Alienware m15-KV74W


Alienware m15-KV74W
Alienware m15-KV74W (m15 Series)
Graphics adapter
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, glossy: no
256 GB NVMe, 256 GB 
, + 1TB
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5mm
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Killer Wireless-AC 1550 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5.0
height x width x depth (in mm): 21 x 363 x 275 ( = 0.83 x 14.29 x 10.83 in)
60 Wh Lithium-Ion, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: FHD 1080p
Primary Camera: 2 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 12 Months Warranty
2.16 kg ( = 76.19 oz / 4.76 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
2300 Euro



Average Score: 76.8% - good
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)

Reviews for the Alienware m15-KV74W

80% Alienware m15 review
Source: Techradar English
The Alienware m15 OLED offers undeniable performance in a package that avoids the pitfalls of many gaming laptops: egregious size. It’s slim and light enough to go into an average backpack, but it’s potent enough to work hard and play hard. Throw in a decent battery and a stunning display, and it’s an excellent machine. The price of this model does hold it back some, though. While it’s cheaper than Razer’s upcoming Razer Blade with OLED display, that model with have some higher-end internals contributing to the price and DisplayHDR certification. Meanwhile, plenty of other gaming laptops can offer similar performance to the Alienware m15 at significantly lower prices with the only major trade-off being that they’ll have an LCD display with a high-refresh rate and 1080p resolution.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/11/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware m15 OLED (2019) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
How do you make a great laptop even better? By adding a seriously beautiful OLED display to the slimmest laptop in Alienware's catalog and not skimping on high-powered components. This is easily one of the most satisfying gaming laptops I've tested this year. I just wish the fun lasted longer on a charge. If you want a slim gaming rig for less money, the Razer Blade 15's ($2,599) is $180 cheaper than the m15 and a faster SSD. But if you're looking for an incomparable viewing experience, the Alienware m15 OLED is the gaming laptop for you.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/26/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Alienware m15 (2019, OLED)
Source: PC Mag English
The peppy, pricey Alienware m15 now offers a brilliant OLED screen, but the competition has upped its game since we last reviewed it. We'd recommend several other models right now—especially as Alienware has a redesign coming.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Alienware m15 review: The power of OLED compels you
Source: PC World English
That said, this laptop doesn’t necessarily need to suffer for the sins of its parents. The OLED display is love-at-first-sight for me. Maybe not “I don't care that it costs $1,000 more than some laptops with comparable performance” love, but...well, depends what you care about. I could certainly see someone making the argument at least, and the m15’s internals perform well enough to do the display justice. After all, if you’re buying a screen that looks this damn good, you want whatever’s on it to look good too, right?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware m15 review: The power of OLED compels you
Source: Good Gear Guide English
I still think the RTX 2070 Max-Q is in a weird spot, what with full-size GTX 1070 laptops remaining on the market, performing basically the same and usually priced much lower. And I think this particular Alienware m15 is in an even weirder spot, given there’s an m15 redesign already announced.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2019
84% Alienware m15 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Alienware m15 performs precisely in line with our expectations, that is, excellent frame rates while gaming and short render times in both Lightroom and Premiere Pro. Where it falters is in poor thermals, with the WASD keys getting as hot as 46 degrees. Regardless, the Alienware m15 makes for a great gaming system that will definitely turn heads.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 84%


NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Offers reduced clock speeds to achieve a 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.

76.8%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


Alienware m15 P79F
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q

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Stefan Hinum, 2019-04-22 (Update: 2019-04-22)