maintenance is relatively straightforward and well documented. Memory is not upgradeable on this model, but considering the amount included here, most gamers should have plenty of it for years to come.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Input Devices not included. Which usually means you will have to supply your own Keyboard and Mouse. You might already have a set from your previous computer. Otherwise, you will have to buy new ones. $40+

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this laptop.$30+

No Number Pad. If you primarily work with numbers, the lack of a number pad on this laptop could be inconvenient. You have the option of using an external number pad to remedy that, especially if you only need it on occasion.$20+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $60 on accessories, for a total cost of $3710.

Currently Exclusive to Dell (Canada) for $3650

Based on 55 days of observation, the Dell Alienware m15 r3 Gaming Laptop usually costs ~$4550 in Canada. The lowest price on record for this laptop is $3649.99. If you were waiting for this laptop to drop in price, this could be the day you were waiting for.

Scroll down to find charts comparing the Dell Alienware m15 r3 Gaming Laptop to similar devices, to see how well it runs your favorite apps and to find where it can be bought from.

Pricing

History

Here's how this device has been priced up to now:

Here are a few Canadian retailers who currently sell this product:

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Dell (Canada) at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

Specs

Here's how the Dell Alienware m15 r3 Gaming Laptop ranks compared to similar devices. The more stars there are, the better (except for the price row).

Laptops

Bang for the Buck2.5/5
Versatility for the Price0.5/5
Price5/5
Durability3/5
Power5/5
General-purpose power5/5
Graphical power5/5
Memory5/5
Storage5/5
Portability1.5/5
Autonomy0.5/5
Ease of Maintenance3/5

Large Laptops

Bang for the Buck2/5
Versatility for the Price0.5/5
Price4.5/5
Durability2.5/5
Power5/5
General-purpose power5/5
Graphical power5/5
Memory5/5
Storage5/5
Portability2.5/5
Autonomy0.5/5
Ease of Maintenance2/5

All Smart Devices

Bang for the Buck2/5
Versatility for the Price0.5/5
Price5/5
Durability2/5
Power5/5
General-purpose power4.5/5
Graphical power5/5
Memory5/5
Storage4.5/5
Portability2.5/5
Autonomy0.5/5
Ease of Maintenance2/5

The Meaty details

The Specs

Operating System: Windows
Processor: Intel Core i9-10980HK
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070
Memory: 32.00 GB
Storage: 2 TB
Screen Size: 15.6"
Screen Resolution: 1920×1080(141.21ppi)
Dimensions: 36.03 × 27.60 × 2.05 cm
Weight: 2.500 kg

The features

  • Backlit
  • Paired Memory
  • RGB Lighting
  • External Power Brick
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • DisplayPort (mini)
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Thunderbolt
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • USB Type-C
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi 6 ax
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n

Repair / Upgrade Options

Score Ease of Maintenance
Battery Replacement6/10A technician can help you with that
Memory Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated
Data Storage8/10Easy project for an enthusiast
Graphics Upgrade0/10Can't be repaired or updated

Want more details concerning repairs and upgrades options for this products?

Official Support Page for this Product

What it's capable of

Here are the tasks this computer can handle and how easily it'll breeze through it. A 5-star rating means it should handle the task at a professional level, a 1-star rating means it can do it, but it likely won't be a pleasant experience.

Activities it will handle

  • Web & Communication

    The basics 5/5
    Design Websites 5/5
  • Audio & Visual medias

    The basics 5/5
    Music Production 5/5
    Drawing and Illustrations 5/5
    Photo Editing 5/5
    Video Editing 5/5
  • Texts & Numbers

    The basics 5/5
  • Video Games

    Casual and Mobile Games 5/5
    Enthusiast Games 5/5
    Triple-A Video Games 5/5
  • 3D and CAD

    The basics 5/5

Programs, Apps and Games it will handle

Activity ratings are good but sometimes, you want to be absolutely sure your next purchase will be able to run a specific piece of software.

A 1 star rating means the program'll be usable (according to the developer's own definition; some are more demanding than others); 3 stars mean recommended specs are met with this device; 5 stars will means you will have plenty of overhead to handle uncommon uses of that program like mods, plug-ins and more.

Web & Communication (4 / 4)

Texts & Numbers (9 / 9)

Drawing and Illustrations (11 / 12)

Audio & Visual medias (4 / 4)

3D and CAD (9 / 9)

Music Production (8 / 11)

Photo Editing (6 / 6)

Video Editing (11 / 13)

Enthusiast Games (60 / 61)

Video Games (9 / 11)

Triple-A Video Games (66 / 71)

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