Alienware M16 R1 specs, features, and analysis

Here's what you need to know about 2023 Alienware M16 R1 including price, display info, CPU, RAM, storage, battery, and more.

Availability

Alienware M16 R1
Released2023
Release Date
  • Announced on January 3, 2023 (CES 2023)
  • Available starting in Q1 2023.
  • AMD models will be available starting in Q2 2023.
PricingStarting at $1,899 or $2,599 (CA)
Applicable Models
  • Alienware m16 Gaming Laptop
  • Original Alienware m16 Gaming Laptop
  • First Gen Alienware m16 Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware m16 R1 Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware m6 (2023) Gaming Laptop
  • Alienware m16 with 13th Gen Intel-HX55 processors
  • Alienware m16 with RTX 4000-Series
Alienware M16 R1 Price
Alienware M16 R1 16-inch WQXGA Laptop, 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900HX, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, Windows 11 Pro (Renewed)
Alienware M16 R1 16-inch WQXGA Laptop, 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900HX, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080, Windows 11 Pro (Renewed)
By Dell
$2,454.99
Alienware X16 R1 Gaming Laptop - 16-inch QHD+ 240Hz Display, Intel Core i9-13900HK, 32GB LPDDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home - Lunar Silver
Alienware X16 R1 Gaming Laptop - 16-inch QHD+ 240Hz Display, Intel Core i9-13900HK, 32GB LPDDR5 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 12GB GDDR6, Windows 11 Home - Lunar Silver
By Alienware
$2,744.96
$2,949.97 7% OFF
Dell Alienware m16 R1 Gaming Laptop, 2023, 16" 2560 x 1600 165 Hz, Intel Core i7-13700HX 16-Core, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 8GB, 16GB DDR5, 1TB SSD, Windows 11 Home, RGB Backlit KB, Dark Metallic Moon
Dell Alienware m16 R1 Gaming Laptop, 2023, 16" 2560 x 1600 165 Hz, Intel Core i7-13700HX 16-Core, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 8GB, 16GB DDR5, 1TB SSD, Windows 11 Home, RGB Backlit KB, Dark Metallic Moon
By Dell
$1,808.91
$2,099.00 14% OFF
Dell 2023 Gaming Laptop | Alienware m16 R1| Intel Core i7-13700HX 16-Core | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 8GB | 16GB DDR5 | 1TB SSD | 16" 2560 x 1600 165 Hz | Win10 Home - RGB Backlit KB - Metallic Moon
Dell 2023 Gaming Laptop | Alienware m16 R1| Intel Core i7-13700HX 16-Core | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 8GB | 16GB DDR5 | 1TB SSD | 16" 2560 x 1600 165 Hz | Win10 Home - RGB Backlit KB - Metallic Moon
By Dell
$1,855.59
Alienware X15R1 Gaming Laptop - 15.6-inch FHD (1920x1080) 360Hz 1ms Display, Intel Core i7-11800H Processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 DDR6 Graphics, Windows 11 Home- Lunar Light
Alienware X15R1 Gaming Laptop - 15.6-inch FHD (1920x1080) 360Hz 1ms Display, Intel Core i7-11800H Processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 1TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 DDR6 Graphics, Windows 11 Home- Lunar Light
By Alienware
$1,429.49
$1,899.97 25% OFF

Exterior

Alienware M16 R1
Dimensions14.5 x 11.41 x 0.91 ~ 1.0 ~ 0.91 inch (368.9 x 289.9 x 23.1 ~ 25.4 ~ 23.0 mm)
Colors
Dark Metallic Moon aluminum
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.
    • 1.8mm key travel
    • Includes N-key rollover technology
  • Touchpad
    • Multi-touch gesture touchpad with integrated scrolling.
Alienware M16 R1 Keyboard and Touchpad
Image Source: Dell
Chasis Information
  • Featuring the new Alienware's Legend 3.0 industrial design language
  • Updated Perimeter foot enables increased bottom side airflow aiding system and gaming performance
  • Reformed V-rail edges aid in daily use providing an ergonomic approach to using the laptop
  • All configurations are certified for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos technologies
  • Engineered with Alienware Cryo
  • Tech ™Cooling technology
  • Constructed with copper alloy thermal components
  • Vapor chamber cooling technology over both the CPU and GPU

Display

Alienware M16 R1
Size16 Inches
Info
  • 16” FHD+ 480Hz 3ms
    1920 x 1200, 16:10, 480Hz, 300-nits, 100% DCI-P3 gamut,1000:1 contrast ratio, ComfortView Plus, 3ms response time, NVIDIA G-Sync, Advanced Optimus.
  • 16” QHD+ 165Hz 3ms
    2560 x 1600, 16:10, 165Hz, 300-nits, 100% sRGB gamut, 1000:1 contrast ratio, ComfortView Plus, 3ms response time, NVIDIA G-Sync, Advanced Optimus.
  • 16” QHD+ 240Hz 3ms
    2560 x 1600, 16:10, 240Hz, 300-nits, 100% DCI-P3 gamut,1000:1 contrast ratio, ComfortView Plus, 3ms response time, NVIDIA G-Sync, Advanced Optimus.

Ports

Alienware M16 R1
Ports
Alienware M16 R1 Ports
Image Source: Dell
Left (3)
Alienware M16 R1 Ports - Left
Image Source: Dell
  • 1 x RJ-45
  • 1 x USB-A
    USB 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), PowerShare
  • 1 x headphone jack
    Headphone/Microphone
Back (7)
Alienware M16 R1 Ports - Back
Image Source: Dell
  • 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
    v2.1
  • 1 x Mini DisplayPort
    v1.4
  • 1 x full-size SD card slot
  • 1 x power port

Internal Specs

Alienware M16 R1
Processor
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13650HX
    14 cores, 20 threads, 1.90 → 4.90 GHz, 24MB SmartCache, 55W
  2. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700HX
    16 cores, 24 threads, 1.50 → 5.00 GHz, 30MB SmartCache, 55W
  3. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900HX
    24 cores, 32 threads, 1.80 → 5.40 GHz, 36MB SmartCache, 55W

Geekbench 5 Single Core

Alienware M16 R12
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700HX1,86593.25%
3
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900HX2,000100.00%
02,000

Geekbench 5 Multi-Core

Alienware M16 R12
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700HX15,43877.19%
3
13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900HX20,000100.00%
020,000
Integrated Graphics
  1. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13650HX
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    16 Execution Units, → 1550 MHz
  2. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-13700HX
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units,
  3. 13th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-13900HX
    Intel® UHD Graphics
    32 Execution Units, 300 → 1650 MHz
Memory
8 GB 16 GB 32 GB 64GB
4800 MHz Dual-channel DDR5 SDRAM.
2 x SO-DIMM slots.
Discrete Graphics
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4050 - 6GB GDDR6
    TGP: 115W, Dynamic Boost: 25W, Max Power: 140W, 1270 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4070 - 8GB GDDR6
    TGP: 115W, Dynamic Boost: 25W, Max Power: 140W, 2070 - 2175 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4080 - 12GB GDDR6
    TGP: 150W, Dynamic Boost: 25W, Max Power: 175W, 1860 - 2280 MHz
  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 - 16GB GDDR6
    TGP: 150W, Dynamic Boost: 25W, Max Power: 175W, 1590 - 2040 MHz
Storage4 x M.2 2230/2280 slots (Up to 2TB each)
Fans Number4
Cooling Info7 heat pipes and 5 vents.

Connectivity

Alienware M16 R1
Wi-Fi
  • Intel Killer 1675i Wi-Fi 6E
  • Intel Killer 1690i Wi-Fi 6E
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
Ethernet2.5 Gigabit Ethernet Controller

Battery

Alienware M16 R1
Size86 WHr, 6-cell smart lithium-ion battery
Power Supply
330W
power adapter.

Software

Alienware M16 R1
OSWindows 11
Home Pro
Built-in Apps
  • Alienware Command Center
    • Brand new architecture with redesigned UI/UX
    • The intuitive dashboard navigates all features, including thermals, system performance, overclocking, and themes
    • Game Library to manage titles from multiple services
    • AlienFX supports full RGB values up to 16.8 million colors, keybinds, and calibration settings on peripherals
    • Power Management pre-sets or manual controls
    • Overclocking controls system performance and overclocking profiles

Camera & Audio

Alienware M16 R1
Camera
  • Front-facing camera.
    Alienware FHD (1920 x 1080 resolution) camera.
  • Optional Windows Hello IR support.
Audio
  • Speakers:
    • 2 x 2W speakers
  • Microphone:
    • Dual-array microphones

Misc

Alienware M16 R1
SensorsWindows Hello IR Camera
Warranty1 Year Premium Support

Key Features

Alienware M16 R1
At Glance
Released in Early
2023
16:10 QHD+
16”
1600p 240Hz
Weight
6 lb
2.72 kg
Up to
Intel Core i9-13900HX
24C/32T, 1.80 → 5.40 GHz
Geekbench 5
2,000
Single Core
Geekbench 5
20,000
Multi-Core
With integrated
Intel® UHD Graphics
32 Execution Units, 300 → 1650 MHz
Upgradable up to
64GB
4800 MHz DDR5
Alienware M16 R1 Ports
Nvidia GeForce
RTX 4090
16GB GDDR6 175W Max

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Supports Windows 11

Alienware M16 R1 exceed all minimum system requirements for Windows 11.

RequirementsAlienware M16 R1
Secure BootYes
TPM 2.0 TPM 2.0
ProcessorIntel Core i7-13650HX → Intel Core i9-13900HX
4GB RAM8GB → 64GB
64GB Drive256GB → 8TB
2 Cores CPU14 → 24 cores
Upgradable storage

Alienware M16 R1 comes with four M.2 slots that you can easily upgrade and install additional SSDs to expand the storage on the device. Learn more

Storage SlotsAlienware M16 R1
M.2x4
Upgradable memory

The Alienware M16 R1 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 M16 R1
Slotsx2
TypeDDR5
Speed4800 MHz
Supports discrete graphics

Configurable up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 409016GB GDDR6 175W Max

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