Alienware m15 GTX 1070 Max-Q


Alienware m15 GTX 1070 Max-Q
Alienware m15 GTX 1070 Max-Q (m15 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q - 8192 MB, Core: 1215 MHz, Memory: 8008 MHz, GDDR5, 398.89, Optimus
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666, 1333.3 MHz, PC4-21300, 19-19-19-43, Dual-Channel
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, AU Optronics B156HAN, IPS, AUO80ED, Dell P/N: K055G, glossy: no
Intel HM370
Toshiba XG5 KXG50ZNV512G, 512 GB 
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Killer Wireless-AC 1550 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/h/n/ac), Bluetooth 5
height x width x depth (in mm): 21 x 363 x 275 ( = 0.83 x 14.29 x 10.83 in)
90 Wh Lithium-Polymer
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: FHD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, AlienFX, Keyboard Light: yes, AlienwareFX, Mobile Connect, Command Center, OnScreen Display, 12 Months Warranty
2.16 kg ( = 76.19 oz / 4.76 pounds), Power Supply: 720 g ( = 25.4 oz / 1.59 pounds)
1900 USD



Average Score: 81.43% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 13 reviews)
price: 93%, performance: 95%, features: 81%, display: 93% mobility: 72%, workmanship: 86%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Alienware m15 GTX 1070 Max-Q

87.1% Alienware m15 (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Alienware's first ultra-thin laptop maintains the spirit of the original Alienware 15 R4 while propelling the series forward into the super-light gaming category. Of course, some sacrifices had to be made when moving to a smaller design, but it's mostly a success especially in terms of Turbo Boost performance and chassis rigidity.
87% Alienware m15 review: Relatively compact while retaining a gaming look
Source: Techaeris English
There’s no question there are plenty of slimmer gaming laptop options out there. With its advanced thermal cooling technology, sleek gaming design, and various customizable options, the Alienware m15 definitely meets the criteria for a gaming laptop. While some of the configurations can be pricey, it does offer solid construction, great performance, and comfortable use.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 85% performance: 95% display: 95% mobility: 60% workmanship: 95%
80% Alienware M15 review
Source: Stuff TV English
It’s not quite as suave as the Razer Blade 15, which could pass for your everyday work laptop, but if you're after a portable, compact gaming laptop and you’ve got the cash to splash on Alienware, the M15 is a great choice.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/28/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% The First Max Q Gaming Laptop From Alienware Is Too Thick And Too Late
Source: The Verge English
In a vacuum, the m15 is impressive: it’s thinner and lighter than prior Alienware laptops, while still providing an excellent gaming experience and surprisingly good battery life when you’re not gaming. But it does not exist in a vacuum, and it’s not as thin, light, well-designed, or immersive as its competition. Even with a starting price that undercuts Razer, MSI, and others, the Alienware m15 doesn’t stand out.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
87% Alienware m15 review: Dell’s first thin gaming laptop doesn’t disappoint
Source: Engadget English
Overall, the Alienware m15 is a better value than the competition. It's not as light as MSI's, and it's not as sleek as the Blade, but it's powerful and attractive enough for any gamer who wants a more portable gaming rig. Best of all, the Alienware m15 proves that Dell is finally moving beyond the gaming laptop stone age.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 87%
80% Alienware m15 Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Alienware m15 has almost everything going for it – a stylish lightweight design, the option of an ultra-smooth 144Hz display and enough power to blast through most games in Full HD at 60fps – but it's expensive, especially considering a lack of support for Nvdia's G-Sync technology.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware m15 Gaming Laptop Review: Thin, Light, Dense, Deadly
Source: Hot Hardware English
Any way you slice it, Dell's Alienware m15 is a powerful machine, with an easily serviceable chassis, and room to grow. Pound-for-pound it may just be one of the most powerful gaming laptops on the market right now. It's like a powerful middleweight that can step into the ring and go toe-to-toe with heavyweights.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/04/2019

Foreign Reviews

93% Alienware m15 Gaming-Notebook mit Monster-Leistung
Source: German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/09/2019
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 99% features: 99% display: 98% mobility: 74% ergonomy: 64%
Schlanker Schönling mit flotter Hardware
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/28/2018
90% Alienware m15
Source: Le monde numerique French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% workmanship: 80%
80% Test du Alienware m15 : un PC portable gamer au design policé mais aux performances solides
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/29/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
76% Test : Dell Alienware m15, un très bon portable vous supportez son bruit
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/15/2019
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 90% mobility: 80%
67% Gruppetest: Alienware M15 n00awm1506
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 67%
80% Alienware m15 review și benchmarks (i7-8750H, GTX 1070 Max-Q, ecran UHD)
Source: →EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/18/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%


NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q: Efficient high end graphics card for thin and light laptops based on the same GP104 chip as the normal GTX 1070 for laptops but at slower clock speeds. Offers a approx. 15% lower performance but much lower power consumption. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  
8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
2.16 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.

Alienware: Alienware was founded in the USA in 1996. Alienware established its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Ireland, in 2002. Alienware has belonged to the Dell Group since 2006. The product range mainly focuses on gaming laptops and desktops. Trademark is a slightly futuristic design with an alien logo. In addition, Alienware offers workstations for private and business customers.

Alienware belongs to the mid-sized manufacturers of the notebook market. There are some reviews with average ratings overall.

81.43%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-01-18 (Update: 2019-01-18)