Crafted for immersive, high-definition gaming, the 15.6" Alienware m15 Gaming Laptop from Dell balances power and portability. It is equipped with a 1920 x 1080 Full HD IPS display that offers 300 cd/m2 brightness, a contrast ratio of 700:1, a refresh rate of 60 Hz, and viewing angles of 170°. The display is driven by a dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR6 VRAM that allows you to crank up in-game visual settings and enjoy your games at their best. Balancing out the rest of the system is a 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8750H Six-Core processor that can be overclocked to 4.1 GHz and 16GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM that'll allow you to efficiently multitask and quickly access frequently used files and programs.
For storage, the Alienware m15 has a 512GB NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD. If you want to take advantage of external storage or connect peripherals such as optical drives, memory card readers, printers, and more, this can be done using three USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, one of which features PowerShare technology, and one Thunderbolt 3 port, which also supports USB 3.1 Gen 2. Furthermore, using its HDMI 2.0b, Mini DisplayPort 1.3, and Thunderbolt 3 ports, you can connect external displays for extensive multitasking. Other integrated features include an Alienware Full HD webcam, Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), Bluetooth 5.0, a headphone/mic combo jack, stereo speakers, Alienware's AlienFX mSeries keyboard, and AlienFX lighting with six programmable zones and up to 16.8 million distinct colors. Included is an AC adapter, a power cord, and a 6-cell / 90Wh lithium-ion battery. The installed operating system is Windows 10 Home (64-bit).
Travel Light, Triumph Big
The Alienware m15 is made for more than just the on-the-go gaming. It's Dell's thinnest and lightest 15" gaming laptop, coming in at only 0.7" and 4.78 pounds. To give you powerhouse performance, it's packed with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card and NVIDIA technologies like ray tracing, DLSS, and AI-enhanced graphics rendering. In addition to its power and portability, the m15 offers a long battery life with its 6-cell / 90Wh lithium-ion battery.
Take Your Graphics Further
The optional Alienware Graphics Amplifier supports next generation NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards and includes an additional 4-port USB 3.0 hub for added peripherals. With a dedicated PCI Express x4 Gen 3 slot with up to 40 Gb/s of throughput, you never have to worry about the disadvantages that come with a shared connection.
The keyboard has a 1.4mm travel per keystroke and an alphanumeric keypad that was designed specifically for gamers on the go. The keyboard is enabled with AlienFX lighting technology across six independent zones, including the power button and the Alien head on the a-panel, that use RGB LEDs, allowing you to choose from up to 16.8 million colors per zone to illuminate the system to your liking.
Deliberately Slim, Decidedly Savage
Survival of the Thinnest
At 5% thinner and 20% lighter than the Alienware 13, the slim, lightweight design allows you to roam freely and get lost in the game everywhere you go.
Smaller Bezel, Bigger Visuals
Designed with a narrow-bezel display, the slimmer frame maximizes viewing space, allowing visuals to come alive with a crisp range of colors that take you even deeper in the game.
Built with high-end industrial materials like magnesium alloy, a light structural metal, the Alienware m15 is designed for a performance-driven user experience. In addition to its light weight, magnesium alloy improves rigidity, steel ensures tactile comfort, and copper in the thermal module keeps the graphics and processor cool.
Keep Your Cool
A cooling system featuring Cryo-Tech v2.0 thermal technology helps ensure that the system's GPU thermal design power is enabled and keeps your system cool as the action heats up.
Kick Performance Into High Gear
Engineered with a 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8750H Six-Core processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card, and up to 16GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 memory in a 2 x 8GB configuration, the Alienware m15 possesses powerful performance for uninterrupted gameplay and other activities. The memory can also be upgraded to 32GB using a 16GB module in each of the two SO-DIMM memory slots.
No Shortage of Storage
Experience faster load times and a quieter system, thanks to multiple storage options that include an Intel Optane SSD, plus PCIe M.2 and high-capacity hybrid HDDs with 8GB of solid-state memory.
Alienware Cryo-Tech v.20
Dual-Intake, Dual-Exhaust Airflow Design
Dell's thin and light chassis prioritizes performance with a dual-fan design that pulls in cool air from the bottom vents, and exhales exhaust out the rear and side vents for improved cooling of the core components.
High-Voltage Driving Fan
The fire-resistant, liquid-crystal polymer fan is built with 0.2mm blades, sleeve bearings, and 3-phase fan control to create less friction and circulate air more efficiently. Over 90 unique blades cool both the CPU and GPU.
Load-Balancing Heat Pipes
The dynamics of thermal activity across critical components, like the GPU and the CPU, are intelligently discharged across 2.5mm and 6mm copper-composite heat pipes.
Dense Copper Fin Stacks
The Alienware m15 offers lower surface temperatures, largely due to a thermal module designed with 48.6 cc of copper-designed fin stacks.
Tools Gamers Need
Make Your Presence Felt
A front-facing integrated camera offers a Full HD 1080p resolution for great clarity. Emphasize every battle cry with dual-array microphones featuring support from Windows Cortana.
Killer E2500, a Gigabit Ethernet Controller, is designed to deliver fast throughput and lower latency gameplay by reducing lag or jitter. The optional Killer 1550 allows you to upgrade to up to 1.73 Gb/s max throughput for even more high-speed gaming, and prioritizes network traffic and data streaming with Killer DoubleShot Pro.
One Port Does It All
Access a variety of port options with the Thunderbolt 3 port. Its USB Type-C interface supports data transfer speeds of up to 40 Gb/s using Thunderbolt 3, 10 Gb/s using USB 3.1 Gen 2, and external displays using the DisplayPort 1.3 protocol.
After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.
Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana, can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the Internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Notebook, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information-gathering skills.
After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.
For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.
Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.
Xbox on Windows 10
Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.
- Dell Alienware m15 15.6" Specs
Operating System Windows 10 Home (64-Bit)
CPU 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-8750H 6-Core
Maximum Boost Speed 4.1 GHz
L3 Cache 9 MB
Memory Type 2666 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory 16 GB
Memory Configuration 2 x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)
Maximum Memory Capacity 32 GB
Memory Slot Type 260-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots None
Graphics Type Dedicated
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 with 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM
Panel Type IPS
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Maximum Brightness 300 cd/m2
Refresh Rate 60 Hz
Contrast Ratio 700:1
Response Time 35 ms
Viewing Angle (H x V) 170 x 170°
Storage and Expansion
2.5" Slots 1 x Height Unspecified (Available)
SSD Slots 1 x M.2 2280 PCIe x4 (Available)
1 x M.2 2280 SATA / PCIe x4 (In Use)
Total Installed Capacity 512 GB
Solid State Storage 1 x 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Optical Drive None
Ports 3 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB Type-C Ports 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (Supports DisplayPort)
Display 1 x HDMI 2.0b Output
1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.3 Output
Audio 1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Built-In Speakers 2 x 2.5 W
Built-In Microphones 2
Media Card Slots None
Ethernet 1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
MU-MIMO Support 2 x 2
Webcam User-Facing: 1080p
Battery Chemistry Lithium-Ion
Capacity 6-Cell: 90 Wh
Maximum Runtime 17 Hours
Keyboard & Mouse
Keyboard 101-Key Notebook Keyboard with Backlight, Number Pad
Pointing Device TouchPad
Security Accepts 3rd Party Security Lock Devices
AC Input Power 100 to 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz
Operating Temperature 32 to 95°F / 0 to 35°C
Operating Humidity 10 to 90%
Dimensions 14.3 x 10.9 x 0.8" / 363.22 x 276.86 x 20.32 mm
Weight 4.85 lb / 2.2 kg
Package Weight 10.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 18.2 x 16.4 x 4.7"