Gaming laptops have made the jump to RTX 30 series graphics, which comes with a hefty price tag too. But in the face of change, other models get far cheaper, as we can see here.
Alienware m15 R3: was $1,949.99 now $1,299.99 @ Dell
This configuration packs a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, dedicated RTX 2070 graphics with 8GB GDDR6, 16GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB SSD. Pair this stacked spec list with a 15.6-inch FHD display with 144Hz refresh rate and a 4-Way (Woofer/Tweeter) Stereo Speaker Design, and you have a fantastic all-in-one machine for gaming enthusiasts.
When it comes to making a good gaming laptop great, you need a balance of portability and pure power in a well-ventilated chassis that has strong audio and visual credentials for an immersive experience on-the-go.
As you can read in our Alienware m15 R3 review, the team absolutely nailed this with a breathtaking display, comfortable keyboard, powerful speakers and (in this configuration) some serious performance.
Under the hood, you’ll find a 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H processor with Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 GPU, 16GB DDR4 RAM for multitasking and a super-fast 512GB M.2 SSD. This comes alongside all the I/O you need for both portable and home gaming makes for a pretty unbeatable package. That is, if you can look past the short battery life.
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Jason brings a decade of tech and gaming journalism experience to his role as a writer at Laptop Mag. He takes a particular interest in writing articles and creating videos about laptops, headphones and games. He has previously written for Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus. In his spare time, you'll find Jason looking for good dogs to pet or thinking about eating pizza if he isn't already.