ALIENWARE M15 R6 Gaming Laptop Review | One PC Panda

ALIENWARE M15 R6 Gaming Laptop Review | One PC Panda

When it comes to gaming laptops, it’s hard to find one that measures up to the Dell ALIENWARE M15 R6 Gaming Laptop. With its sleek design and powerful graphics card, this laptop is perfect for any gamer on the go. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about this awesome laptop in our review!

Alienware MRDesign

Alienware MRDesign

The MR stands for Max-Q and refers to Nvidia’s new processor design philosophy that allows for thinner, more portable devices without sacrificing gaming performance. Max-Q products are designed from scratch with higher resolution displays in mind and lean more toward power efficiency than raw processing power. A secondary benefit of using a Max-Q chip is increased battery life and slightly quieter operation, but those gains will vary greatly depending on what else is inside a laptop. For example, if your gaming rig has to run at 100 percent capacity just to render games smoothly—as often happens with mainstream laptops—Max-Q will offer little improvement. However, if you can dial back graphics settings or put off turning up anti-aliasing until later in a game session, then it could lead to much better results than high-end parts alone. That’s probably why we see both Max-Q notebooks as well as regular designs at every price point now.


Alienware M15 R6 Specs

Alienware M15 R6 Specs

To start with, Dell has kept pretty much everything as it was in previous versions of Alienware’s flagship laptops. That means you get up to an 8th Gen Core i7-10750H processor, 16GB DDR4 2666 MHz RAM, a 1TB NVME solid state drive and a NVIDIA GeForce RTX2070 Max-Q. Of course, that is not at all bad and makes for a pretty impressive starting point. With these specs Alienware is promising up to 10 hours of battery life.

Alienware M15 R6 Software and User Interface

Alienware M15 R6 Software and User Interface

It’s a gaming laptop, so it makes sense that Alienware has made its interface catered towards gamers. The company did a good job of minimizing features in order to make sure that users spend their time playing games, not looking for them. But gamers are notoriously picky about aesthetics, and if you don’t like how Alienware arranges its icons and widgets, fear not—there’s an option to make your own arrangement. Gamers can also customize graphics settings, key mappings and mouse sensitivity; dedicated macro keys let players execute complex scripts with ease. We liked Alienware’s software-customization options, but we think most non-gamers will be just fine sticking with default settings.

Alienware M15 R6 Hardware

Alienware M15 R6 Hardware

Dual-Fan CPU Cooling & Killer Performance: The Dell Alienware M15’s mechanical keyboard is highly responsive, with a soft and slightly clacky feel. It has loud but rather high-pitched (for a gaming laptop) speakers that are above average for their price class. What’s more, unlike some competitors’ laptops that hide their heat pipes under sheets of metal, Dell put its vertical cooling pipes right on display, which look cool and make cleaning easier.

Alienware M15 R6 Performance

Alienware M15 R6 Performance

How Does It Fare in Benchmarks? And What Is Alienware’s Signature AlienFX Lighting Technology? The ALIENWARE M15 comes with a slew of configuration options, but we recommend you choose one that starts with an Intel Core i7-10750H processor. This six-core CPU clocks at 2.2GHz and can boost up to 4.1GHz, which should enable you to get some serious performance on your games!


Alienware M15 R6 Review Conclusion

When you buy a gaming laptop, most of your budget is already spent on its internals and display. If you want something more portable than a 17-inch desktop replacement that can play games, but don’t want to compromise too much on performance or battery life, then there’s no better choice than Alienware’s latest entry-level gaming laptop. Its redesigned chassis is great for portability, while still offering all of the perks you get from Dell’s premium laptops.

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