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The Alienware m15 R6 fits serious gaming power into a portable package

M15 R6 Top
M15 R6 Top (Image credit: Dell)

What you need to know

  • The Alienware m15 R6 has been unveiled.
  • It features the latest in Intel CPU and NVIDIA GPU hardware.
  • Its starting price will be $1,299.

Just a month after the debut of the Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5, we now have the Alienware m15 R6 to look forward to. As expected, it's in line with all the other Alienware m15s in that it's an absolute tank of a laptop featuring the latest and greatest in gaming-centric hardware.

The m15 R6 features many benefits and special features, ranging from its stain-resistant paint formula and ultra-low-profile keyboard with 1.8 millimeters of total key travel to its new, optional 240W small form factor power adapter and wide array of hardware options.

If you're looking for an m15 R6 that's more affordable than the most expensive configs, you can get that and have your machine kitted with an RTX 3050 and less storage. Or, if you want to go all the way to the top of the gaming food chain, you can opt for an RTX 3080, Intel Core i9 11900H, and 32GB of RAM. Whatever your preference and budgetary limit is, Alienware has you covered — as long as you have $1,299 to start with, not including whatever sales tax you may have to pay in your area.

As is common knowledge, Alienware products are expensive, and the m15 line is no different. Here are the m15 R6 config options you'll get for your hard-earned dollar:

CategoryAlienware m15 R6
OSWindows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro
Processor11th Gen Intel
Core i5-11400H
Core i7-11800H
Core i9-11900H
RAM8GB, 16GB, 32GB
DDR4-3200MHz
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 3050 Ti
NVIDIA RTX 3060
NVIDIA RTX 3070
NVIDIA RTX 3080
StorageUp to dual 2TB M.2 PCIe SSDs
Non-RAID
Display15.6 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
300 nits, 100% sRGB
165Hz, 3ms
360Hz, 1ms, G-Sync
2560x1440 (QHD)
400 nits, 100% DCI-P3
144Hz, 2ms, G-Sync
PortsThree USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1)
USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2)
HDMI 2.1
RJ45 Ethernet
3.5mm audio
ConnectivityKiller Wi-Fi 6 AX1650
Bluetooth 5.2
CameraFront-facing HD
IR camera
KeyboardAlienware mSeries
Four-zone RGB
1.7mm travel
Alienware CherryMX
Per-key AlienFX RGB
1.8mm travel
Battery86Wh
240W AC adapter
Dimensions14.02 x 10.73 x 0.47 - 0.9 inches
(356.2mm x 272.5mm x 12 - 22.8mm)
WeightFrom 5.34 pounds (2.42kg)
ColorDark Side of the Moon

As you can see, the options are plentiful with the m15 R6, much as they were across previous m15 laptops. The key takeaway is that you'll benefit from the latest hardware refresh featuring Intel's and NVIDIA's most cutting-edge components. Mind you, these refreshes happen pretty often, but for at least a few months, you'll be able to say you have one of the strongest laptops on the market.

Robert Carnevale is the News Editor for Windows Central. He's a big fan of Kinect (it lives on in his heart), Sonic the Hedgehog, and the legendary intersection of those two titans, Sonic Free Riders. He is the author of Cold War 2395. Have a useful tip? Send it to robert.carnevale@futurenet.com.

2 Comments
  • Love their choice for color name lol if you're interested in this or something similar, instead of paying full retail, wait a while and checkout Dell's outlet website. You can sometimes find great deals on their stuff there (incl Alienware).
  • The color name always reminds me of that one shot from the trailer for the third Bay Transformers movie when the Decepticons are crawling out of craters on the surface of the moon, haha. And that's good advice, re: scout for deals. It's not hard to find better prices, even during hardware shortage times.