Alienware M15 R5 Specifications

Here's what you need to know about Alienware M15 R5 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

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Alienware M15 R5

Key FeaturesAlienware M15 R5
At Glance
Released in Early
2021
16:9 QHD
15.6”
1440p 240Hz
Weight
5.34 lb
2.42 kg
Up to
AMD Ryzen 9-5900HX
8C/16T, 3.30 → 4.60 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,416
Single Core
Geekbench 5
7,663
Multi-Core
With integrated
AMD Radeon™ Graphics
8 Graphics Cores, 2100 MHz
Upgradable up to
32GB
3200 MHz DDR4
Alienware M15 R5 Ports
Up to Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3070
8GB GDDR6
AvailabilityAlienware M15 R5
Released2021
Release InfoAnnounced on April 20, 2021
Generations
Stores
Alienware M15 R5 AMD Ryzen Price
Dell Alienware M15 R5 Gaming Laptop 15.6" 360Hz FHD + IPS Display (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 3070, Backlit KYB, WiFi 6, BT 5.1, HD Webcam, Win11H), Dark Side of the Moon
Dell Alienware M15 R5 Gaming Laptop 15.6" 360Hz FHD + IPS Display (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 3070, Backlit KYB, WiFi 6, BT 5.1, HD Webcam, Win11H), Dark Side of the Moon
By Dell
$1,779.00
Newest Alienware m15 R5 15.6" 360Hz 1ms FHD Gaming Laptop, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (8 cores), GeForce RTX 3070, 64GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, HDMI, WiFi 6, RGB Keyboard, Win 11 Home, Dark Side of The Moon
Newest Alienware m15 R5 15.6" 360Hz 1ms FHD Gaming Laptop, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (8 cores), GeForce RTX 3070, 64GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, HDMI, WiFi 6, RGB Keyboard, Win 11 Home, Dark Side of The Moon
By Dell
$2,387.00
Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop (2021) | 15.6" FHD | Core Ryzen 9-1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - RTX 3070 | 12 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 8GB GDDR6
Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop (2021) | 15.6" FHD | Core Ryzen 9-1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - RTX 3070 | 12 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 8GB GDDR6
By Dell
$2,184.00
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
$2,013.64
Newest Alienware m15 R5 15.6" 360Hz 1ms FHD Gaming Laptop, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (8 cores), GeForce RTX 3070, 64GB RAM, 2TB PCIe SSD, HDMI, WiFi 6, RGB Keyboard, Win 11 Home, Dark Side of The Moon
Newest Alienware m15 R5 15.6" 360Hz 1ms FHD Gaming Laptop, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (8 cores), GeForce RTX 3070, 64GB RAM, 2TB PCIe SSD, HDMI, WiFi 6, RGB Keyboard, Win 11 Home, Dark Side of The Moon
By Dell
$2,899.00
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
$2,013.64
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.
DisplayAlienware M15 R5
Size15.6 Inches
Info
  • 15.6” FHD with 165Hz
    1920 x 1080 141 PPI 9ms response time 300 nits 16:9 100% sRGB color gamut 1000:1 Anti-glare WVA 6W
  • 15.6” FHD with 360Hz
    1920 x 1080 141 PPI 5ms response time 300 nits 16:9 100% sRGB color gamut 1000:1 Anti-glare WVA 8W
  • 15.6” QHD with 240Hz
    2560 x 1440 188 PPI 9ms response time 400 nits 16:9 99% DCI-P3 color gamut 1000:1 Anti-glare WVA 10W
PortsAlienware M15 R5
Ports
Alienware M15 R5 Ports
Image Source: Dell
  • 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
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.20 → 4.40 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 45W
  2. AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX
    8 cores, 16 threads, 3.30 → 4.60 GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 16MB L3 Cache, 45W
Geekbench 5 Single Core
Alienware M15 R51
AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H1,33494.21%
2
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX1,416100.00%
01,416
Geekbench 5 Multi-Core
Alienware M15 R51
AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H7,09892.63%
2
AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX7,663100.00%
07,663
Integrated Graphics
  1. AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores, 2000 MHz
  2. AMD Ryzen™ 9 5900HX
    AMD Radeon™ Graphics
    8 Graphics Cores, 2100 MHz
Memory
8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
3200MHz Dual-channel DDR4 SDRAM.
2 x SO-DIMM slots.
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti
    4GB GDDR6 VRAM.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060
    6GB GDDR6 VRAM.
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070
    8GB GDDR6 VRAM.
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 GHz Up to 2400 Mbps WiFi 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
180W 240W
power adapter.
SoftwareAlienware M15 R5
OS
Windows 10 Home Windows 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
Dell Alienware M15 R5 Gaming Laptop 15.6" 360Hz FHD + IPS Display (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 3070, Backlit KYB, WiFi 6, BT 5.1, HD Webcam, Win11H), Dark Side of the Moon
Dell Alienware M15 R5 Gaming Laptop 15.6" 360Hz FHD + IPS Display (AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX 8-Core, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, RTX 3070, Backlit KYB, WiFi 6, BT 5.1, HD Webcam, Win11H), Dark Side of the Moon
By Dell
$1,779.00
Newest Alienware m15 R5 15.6" 360Hz 1ms FHD Gaming Laptop, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (8 cores), GeForce RTX 3070, 64GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, HDMI, WiFi 6, RGB Keyboard, Win 11 Home, Dark Side of The Moon
Newest Alienware m15 R5 15.6" 360Hz 1ms FHD Gaming Laptop, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (8 cores), GeForce RTX 3070, 64GB RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, HDMI, WiFi 6, RGB Keyboard, Win 11 Home, Dark Side of The Moon
By Dell
$2,387.00
Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop (2021) | 15.6" FHD | Core Ryzen 9-1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - RTX 3070 | 12 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 8GB GDDR6
Dell Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition Gaming Laptop (2021) | 15.6" FHD | Core Ryzen 9-1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - RTX 3070 | 12 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 8GB GDDR6
By Dell
$2,184.00
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
$2,013.64
Newest Alienware m15 R5 15.6" 360Hz 1ms FHD Gaming Laptop, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (8 cores), GeForce RTX 3070, 64GB RAM, 2TB PCIe SSD, HDMI, WiFi 6, RGB Keyboard, Win 11 Home, Dark Side of The Moon
Newest Alienware m15 R5 15.6" 360Hz 1ms FHD Gaming Laptop, AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX (8 cores), GeForce RTX 3070, 64GB RAM, 2TB PCIe SSD, HDMI, WiFi 6, RGB Keyboard, Win 11 Home, Dark Side of The Moon
By Dell
$2,899.00
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
$2,013.64

Alienware M15 R5: Quick Look

Here is our quick look at Alienware M15 R5.

Alienware M15 R5

Dell has revealed the Alienware M15 R5, a 15.6-inch machine, in early-2021. It is powered by up to an octa-core AMD Ryzen 9-5900HX with a boost clock speed up to 4.60 GHz. The laptop has a dedicated GPU option up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 with 8GB GDDR6. For display option, it has a 15.6 inch display with the following key specifications:

  • 15.6” FHD with 165Hz
    1920 x 1080 141 PPI 9ms response time 300 nits 16:9 100% sRGB color gamut 1000:1 Anti-glare WVA 6W
  • 15.6” FHD with 360Hz
    1920 x 1080 141 PPI 5ms response time 300 nits 16:9 100% sRGB color gamut 1000:1 Anti-glare WVA 8W
  • 15.6” QHD with 240Hz
    2560 x 1440 188 PPI 9ms response time 400 nits 16:9 99% DCI-P3 color gamut 1000:1 Anti-glare WVA 10W

Moreover, Dell claims that the Alienware M15 R5 supports up to 32GB of 3200 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.

Additionally, the Alienware M15 R5 measures 14.02” x 10.73” x 0.76” (356.11 x 272.54 x 19.30 mm) and weight at 5.34 lbs. (2.42 kg). The laptop features the following 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

In summary, here is 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.

The Alienware M15 R5 also has some downsides that you might want to know, including:

  • No MicroSD card slot
  • No lock slot
  • No Mini DisplayPort
  • No Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
  • No Thunderbolt port