The specifics of my build:
With 10th Gen Intel Core processors enabling 8-cores and 16-threads of multi-threaded performance, the latest generation of Alienware m15 goes beyond its predecessor.
- 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 300Hz 3ms 300-nits 100% color gamut
- 10th Generation Intel Core i7-10870H Processor
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 Graphics
- 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
- 16GB DDR4 2933MHz Memory
- 4.65 pounds
- 20.5mm thin
- made with premium magnesium alloy
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The 300Hz display looks great and creates a silky smooth gaming experience. It is a mat finish which is nice to keep reflections at bay! Of course, if you are going to be away from power for a while, it makes sense to move it down the 60Hz setting to help save battery life. The battery life out of the box is pretty bad... maybe 2 hours. So you have to be careful with settings if you are going to be out and about with it. It has USB-C charging, but your typical power bank isn't going keep it fully charged. I have a large imuto power bank (we take on Jeep trips) that can put out 60 watt of power over USB-C PD2.0, so it can put up a fight in a pinch. It can charge it completely if you aren't using the laptop to play games or using it for other challenging tasks.
I really like the keyboard. It has a lot of travel compared to my 2016 MBP. I also have a couple PC laptops and this is my favorite out of all of them. The trackpad is a little stiff in comparison to my MBP, so I am still getting used to it.
I really enjoy the USB-C Thunderbolt port. I mentioned above that the laptop will charge off of this port, which I find very useful when I want to use it in my office with my Samsung Thunderbolt Ultra-wide display. For office work, I can use one cable to run the display while it also charges the laptop. That being said, the laptop takes a lot more power in with its power cable, so keep that in mind if you want to use it for gaming.
300Hz 15.6 inch Screen
Cool gamers style design with many personal options
Very versatile thunderbolt port
Several other useful ports
Can get loud with fans spinning
Can get warm, though thermals are good for such a small case
No dedicated SD card slot