Alienware m15 R6 is a high-end gaming laptop that stands out from other models in the same price range thanks to its powerful performance and extremely compact design.

Similar to the previous versions of the manufacturer, Alienware m15 R6 gives users a smooth and impressive gaming performance. Today’s article will review the Alienware m15 R6 in detail, thereby pointing out the pluses and minuses of the product line.

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Specifications of Alienware m15 R6

  • CPU: Intel Core i7-11800H
  • GPUs: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080
  • RAM: 32GB
  • Memory: 512GB SSD
  • Screen: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, 360Hz
  • Mass: 2.69kg

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Alienware m15 R6: Design

Alienware m15 R6 owns the modern design language that the company has used for previously released gaming laptop models. Personally, I think the Alienware m15 R6 has an eye-catching appearance, but it’s a bit disappointing because the machine’s outer shell is made entirely of plastic. However, the laptop itself has a very good build quality and level of finishing, with every detail being put together seamlessly and firmly.

Alienware m15 R6 has a rather slim appearance compared to the high-performance gaming laptop segment. This gives the laptop a mobile usability advantage when compared to competitors in the same segment.

The laptop’s outer shell is decorated with brilliant RGB lighting details, which include the Alienware logo on the lid, the keyboard set on the body, and the strip of lights surrounding the back of the laptop. Through the Alienware Command Center application, you can change the color and effect of each spotlight detail.

The keyboard set of the device is full-size, providing a comfortable input experience thanks to the possession of buttons with deep travel and good bounce. The touchpad of the machine has a plastic surface, providing the ability to control the mouse pointer is not as good as the glass touchpad.

During actual use, the keyboard and touchpad of the machine gives me a moderate experience when used to surf the web or interact with basic applications. However, typing for a long time may be a little uncomfortable compared to the heat that the machine radiates during operation.

The machine is fully equipped with all kinds of connection ports, giving users full convenience when playing games as well as when working. Specifically, located on the left edge of the laptop is equipped with 1 RJ-45 Ethernet port, 1 3.5mm headphone jack. Meanwhile, on the right side are 2 USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports.

The remaining connection ports of the laptop are located on the back edge, including 1 DC power port, 1 Thunderbolt 4 port, 1 USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 port and 1 HDMI 2.1 port.

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Alienware m15 R6: Overall Performance

Sold at the high end, the Alienware m15 R6 delivers a class-leading level of performance that can quickly and easily complete any workload with ease and reliability. And with the RTX 3080 graphics card, the machine can play well every game that is being released today on the market. Accompanying the RTX graphics card is the speedy Intel Core i7-11800H chip, giving the laptop a full level of performance.

Here are the results that Alienware m15 R6 achieved in different benchmark tests:

  • Firestrike: 22883 points
  • PCMark 10: 5572 points
  • CrystalDiskMark: 3014.31MB/s read; 3121.65MB/s write
  • Cinebench CPU: Multicore: 10,998cb; Single person: 1,437cb
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Ultra: 102 fps; High: 126 fps
  • Metro Exodus: RTX (ray-tracing and Ultra): 96 fps; High: 123 fps
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Highest: 133 fps; High: 134 fps
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms: Ultra: 93 fps; High: 94 fps
  • Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultra: 86 fps; High: 115 fps

Equipped with a 1080p screen, Alienware m15 R6 prioritizes giving users a gaming experience with the highest possible frame rate. The screen of the device supports a 360Hz refresh rate, making all animations on the screen displayed clearly and seamlessly.

The screen panel of the m15 R6 itself is quite high quality. The screen of the machine is capable of wide and full color coverage, giving users a brilliant and sharp visual experience.

The monitor also supports Nvidia’s G-Sync technology, which eliminates frame tearing when you play games with high fps.

Accompanying the RTX 3080 graphics card is 32GB of RAM, giving the laptop excellent multitasking capabilities, as well as improved processing performance for everyday work tasks. With this laptop, you can quickly complete any daily workload with ease.

The version of the machine we used in the review is also equipped with an M.2 SSD with a capacity of 1TB, providing dizzyingly fast application opening and game loading speeds. Overall, the m15 R6 is a gaming laptop with all-round performance, providing a good experience when playing games as well as working.

In the process of testing the machine’s handling ability with high-configuration games, the laptop can easily play these games with a 3-digit frame rate easily and stably. Alienware m15 R6 can play well with all current games on the market with a stable and smooth frame rate.

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However, the Alienware m15 R6 is not a perfect laptop. The limitation of the machine lies in its ability to dissipate heat during gaming or when performing tasks that require a lot of processing resources. Specifically, in one of our basic gaming tests, the laptop could easily reach temperatures above 50 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, in places where your hands directly touch during use, namely the keyboard and touchpad, there is a slightly better heat level. Specifically, the keyboard and touchpad of the laptop have recorded temperatures of 36 and 30 degrees Celsius.

Alienware m15 R6: Battery life

Similar to most high-performance gaming laptops on the market, the Alienware m15 R6 has a not very long battery life. In our battery life test, the Alienware gaming laptop lasted only 3 hours and 12 minutes after continuously surfing the web over wifi. This level of battery life is a bit worse when compared to the current high-end gaming laptop segment.

The battery life of the device will be much lower if you play the game at a high configuration level. With this level of battery life, you will always have to carry the charger with you if you need to use the laptop for a long time.


Alienware m15 R6 is one of the highest quality gaming laptops at the moment. It gives users a level of performance comparable to high-end desktop computers.

However, due to possessing a high level of performance plus a compact body design, the laptop will radiate a slightly high level of heat during use. Meanwhile, the battery life of the device is not very long, so you can only use the laptop in places where a power outlet is available.

Alienware m15 R6 is a good choice if you are looking for a gaming laptop with top performance in the segment and don’t mind spending a lot of money.

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Plus mark

  • Strong overall performance
  • 360Hz . refresh rate display
  • Slim design compared to the segment

Minus point

  • Battery life is only mid-range
  • Give off a large amount of heat during use
  • The outer shell is made of plastic

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