EVGA SC15 vs Alienware 13R3

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

  1. Archaea

    Archaea [H]ardForum Junkie

    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 [H]ard as it Gets

    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
  4. Greg Watson

    Greg Watson [H]Lite

    Jul 30, 2018
    The evga is very heavy. I have one myself but so far it has worked great for me. The power brick is also massive just so you know.