Published On: Tue, Jun 2nd, 2015

Alien Ware 15 With Amazed Chassis

Enter the new Alienware 15. This much larger gaming laptop from Dell’s enthusiasts brand is a completely different story.



A few months ago the latest Alienware 13, which was designed as a mid-range gaming laptop that could be given a serious performance boost by being plugged in to the optional Graphics Amplifier. While the idea of an external GPU for a laptop is promising, the chunky design of the Alienware 13 paired with merely average hardware didn’t make the system as attractive for laptop gaming players. AlienWare 15 designed for high-end gaming, the Alienware 15 packs powerful hardware rivaling decent gaming desktops, including flagship mobile G.P.U’s from both AMD and Nvidia. And like other Alienware machines, the 15 is highly customize-able, with pricing ranging from $1,200 up to $2,700 depending on the hardware inside.

The system weighs 3.2 kilograms (7.1 lbs) and clocks in at thick, well over your standard 15-inch laptop. However compared to the current crop of gaming laptops, the Alienware 15 sits somewhere in the middle: you’ll find systems from M.S.IMain-gear, Asus R.O.G, and others that are heavier or lighter, usually with an accompanying shift in price. Also, the cooling system for the powerful CPU and GPU – which intakes from the bottom and exhausts out two large vents on the back – requires a decent amount of space for heat-sinks to cool effectively. Design-wise, the Alienware 15 is styled in a similar fashion to the 13. It features an angular body with a silver, metallic lid that this time is actually made of lightly-brushed aluminium (rather than plastic). Thanks to the use of metal, this entire display assembly is tough and exhibits no flex when using the touchscreen. Like other Alienware systems, the lid features Alien-F.X lighting in a Y-shaped pattern, complete with a glowing alien head.

The base of the Alienware 15 is raised a few millimeters by rubber mounts to allow for airflow to the large section of vents along the bottom panel and when set up to meet your desires, the lighting around the Alienware 15 can look quite cool.