EVGA SC15 vs Alienware 13R3

Discussion in 'Mobile Computing' started by Archaea, May 15, 2018.

  1. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardness Supreme

    Oct 19, 2004
    I see a nice deal on slickdeals.net for a 15" gaming laptop in that EVGA SC15. I'm toying with the idea of upgrading my Alienware. I could likely sell my alienware for at least what I paid for it - being that I got such a good price on it to begin with. Anyone care to weigh in on if it's worth messing with to swap to the EVGA? I've always liked Alienware laptops -- I've never used an EVGA laptop.

    Specs are as follows:

    SC15 - $950

    • 15.6" 1920x1080 IPS 120Hz w/G-SYNC
    • Intel i7-7700HQ 2.8GHz Quad-Core Processor (4 core/8 thread)
    • 16GB DDR4 2400 Memory
    • 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive + 1 TB HDD
    • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 Graphics
    • Intel AC-8265 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth 4.2
    • Backlit Keyboard
    • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    • Weight 6.7lbs
    • Ports:
    • 3x USB 3.0 Type-A
    • 1x Thunderbolt 3
    • 1x Mini DisplayPort
    • 1x HDMI

    Alienware 13 R3 - $800 (after befrugal rebate and discover card cashback, and dell advantage membership this cost me about $800)

    • 13.3" 1920x1080 Full HD IPS Anti-Glare Display
    • Intel Core i5-6300HQ Quad-Core Processor (4 core/4 thread)
    • 8GB DDR4 2400 RAM
    • 256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 Solid State Drive
    • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 Graphics Card
    • WiFi 802.11ac + Bluetooth 4.1
    • Backlit Keyboard (AlienFX)
    • Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    • Weight: 5.8lbs
    • Ports:
      1x Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
      1x Mini DisplayPort
      1x HDMI 2.0
      1x USB 3.0 Type-C
      2x USB 3.0 Type-A (1 w/ PowerShare)
    • Thunderbolt Type-C Port
    Last edited: May 15, 2018
  2. kirbyrj

    kirbyrj Why oh why didn't I take the BLUE pill?

    Feb 1, 2005
    Do you want a 15.6" laptop or a 13.3" laptop? Personally, I'd want the 13.3" so I'd stay with the Alienware.

    That i5 is only a 4T processor. Also, you're getting double the memory and a 1TB HDD, but the rest is comparable.
  3. Vengance_01

    Vengance_01 [H]ardness Supreme

    Dec 23, 2001
    That evga is damn heavy. Even the AW is as well but the size and weight is much better for being portable