Alienware M15 R7 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2022 Alienware M15 R7 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

Alienware M15 R7
Released2022
Release DateAnnounced on February 25, 2022.
Pricing
  • $1,499.99
    i7-12700H 16GB 512GB RTX 3050 Ti FHD 165Hz
  • $1,699.99
    i7-12700H 16GB 512GB RTX 3060 FHD 165Hz
  • $2,049.99
    i7-12700H 16GB 512GB RTX 3070 Ti FHD 165Hz
  • $2,649.99
    i7-12700H 16GB 512GB RTX 3080 Ti FHD 165Hz
  • $2,699.99
    i7-12700H 16GB 512GB RTX 3080 Ti QHD 240Hz
  • $2,749.99
    i7-12700H 16GB 512GB RTX 3080 Ti FHD 360Hz
Generations
Alienware M15 R7 Price
Dell Alienware m15 R7 Gaming Laptop (2022) | 15.6" FHD | Core i7 - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - RTX 3060 | 14 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12th Gen CPU - 12GB GDDR6 Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
Dell Alienware m15 R7 Gaming Laptop (2022) | 15.6" FHD | Core i7 - 1TB SSD - 32GB RAM - RTX 3060 | 14 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12th Gen CPU - 12GB GDDR6 Win 11 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,659.99
Alienware m15 R7 Gaming Laptop - 15.6-inch QHD 240Hz 2ms Display, Intel Core i7-12700H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6, HDMI, USB-C, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Home - Black
Alienware m15 R7 Gaming Laptop - 15.6-inch QHD 240Hz 2ms Display, Intel Core i7-12700H, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6, HDMI, USB-C, Wi-Fi 6, Windows 11 Home - Black
By Alienware
$1,359.00
$1,639.99 17% OFF
Alienware m15 R7 Gaming Laptop - 15.6-inch 240Hz 2ms QHD, Intel Core i9-12900H, 32GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3080 Graphics, Killer AX 1675i with Dell services, Windows 11 Home - Dark
Alienware m15 R7 Gaming Laptop - 15.6-inch 240Hz 2ms QHD, Intel Core i9-12900H, 32GB DDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA Geforce RTX 3080 Graphics, Killer AX 1675i with Dell services, Windows 11 Home - Dark
By Alienware
$1,725.00
Dell Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R7 Gaming Laptop (2022) | 15.6" FHD | Core Ryzen 7 - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM - RTX 3060 | 8 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12GB GDDR6 Win 11 Home (Renewed)
Dell Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R7 Gaming Laptop (2022) | 15.6" FHD | Core Ryzen 7 - 512GB SSD - 16GB RAM - RTX 3060 | 8 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12GB GDDR6 Win 11 Home (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,429.95
Dell Alienware m15 R7 Gaming Laptop (2022) | 15.6" QHD | Core i7 - 1TB SSD - 16GB RAM - RTX 3060 | 14 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12th Gen CPU - 12GB GDDR6 Win 11 Home (Renewed)
Dell Alienware m15 R7 Gaming Laptop (2022) | 15.6" QHD | Core i7 - 1TB SSD - 16GB RAM - RTX 3060 | 14 Cores @ 4.7 GHz - 12th Gen CPU - 12GB GDDR6 Win 11 Home (Renewed)
By Dell
$1,591.71

Exterior

Alienware M15 R7
Dimensions14.02” x 10.73” x 0.51 - 0.81” (356.20 x 272.50 x 12.9 - 20.60 mm)
Weight5.34 ~ 5.93 lbs (2.42 ~ 2.69 kg)
Colors
Dark Moon
Dark Side of the Moon with High Endurance Clear Coat and Silky Smooth Finish
Keyboard and Trackpad
  • Alienware mSeries 1-Zone AlienFX RGB keyboard.
  • Alienware mSeries Per-Keyy AlienFX RGB keyboard.
  • Alienware's CherryMX ultra-low-profile mechanical laptop keyboard with per-key AlienFX lighting.
  • Touchpad
    • Multi-touch gesture touchpad with integrated scrolling.
    • 4.13 x 2.36 in (105 mm x 60 mm) precision touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.

Display

Alienware M15 R7
Size15.6 Inches
Info
  • 15.6” FHD with 165Hz
    1920 x 1080 141 PPI ComfortView Plus NVIDIA G-Sync FreeSync 3ms 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 ComfortView Plus NVIDIA G-Sync FreeSync Advanced Optimus 1ms response time 300 nits 16:9 100% sRGB color gamut 1000:1 Anti-glare WVA 7.6W
  • 15.6” QHD with 240Hz
    2560 x 1440 188 PPI ComfortView Plus NVIDIA G-Sync FreeSync Advanced Optimus 2ms response time 400 nits 16:9 99% DCI-P3 color gamut 1000:1 Anti-glare WVA 8.55 W

Ports

Alienware M15 R7
Ports
Alienware M15 R7 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left
  • 1 x LAN Port
    RJ-45 2.5Gbps Ethernet.
  • 1 x Headset port
Right
  • 2 x USB-A
    1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps).
    1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps) with PowerShare.
Rear
  • 1 x USB-C
    USB 3.2 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.4, and PD output 15W (5V/3A).
    Supports Thuderbolt™️ 4 on models with RTX 3060 and above.
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps).
  • 1 x HDMI 2.1
    Supports up to 4K@120Hz display out with HDCP 2.3 support.
  • 1 x Power/DC-in Port
    Barrel-type plug.

Internal Specs

Alienware M15 R7
Processor
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H
    14 cores, 20 threads, 2.30 → 4.70 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 45W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Alienware M15 R71
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H1,658100.00%
01,658

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Alienware M15 R71
12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H11,774100.00%
011,774
Integrated Graphics
  1. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-12700H
    Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
    96 Execution Units, 400 → 1400 MHz
Memory
8 GB 16 GB 32 GB
4800 MHz Dual-channel DDR5 SDRAM.
2 x SO-DIMM slots.
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050 Ti - 4GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 - 6GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3070 Ti - 8GB GDDR6
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3080 Ti - 16 GDDR6
Storage2 x M.2 2230/2280 slots (Up to 2TB each)

Connectivity

Alienware M15 R7
Wi-Fi
  • Intel AX201
    Dual Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz Up to 2400 Mbps WiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
  • Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675i
    Triple Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz/6 GHz Up to 2400 Mbps WiFi 6 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
Ethernet
  • Realtek RTL8111H-CG PCI-e 2.5 Gigabit ethernet controller
    Models with RTX 3050 Ti.
  • Killer E3100 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    Models with RTX 3060 and above.

Battery

Alienware M15 R7
Size
  • 56 WHr, 3-cell smart lithium-ion battery
  • 86 WHr, 6-cell smart lithium-ion battery
Power Supply
180W 240W
power adapter.

Software

Alienware M15 R7
OSWindows 11
Home Pro
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 & Audio

Alienware M15 R7
Camera
  • Front-facing camera.
    Alienware HD (1280x720 resolution) camera.
  • Optional Windows Hello IR support.
    Available only on models with FHD 360Hz or QHD display
    Not available on FHD 165Hz display.
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

Misc

Alienware M15 R7
SensorsWindows Hello IR Camera
Warranty1 Year Premium Support

Key Features

Alienware M15 R7
At Glance
Released in Early
2022
16:9 QHD
15.6”
1440p 240Hz
Weight
5.34 lb
2.42 kg
Powered By
Intel Core i7-12700H
14C/20T, 2.30 → 4.70 GHz
Geekbench 5
1,658
Single Core
Geekbench 5
11,774
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® Iris® Xe Graphics
96 Execution Units, 400 → 1400 MHz
Upgradable up to
32GB
4800 MHz DDR5
Alienware M15 R7 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 3080Ti
16GB GDDR6
Starting at
$1500
i7-12700H, 16GB, 512GB, FHD 165Hz
Featuring
Alienware Cryo-tech™
Cooling System
Legendary Design with
AlienFX Lighting for Logo & Rear Stadium
Customization via Alienware Command Center.
Optional
Per-Key AlienFX RGB
Keyboard
Optional Ultra low-profile
CherryMX Mechanical
With Per-Key AlienFX RGB Keyboard

Photos

Our analysis and reviews

Alienware M15 R7 image

What we like

Reasons to like about Alienware M15 R7.

Supports Windows 11

Alienware M15 R7 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsAlienware M15 R7
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i7-12700H
4GB RAM8GB → 32GB
64GB Drive256GB → 4TB
2 Cores CPU14 cores
Upgradable storage

Alienware M15 R7 comes with two M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install an additional SSD to expand the storage on the device. Learn more

Storage SlotsAlienware M15 R7
M.2x2
Upgradable memory

The Alienware M15 R7 has two RAM slots which you can use to add or replace with a larger one if it isn't already at the maximum size that the system chipset support. Learn more

MemoryAlienware M15 R7
Slotsx2
TypeDDR5
Speed4800 MHz
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080Ti 16GB GDDR6

What's new

Improvements over its predecessor.

Significantly faster CPU performance

Intel Core i7-12700H inside Alienware M15 R7 has a 44% better multi-core CPU performance score than the Intel Core i9-11900H inside Alienware M15 R6.

Geekbench 5 multi-core score
Alienware M15 R7 - Intel Core i7-12700H
11,774
Alienware M15 R6 - Intel Core i9-11900H
8,121
Alienware M15 R6 - Intel Core i7-11800H
7,908
Alienware M15 R6 - Intel Core i5-11400H
5,592
Supports faster memory

Alienware M15 R7 supports a faster memory speed than the Alienware M15 R6. It supports up to 4800MHz versus 3466MHz of system memory on the Alienware M15 R6.

Memory type and speed
Alienware M15 R7 - DDR5
4,800 MHz
Alienware M15 R6 - DDR4 XMP
3,466 MHz
About 10% lighter

Alienware M15 R7 weighed 5.34 pounds, 10% lighter than the 5.93 pounds Alienware M15 R6.

WeightAlienware M15 R7Alienware M15 R6
Pound
5.34 lbs.
5.93 lbs.
Kilogram
2.42 kg
2.69 kg

What's missing

Downsides over its predecessor.

Supports smaller memory

Alienware M15 R7 supports a smaller memory capacity than the Alienware M15 R6. It only supports up to 32GB versus 64GB of system memory on the Alienware M15 R6.

Max system memory size
Alienware M15 R6
64 GB
Alienware M15 R7
32 GB

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