Dell's RTX 4070-Powered Alienware M16 gaming laptop falls back to $1,399 — its lowest price

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Back to the lowest price I've seen since the sales in October, this powerful Dell Alienware laptop is back on offer and is a much more affordable proposition this holiday season. Alienware is a premium laptop brand that often sets its prices much higher than the competition - so to see a reduction in the MSRP price of up to $600 is great news, and although expensive you are getting a well-built laptop with a top-spec screen and powerful internal components. 

You can grab this offer on the Dell Alienware M16 gaming laptop at Dell for $1,399 - a saving of $600 from the MSRP of $1,999. This 16-inch Alienware laptop comes fully loaded with an Intel Core i7-13700HX processor, RTX 4070 laptop GPU, 16GB of DDR5 RAM, and a 1TB SSD for storage. All of these components go into outputting your favorite games in a glorious 2K QHD resolution, with up to a 165Hz refresh rate for smooth gameplay.

Alienware m16 Gaming Laptop (RTX 4070): now $1399 at Dell

Alienware m16 Gaming Laptop (RTX 4070): <a href="https://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-8900246-12578053?sid=hawk-custom-tracking&url=https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/gaming-laptops/alienware-m16-gaming-laptop/spd/alienware-m16-r1-laptop/wnm16r1cto40" data-link-merchant="dell.com"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">now $1399 at Dell (was $1999)
This 16-inch Alienware laptop comes fully loaded with an Intel Core i7-13700HX CPU, RTX 4070 GPU, 16GB of RAM, and a 1TB SSD. It also sports a 2560 x 1600 display with a 165 Hz refresh rate for smooth gaming.

Having Nvidia's RTX 4070 laptop GPU onboard the M16 means you can actually get the most out of your games by being able to view and play them in a QHD resolution with high frame rates and also have the capability to utilize software supported features such as ray tracing and DLSS 3/3.5 - as long as they are supported in the game. With a smaller screen, pixel density makes for a crisper picture in most situations, so there is always room to tweak game settings to alter frame rate or advanced graphics features.  

Connect more devices and monitors with plenty of available ports that include 2 x USB-C Ports, 1 x USB-A, 1 x HDMI 2.1, 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4, and a headset jack. At this current sales price, it's hard to find a comparable model for much less. 

Stewart Bendle
Deals Writer

Stewart Bendle is a deals writer at Tom's Hardware. A firm believer in “Bang for the buck” Stewart likes to research the best prices for hardware and build PCs that have a great price for performance ratio.

  • brandonjclark
    If you can only own a single computer that has to fill the needs of gaming and work and leisure AND be mobile, this might be a great choice, especially at this price.

    With the 5000-series cards still likely at least a year away, especially in mobiles, I'm not sure it's going to get any cheaper than this for awhile.
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  • Alvar "Miles" Udell
    The only real downside is that it only has a short battery life (5:20 as tested by PCMag, matching Dell's claims). The ASUS Zephyrus M16 has the same GPU, a 13900H vs a 13700HX, and an 8 hour battery life (as tested by PCMag) for $100 more.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-zephyrus-m16-16-240hz-gaming-laptop-qhd-intel-13th-gen-core-i9-with-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-4070-1tb-ssd-off-black/6535501.p?skuId=6535501
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  • brandonjclark
    Alvar Miles Udell said:
    The only real downside is that it only has a short battery life (5:20 as tested by PCMag, matching Dell's claims). The ASUS Zephyrus M16 has the same GPU, a 13900H vs a 13700HX, and an 8 hour battery life (as tested by PCMag) for $100 more.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-zephyrus-m16-16-240hz-gaming-laptop-qhd-intel-13th-gen-core-i9-with-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-4070-1tb-ssd-off-black/6535501.p?skuId=6535501
    Yeah, that DOES seem like a pretty good deal for only 100 more.

    However, some will believe in Dell's support capabilities far more strongly than Asus.
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  • DougMcC
    Alvar Miles Udell said:
    The only real downside is that it only has a short battery life (5:20 as tested by PCMag, matching Dell's claims). The ASUS Zephyrus M16 has the same GPU, a 13900H vs a 13700HX, and an 8 hour battery life (as tested by PCMag) for $100 more.

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/asus-rog-zephyrus-m16-16-240hz-gaming-laptop-qhd-intel-13th-gen-core-i9-with-16gb-memory-nvidia-geforce-rtx-4070-1tb-ssd-off-black/6535501.p?skuId=6535501
    Unless you're exclusively gaming, 16G is not a good choice these days. I certainly wouldn't buy anything under 32 today.
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  • Flnames
    Great article considering 4070 has long term support unlike 4080.
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  • brandonjclark
    DougMcC said:
    Unless you're exclusively gaming, 16G is not a good choice these days. I certainly wouldn't buy anything under 32 today.
    Uhh, sir!

    8GB is enough for a default Mac configuration! 16GB is surely enough for default Windows!

    ;)
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  • mdd1963
    brandonjclark said:
    Uhh, sir!

    8GB is enough for a default Mac configuration! 16GB is surely enough for default Windows!

    ;)
    I suspect 16 GB is enough for 95% of most typical Windows users..., that being said, I got 32 GB even back in a 2017 build!)

    Given Dell's typical 'charge triple what RAM upgrades are actually worth' costs, I'd order it with 8 GB if possible, and replace both sticks with 16 GB modules at less than half of what Dell is likely to charge...! :) (Same with boot SSD config, they likely want an extra $250 per TB....)
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