In the world of Razers and MSIs, Alienware’s gaming laptops were increasingly looking like relics of a bygone era, thanks to their snazzy, bulky designs. Thankfully, that’s exactly what the Dell-owned company is trying to fix with its new Alienware M15.
The new 15-inch laptop is Alienware’s lightest ever in the segment and has a chassis less than an inch thick. The design is also Max-Q based, which promises great performance with a low footprint.
The 15″ display here can be had in either 1080p or UHD, at 60Hz.
Under the hood, the M15 comes with 8th-generation Intel Coffee Lake processors, with either a quad-core Core i5-8300H or a hexa-core Core i7-8750H. You get up to 32 GB of DDR4-2667 RAM.
For storage, you can have up to two M.2 SSDs, or a combination of HDD options with an additional caching SSD drive.
Being a Nvidia Max-Q laptop, you also get either a 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 or an 8 GB GeForce GTX 1080. For regular tasks, there’s the good, old UHD Graphics 620.
Connectivity options include USB-C with support for Thunderbolt 3, 3 USB 3.1 Type-A, HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort 1.3, and Ethernet, alongside wireless options such as Wi-Fi ac and Bluetooth 4.0.
There are stereo speakers coupled with a microphone array, with a 1080p webcam at the top.
Pricing is set at $1099 for the base model with Core i5, 8 GB RAM, GTX 1060 and 256 GB SSD.