When we hear Alienware, we think of a thick, huge, heavy, well cooled (at least most of them) gaming laptops. They also come with impressive internals, adequate RGB lightings, and lots of configurable options. But the new Dell Alienware m15 shatters most of those stereotypes, with a thin, light, and seriously good-looking laptop. Plus, going by all the reviews we have seen, it allegedly stays pretty cool too.
Dell Alienware m15 Specifications:
- 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H 6-core processor
- Up to 15.6″ UHD display
- Up to 32GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM (2x16GB)
- up to 2x1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
- Up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q design
- Killer 1550 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0
The Alienware M15 is currently available in 15″ variant available in an FHD 60Hz for the 1060 OC GPU. The one with 1070 gets either an FHD 144Hz display or the 4k 60Hz one. Although here, the FHD panel’s brightness caps out at just 300nits and 72% of sRGB color gamut. If you want the full 100% color gamut, you will need to shell out the extra for the 4k one, which also bumps the brightness to 400nits. The bezels have also been decreased significantly.
All of the options come with the same processor, Intel’s Core i7-8750H with 6 cores and 12 threads. With 9MB of cache size and up to 4.1GHz turbo boost clock speeds, it’s one of the best mobile processors on the market. Yes, there is the i9 too, but it’s currently not available but should launch very soon.
As for RAM and storage, you get up to 32GB of dual channel 2666mHz memory option. There there are all the storage options, which you can configure to a maximum of two 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD. There are obviously options to put in an SSHD and Intel’s Optane SSD as well.
There are two graphics options, one with a GTX1060 OC and another with the 1070 Max Q design. For obvious reasons, the screen resolution and Hertz are capped out according to your choice of graphics memory. The GTX 1060 comes with 6GB of GDDR5 memory whereas the GTX 1070 comes with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. Either way, both will deliver smooth gaming experience, and from what we hear, it runs pretty cold as well thanks to the Alienware Cryo Tech v2.0.
The motherboard in use here is Intel’s Mobile CM346 Chipset. It comes with a Killer 1550 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0. There are two battery options, one is 60W and the other a 90W. You get a 180W power adapter, along with port selections like Alienware’s proprietary graphics amplifier port, Thunderbolt 3 port, Superspeed USB 3.1 ports, and a few other essentials.
Basically, the thinnest and lightest laptop from Alienware is already up for purchase in selected markets with prices starting from $1,379.99. There are two color options including an Epic Silver and a new Nebula Red. As for availability in Nepal, we cannot expect it through official sources anytime soon, but other unofficial stores should bring them as soon as possible (ITTI Pvt. Ltd.).