Dell has been making some powerful gaming laptops under their Alienware brand for years. But none of those have come in a sleek and actually portable form-factor, a design feat that the other brands have already implemented to their gaming machines.
Well, that is now about to change with the new Dell Alienware m15, the thinnest gaming laptop that the company has ever produced. This thing weighs at around 2.16kg and has a 21mm thickness. Still not bad for a powerful notebook.
The Alienware M15 sports NVIDIA’s Max-Q design, which promotes an extra level of portability to what used to be bulky and heavy gaming notebooks. It does that without having too much compromise on the hardware performance.
You can get the Alienware m15 with either an NVIDIA GTX 1060 (6GB) or a GTX 1070 (8GB) graphics cards. As the main workhorse, it will come with an Intel Core i7-8750H six-core processor.
It can be also rigged with up to 32GB of dual-channel RAM, 256GB of M.2 storage, and 1TB of hybrid hard drive. You can also go crazy and place up to two 1TB PCIe solid-state drives in there.
To make the pricing more flexible, the Dell Alienware m15 will be available in three display configurations. The base model will have an FHD screen with a 60Hz refresh rate; you can also get it with a TN panel, with the same resolution but with a faster 144Hz refresh rate.
But if you favor quality over performance, the M15 is available with a 4K UHD IPS screen, with ~100% sRGB coverage, but with the refresh rate dialed back down to 60Hz.
The Dell Alienware m15 will be available in Nebula Red and Epic Silver color options. It will hit the store shelves on October 25 with a starting price of USD1,299 (~Php70,500).