By retaining the same design aesthetic as the rest of the line, Alienware goes for solid rather than sleek as many other Max-Q laptops do.
The laptop also comes in red.
The m15 is noticeably smaller than the standard Alienware 15.
The m15 vs. the Alienware 15 from above.
An Ethernet port is a nice perk in a thinner laptop, and it retains the USB Type-A port and headphone jack on the left side.
Right side connectors
Two USB Type-A connectors sit on the right side.
Like its big brother, the m15 also has the HDMI, Mini DisplayPort, USB-C/Thunderbolt and proprietary connector for the Alienware Graphics Accelerator external GPU.
The m15 doesn't have the forward-hinge design of the bigger models.
Since it doesn't have a forward hinge, there's room for ventilation above the keyboard.
Alienware sticks with zone lighting.
Sadly, Alienware drops the backlighting on the touchpad for this model.
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