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Alienware m15 R2 review: The best-looking Alienware laptop yet

By Koh Wanzi - 30 Dec 2019
Launch SRP: S$4498

Introduction

Alienware m15 R2

Meet the new face of Alienware

Alienware has always been a particularly rarefied brand of gaming laptop. Located somewhere in the stratosphere when it comes to pricing, the brand has consistently boasted top-of-the-line specs and a high-end design.

That said, the old m15 has been wanting a design refresh for a while now, and it's finally getting it. Back at CES 2019, Alienware unveiled its new Legend industrial design language, which rolled out to the m15 in May. The m15 R2 is Alienware's sleekest gaming notebook yet, and I really enjoy how it manages to look both contemporary and futuristic at the same time.

Here's an overview of its specifications:

  • Intel Core i7-9750H (2.60GHz, 12MB L3 cache)
  • 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel 144Hz display with Tobii Eye Tracking
  • 16GB DDR4-2666 dual-channel RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q
  • 512GB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 360.5 x 276 x 20.5mm
  • 76Wh battery
  • 2.16kg

The laptop doesn't come cheap though – it costs S$4,498, which is considerably more expensive than many similarly configured gaming notebooks on the market. But this is Alienware we're talking about here, so you're really paying for the brand and street cred. Read on for a closer look at the laptop and what it offers. 

7.5
  • Design 8.5
  • Features 9
  • Performance 8
  • Value 6
  • Mobility 6.5
The Good
Stylish and unique design
Excellent build quality
Good gaming performance
One of the few gaming laptops to offer Tobii eye tracking
The Bad
Expensive
Mediocre battery life
Fans get really noisy
Thermal performance could be better