ALIENWARE m15 (2018) Review

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In this article, I give you my Alienware m15 (2018) review with specs included. I’ve already reviewed Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 gaming laptops many times for every generation. You can check those reviews on this website.

Finally, Alienware 15 and 17 are smelting together to compete with MSI GS70 Stealth, Gigabyte Aero 15X, and Razer Blade 15 of the same generation.

Alienware is a brand that stands for gaming and high-performance computers. It is expected that their product is a top-of-the-line gaming machine and so is the case here.

As a fan of this brand, I was waiting patiently for this device even when competitors’ machines came out. I finally can experience this greatness.

Alienware m15 (2018) is a little bit thinner than the Alienware 15. The 15 and the 17 were slim laptops but they had really big footprints and they were inordinately heavy even for their size class. So, now we’ve got something that is 38 percent lighter and with a 30% smaller footprint.

The basic hardware inside consists of Intel eighth-generation Coffee Lake 6-core CPUs and NVIDIA GTX 1060 or 1070 Max-Q GPUs.

One surprising thing is this is actually lighter than the Alienware 13. So, in terms of weight reduction and in terms of thickness they’ve done the right things here.

Also, Alienware laptops of the newer generation kept the build quality and the design language which by the way is called Epic Industrial Design after the epic silver lid that you can still also get if nebula red is a little too blingy for you. It’s still a very rigid chassis, it still has the Alienware design aesthetic so for those who would like an Alienware this is going to be aesthetically pleasing to you.

For those of you who think that Alienware looks too out there still, even though it’s calmer than some other gaming laptops on the market, you have to look for other tamer choices like the Razer Blade 15 or the Gigabyte Aero 15X. You have to be ok with the alien design theme going on here.

There are a few things Alienware m15 (2018) lost compared to other Alienware laptops and this is not about cost reduction because this is not a cheap device. Alienware just doesn’t make cheap laptops.

The price starts at around $1350 (MSRP) for a very low-end configuration. And mine is the desirable configuration that was around $2100.

You’re gonna get Intel eighth-generation 6 Core 45-watt CPU no matter what model you pick. You also have those two graphics choices that I mentioned above. Other options you can choose from are how much RAM, what kind of SSD or hard drive, what battery, display, etc. All those are gonna be the variables for the pricing.

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