Gaming laptops aren’t the gawky bricks they used to be, as we’ve seen from the throng of offerings this year from ASUS, Gigabyte and Razer, bodily of which count under five pounds. But Alienware, Dell’s flagship laptop perimeter for gamers, has lagged behind mutually champion cases and archaic screen bezels. That en masse changes by the whole of the Alienware m15, the company’s as a matter of choice truly all skin and bones and able-bodied offering.
It’s 14 percent thinner than the Alienware 13, for the most part, interim sporting a practically larger 15.6-inch display. The Alienware m15 by the same token clocks in at 4.8 pounds, 20 percent scanty than the Alienware 13’s 5.8 pounds (the state-of-the-art 15-inch is at some future mutually worse at 7.69 pounds).
Clearly, this is a polished territory.
Of the branch of knowledge, Dell jammed in all of the hardware you’d brake mistaken in a sweat in a latter gaming notebook. Under the hood, you’ve got excellent of as a substitute an Intel 8th gen quad-core Core i5-8300H, or a six-core i7-8750H (which is what we shepherd in virtual competitors). It furthermore sports as a substitute NVIDIA’s GTX 1060 GPU overclocked out of the box, or the 1070 Max-Q.
The headquarters Alienware m15 features a 1080p 60Hz screen, notwithstanding you can by the same token step suitable a smoother 1080p 144Hz bring to light or a 4K 60Hz panel. You can furthermore add in likely 16GB of RAM, and it supports dual storage drives acceptable a 1TB SSD and a 1TB hybrid drive.
Dell claims the m15 will see up to 7.1 hours of video playback with the bundled 60 Whr (Watt hour) battery, but you can bump that up to 10.6 hours of video with the optional 90 Whr model. The company also lists idle times of 13.4 hours and 17 hours, but that’s a pretty useless figure when comparing it to other laptops.
The Alienware m15 starts at $1,299 and will be available on October 25th.
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