Alienware m15 R6-C0DK5
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Alienware m15 R6-C0DK5
Source: PC Verge
The Alienware M15 R6 with the Tiger Lake update is mainly more efficient and frugal, but that doesn’t make it necessarily faster. While Alienware increased the CPU performance on its latest offering, the 3D performance has been throttled due to the lower TGP. This laptop uses a middle-weight version of the Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics card, while most of its rivals and siblings including the Alienware M15 R4 have an RTX 3080 version that can suck up more juice when you let the fans spin faster. And it doesn’t have some of the niceties of the top Razer and Lenovo models. Also, you don’t get a particularly great touchpad, you’ll need an external gaming mouse. However, the Alienware M15 R6 will run all of today’s games at max settings beautifully, and it has a great keyboard, which should never be taken for granted. It would shine even brighter if the underlying plate were a little sturdier, but this keyboard is excellent for both work and play. In terms of competitors, the GIGABYTE AORUS 15P YD produces a marginally higher gaming performance while remaining cooler, but it also has higher consumption.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 82%
The Alienware M15 R6 is a laptop that had a lot to prove and it does so quite well. Heavy-duty gaming with sustained frame rates? Check. Excellent performance for day-to-day tasks? Check. Sumptuous visual quality? Check. Decent speakers? Check. A compelling keyboard layout? Check. The laptop has a very efficient thermal envelope that keeps the system cool and delivers quality gaming. My only gripe is the relatively low wattage draw of the RTX 3080 as compared to some other laptops which does kind of undermine the true potential of the GPU. And yeah, the screen can definitely be a shade brighter. By all means, if you are looking for a performance-centric laptop that handles graphical tasks with the utmost ease, then the Alienware M15 R6 is the machine for you.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/23/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Pocket Lint
The Alienware M15 R6 doesn't seem quite as dynamic as some of its rivals in a few areas. It uses a middle-weight version of the Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics card when some have a version that can suck up more juice when you let the fans spin faster. And it lacks a few of the niceties of the top Razer and Lenovo models. You don't get a particularly great touchpad and look of the thing is stuck in a cautious middle-ground between gaming laptops that stick to the classic brash “gamer” style and something more serious and plain. There's nothing wrong with that, it's just our take on the style used here. However, the Alienware M15 R6 will tear through all of today's games beautifully and it has a great keyboard, which should never be undervalued. It would shine even brighter if the underlying plate were a little stiffer, but this keyboard is brilliant for both work and gaming.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/10/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/25/2021
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/18/2021
Source: Geektopia ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/07/2021
Rating: Total score: 90%
Alienware gaming laptops have been known as some of the gaming laptops which come with the best graphic cards and best CPUs for gaming. The Alienware m15 R6 is somewhat no different from its predecessors in that respect. In terms of its design, there has always been a love-it or hate-it design with Alienware laptops. However, since looks are subjective, this will be in the eyes of the beholder. As for this model, the design is acceptable, but the plastic construction might be a little disappointing for some. As there might be an anticipation for an all-metal chassis for this price, one that would feel more premium like the Razer Blade laptop, for instance. While that aesthetic certainly cuts an intimidating figure, especially with its black-on-black colour scheme and subtle ‘15’ decal on the lid, the overall construction is rather serviceable than exciting or innovative. However, delving deeper into the potential offered by the specs, there is definitely a lot to be impressed by from a sheer technical perspective. Looking into its processor, the Intel Core i7-118000H paired with 32GB of RAM with 1TB SSD, is certainly no slouch for gaming, browsing, or more creative tasks such as video rendering, for instance. There is no doubt that this is definitively a gaming enthusiast’s laptop, built especially for hardcore gamers, through-and-through and that is due in part to the borderline-ridiculous amount of power on offer, especially relative to its 1080p panel. Simply put, this gaming device does not really break a sweat.
Another exciting factor in this laptop's design is the amount of RGB present. Not only is the Alienware head logo fully illuminated, but the whole keyboard is lit as well. Apart from that, there is also a full strip around the back I/O, too. Through Alienware Command Center, the colours can be mixed and matched to get the battle station to look whichever way it is preferred. That is definitely something really appreciable and cool. As for its plastic trackpad, it might be an issue to use it to aim and shoot at the same time while playing games. The keyboard is slightly mushy though. In a nutshell, using the trackpad and keyboard for everyday web browsing and general navigation, outside of gaming, might be pleasant enough, though typing for long periods when the thermals begin to climb can become a little uncomfortable.
As for its gaming performance, this device is capable of decimating even the most GPU-demanding games on the market. Well, the RTX 3080 card really is a stand-out performer, particularly at 1080p. The frame rate has been prioritized over higher resolutions with this gaming laptop, as the device was confined to that Full HD (1080p) resolution. However, the compromise is catered for with the 360Hz refresh rate which simply means that the panel is about as much speed as it can possibly get on a gaming laptop. This is definitely a good gaming laptop with its own high and low points to be considered.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA104 chip. At the time of the launch in early 2021, the 3080 is the fastest laptop graphics card on the market.
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
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i7-11800H: Tiger Lake (H45 series) based high end octa-core SoC for gaming laptops and workstations. The eight CPU cores run at 2.3 GHz to 4.6 GHz. The integrated UHD Graphics GPU offers 32 EUs at up to 1.45 GHz. The chip is manufactured on the second-gen 10 nm Intel SuperFin process.» 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.
In former years, this weight was representative for laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal. Nowadays, 17 inch laptops weigh less than that.
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.
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