Is the M15 for you?Price and type of technology alone do not justify the choice of a model.From basic use (the Web, and e-mail) to online gaming with powerful machines.
This article is therefore composed according to functions; What is the purpose of this model?
M15 to surf the Internet?
Chances are that your daily use is not limited to surfing the Internet, and that you need the other functions as well.It is necessary to be able to count on a quality laptop that will not let you down in 2 years, due to obsolescence.The key is to achieve balance with a cheap but solid laptop.Here you have an almost perfect product.With this M15, Alienware is well positioned in relation to other competing models.It’s a big screen that you have: 15.6 inches that will be less easily transported compared to an ultra book. As for the processor level, this model is equipped with the Core i7-8750H. A component providing impressive power and responsiveness. In addition, this model will make your web browsing sessions pleasant and fluid. The amount of RAM provided is 16 Gb. A large quantity, more than you will need for strictly web browsing use.
The size of the hard drive makes this laptop one of the biggest. Even if you think 1200 Gb is more than enough, it’s surprising to discover that it’s easy to fill a disc completely with photos, movies or games in a very short time. Here, Alienware provides with this M15 a laptop that will allow you to watch all your films locally for a long time.
Last point concerning the autonomy of 4 hours: A time of freedom that you will have to take into account and keep the power kit not too far away. The batteries that equip this model are less efficient than those of other models in the same category. Not as good as what you can get on competing products, and that’s a pity, because in the end the laptop is pleasant to use.
M15 the right choice for watching movies ?
High quality, the engineers of Alienware have chosen to make this M15 the top of the range for leisure uses: movies, music, photos. A blend of your TV, stereo and media players in one machine. Among all the laptops of the moment, it appeared to us as one of the best for multimedia use. The sound reproduction level and the display quality of this top-of-the-range model won’t be lacking.
The laptop from .Alienware is imposing by its size. Large by size, with 15.6 inches and a high resolution of 1920×1080. This model has a wide screen that will be essential for viewing your movies and streaming video. The rendering is bright and vivid, and if you take a moment to look at the screen from several angles you will see that there is no distortion of the image or inverted colors.
The only disadvantage of this size, however, is the weight: here you have a laptop of 2.2 kg.
Unfortunately, the screen of this model is not provided with a glossy finish. This results in poorer quality in environments with intermediate to low light levels. The display legibility will therefore be a little off.
In fact, in order not to suffer from reflections on the screen, you will need to have full light conditions.
On the sound side, it M15 has good components: board and integrated speakers. To test the audio quality, we turned up the volume with a movie trailer and then with a few songs of different types. Even if it does well, this laptop will not be able to compete with a good hi-fi system. If necessary, you can later supplement with external elements if you consider the results too insufficient.
The processor installed on this model is a high-end Core i7-8750H. Belonging to the latest generation of processors, this laptop will not be impressed by multiple multimedia tasks. This means that several billion calculations can be carried out simultaneously.
With GeForce GTX 1060, ahigh-performance graphics card, a dedicated memory of 16 Gb of RAM, you can watch movies, with smooth images, possibly retouch photos or edit video. Not good enough for 3D imaging professionals, but good enough for most of us.
Speaking of connectivity, this laptop provides 4 ports.Much better than most of the competition. Plenty of room to connect your mouse, speakers and other USB keys.
It M15 is one of the worst endowed laptops on the market. With only a little autonomy, you don’t have a lot of time. A management of the time available to take into account when you are on the move watching a movie. Therefore, it is best to use this computer constantly plugged into an outlet, without worrying about battery life.
M15 the right choice for travelling connected ?
Easier to transport than a desktop computer, it is not intended for travelling. It doesn’t seem to have been a priority when they designed this model Alienware. Having tested this laptop in situations as diverse as traveling, in a suitcase between shirts and jeans, while traveling between home and work, on a family weekend, here’s what you should remember.
Reserve its use at home, between your living room and your bedroom.
This is one of the heaviest models compared to the competition: 2.2 Kg. It’s complicated when you have to transport it. If you use it on your lap, you will find that it is cumbersome. The reason for that ? The size of the screen. Its weight is a disadvantage, but the15.6 inches screen will make it an advantage when writing e-mails or doing word processing.
Unless perhaps you are used to working in dimly lit areas, you will not be bothered by the absence of a backlit keyboard. Not necessarily useful, except for those in dimly lit places.
Finally, the absence of a glossy slab does not compromise image quality. This laptop displays deep and vivid colors.
It is a product that is easy and pleasant to use. The anti-glare matt tile allows this laptop to be used outdoors even in bright sunshine.
With its Core i7-8750H, this computer has a limited power consumption, one of the best currently. With the low voltage on the processor, the autonomy is increased and allows to last longer than competing models.
On the other hand, these are estimated data based on average laptop usage.
Battery life is worse than the competitors, with only 4 hours before the laptop has to be plugged back into the mains.
Reduce the risk of breakage when traveling with an OS installed on an SSD, and storing on a standard HD, this model provides a total of 1200 Gb of space. This double disk technology allows to record the operating system on the principle of the usb key, and to store personal data on a standard disk but more resistant in time. With an absence of moving mechanical parts on the OS and startup part, it means less risk in terms of fragility and generated heat that can cause the laptop to fail. For those who want more space, you will then have the option of a cloud account.
When it comes to traveling, you’ll probably think twice before you take that computer with you. And the only times you’ll have to carry it will be between the bus or train and your hotel room. The reason for this is its size; with 15.6 inches, it is one of the largest laptops of the moment.
The connector part is very interesting, with 4 inputs available. Convenient for travelling when you will need it, it ranks among those with the most.
The techno bluetooth of this model will allow you to connect locally to any type of device that accepts this communication protocol: phone, connected speakers, car…
Following our tests, it appeared to us that it is not M15 really made for travelling.
The M15- the right model for audio or video editing ?
For this type of use, it seems necessary to turn to a high-performance product. With this M15, you can be sure you have the right machine. Whether in terms of computing speed or memory capacity, Alienware has designed an interesting product. The parallel processing of tasks with Windows 10 are perfectly suited for audio or video editing.
This laptop is efficient and cheaper than most of its direct competitors for such uses.Equipped with a software suite as standard, you can start editing for movies and music. However, if you decide to go for business applications, you should know that the performance of the processor Core i7-8750H, and the size of the storage space of 1200 Gb, will allow you to do so.
This model has both an SSD disk for fast boot time and a conventional disk for backup. Here, the laptop advantageously has a good space of storage. This model offers the best possibilities with a storage space of 1200 Gb. It’s one of the best on the market right now. The short film scenes you will have created will be stored locally without any problems. And if necessary, via its USB port, you can transfer files at high speed to external drives.
The autonomy of this M15 is of 4 hours in normal use; This is less than average, so we advise you to keep the power cable close by, otherwise you may lose your work unexpectedly. Maybe the next model will be better off.
For the connector part, the M15has the USB3 format. An interesting format for transfers when you want to move your large audio-video files. With a throughput about 10 times faster than the previous standard (USB 2.0), you will be able to easily transfer all your video and audio files.
It M15 is consequently well designed for this type of use. Perfectly designed for audio video use. And at a price that is well ranked.
The M15 for online or local games.
If the question you are asking yourself is “Can I play games with this laptop?” then the answer is yes, even though most computers today can meet this need. For a long time, laptops were not powerful enough to be used to play games. On this M15, Alienware has implemented a cooling system perfectly dimensioned for advanced uses of online games.
Simply put, the higher the screen resolution, the more accurate the details in a game. On this computer, it’s a resolution of 1920×1080, nothing better at the moment
Equipped with a graphics car GeForce GTX 1060 and the processor Core i7-8750H, you can enjoy the power of calculation and image restitution. This card is one of the best of the moment. And despite the power of the components, the engineers at de Alienware have designed an efficient cooling system.
For a gaming laptop to be effective, it is necessary to be exceptional in terms of power. This laptop obtains one of the best GPU rankings, allowing it to perform complex calculations.
Even though online games today do not require disk space, the one installed on this model is one of the largest. With 1200 Gb, you’ll be able to store some games locally and add movies as needed.
For online gaming, it M15 has high quality Wi-Fi. A guarantee of quality that will allow, if your living area is equipped with it, to have a faster and generally more reliable web access.
One of the heaviest laptops of the moment, partly due to its 15.6 inches size.
Note the disadvantage in terms of autonomy: it is one of the lowest with 4 hours available.
In conclusion, we have been seduced by the balance between performance and components. Be aware that in addition, you will benefit from an autonomy of 4 hours. Perfect for a sustained gaming session!
Is the M15 adapted to office automation ?
Which operating system to choose? In fact, there are no bad choices any more today. For those who prefer Apple, there are MacBooks, free distributions for Linux, and Windows computers for the vast majority. Perfectly office oriented, this M15 is efficient.
Customary of this OS, Alienware has chosen as usual. In this case, it is Windows 10.
Given its size, it is not advisable to be taken away too often. This model weighs 2.2 Kg, making it one of the heavyweight.
Due to the size of the keyboard, all the office oriented elements are present. If you work frequently on a spreadsheet, you will appreciate the presence of the numeric keypad.
We gave it the lamp test, positioned next to the screen, and it was found to be sufficiently matt to avoid the reflection phenomenon. In use, a matte screen gets dirty less quickly than a glossy one.
During daytime use, the absence of a backlit keyboard will not be a problem.
Regarding the size of the hard disk, it has 1200 Gb.Today it is one of the largest storage capacities available.
In conclusion, the M15 is an excellent choice for office use. It combines ergonomics with power, with an interesting price/quality ratio.
The M15 in conclusion
All in all, this laptop is among the best, whatever you use it for. And it’s all at an affordable price – M15 from Alienware.
To be clear enough, we do not recommend this laptop for :
– travel use
In summary, we advise this model for :
– surfing on the internet
– listening to music and watching videos
– making audio and video editing
– playing video games
– office tasks