What ports are on a Alienware M18 R1?

In this post we will list down all the ports that the 2023 Alienware M18 R1 has.

Alienware M18 R1 Image

Alienware M18 R1 Ports

Question 1:
What ports are on the Alienware M18 R1 (2023)?

There are a total number of twelve ports and slots available on Alienware M18 R1. That includes an RJ-45 port, three USB-A ports, a headphone jack, a USB-C port, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI port, a Mini DisplayPort, a full-size SD card slot, and a power port. For further information, check the port details below.

Alienware M18 R1 Ports
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Left (4)
Alienware M18 R1 Ports - Left
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  • 1 x RJ-45
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), PowerShare
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x headphone jack
Right (1)
Alienware M18 R1 Ports - Right
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  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
Back (7)
Alienware M18 R1 Ports - Back
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  • 2 x Thunderbolt 4
    40 Gpbs, USB 4.0 (40 Gbps), 15W (5V/3A) Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1 x HDMI
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
  • 1 x power port

For more information, check out the Alienware M18 R1 specifications here.

Question 2:
Does Alienware M18 R1 have a built-in SD card reader slot?

An SD (Secure Digital) card slot is an expansion slot that allows you to read and write data from and to an SD card. Both slot and card are available in three varied sizes, full-size SD, Mini SD, and MicroSD. The slot can be essential if you are a content creator who frequently gets photos and videos from digital camera memory cards.

The Alienware M18 R1 comes with a built-in full-size SD card slot. The slot is on the back side of the device.

To help you identify which type of SD card is compatible with your laptop, this is the size comparison between the full-size SD, miniSD, and microSD cards. Just so you know, the microSD, most of the time, comes with an SD adapter, which means you can use it on any smartphone, tablet, digital camera, or laptop as long as they have an SD, miniSD, or microSD slot.

Size comparison between SD, MiniSD, and MicroSD
Question 3:
Does HDMI port available on Alienware M18 R1?
HDMI or High-Definition Multimedia Interface is an essential connector for transferring high-quality digital video and audio from one device to another. It is a popular video interface used in projectors, TVs, and monitors as a video input or HDMI-in. For HDMI-out, it is frequently available on a laptop, desktop, or game console.

The Alienware M18 R1 comes with an HDMI port version 2.1, supporting video output up to 4K or 8K at 120Hz. The port is on the back side of the device.


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