Both professional and rookie gamers require computer systems equipped with high-end graphics and high caliber processing power. While many of them prefer a desktop to solve the purposes, a majority also opt for gaming laptops. Gaming laptops are conventionally bulky in nature to encapsulate a larger processor and graphics card, while also giving enough space in between them to avoid excessive heating. Although supporting the plethora of sophisticated games, the bulkiness of such laptops has hindered their portability. Now Alienware, Dell’s flagship laptop line for gamers, has come out with its first thin and light gaming laptops that are designed to be a game changer in the industry.
The Alienware m15 weighs 4.8 pounds while sporting a 15.6-inch display. As compared to Alienware 15, its 17% thinner and 38% lighter as well. The m15 showcases a significant reduction in weight as compared to its predecessors and marks the entry of Alienware into the new territory of slim gaming laptops. While sacrificing on weight, the model packs in the latest hardware found in modern gaming notebooks. The user has a choice of opting for an Intel 8th gen quad-core Core i5-8300H or a six-core i7-8750H processor. As for as graphics cards are concerned, it sports either NVIDIA’s GTX 1060 GPU overclocked out of the box or the 1070 Max-Q.
The gamer also has the choice to opt for two different kinds of screen portraying various resolution. While the basic screen features a 1080p 60Hz resolution, the higher-end 1080p 144Hz display or a 4K 60Hz panel offers a smoother graphics resolution. While the bundled 60 Watt-hour battery can see up to 7 hours of video playback time, users can bump up to avail the 90 Watt-hour model – which increases the video playback time to 10.5 hours. In addition, the m15 can support up to a maximum of 16GB of RAM to enhance performance. It also supports a dual storage system, with a 1TB SSD and 1TB hybrid drive.
The body of the m15 is constructed using magnesium alloy and copper, and also contains a thermal solution (Cryo-Tech 2.0) that should prevent the components from throttling back and offer efficient thermal management during intense game sessions. It will also have three USB Type-A ports, one HDMI 2.0, miniDisplay Port 1.3, Noble Lock Port, Thunderbolt 3, charging port, Gigabit Ethernet, and Alienware’s Amplifier ports for connectivity. The significantly slim screen bezels amplify the aesthetic beauty of the product, while it also includes a full numeric keypad – Alienware’s first sub-17” notebook to do so. The m15 model is set to provide Alienware with the benchmark for future designs of gaming laptops, as hefty earlier models get tossed out.
Other companies like ASUS, Gigabyte, and Razer have all recently offered gaming laptops which weigh under five pounds. Alienware is indeed the go-to gaming laptop for professional gamers. With a sleek design that enables portability, the m15 is sure to hit a nerve among enthusiastic gamers. It’s available from 25th October, 2018, with the base model priced at $1,299.