Inspiron Gaming and Alienware both belong to Dell that would try to avoid price competition. I'd be surprised if the i5 m15 is priced under $1,700 for the same chassis hardware as the regular model. Downgrading chipset and motherboard is cheap because of pre-orders and bulk buy deals but battery prices increase almost linearly due to an oligopoly on raw ores. That and the extra cost of making custom board and cooling solution that could comfortably fit into the more compact space above a large battery. Thus the 90 Wh lithium-ion battery is more expensive than anything in these laptops.
Count me in as one considering the i5 and gtx 1060 configuration. I am curious what the prices will look like vs the Dell G7 with similar specs. Will wait and see. Hoping for good thermals and battery life
when can we expect a review from notebookchat on 4k alienware m15 thermals and screen quality.. i am planing to get one during BF deals or something.. i hope it does not have thermal issues like XPS 15..please review it soon...thanks.. one more question when they will provide vapor chamber cooling in m15..
We will probably find out more about that in a month or so. For now, it seems that NVIDIA doesn't let anyone talk about possible 2080 mobile products - most likely because the release date is probably not set in stone yet.
Since some think that an Intel Core i5 processor would be enough for their new gaming notebook, it seems that Alienware's latest machine will soon get new hardware options. Frank Azor has just confirmed that an i5+ GeForce GTX 1060 configuration for the Alienware m15 should arrive in about two months.