Alienware m15 R2

Alienware m15 R2 is ready to hit the market which is a completely new laptop. The laptop not only feature the latest high-end gaming components on the inside, but also the exterior design has been completely transformed. In m15 R2 the chassis is set to eventually replace the barely one-year old first generation Alienware m15. It’s flatter, thinner, looks more mature and has a lot of tweaks. It carved out an amazing new design language, gaining influence more from THX 1138 than Alien. It features a magnesium alloy chassis and has dark gray and light gray color options as the Area-51m.

Alienware m15 R2

It doesn’t use mechanical switches in keyboard but it has a 1.7mm travel distance and a defined actuation point to provide tactile feel.  The keys have per-key RGB backlighting which is all customizable through the Alienware Command Center software. The touchpad is better too, it is carried over from the XPS laptops which tend to have more responsive surfaces. The m15 R2 includes a modest array of ports. On the back there is HDMI, mini-DisplayPort, Thunderbolt 3, proprietary Alienware Graphics Amplifier and DC Power. There is a USB-A 3.1 Gen 1 port, an RJ-45 ethernet port and a headphone jack on the left side. And the right side has two more USB-A ports.

The Alienware m15 R2 features 9th Gen Intel core processors. The base config starts with an i5-9300H and goes up to an i9-9980HK at 5GHz. There’s a legion of graphics options- GTX 1650, GTX 1660 Ti, RTX 2060, RTX 2070 Max-Q or RTX 2080 Max-Q. The m15 R2 comes with either 8GB or 16GB of DDR4 RAM at 2666MHz and starts with a 256GB SSD for storage. Dual-storage options are available, maxing out at 4TB.

The 15.6-inch display on the Alienware m15 R2 starts with 1080p 60Hz refresh rate. From there you can jump to a 1080p with a 240Hz refresh rate which will be the best option for most gamers. On the top end, you can snag a 4K 60Hz OLED screen. The latter two options will come with optional Tobii Eye-tracking technology. Alienware will also let you plug in more powerful monitors through its Thunderbolt 3 port. It’s new Cryo Tech Cooling 3.0 takes care of heat management.

Alienware m15 R2 Key Specifications

FHD 60Hz
FHD 240Hz 7ms with Tobii Eyetracking
OLED 4K 60Hz 1ms HDR with Tobii Eyetracking
9th Generation Intel Core:
i5-9300H (4.1GHz)
i7-9750H (4.5GHz)
i9-9880H (4.8Ghz)
i9-9980HK (5.0Ghz)
1650 4GB GDDR5
1660 Ti 6GB GDDR6
2060 6GB GDDR6
2070 8GB GDDR6 Max-Q
2080 8GB GDDR6 Max-Q
8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2666MH
256GB PCIe M.2 SSD
512GB PCIe M.2 SSD
512GB Intel Optane M.2 SSD
512GB RAID0 (2x 256GB PCIe M.2 SSDs)
1TB RAID0 (2x 512GB PCIe M.2 SSDs)
512GB Intel Optane M2 SSD + 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD
2TB RAID0 (2x 1TB PCIe M.2 SSDs)
4TB RAID0 (2x 2TB PCIe M.2 SSDs)
Alienware Graphics Amplifier
Thunderbolt 3
DC input
3x USB 3.1 Type-A
HDMI 2.0b
mini-DisplayPort 1.4
3.5mm audio jack
Per-key RGB lighting 1.7 mm key travel
1080p with dual array mics
Dimensions and Weight
0.72 – 0.81 x 14.19 x 10.9 inches (18 – 21 x 361 x 276 mm)
2.16kg (4.75lbs)

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