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Asus Alienware m15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (AWm15-7149WHT-PCA)

Asus Alienware m15 15-inch Gaming Laptop (AWm15-7149WHT-PCA)

If you're looking for a laptop capable of handling the most demanding games out there right now, this one could well be worth looking into. If you like having the option to tinker with your gaming PC, however, your options would be quite limited with this model.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Laptop which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Slow storage. Once started, this Laptop should perform ok, however, expect it to take some time to start up, launch programs and open large documents. If this gets really annoying, it is possible to replace the hard drive with a faster alternative if you're comfortable with opening up your laptop.$60+

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Laptop.$30+

No Number Pad. If you primarily work with numbers, the lack of a number pad on this laptop could be inconvenient. You have the option of using an external number pad to remedy that, especially if you only need it on occasion.$20+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $20 on accessories, for a total cost of $1770.

Who it's For

  • Hardcore Gamer
  • Serious Video Editor
  • Serious Multitasker
  • Serious Music Producer
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared to other Laptops

Bang for the Buck93th percentile
Versatility78th percentile
Power (General Purpose)99th percentile
Power (Graphical)99th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)97th percentile
Storage Space54th percentile
Portability48th percentile
Battery Autonomy36th percentile
Ease of Maintenance57th percentile
Longevity91th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck86th percentile
Versatility84th percentile
Power (General Purpose)93th percentile
Power (Graphical)96th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)97th percentile
Storage Space42th percentile
Portability63th percentile
Battery Autonomy31th percentile
Ease of Maintenance44th percentile
Longevity68th percentile

Specs

Screen

15.6", 1920×1080 (FHD, 1080p, 2.1MP), Multiple Monitor Support

Operating System

Windows

CPU

Intel Core i7-10750H, 6 cores clocked from 2.6 to 5 GHz

GPU

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, 6 GB

Memory

16 GB, Dual-Channel

Storage

512 GB total, Media Card Reader

Battery

86Wh

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w36.05 × d27.61 × h2.06

Dimensions (in): w14.19 × d70.13 × h5.23

Weight (kg): 2.499

Weight (lbs.): 5.51

Features

  • Paired Memory
  • Built-in Media Card Reader
  • Webcam / Front-Facing Camera / Selfie Cam
  • DisplayPort (mini)
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • Thunderbolt
  • USB Type-C
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • Built-In Keyboard
  • 3.5mm Headphone+Microphone combo jack
  • Built-in Microphone
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi 6 ax

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Battery: A technician can help you with that

Local Storage: A technician can help you with that

Memory: Can't be repaired or updated

GPU: Can't be repaired or updated

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this laptop to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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