Alienware M15x R2 Review

Alienware M15x R2 is packed with some powerful hardware. Is this a must buy for PC gamers that fancy gaming on the go? Let’s find out if this is truly powerful and portable alien technology.


-Cosmic Black Base (Direct)
-Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)
-Intel® Core™ i7-740QM Processor (1.73GHz, 4Core/8Threads, turbo boost up to 2.93Ghz, 6M cache)
-4GB (2GBx2) 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM
-500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
-Slot Load 8X DVD+/-RW Drive with DVD+R double layer write capability
-1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M
-6-cell Primary Battery
-15.6 ” Full HD (1080p) WLED (1920 x 1080) Display with TrueLife™
-Intel® WiFi Link 5300 (802.11a/g/n) Half Mini-card
-Dell™ Wireless 370 Bluetooth Internal (2.1) mini-card
-AlienFX® Illuminated Keyboard (English)

The Good

Hardware: The Alienware M15x comes with the newly released Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M. This mobile graphics card is fantastic. It can handle the most demanding games on the market. Another amazing point about this mobile graphics card is that overclocking will have little impact on card temperatures.

Hot Spots: The M15x Alienware is cool to the touch while gaming for long periods of time. The only area that gets hot is the back vents.

Build Quality: The build quality of this laptop is amazing. The materials used to build this laptop just screams quality. The arm rest is a rubber material which is comfortable. The keyboard also makes it very easy to type and it feels very responsive.

The Bad

Weight: This laptop feels more like a desktop when you carry it. Weighing 4kg could be a deal breaker for this laptop especially if you are on the go all of the time.

Battery Life: Poor is all I can say. The 6 cell lithium ion battery gives out one hour and thirty minutes of gaming. Also note that the laptop will not run at full speed or stealth mode under battery conditions.


The Alienware M15x is great laptop. But, it’s defiantly not for everyone. The weight and battery life could be a major factor in your decision to buy this laptop. If you’re in collage looking for an ultra portable gaming laptop, skip the Alienware M15x, it’s too heavy, too big, and it will only last around two hours when using the battery. However, if you aren’t looking for an ultra portable gaming laptop and you can find a table and an outlet, then the Alienware M15x is the answer.

Alienware M15x R2 Review by Hyperzine