Alienware m15 R7 AMD 15.6″ Gaming Laptop – QHD (2560×1440) 240Hz, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 32GB DDR5, 1TB SSD, RTX 3070Ti, HDMI, Wifi, Webcam, Windows…

(5 customer reviews)

$1,919.92

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  • ELEVATED PERFORMANCE: Play with cutting-edge gaming technology powered by up to 170W across AMD Ryzen 6000 series processors, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics
  • VIVID VISUALS: Experience smooth, fast, and stunning graphics as the developers intended with more contrast and vivid colors
  • SURREAL SOUND: Get deeper into the game through an added dimension of sound that places you at the center with Dolby Atmos
  • NEXT LEVEL TECH: To take mega-tasking abilities to the next level, gamers can upgrade their memory post-purchase, using the two available SO-DIMM slots
  • LEGENDARY DESIGN: The hexagonal-shaped vents boost intake efficiency and maximize air movement to maintain performance. Plus, you can customize the colors to match your style
Standing screen display size

‎15.6 Inches

Hardware Platform

‎PC

Voltage

‎240 Volts (AC)

Hard Drive Interface

‎Serial ATA

Flash Memory Size

‎1 TB

Computer Memory Type

‎SDRAM

Processor Count

‎8

Processor Brand

‎AMD

Rear Webcam Resolution

‎0.92 MP

Color

‎Black

Item Dimensions LxWxH

‎14.02 x 10.73 x 0.81 inches

Product Dimensions

‎14.02 x 10.73 x 0.81 inches

Item Weight

‎5.93 pounds

Operating System

‎Windows 11 Home

Item model number

‎AWM15R7-A324BLK-PUS

Screen Resolution

‎2560 x 1440 pixels

Series

‎Alienware m15 R7 AMD Notebook

Brand

‎Alienware

Number of USB 3.0 Ports

‎3

Wireless Type

‎Bluetooth, 802.11ax

Graphics Card Ram Size

‎8 GB

Card Description

‎RTX 3070Ti

Chipset Brand

‎NVIDIA

Graphics Coprocessor

‎NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB GDDR6

Hard Drive

‎1 TB SSD

Memory Speed

‎4800 MHz

RAM

‎32 GB DDR5

Processor

‎4.9 GHz ryzen_9

Max Screen Resolution

‎2560×1440 Pixels

Batteries

‎1 Lithium Ion batteries required. (included)

5 reviews for Alienware m15 R7 AMD 15.6″ Gaming Laptop – QHD (2560×1440) 240Hz, AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, 32GB DDR5, 1TB SSD, RTX 3070Ti, HDMI, Wifi, Webcam, Windows…

  1. Avatar of Daniel J. Arthur

    Daniel J. Arthur

    I’ve had this laptop about a month now and I am impressed. Full disclosure, I upgraded after almost 9 years from a 13.3″ ASUS UX301LA Zenbook Ultrabook with 256GB of storage space to this beauty. Back then I just needed something lightweight to carry to and from college, but obviously my needs have changed. I was always disappointed by the lack of internal storage space (for installing programs) and the lack of ability for tougher tasks like gaming or video editing.

    Enter Black Friday sales 2022. Ok, so this was an impulse buy, but I can justify it. The 15.6″ QHD display is breathtaking. I don’t have a TV (by choice) so I watch anything I’m going to watch on a cellphone or laptop and this Alienware has dramatically improved that experience. Not to mention the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card which allows me to play games such as the Fallout series, Red Dead Redemption II and Cyberpunk 2077 (more on those later). I went with the Intel Core i9 processor since I don’t really know much about AMD and have always used Intel. I also love the 1TB internal SSD drive with the option to expand! I cannot overstate how important this is after my ASUS with limited internal memory. Sure you can use external storage (or even cloud storage) for things like pictures, video, music and other files, but you NEED internal memory to install most programs properly. 1TB is definitely enough for my needs, but if it ever isn’t apparently I can add another TB SSD. I’ll still use an external for documents and stuff, but glad to know my hard drive won’t be full after installing Adobe.

    As far as the keyboard goes, I can take or leave the RGB stuff, but it’s a nice feature. However, I really love the keyboard. I’ve read mixed reviews about whether or not it’s the Cherry MX Keyboard. I don’t know what that is, but I’m about 99.99% certain mine does have the Cherry MX keyboard (even though it’s not the AMD version), since it’s a whole other level from what I’m used to and has that mechanical feedback feel to it. Better than my previous laptop, better than my work laptop and pretty much anything else I’ve used.

    Other minor observations: sound is good enough, obviously any sound system (including headsets) will be better than built-in speakers. Weight is exactly what I’d expect for a 15.6″ laptop, not the lightest thing or the heaviest. 5GHz CPU speed – seems good enough, although when I look at the specs it says 2.50 GHz which really threw me off for a bit until I found out that 5GHz means the Max Turbo Frequency and 2.5GHz is the base. Not sure what all that means, but there you go. 32GB of RAM seems good enough for me. Of course it has a built in webcam (which I haven’t used yet), plenty of connectivity options and ports (WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, HDMI, USB, headphone jack). I wish there was a USB port on the left side (2 on the right and one in the rear) so cables wouldn’t be in the way of the mouse if used, but so far it hasn’t been an issue.

    However I do have one, somewhat major issue, power. The power adapter itself is huge, as in the size of a brick! Sure it’ll be on the floor out of the way most of the time, but carrying it in a bag is just ridiculous. But size aside, when I game (told you I’d come back to it) even on AC power it drains the battery?!? Not so much to interrupt my game, but it’s still concerning to me. Why would the battery drain while connected to AC power? Maybe it’s a heating issue? But I even bought a cooling pad and it’s still doing it. I haven’t really noticed a heat issue (I monitor with Speccy after reading up on the topic and everything seems to be in line with what others say is fine), but some of the graphic intensive games like Cyberpunk 2077 seems to do a number on the battery. When operating normal (not gaming) on just battery I didn’t seem to get much more than 2 hrs at the most. So, for me at least, I plan to mostly use this near a power source.

    So there you have it, an honest, non-sponsored, review by someone who isn’t computer illiterate but not a techie nerd. Would I recommend the Alienware m15 r7? Yes, absolutely!

  2. Avatar of Steven Garcia

    Steven Garcia

    My first review didn’t go through because it was 1 Star on everything. I received a box instead of my laptop, it’s been since last year and I’m still waiting on my refund. First they tell me they don’t want me to return the package then a month later they want me to before my refund can be processed.
    I ended up getting this laptop from Dell directly and am very pleased. It was a little bit more but came with accident protection and more. Don’t buy laptops from Amazon unless you want paper instead.

  3. Avatar of Mohanned

    Mohanned

    This Alienware is true monster. The battery is good in the normal usage like browsing and working but when gaming it drains in 1 hour and 20 min!!!!

    It has fantastic design and beautiful interior touches

    The cam was poor and shocking especially when you are paying such a premium price you want everything perfect

    It is also too heavy unfortunately

    However, Iam very happy about it

  4. Avatar of Jacob

    Jacob

    This laptop is an absolute monster. For reference, here are the specs:
    3070 Ti
    Intel i7-12700H
    512 SSD
    16gb DDR5 ram
    1440p screen @240hz
    I had spend a few days looking over every laptop at a 2000 dollar price range, and in the end, I actually didn’t settle on this laptop, but another Alienware with a 3070, 11th gen i7, 1tb of SSD, and 32gb of ram. However, I knew about this particular laptop. The only reason I didn’t buy it first was because it had 10 reviews at 4 stars. But, in the end, I changed my original selection to this one on a whim, taking the risk of buying a low rated high price laptop, and boy am I glad.
    I’ve only used the laptop for a few days as of this review, but I’ve already put it through a few high intensity games, have upgraded the ram to 32gb of ddr5, and popped in a spare 500 gb SSD I had. After gaming on it for many hours in the short time I’ve had on games like God of War, Star Citizen, Death Stranding, and Forza 5, I’ve gotten to experience just how monstrous this laptop is.
    I don’t think I have to explain the GPU and CPU much. A 12th gen i7 and a 3070Ti will run just about any game you want at amazing speeds and insane clarity. The screen and its depth of color is fantastic, far better than any other screen I’ve had before. I fell in love with God of War again almost strictly due to the new graphical experience when I booted it up.
    And the SSD that comes stock with this laptop was a real surprise as well. 7000Mb/s read, and 5200Mb/s write! I had thought it would be like most ssd’s at around 3500Mb/s read and write, but boy was I wrong! On top of the DDR5 ram that runs at 4800Mhz (only desktop DDR5 ram sticks can currently run at 5200Mhz) this system boots anything and everything fast. While the 32gb ram upgrade was another 200$ expenditure, I found it worth it, because with all these insane specs, I won’t have to upgrade from this laptop for years. Futureproofing!
    And at first I thought cooling would be an issue with the beefy hardware, but before I bought a cooling pad, I ran it independent to test the fans. And they’re good! The back vents allow heat to be expelled beautifully (the side vents don’t seem to expel nearly as much air), and there are air intakes on the bottom AND top of the chassis. My only problem with the fans is how you must manually turn the fans to max. If you’re playing high intensity games, then anything less than max fan speed will end with thermal throttling. And the Alienware command center doesn’t automatically adjust to max fan speed on its own, or at least I haven’t found a way to make it do so (haven’t tinkered with the command center much). However, as of now it’s the summer, and the room I play in can rise to upwards of 80-90 degrees. Although I have a little laptop stand for better airflow, such temps aren’t conducive to efficient cooling. Regardless, if you’re concerned, buying a $30 cooling pad would be the cherry on top to this entire rig. But know that you don’t absolutely need it. The fans do their job very well considering the powerful hardware.
    Another small thing I noticed as well is how easy it is to take off the laptop’s cover it get to the motherboard. Eight easy to see screws around the edges is all you need to remove in order to pop it off, and popping the cover off is much easier and comforting than other laptops. Other gaming laptops I’ve used had the bottom cover molded over the USB ports and such that it made taking the cover off not only a hastle, but a major worry as I would always be concerned about bending components while forcing it off. The strength needed to remove them was always a concern as well, since I hate brute forcing anything when it comes to electronics. But this Alienware cover was designed for very smooth cover removal, making my life much less stressful.
    However, when inside, plugging in a second SSD into the extra SSD slot wasn’t so fun. The ram was very easy to upgrade. Simply push down the pins and pull out the ram sticks. However, the SSD slot was constructed in an odd (but not necessarily bad) way. My only concern was how difficult it was to push in the SSD stick. Basically, the space for the SSD was cut out of the mother board and the port was placed on the side of the motherboard, almost like a usb port on the side of a laptop. It was something I’ve never seen before, but it was honestly a neat design idea. My only concern was how I needed to use a significant amount of strength to push the SSD directly into the port, unlike most ssd slots where you insert it lightly at an angle and then flatten it, tightening it down with a screw. On this, you needed to line it up with the port like a flash drive, and then shove it in. I honestly took a risk when I decided to insert it by force, but thankfully my gamble paid off and the SSD was inserted properly. In short, this is a warning to anyone who plans to add an extra SSD. Just line it up directly with a port as if inserting a flash drive into a usb slot, and push. Don’t be afraid to use force, as its supposed to go in that way. I wish they made inserting it more comfortable, but in the end it worked out.
    A portable monster. This laptop is absolutely worth the buy, and I didn’t think it was possible to get such a beast at only $2080. Of course, taxes brought it up to around $2200, but thankfully I was willing and able to get it regardless.
    As for the reviews, I’m honestly not sure why they’re low. Maybe because as of writing this there are only 11 reviews. However, don’t let that be a deterrent to buying this. If you like what you see in the hardware, and like the price point, get it! This is a future-proof laptop that will last you several years, playing every game at fast speeds, with a high res screen and beautiful colors. And it looks cool! This is an Alienware and they didn’t forget any of their fancy aesthetics. The keyboard lights are awesome, and the back vents (while some might say are bulky) are freakin cool! It looks like there’s an engine in this thing (and sounds like it to with max fans, but hey, its a gaming laptop).
    Seriously, if you’re hesitating buying this due to the few reviews or low score, don’t. Get it! Or if you’re really that concerned, go to the Alienware website and order this from there. There you have more freedom in selecting your specs, like 32gb of ddr5 ram instead of 16, or maybe you want AMD hardware, and it’s straight from the manufacturer. Regardless, the Alienware M15 R7 is one of the best laptops out there, and is the best for its price point.
    PS: for those of you looking at the power throughput, the power plug runs 240W, and the battery pack is 86Wh. There’s definitely a lot of power going through this thing, so that 3070Ti is getting what it needs to give you premium performance.
    PPS: This laptops does also come with Windows 11, but some (like me) don’t like Windows 11 due to the need to set up and sign in with a Microsoft account. But for this, there’s a workaround. Connect to wifi like normal, and when it asks you to sign in, just insert a fake email (123@fake dot com) and a random password (111111). That immediately bypassed the need to sign into a Microsoft account and let me create a local account. If that eases some of your concern, then be assured that this method works for the Windows 11 version this laptop comes with.
    That’s all. Will update if this laptop does anything it shouldn’t.

    Update (September 17, 2022):
    After almost 3 months, I still stand by my purchase. But I have a bit more insight now that people might want to know about.
    First, I now recommend a laptop cooling pad. Playing high intensity games won’t always result in thermal throttling, but I would recommend a pad anyway just to keep things from getting hotter than they need to be. Especially if you live in an area that can get upwards of 100 degrees. If your environment isn’t cool, as in sub 85 degrees, then you’ll notice your laptop getting really hot.
    Second, I’ve learned that the top intake vents above the keyboard have a mesh lining that keeps loose materials (crumbs, dust, etc) from getting into the internals. However, this also inevitably results in dust buildup which you can see as grey discoloration atop the blash mesh. It’s not a serious issue, but for those who are concerned about keeping things clean, that’s a detail that might require more effort than just occasionally air spraying the fans.
    Third, I’ve had zero issues with software and crashing (mentioned in another review), or my battery pack (also mentioned in another review). My battery pack has gotten shockingly hot from extended gaming, but even after months of playing while having the brick sitting near me on my desk, I’ve not had any issue with charging or performance. Everything still works fine. As for crashing and software issues, I’ve yet to see anything. It’s a windows machine that works as intended.
    Other than that, I truly love this machine. A 1440p screen with amazing colors, and at 240hz, is everything I could ask for. And any other laptops with these specs often cost hundreds more. So either I need to dig a lot deeper than I did, or this really is the best laptop at the 2k price point.

  5. Avatar of Gayle White

    Gayle White

    Will need to update after using a while. It’s taking some time to adjust to the keyboard – my only complaint so far. The keys are LOUD – I like to play quietly and not disturb others but the keypad gives me away. A lot of folks wrote reviews saying that this keyboard was close to Apple’s magic keyboard with lively spring action. I’ll agree, lots of springy action but each key press results in a metallic click that you just can’t hide from. ALSO the keyboard lights up main items only, not any of the upper case items including FN items and !@#$%^&*(), etc, so when you are playing in the dark, even with the keys lighted, you can’t make out the print. After spending well over $2400, I’d like a quiet keyboard that I can see in the dark. I may be returning this just for this keyboard issue. If anyone knows a way to dampen the sound, let me know!

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