Alienware announced the Alienware m15 with its "Epic" industrial design featuring magnesium alloy surfaces built for both power and portability.
Available in Epic Silver and Nebula Red, Alienware m15 will go on sale globally on October 25, starting at $1,299 USD, direct from Alienware.com and in retail stores.
The Alienware m15 is the lightest and thinnest 15" gaming laptop ever from Alienware. Optimized for performance, it is actually packed into a form factor approximately 14.3" by 10.8" and less than .83" from front to back cover, weighing a mere 4.78 pounds. In another first, the laptop features a numeric keypad. The new Alienware mSeries keyboard even features 1.4mm of key travel, anti-ghosting keys and four Alien-FX enabled zones to light up the room during any gameplay, while also supporting in game lighting reactions for over 150 game titles.
The Alienware m15 cranks up the performance with 8th generation Intel processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 OC and 1070 Max-Q graphics cards capable of VR and beyond, with additional support for the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. Of course, it comes with all the bells and whistles you expect, including our Alienware Command Center technology with AlienFX customizable RGB-lighting across six unique zones, Alienware Cryo-Tech 2.0 for thermal management, and while on idle up to a maximum of 17 hours of battery life with the optional 90Whr battery.
For ports, Alienware includes three USB Type A (5Gbps) ports, an HDMI 2.0 port, miniDisplay Port 1.3, Noble Lock Port, Thunderbolt 3, charging port, Gigabit ethernet, and Alienware's Amplifier port.
Storage options don't change much in the new Alienware m15 compared to its thicker 15 R4 cousin. The new Alienware m15 jams in a 2.5-inch drive bay and an M.2 slot.
The display marks a bigger different in the Alienware m15 compared to the 15 R4. While the thicker 15 R4 offers everything from 1080p to 4K, with and without G-Sync support, the new m15 is limited to 1080p/60Hz, 1080p/144Hz, and 3840x2160/60Hz. None offer G-sync support.