ALIENWARE M15: Detailed Review WIth Pros & Cons

Yes, It’s true Alienware after years of creating Big Beautiful Systems has come up with a slim and compact gaming laptop. The laptop is called Alienware M15 and it is just 0.7 inches thick which gives a hint of being super lightweight. Basically, the entry of Alienware is late enough as already several other brands already developed their secured base in this category.

The Alienware M15 is equipped with powerful Intel Corei7 Processor, Nvidia Max Q GPU along with a drooling battery life of Six hours and wide display. Alienware M15 looks tempting and efficient enough to take over all footers. As far as my opinion is concerned M15 can be the new king of thin gaming laptop category. A room for improvement is still there but still, it works as a complete package. Let’s have a quick look at basic key points of a gaming laptop.

Quick View

Pros

  • Slim & Sleek lightweight compact design.
  • Colour accurate IPS display.
  • Great gaming performance.
  • Long Battery back up.
  • Comfortable Keyboard.

Cons

  • Audio could be made better.
  • Loud fans voice.
  • Keypad gets warmed when used for long.
  • Shiny outline on border of the display is a dust magnet.
  • High price.

Our Verdict

The Alienware works great and meets up our expectations the frame timing is nice with quick rendering. The shortcoming of M15 is poor thermal insulation as the keyboard gets warmed while playing for long hours. Sometimes Fan noise creates an irritation but rest is all good in my opinion Alienware created a great gaming laptop that is thin and compact too. You can buy the Alienware M15 on the price of $1224.99 from Dell home. After having a quick glimpse let’s move forward and carefully look upon each and every factor of this gaming laptop. Let’s get started

Detailed Review

This year Alienware M15 steal the show for being the most powerful and thinnest laptop. Other things which get everyone’s attention is that the laptop is so powerful that it leaves behind a desktop processor. The 15-inch laptop is fully upgradeable and delivers a premium experience.

Let’s have a look at the specification first what things you will be getting for the money you pay.

Specs

The M15 comes equipped with the power of 6 Core 8 generation Intel Corei7-8750Hprocessor. It comes with 32 GB RAM with an efficient graphics card that is Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU. Now moving towards display it comes with Full HD IPS display with a refresh rate of 144Hz.

Alienware M15 Specifications

  • CPU – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU
  • Operating System – Windows 10 Pro
  • RAM – 32GB
  • Hard Drive Size – Dual 1TB
  • Hard Drive Type – M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
  • Display Size – 15.6 inch
  • Resolution – 3840*2160
  • Graphics Card – Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU
  • Video Memory – 8GB
  • Wi-Fi – Killer Wireless AC 1550
  • USB Port – 5 number
  • Audio – Realtek ALC294
  • Battery – 60WHr
  • AC Adaptor – 230 W
  • Warranty – 1 Year
  • Size – 14.4*10.8*0.8 inches
  • Weight – 2.16 Kg

As now you know all the specification of Alienware M15 gaming laptop. Let’s have a look at each segment of this gaming machine.

Build & Design

Oh my God, Becky! Look at the beauty of this Laptop.

alienware M15
Alienware M15

The Alienware M15 is a nicely crafted gaming machine with tempting colours. The M15 is available in colours like Nebula Red, Black and Metallic Silver. The machine is great and one of the thinnest gaming monster with the same 15-inch display but this one is lighter as compared to Asus ROG Strix G531 an even MSI GS65 Stealth.

The best thing about M15 is it gives a premium feel but on the other hand it is stronger enough. That makes you not to worry about any damage without putting unnecessary stress on the laptop.

Display

It comes with a Full HD IPS Display with a quick 144Hz refresh rate. The display works great with colours just seem to burst off the screen. This quality makes it suitable for creative professionals as well. The only thing where it lacks is Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q which is not powerful enough to push latest games without decreasing the graphics quality.

Keyboard and Trackpad

The M15 comes with island style keyboard which is led lit and comfortable enough. The keyboard has 1.1milimeter of keyspace on regular it is 1.5mm or higher. This helps you to increase your typing speed. The touchpad is also changed as it is 4.1*2.5 inch big also compatible with gesture support of Windows 10.

Battery Life

Despite all the tantrums like led lights, bells and whistles the Alienware has the longest battery life in its category. It lasts for an impressive six hours and twenty-five minutes while its competitors like Blade 15 lasted 5.54 and stealth thin lasted for 5.40 only.

Performance

The Alienware is really serious about multitasking as the M15 comes with 2.2-GHz Intel Core i7-8750H processor along with 32GB heavy-duty RAM. Apart from flawless gaming one can multitask on it as per my experience you can easily on multiple tabs. Even when I played youtube, Netflix videos altogether in different tabs it doesn’t show any sign of sluggishness. The Alienware M15 is great on almost every point the only flaws are fan noise and poor thermals. As they can irritate you while using for long hours.

Last Words

The M15 is truly a great machine which works well and holds a beautiful yet strong build. It is great in making the gaming experience portable for sure without sacrificing the with results. The things don’t stop here the brand provides a flawless display which efficient to show vibrant colours. No one is perfect same goes with Alienware as speakers, thermals and fan noise are some of the issues which need to be looked. Actually, these problems are really big enough to affect the sales of the product directly.

Other than these it is a muscular machine which is efficient enough to handle any type of game. Can render tasks quickly without any lag or other issues. The Alienware M15 is a must go device for sure. Do not forget to share your love and support in the comment box below as I would love to hear your valuable feedback and suggestion.         

  

   

  

    

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