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Dell Alienware m15 R5 (15.6-inch, 2021)

Dell  Alienware m15 R5 (15.6-inch, 2021)
alaScore 92

17 reviews

Jul, 2022

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Dell Alienware m15 R5 (15.6-inch, 2021). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and price. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the keyboard.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Alienware m15 R5 (15.6-inch, 2021) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 Review

 

Class-leading CPU performance ; Strong 1080p gaming with RTX 3060 GPU and 165Hz display ; Long battery life

Weight undermines portability ; 512GB SSD as configured is restrictive at this price

The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 doesn't reinvent this proven laptop design, but adding an AMD processor makes it an efficient midrange offering for gaming and media creation.

May, 2021

Expert review by : Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition review

 

Alienware and AMD made a solid gaming laptop

Sleek, attractive design ; Comfortable keyboard ; Solid overall and gaming performance ; Pretty display with high refresh rate

Below-average battery life

The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition delivers good overall and graphics performance in a stylish chassis with a gorgeous display and comfortable keyboard.

Aug, 2021

Expert review by : Vivek (gizbot_com)

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 Gaming Laptop Review: Polished Gaming Machine

 

Full review of the Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5, powered by the Ryzen 7 5800H CPU and RTX 3060 mobile GPU.

Well crafted machine ; RGB lighting ; Compact design

Slightly expensive than the competition

There is no denying the fact that the Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 is slightly on the expensive side when compared to its contemporaries with the RTX 3060 GPU and the Ryzen 5800H CPU. However, when you look at the device as a whole package, it makes...

Nov, 2021

Expert review by (gizmodo.com)

Alienware Picked a Good Time to Get Back On Board With AMD

 

The m15 R5 is Alienware's first laptop with an AMD CPU in more than a decade.

Unique design, lots of config options, decent battery life for a gaming laptop, good port selection, improved cooling

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Ben Funk (hothardware.com)

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 Review: Zen 3 Laptop Invasion

 

Alienware's first AMD-powered laptop in years offers potent performance in a futuristic, sleek chassis.

May, 2021

Expert review by : Vivek (gizbot_com)

Alienware 17 R5 Laptop Review: A no-compromise gaming laptop

 

The new Alienware 17 Laptop R5 is the latest gaming laptop from Dell. It has the latest Intel i7 (8th Gen Processor) with 16 GB RAM and Nvidia GTX 1070 8 GB GDDR5 GPU with a 1080p G-Sync enabled display with 60 Hz refresh rate. Is this the best gaming...

Gaming inspired design ; Vivid Display ; Latest Intel processor

Lower refresh rate No ; SD Card Slot

The New Alienware 17 Laptop R5 is a stellar gaming laptop. Additionally, the laptop can also handle CPU intensive tasks like video editing and render as well. But it does have a bit of shortcoming.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew Williams (pocket-lint.com)

Alienware M15 R6 review: Keyboard overlord

 

Pricey but generally powerful, delivering the best keyboard in a gaming laptop we've seen for some time. But how does everything else stack up?

Great keyboard with solid feedback and deep-action keys ; Nvidia RTX 3080 provides serious performance in a 2.5kg laptop ; Solid battery life - with some tweaks applied ; Extremely responsive 360Hz display

Body stiffness isn’t as high as some older Alienware models ; Uses a middle-grade version of the RTX 3080 ; Plastic touchpad ; Poor speakers

An extremely powerful laptop that, at 2.5kg and 22mm thick, doesn’t seem like a leviathan that should be rooted to a desk. It’s not a star for value and certain parts of its build could be a little better, but the responsive keyboard and screen are...

Nov, 2021

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com.au)

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 review: 1080p AMD gaming with style

 

Alienware's former flagship gaming laptop drops comfortably into the midrange with an AMD CPU.

Comparatively good performance for the $1,400 price range ; Good build quality with reasonably fingerprint-resistant lid

Configuration options are too limited in some cases and upgrading storage may be an exercise in frustration ; Standard keyboard backlight doesn't illuminate shift keys

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Mike Jennings (techadvisor.co.uk)

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 (2021) review

 

The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 offers great performance and core quality at a good price, but some compromise can be found in other departments

Great mainstream gaming speed ; Excellent AMD processor ; High-quality 165Hz display ; Satisfying keyboard

Underwhelming trackpad ; No Thunderbolt ; Poor speakers

There are some things missing and battery life is mediocre, but Alienware gets the basics right on the m15 R5 offering you plenty of gaming power for an affordable price.

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : StuffTV (stuff.tv)

Alienware M15 review

 

Can Alienware's Max-Q enabled M15 make light work of gaming on the go - or will all that hardware make it too hot to handle?

Jan, 2019