Engineered for high-performance gaming, the 15.6" Alienware 15 R2 Notebook from Dell is powered by a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-6700HQ Quad-Core processor that allows you to run multiple applications simultaneously. If you need more power, the processor can achieve speeds of up to 3.5 GHz, and the system's 16GB of 2133 MHz PC4-17000 DDR4 RAM allows the computer to quickly access frequently-used files and programs.
The 15.6" display features a 3840 x 2160 resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. This resolution offers a larger on-screen workspace when compared to a display supporting a screen resolution of 1920 x 1080. The dedicated NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M graphics card delivers a sharp, clear picture and you'll also be able to output video to an external display using the built-in HDMI 1.4 . If you need more graphical performance, the Alienware Amplifier port connects to an optional gaming dock that supports full-sized dedicated graphics cards.
For connecting to the Internet and also for online multiplayer and other purposes, this Alienware notebook is equipped with a Gigabit Ethernet jack and Killer 1535 Wireless, which supports dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi. External peripherals, such as additional storage, optical drivers, printers, and more may be connected using the 3 x USB 3.0 ports. For a faster and more versatile connection, the Thunderbolt 3 port supports USB, Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort devices and transfers data at rates of up to 40 Gbps. Additional compatible peripherals, such as keyboards, mice, and headsets may be paired using Bluetooth 4.1 technology.
For long term storage of your files, the AlienWare 15 R2 features a 1TB 7200 rpm hard drive and a 256GB SSD, for a total storage capacity of 1.256TB. While the SSD may not have the larger capacity of a traditional hard drive, it features no moving parts and is more resistant to damage from bumps and drops. Having no moving parts also allows the SSD to operate with faster data transfer speeds. Additionally, since SSDs have no moving parts, they receive less wear and tear, since there are no read and write heads for the drive media to come into contact with.
Whether you are listening to music, watching a movie, or playing a game, the dual integrated Klipsch speakers offer high quality sound. There is also an integrated 2MP HD webcam with dual digital microphones that allows you to engage in face-to-face conversations using Skype or other software, as well as a 3-in-1 media card reader that supports SD, SDHC, and SDXC memory cards.
The 15.6" Alienware 15 R2 Notebook includes an 8-cell / 92Wh Lithium-ion battery and an AC adapter. The installed operating system is Windows 10 Home (64-bit).