Alienware M15 R5 (2021) Specs: Full Specifications

Here's what you need to know about the 15.6” Alienware M15 R5 (2021) specifications including display size, resolution, processor, RAM, storage, camera, battery, and more.

Alienware M15 R5 Ryzen Edition

The 2021 Alienware M15 R5 features the 45W AMD Zen 3 8-core AMD Ryzen 7-5800H up to 8-core AMD Ryzen 9-5900HX with the boost speed up to 4.60 GHz. It has a display size of 15.6 inches and when it comes to dimensions, it is 14.02 inches long, 10.73 inches wide, and 0.76 inches thickness.

What's New in Alienware M15 R5

Here's what you need to know about the Alienware M15 R5.

  • AMD Ryzen 5000 Series - It's the first Alienware M15 gaming laptop that features AMD processors with up to 8-core AMD Ryzen R7 5800H or R9 5900HX.
  • Upgradable and Faster Memory - It's now equipped with a faster DDR4 memory to bump the speed up from 2933 MHz to 3200 MHz
  • GeForce RTX™ 30-series graphics - It now comes with the second generation of RTX technology that available in NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti, 3060, and 3070 with 8GB of GDDR6.
  • New QHD [email protected] Display - A great new display with a high display resolution with a 240Hz refresh rate.
  • Native [email protected] Support - The M15 R5 has the latest native HDMI 2.1b port to support 4K at 120Hz display output.

Alienware M15 R5 Specs

Alienware M15 R5 image

Alienware M15 R5

Key Features
What's missing
  • No MicroSD card slot
  • No lock slot
  • No Mini DisplayPort
  • No Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
  • No Thunderbolt port
AvailabilityAlienware M15 R5
Released2021
Release InfoAnnounced on April 20, 2021
Stores
Alienware M15 R5 AMD Ryzen Price
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro Dark (Renewed)
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro Dark (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,283.98
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Home Dark
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Home Dark
By Dell
$2,143.15
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro Dark
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro Dark
By Dell
$2,283.98
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Home Dark (Renewed)
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Home Dark (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,143.15
Alienware m15 R4 Gaming Laptop, 15.6 inch Full HD (FHD) - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Lunar Light (Latest Model)
Alienware m15 R4 Gaming Laptop, 15.6 inch Full HD (FHD) - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Lunar Light (Latest Model)
By Alienware
$1,803.89
Alienware Graphics Amplifier (9R7XN), Stealth black
Alienware Graphics Amplifier (9R7XN), Stealth black
By Alienware
$299.00
DisplayAlienware M15 R5
Size15.6 Inches
Info
  • 15.6” FHD with 165Hz
    1920 x 1080141 PPI9ms response time300 nits16:9100% sRGB color gamut1000:1Anti-glareWVA6W
  • 15.6” FHD with 360Hz
    1920 x 1080141 PPI5ms response time300 nits16:9100% sRGB color gamut1000:1Anti-glareWVA8W
  • 15.6” QHD with 240Hz
    2560 x 1440188 PPI9ms response time400 nits16:999% DCI-P3 color gamut1000:1Anti-glareWVA10W
ExteriorAlienware M15 R5
Dimensions14.02” x 10.73” x 0.47 - 0.76” (356.20 x 272.50 x 12 - 19.25 mm)
Weight5.34 - 5.93 lbs (2.42 - 2.69 kg)
ColorsDark Side of the Moon with High Endurance Clear Coat and Silky Smooth Finish
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Keyboard
    • Alienware mSeries 4-Zone AlienFX RGB keyboard.
    • RGB per-key backlit Cherry mechanical keyboard.
    • AlienFX lighting
    • Includes anti-ghosting and N-key rollover technology
    • 1.8mm key travel
    • 0.2mm-dish concave key design
  • Touchpad
    • 4.13 x 2.36 in (105 mm x 80 mm) precision touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
Ports
  • 1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 with DisplayPort
  • 2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 Port
  • 1 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 port with PowerShare
  • 1 x RJ-45
  • 1 x HDMI 2.1
    Supports up to [email protected] display out.
  • 1 x Headset port
  • 1 x Power/DC-in Port
Internal SpecsAlienware M15 R5
Processor
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.20 → 4.40 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 45W
  • AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.30 → 4.60 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 45W
Integrated Graphics
  • AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores, 2000 MHz
  • AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores, 2100 MHz
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti
    4GB GDDR6 VRAM.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060
    6GB GDDR6 VRAM.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070
    8GB GDDR6 VRAM.
Memory
8 GB16 GB32 GB
3200MHz Dual-channel DDR4 SDRAM.
2 x SO-DIMM slots.
Storage2 x M.2 2230/2280 slots (Up to 2TB each)
ConnectivityAlienware M15 R5
Wi-FiRivet Killer Wi-Fi 6 AX1650x
Dual Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHzUp to 2400 MbpsWiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
EthernetGigabit Ethernet Controller
Transfer rate: 10/100/1000/2500 Mbps
BatteryAlienware M15 R5
Size
  • 56 WHr, 3-cell smart lithium-ion battery
  • 86 WHr, 6-cell smart lithium-ion battery
Power Supply
180W240W
power adapter.
SoftwareAlienware M15 R5
OS
Windows 10 HomeWindows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Alienware Command Center
    Supports AlienFX lighting, Game Library with auto-tune game profile functionality.
  • Alienware Adrenalin
  • Alienware Mobile Connect
  • Microsoft Office 365 (30-day trial)
Camera & AudioAlienware M15 R5
CameraFront-facing camera
Alienware HD (1280x720 resolution) camera.
Audio
  • Controller: Realtek ALC3254
    • 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection
    • Alienware Sound Center via Alienware Command Center
  • Speakers:
    • 2 x 2W speakers
  • Microphone:
    • Dual-array microphones

Alienware M15 R5 Price

Here is the latest price update for Alienware M15 R5.

Alienware M15 R5 AMD Ryzen Price
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro Dark (Renewed)
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro Dark (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,283.98
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Home Dark
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Home Dark
By Dell
$2,143.15
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro Dark
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Pro Dark
By Dell
$2,283.98
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Home Dark (Renewed)
2021 Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Laptop 15.6" - AMD Ryzen 9 - Ryzen 9-5900 - 12 Core 4.7Ghz - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 - 1920x1080 FHD - Windows 10 Home Dark (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,143.15
Alienware m15 R4 Gaming Laptop, 15.6 inch Full HD (FHD) - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Lunar Light (Latest Model)
Alienware m15 R4 Gaming Laptop, 15.6 inch Full HD (FHD) - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Lunar Light (Latest Model)
By Alienware
$1,803.89
Alienware Graphics Amplifier (9R7XN), Stealth black
Alienware Graphics Amplifier (9R7XN), Stealth black
By Alienware
$299.00

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