One of the companies that have taken high-level gaming from desktop PCs to more portable notebook – Alienware – has finally refreshed their lineup of mobile gaming beasts with something slimmer and better looking that is claimed to bring the same performance of its bigger, older brothers, we’re talking about the new Dell Alienware m15.
The Alienware m15 is a really slim and light laptop coming with a thickness of just 20.9mm and a weight of 2.1Kg. In comparison, the older Alienware 15 is 25.4mm thick and weighs 3.49Kg, with all the other dimensions scaling up as well, making it look somewhat outdated if we look at what else is on the market from companies the likes of Razer and Xiaomi.
As we previously mentioned, the smaller size won’t take a toll on performance, at least on paper. The m15 is indeed powered by the high-end Intel Core i7-8750H (also available with an Intel Core i7-8300H) along with either a full on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or a GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q. The new laptop also gets the proprietary port to plug in an Alienware Graphics Amplifier, a relatively cheap accessory that lets you add an external graphics card.
Memory options include up to 1TB of SSD storage which can be paired with an hybrid drive of up to 1TB, meanwhile RAM goes up to 32GB of DDR4 at 2666mHz. Ports wise we have three USB ports, one USB-C Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI and Mini DisplayPorts and Ethernet.
Finally, according to Dell, the m15 will be able to bring up to 7.1 hours of video playback with the default 60 Whr battery, while the optional 90 Whr battery can get you up to 10.6 hours of video.
The Dell Alienware m15 will be available on October 25th starting at $1,299.