The Alienware m15 R6 is the Alienware m15 R5 Ryzen Edition, only with Intel Tiger Lake-H instead of AMD Ryzen 5000H. The new Dell Alienware laptop offers some exciting features, but you have to do without the 4K OLED display of the predecessor.
Dell Alienware m15 R6 gaming laptop revolves around the brand new Intel Tiger Lake-H processors, installs either an Intel Core i5-11400H, a Core i7-11800H, or a Core i9-11900H so that buyers get six or eight powerful Tiger Lake cores depending on the model.
As with the predecessor, there is also a selection of GeForce RTX 3000 graphics chips, a new addition is an entry-level model based on the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4 GB of GDDR6 graphics memory and a TGP of 80 watts, the top model still uses the GeForce RTX 3080 laptop GPU with a TGP of 115 watts, but in the version with “only” 8 GB VRAM.
It is somewhat disappointing that Dell no longer offers the 15.6-inch display with a 4K OLED panel. Instead, customers have two 300 nits bright 1,080p panels with a frame rate of 165 Hz and 360 Hz and a 400 nits bright 1,440 p panel with a frame rate of 240 Hz to choose from, the two more expensive options support Nvidia G-Sync.
Dell installs up to 32 GB DDR4-3,200 RAM and two M.2 PCIe SSDs for a capacity of up to 4 TB. The Alienware m15 R6 is between 12 mm and 22.85 mm thick and weighs between 2.42 kg and 2.69 kg, depending on the configuration. The 86 Wh battery is charged with a 240-watt power adapter, and Dell also offers a particularly compact power adapter for on the go.
The notebook has a 720p webcam, an infrared webcam for Windows login via face recognition is available at an additional cost. The keyboard always has RGB lighting, and a mechanical keyboard based on the new CherryMX Ultra Low Profile switches is also available as an option.
A catch on the entry-level model: Thunderbolt 4 is only available for models with a GeForce RTX 3060 or more expensive, in any case, the manufacturer installs one HDMI 2.1, three USB-A, Ethernet, a headphone jack, Wi-Fi 6, and Bluetooth 5.2.
Dell Alienware m15 R6 price and availability
The Alienware m15 R6 gaming laptop with 15.6-inch QHD 240Hz non-touch display, Intel Core i7-11800H, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 512GB SSD, and 8GB GDDR6 NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU is now available to pre-order on Amazon.com for $1,949.99 and it will be available from August 1, 2021.
Recently, Dell has also refreshed the Alienware 15 R4 Dell gaming laptop to feature Intel Comet Lake-H and NVIDIA Ampere mobile offerings and offer vapor chamber cooling, up to 4 TB of PCIe storage, and an OLED panel that is HDR500 compliant.