Alienware AW15R2-6161SLV 15.6-Inch FHD Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SATA SSD,NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, Windows 10 Home), Silver

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Alienware AW15R2-6161SLV 15.6-Inch FHD Laptop (6th Generation Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD + 256 GB SATA SSD,NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, Windows 10 Home), Silver

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Gaming computer suitable for grad student ? [R]

4 years, 4 months agoGmadx posted submission on pcmasterrace.
May 20, 2016

Hello PCMR,

First of all i wanna apologize mods if i am breaking any rules here.(although i checked the rules and it doesn't say against it but i'm not sure)

I am a long time lurker of PCMR and I have a big problem, I am a grad student (Phd in STEM) and as you can guess I don't make enough money to buy a powerful machine capable of running High quality games( This is largely because I live in Turkey where electronics prices are extra high). Additionally, I can't buy desktop PC either since my laptop is my third arm and I have to have it with me all the time.(I run simulations, control my experimental equipment, constantly reading journals regarding my research). What I am asking for you is do you know any Laptops that can run games like WoW( I stopped playing WoW 2 years ago due to low FPS, I miss my paladin), Dota 2, Skyrim in a moderate settings with a price range PhD student can afford.(Sadly that is 1500$ most). I am kind of illiterate when it comes to computers ( Although I designed a processor material. Shocking right ?!) so any advice is golden for me.

Thank you in advance.

4 years, 4 months agoGmadx posted on pcmasterrace.
May 20, 2016

For $1500 you can have a good gaming laptop for the games you mentionned.

MSI or Asus ROG, your pick. I would avoid Lenovo (they apparently have spywares built-in). Acer aren't bad but sometime lower overall quality. Dell/Alienware are a bit higher quality good but often expensive compared to competition.

The overall consensus is usually asus vs msi in the end. There are other brands like Schenker/Clevo, but i wouldn't recommend those because they're more expensive and doesn't have real added value.

MSI gaming laptops are usually cheaper (they tend to be sold without Windows, which saves you about ~$100) but Asus ROG laptops tend to have a better air management, and air management in a laptop is amongst top priority.

About the processor, a mobile processor "i7-6700HQ" will not be performing the same as a desktop processor "i7-6700K". So don't worry getting a "too good" processor, because it will never be too good in couple years.
I'd recommend the skylake gen for their lower consumption and temperature (i5-6300HQ / i7-6700HQ).

Concerning the graphic card, i'd go with a nvidia 9XXM because of their better temperature compared to 8XXM (in terms of performances, 965M < 880M < 970M).

About memory, at least 8gb, 16gb are preferred (you'll be glad in couple years) but this can easily be modified after purchase. About the storage disk, some have a SSD which is like a standard harddrive but far more faster. You'll only notice differences on (re)booting and loadings. It doesn't increase FPS in-game, only loading times.

Some examples:
-Alienware (Dell), $1550, 970M, 16gb memory, +256gb SSD
-Asus ROG G752, $1500, 965M, 32gb memory, +128gb SSD, +good air management
-MSI GE72, $1500, 970M, 16gb memory, +128gb SSD
-Acer Predator G9, $1500, 970M, 16 gb memory, +128gb SSD

USA - 15inch gaming and photo/video maching - $1500-$2000 [R]

4 years, 6 months agoOrangematz posted submission on SuggestALaptop.
March 8, 2016

Total budget and country: USA - $1500-$2000

Do you prefer low weight, a 2 in 1 form factor, good battery life or best specifications to your requirements for the money? Pick any that apply. Good battery>Lower weight

**Which OS do you require? Windows, Linux, Mac. Windows 10 Home is fine

Do you have a preferred screen size? If indifferent, put N/A. 15 inches is probably what I am looking for

Are you doing any CAD/video editing/photo editing/gaming? List which programs/games you desire to run. If you have no requirements, put N/A. Gaming, Photo (Lightroom) and video editing including potentially some 4k video. But I do not need a 4k screen - I will down sample the video while out of country, and keep the raw video to work with when I return to the US.

If you're gaming (leave blank if you put N/A above...), do you have certain games you want to play? At what settings and FPS do you want?

Civ V and GTA V are probably the most intensive games I am using, and I would like them running with high graphics. I also play games like Out of the Park and Championship Manager and a variety of other games, but if it can run GTA V on High, then I am sure it will be good for anything else I throw at it.

Any specific requirements such as good keyboard, reliable business grade build quality, touch-screen, finger-print reader, optical drive or good input devices (keyboard/touchpad)? Although I will need access to a DVD writer, it will be fine to use an external. Quality keyboard is always appreciated - and I am not a fan of touch pads, so I would probably use a USB mouse.

Leave any finishing thoughts here that you may feel are necessary and beneficial to the discussion. A few complicating factors - I will be heading to East Africa for about a year where electricity and internet are not reliable. Therefore I will be downloading a good portion of my Steam library on to the laptop, because the internet where I am going is not usually capable of large downloads. For this reason, the more hard drive space the better. Due to the electricity issues, it would be great to have at least 4-5+ hours of battery life, so I am not completely dependent on waiting for the electricity to come back on.

I am very comfortable adding RAM, hard drives, etc. to the machine, having built a number of desktops in my life, but I would like the machine to have probably a 512GB SSD as the boot drive, so I can reap the benefits of the SSD for Lightroom etc. If there is a great price benefit to purchasing the 512 SSD and installing it myself I am cool with it, but if the price difference is minimal, then I might as well let the manufacturer do it for me.

I am fine with my gaming library being on a 7200RPM hard drive (1TB for gaming, because I can't really on a whim decide to redownload GTA).

I would also utilize whatever additional space there is in the machine for an additional drive or two as backup.

I need this computer to work well for the next 18 months or so, so quality is important. I am looking to buy in the next month. If it matters I do live close to a MicroCenter, so I am happy to purchase the laptop and additional hard drives, etc. from them if the price is right.

And because I get to ask for whatever I want - something thin coming in at about 5lbs would be great.

If I have not given enough, or the right info, please ask me, so I can better explain my needs. All help is appreciated.

4 years, 6 months agoOrangematz posted on SuggestALaptop.
March 9, 2016

What about this?

[Buying help] Looking for a similar spec, but longer battery life than the Fangbook 4 [R]

4 years, 6 months agoOrangematz posted submission on laptops.
March 6, 2016

Hey, i'm looking for a gaming laptop that can run higher end games, things such as Fallout 4, The Witcher 3, Just Cause 3, etc. I settled on a Fangbook 4 but was hoping to find one of similar price + specs but longer battery life. I think the fang 4 has around 1-2hrs gaming and 3 or so hours non gaming. I'd like something around 5-8+ hours if possible. Any suggestions? Budget: $1800 Country: US Size doesn't matter, preferred no heavier than around 8 pounds though Purpose is school work and heavy gaming

4 years, 6 months agoOrangematz posted on laptops.
March 6, 2016

You're probably looking for an Alienware 15, found here.

I am looking for a good, light, gaming laptop less that $1600. Anyone have any suggestions? [R]

4 years, 7 months agofurdog111 posted submission on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 15, 2016

I know that a desktop is better, but I am going to college and need a laptop.

4 years, 7 months agofurdog111 posted on pcmasterrace.
Feb. 15, 2016

It might be Alienware, but it has decent specs for the price.

I would personally buy a cheap and portable laptop for class and then build a desktop to use in your room. I hated carrying my heavy laptop around.

Buying a laptop for gaming and school/college. Suggestions? [R]

4 years, 10 months agoNov. 17, 2015


4 years, 10 months agoxByteZz posted on computers.
Nov. 17, 2015