Alienware m15 hands-on: A thin, light gaming PC that packs some punch

Cramming gaming power into a laptop that's also thin and light is a difficult proposition, but that's just what Alienware has done with its latest entry, the m15. The new laptop retains plenty of gaming prowess, but in a chassis that measures around 0.8 inches thick and weighs 4.8 pounds.

On the inside, the Alienware can sport an Intel Core i7-8750HQ processor, NVIDIA GeFore GTX 1070 Max-Q graphics, 16GB of RAM and dual storage with a 1TB SSD and 1TB hard drive. That's along with a 1080p display running at 144Hz. Oh, and there are plenty of ports to be had as well.

For more, check out our hands-on with the Alienware m15 above. The laptop is set to go on sale starting October 25 with configurations starting at $1,299.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • I know it's a gaming laptop, but it still looks fat to me.
  • The AW13 from 2014 was 4.5 lbs and 1 in thick. The docking to a graphics amplifier (external GPU card and USB hub enclosure ) was it's best feature and the reason I use it today as a daily driver at home. The AW13 r3 was faster so it could be VR ready, but much heavier. Have you tried to run a modern game on a MS Surface? This thing is as thin as can be, and I would buy one if I didn't already have a house full of computers.
  • Exactly. My HP Omen begs to differ with the fat assessment. It's very square, and heavy as well.
  • Exactly my thought. We've grown seeing Alienware dense.