Dell under its sub-brand Alienware has launched the company’s lightest and thinnest gaming laptop – Alienware m15 at a starting price tag of US $1,379.99. The Dell Alienware m15 gaming laptop is sleek, has an ultra-lightweight design and narrow bezels. The Alienware m15 is designed to perform better and it is made up from magnesium and copper alloy.
The Alienware m15 base variant cost the US $1,379.99 while the high-end configuration will cost the US $3,949.99. The Alienware m15 comes in two slick-looking colours – Epic Silver and Nebula Red.
On the specifications front, the Dell Alienware m15 gaming laptop have various options in display – 15.6-inch narrow bezel anti-glare IPS display paired with either FHD panel with a refresh rate of 60Hz & has brightness of 300 nits or FHD panel with a refresh rate of 144Hz & has brightness of 300 nits and it is designed for gaming, and a 4K UHD panel with a refresh rate of 60Hz & has a brightness of 400 nits, offers better resolution. The Alienware m15 available in number of configurations and gamers will be able to choose from eight generations Intel processors – 8th gen hexacore Core i7-8750H with a clocking speed of 2.20GHz and up to 4.1GHz on the intel turbo boost technology and it is paired with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 OC or 1070 Max-Q graphics cards, and Alienware Graphics Amplifier. There will be no shortage of options for all the variants while choosing memory as it comes in 8GB, 1x8GB, DDR4, 2666MHz to 32GB, 2x16GB, DDR4-2666MHz. The NVIDIA GTX 1060 OC is overclockable edition which can be overclocked according to users wish while the NVIDIA GTX 1070 Max-Q is a great video card which gives high performance at low power consumption with less thermal throttling.
The Alienware m15 available in various operating system configuration – Windows 10 home 64 bit or the Windows 10 pro 64 bit. On the storage side, there’s support for single-storage or dual-storage configurations and it will be handled by M.2 PCIe slot and a 2.5-inch drive bay. A super-fast 256GB SATA M.2 SSD combined with a more conventional 1TB Hybrid Drive.
We all know that cooling is critical in gaming laptops and in Alienware, the company uses Cryo-Tech 2.0 cooling system to keep the thin-and-light laptop from overheating. The Cryo-Tech 2.0 uses thermal management with a fancy array of copper-composite heat pipes and cooling fins with air from a so-called “High Voltage Driving Fan” that will pull air from the top and bottom openings, then exhaust out of rear and side vents. In addition to this, to keep all the heat away from the keyboard, the Alienware m15 boasts six programmable AlienFX RGB zones.
All the configuration on Alienware m15 ships with Dells AlienFx lighting controls, anti-ghosting keys, a 1.4mm of key travel, and the keyboard features chiclet-style keys, a full-sized backlit keyboard with per-key programmable lightning, and a full numeric keypad. The lighting option is spread across four other zones which include the Alienware logo on the lid, sides and the power button. It gives complete support for the Alienware Command Center. The keys are finer around the edges and trackpad combined into a more modern pad, doesn’t have dedicated click buttons for the mouse.
On the connectivity side, the Alienware m15 hosts a generous selection of ports that are spread around its sides and the back. The ports on Alienware m15 are three USB-A ports, one USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI 2.0, a mini DisplayPort 1.3 port, a Gigabit Ethernet port, standard audio out, Noble Lock Port, charging port and Alienware’s proprietary Graphics Amplifier port that you can use to connect Dell’s proprietary graphics dock.
The Alienware m15 weighs 4.76lbs (2.16 kgs), and it is just 0.83 inches thick.
The Alienware m15 is will be great on battery and the options include the 60Whr standard battery or a higher capacity 90Whr battery. The 60Whr battery offers 7.1 hours of video playback and lasts up to 13 hours in an idle state while the 90Whr offers 10.6 hours of video playback and lasts up to 17 hours in the idle state.
Dell Alienware m15 Technical Specifications
|Type of Product||Laptop/Notebook|
|Colour||Epic Silver, Nebula Red|
|Warranty||Limited Warranty, 1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis|
|Sales Package||Laptop, Battery, AC Adapter, User Guide and Manuals|
|Display Resolution||1,920 x 1,080 60Hz IPS, 60Hz IPS, 300-nits 72% color gamut|
1,920 x 1,080 144Hz 144Hz IPS, 300-nits 72% color gamut
UHD 3,840×2,160 60Hz IPS, 400-nits, sRGB 100% color gamut
|Processor||8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H|
|Maximum Boost Speed||Up to 4.1GHz with Turbo Boost|
|Graphic Processor||NVIDIA® GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5|
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q design with 8GB GDDR5
|Graphic Memory Accessibility||Dedicated|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
Windows 10 Pro (optional)
|Operating System Architecture||64-bit|
|Preloaded Software||Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial, McAfee LiveSafe|
|Number of Total Memory Slots||1 or 2|
|Memory Card Reader||No|
|Memory Card Supported||No|
|Optical Drive Type||No|
|HDD Capacity (SSD)|
|HDD Speed (RPM)||NA|
|HDD Type||1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive|
256GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
512GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
|Wireless LAN||Killer Wireless 1550 2×2 AC|
|Ethernet||Yes, E2500 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Number of Ethernet Ports||1|
|Number of USB Ports (Total)||4|
|USB 3.1 Type A Ports||3|
|USB 3.0 Type C Ports||1|
|Number of HDMI Outputs||1|
|Number of Thunderbolt 3 Ports||1|
|Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port||1|
|Mini-Display Port 1.3 Output||1|
|SD Card Reader||NA|
|Headphone Jack||Yes, 3.5mm audio combo jack|
|Web-cam||Yes, Alienware FHD camera|
|Secondary cam (Rear-facing)||No|
|Audio Solution||Yes, Alienware Sound Center and Audio Recon software|
|Speakers||2.0 Speaker configuration|
|Sound Technologies||7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection|
|Pointing Device||All-points addressable (APA) trackpad|
|Keyboard||Yes, Alienware AlienFX mSeries keyboard with alphanumeric keys|
|Product Height||17.9mm – 21.00 mm|
|Product Width||363.00 mm|
|Product Depth||275.00 mm|
|Product Weight||2.16 Kg|
|Maximum Power Supply Wattage||65Wh|
|Battery Life||Up to 13 hours|
Up to 17 hours