Alienware m15 R4

The Alienware m15 R4 is a fantastic gaming laptop in a small package. Dell packed a high-powered GPU and a 300 Hz screen into a.8″ thick chassis without sacrificing build quality, IO, or keyboard.

At the same time, the battery life on this 300 Hz setup that doesn’t support Optimus is horrible, and the laptop is rather noisy and hot. These and a number of other minor issues make this m15 unsuitable for me, but it might be for you.

While looking for a new laptop, I decided to try out the Alienware m15. I haven’t owned one in a few years, and boy has they changed. I’ve been on both ends of the spectrum, having owned an M11x in 2009 and an Alienware 17 in 2016.

This 15″ laptop not only feels like it meets somewhere in the center, but it’s also remarkably thin. It’s also not particularly heavy.

I was worried about the build quality before purchasing it, but even that is rather decent. Alienware’s choice to finally enter the slim performance-laptop market was unquestionably sound.

However, there are several drawbacks to this laptop. In reality, the plethora of little issues makes this not the best option for me. Some of these, though, are model-specific, and just because I don’t want it doesn’t make it a terrible laptop.

Alienware m15 R4 Gaming Laptop Price in Canada

The Alienware m15 R4 price in Canada is expected to start at around $1,849.99 CAD for the base model option. The price for this gaming machine may differ and is subject to change over time.

Also, different sellers, stores, or retail outlets may have variations in the price depending on their offers and promotions. So always compare prices and make sure you’re getting a good deal.

Alienware m15 R4 Price in Canada and Specs

ManufacturerDELL
Product TypeGaming Laptop
Model NoAlienware M15 R4 (2021)
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-bit
Processor & Chipset10th Generation
Intel Core i7-10870H
(8-Core, 16MB Cache, up to 5.0GHz Max Turbo Frequency)
RAM Memory16 GB DDR4 2933MHz
Solid State Drive (SSD)256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
keyboardAlienware mSeries keyboard with four-zone RGB LED AlienFX lighting Includes anti-ghosting technology Alienware mSeries keyboard with per-key RGB LED AlienFX lighting (optional) Includes N-key rollover technology (optional)
Pointing Device TypeMulti-touch gesture Premium Precision glass touchpad with integrated scrolling
Physical DimensionHeight (front): 0.701 (17.8mm)
Height (peak): 0.783 (19.9mm)
Height (rear): 0.776 (19.7mm)
Width: 14.19 (360.3mm)
Depth: 10.863 (275.92mm)
Weight
4.65 lb (2.11 kg), Maximum weight: 5.5 lbs (2.5 kg)
Colour OptionsDark Side of the Moon with High Endurance Clear Coat
Body MaterialAlienFX Lighting Zones
Programmable with up to 16.8 million distinct colours
Manufacturer Warranty1 Year Hardware Service with Onsite/In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis
Display
Screen Size15.6 inches
Resolution1080 x 1920 Pixels
Screen TypeFHD 300Hz 3ms 300-nits 100% sRGB colour gamut
Backlight TechnologyYes
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
Dedicated Graphic Card8 GB GDDR6
Network & Communication
Wireless LANKiller Wi-Fi 6 AX1650 (2×2) 802.11ax Wireless
BluetoothYes, 5.1
Ethernet TechnologyKiller Ethernet E3000 10/100/1000Mbps/2.5Gbps NIC
Battery & Power
Type & Capacity6-Cell 86 WHr Li-Polymer battery
Power Supply Wattage240W AC adapter
Interfaces/Ports
USB2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports
1 Mini DisplayPort 1.4
1 Thunderbolt 3 port
1 Alienware Graphics Amplifier port
1 Power/DC-In Port port
1 Killer Networks E3100x Gigabit Ethernet NIC port
1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A with Powershare Technology
1 Audio Out 1/8 Port
HDMI1 HDMI 2.1b with HDCP 2.2 port
VGA720p at 30 fps, HD RGB camera with digital-array microphones in the camera assembly
Audio
4-way stereo speakers with dual tweeters and woofer, 4 W x 2 = 8 W total
Extras
More Features
Alienware Command Center AlienFX Lighting Technology Game Library with auto-tune game profile functionality Fusion (Includes support for Overclock, Thermal, Power, Audio, and Audio Recon profiles)
Price$1,849.99

 

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