Alienware M15 R1 Specifications

Here's what you need to know about Alienware M15 R1 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Alienware M15 R1

Key FeaturesAlienware M15 R1
At Glance
Released in Early
2019
16:9 FHD
15.6”
1080p 240Hz
Weight
4.85 lb
2.20 kg
Up to
Intel Core i7-9750H
6C/12T, 2.60 → 4.50 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,044
Single Core
Geekbench 5
4,880
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics 630
24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
Upgradable up to
32GB
2666 MHz DDR4
Alienware M15 R1 Ports
Up to Nvidia GeForce
RTX 2080 SUPER
8GB GDDR6 with Max-Q
AvailabilityAlienware M15 R1
Released2019
Release Info
  • Announced at CES 2019
  • Available on January 29, 2019
PricingStarting at $1,379.99
Generations
Stores
Alienware M15 R1 Price
Alienware x15 R1 VR Ready Gaming Laptop - 15.6 inch FHD 360Hz Display, Intel Core i7-11800H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, HDMI, WiFi, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home - White
Alienware x15 R1 VR Ready Gaming Laptop - 15.6 inch FHD 360Hz Display, Intel Core i7-11800H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, HDMI, WiFi, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home - White
By Alienware
$1,975.00
Alienware M15 R6 Gaming Laptop - 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 1ms 360Hz Display, Intel Core i7-11800H, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA RTX 3070 8GB Graphics, Windows 11 Home - Black
Alienware M15 R6 Gaming Laptop - 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 1ms 360Hz Display, Intel Core i7-11800H, 32GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA RTX 3070 8GB Graphics, Windows 11 Home - Black
By Alienware
$1,903.38
Dell AC Adapter 240 Watt Original FWCRC for Alienware Area-51 M17x / M17-R1 / M17X / M17X-R3; Asus G70 / G70S / G70SG Precision M6400, M6500, M6600
Dell AC Adapter 240 Watt Original FWCRC for Alienware Area-51 M17x / M17-R1 / M17X / M17X-R3; Asus G70 / G70S / G70SG Precision M6400, M6500, M6600
By Dell
$39.99
Was: $44.95
Alienware X15 R1 VR Ready Gaming Laptop - 15.6 inch 360Hz FHD 1080p Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen), 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Home - Lunar Light
Alienware X15 R1 VR Ready Gaming Laptop - 15.6 inch 360Hz FHD 1080p Display, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070, Intel Core i7-11800H (11th Gen), 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Home - Lunar Light
By Alienware
$1,899.98
Was: $2,049.99
Alienware M15 R6 VR Ready Gaming Laptop - 15.6 inch QHD Display, 240Hz Refresh Rate, Intel Core i7-11800H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6, Windows 11- Black
Alienware M15 R6 VR Ready Gaming Laptop - 15.6 inch QHD Display, 240Hz Refresh Rate, Intel Core i7-11800H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6, Windows 11- Black
By Alienware
$1,629.98
Was: $1,729.00
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop Full HD (FHD), 15.6 inch - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Lunar Light
Alienware m15 R4 RTX 3070 Gaming Laptop Full HD (FHD), 15.6 inch - Intel Core i7-10870H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home - Lunar Light
By Alienware
$1,879.00
ExteriorAlienware M15 R1
Dimensions14.27 x 10.85 x 0.70 - 0.78 in (362 x 275 x 17.90 - 19.99 mm)
Width: 14.27 in. (362 mm)
Depth: 10.85 in. (275 mm)
Height: 0.70 - 0.78 in. (17.90 - 19.99 mm)
WeightStarting at 4.85 lbs (2.20 kg)
Colors
  • Epic Silver
  • Nebula Red
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Alienware AlienFX mSeries Keyboard with Alphanumeric Keys
  • 4.13 x 2.56 in (105 mm x 65 mm) precision touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
DisplayAlienware M15 R1
Size15.6 Inches
InfoFull HD with 60Hz refresh rate
  • 1920 x 1080, 141 PPI, 35ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 72% color gamut, 700:1 contrast ratio, Anti-glare, 6.20W max power consumption.
Full HD with 144Hz refresh rate
  • 1920 x 1080, 141 PPI, 19ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 72% color gamut, 800:1 contrast ratio, Anti-glare, 7.80W max power consumption.
Full HD with 240Hz refresh rate
  • 1920 x 1080, 141 PPI, 8ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 72% color gamut, 1000:1 contrast ratio, Anti-glare, 4.41W max power consumption.
Ultra HD with 60Hz refresh rate
  • 3180 x 2160, 282 PPI, 300 nits, 16:9, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 5.15W max power consumption
Ultra HD OLED with 60Hz refresh rate
  • 3180 x 2160, 282 PPI, 1ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, HDR-400 DCI-P3 color gamut, 10,000:1 contrast ratio, TrueLife, 14.80W max power consumption
All options
  • Wide Viewing Angles on all displays with 85 degrees viewing from all directions
PortsAlienware M15 R1
Ports
Alienware M15 R1 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (4)
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), PowerShare
  • 1 x RJ-45
    1 Gbps, Killer E2500
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
  • 1 x lock slot
Right (2)
  • 2 x USB-A
    USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
Back (5)
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3
    DisplayPort
  • 1 x Alienware Graphics Amplifier port
  • 1 x HDMI
    v2.0
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
  • 1 x power port
Internal SpecsAlienware M15 R1
Processor
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8300H
    4 cores, 8 threads, 2.30 → 4.00 GHz, 8MB SmartCache, 45W
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.20 → 4.10 GHz, 9MB SmartCache, 45W
  3. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    6 cores, 12 threads, 2.60 → 4.50 GHz, 12MB SmartCache, 45W
Geekbench 5 Single Core
Alienware M15 R11
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8300H93589.56%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H97593.39%
3
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H1,044100.00%
01,044
Geekbench 5 Multi-Core
Alienware M15 R11
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8300H3,26966.99%
2
8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H4,47091.60%
3
9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H4,880100.00%
04,880
Integrated Graphics
  1. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8300H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1000 MHz
  2. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1100 MHz
  3. 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    Intel® UHD Graphics 630
    24 Execution Units, 350 → 1150 MHz
Memory
8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
2666 MHz Dual-channel DDR4 RAM.
2 x SODIMM slots
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce GTX® 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce GTX® 1060 (6GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce GTX® 1070 (8GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce GTX® 1660 Ti (6GB GDDR6)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 (6GB GDDR6) OC Ready
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 (8GB GDDR6) with Max-Q Design
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 (8GB GDDR6) with Max-Q Design
StorageSingle Storage Configurations
  • 256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 512 GB Intel Optane M.2 SSD
  • 1 TB PCIe M.2 SSD
Dual Storage Configurations
  • 128GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
  • 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
  • 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 256GB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive
  • 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
Triple Storage Configurations
  • 256GB SSD M.2+256GB SSD M.2+1TB HDD
ConnectivityAlienware M15 R1
Wi-Fi
  • Qualcomm QCA61x4A (DW1820)
    Dual Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz up to 867 Mbps, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.
  • Rivet killer 1550
    Dual Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz up to 1733 Mbps, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac.
Bluetooth
  • Qualcomm QCA61x4A (DW1820) › Bluetooth 4.2
  • Rivet Killer 1550 › Bluetooth 5.0
Ethernet
  • Killer E2500 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
BatteryAlienware M15 R1
Size
  • 4-cell smart lithium-ion (60 Wh)
  • 6-cell smart lithium-ion (90Wh)
Battery Life
  • Up to 17 hours on idle with 90Wh battery.
Power Supply
  • 130W (19.50 VDC/6.70A)
  • 180W (19.50 VDC/9.23A)
* Support Hybrid Power
SoftwareAlienware M15 R1
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 10 Pro
Upgradable to Windows 11
Built-in Apps
  • Alienware Command Center
  • Alienware Adrenlin
  • Alienware Mobile Connect
  • Microsoft Office 365 (30-day trial)
Camera & AudioAlienware M15 R1
Camera
  • Front-facing camera
    Alienware FHD (1920x1080 resolution) camera.
Audio
  • Controller
    Realtek ALC3281-CG.
  • 2.0 Speaker configuration
  • 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection
  • Alienware Sound Center and Audio Recon software
  • Microphone
    Digital-array microphones in camera assembly.
MiscAlienware M15 R1
MoreCHASIS
  • AlienFX Lighting Zones
    6 unique programmable zones with up to 16.8 million distinct colors (Standard).

Alienware M15 R1: Quick Look

Here is our quick look at Alienware M15 R1.

Alienware M15 R1

Dell has revealed the Alienware M15 R1, a 15.6-inch machine, in early-2019. It is powered by up to a hexa-core Intel Core i7-9750H with a boost clock speed up to 4.50 GHz. The laptop has a dedicated GPU option up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER with 8GB GDDR6 with Max-Q. For display option, it has a 15.6 inch display with the following key specifications:

Full HD with 60Hz refresh rate
  • 1920 x 1080, 141 PPI, 35ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 72% color gamut, 700:1 contrast ratio, Anti-glare, 6.20W max power consumption.
Full HD with 144Hz refresh rate
  • 1920 x 1080, 141 PPI, 19ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 72% color gamut, 800:1 contrast ratio, Anti-glare, 7.80W max power consumption.
Full HD with 240Hz refresh rate
  • 1920 x 1080, 141 PPI, 8ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 72% color gamut, 1000:1 contrast ratio, Anti-glare, 4.41W max power consumption.
Ultra HD with 60Hz refresh rate
  • 3180 x 2160, 282 PPI, 300 nits, 16:9, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 5.15W max power consumption
Ultra HD OLED with 60Hz refresh rate
  • 3180 x 2160, 282 PPI, 1ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, HDR-400 DCI-P3 color gamut, 10,000:1 contrast ratio, TrueLife, 14.80W max power consumption
All options
  • Wide Viewing Angles on all displays with 85 degrees viewing from all directions

Moreover, Dell claims that the Alienware M15 R1 supports up to 32GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 memory that you can upgrade with two memory module slots on the motherboard. Furthermore, It comes with two M.2 slots that users can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. On top of that, it also has a single SATA slot, that users can use to install a 2.5-inch SATA SSD, SSHD, or a hard disk drive to add even more storage.

Additionally, the Alienware M15 R1 measures 14.27” x 10.85” x 0.78” (362.46 x 275.59 x 19.81 mm) and weight at 4.85 lbs. (2.20 kg). For connectivity, there are a total amount of eleven ports and slots available on Alienware M15 R1. That includes three USB-A ports, an RJ-45 port, a headphone jack, a lock slot, a Thunderbolt 3 port, a Alienware Graphics Amplifier port, an HDMI port, a Mini DisplayPort, and a power port.

In summary, here is what you need to know about the Alienware M15 R1.

  • 15-inch thin and light gaming laptop. Featuring the NVIDIA® Geforce RTX graphics and exceptional battery life.
  • Up to 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H (6-Core, up to 4.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost).
  • Up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 8GB GDDR6 with Max-Q Design.
  • Up to 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz Anti-Glare.