There's something about an Alienware laptop. While Dell's premium line of gaming systems doesn't produce the cheapest systems on the block, it has dedicated fans who love their excellent build quality, strong performance and UFO aesthetic.
Usually, you'd pay a premium for an Alienware-branded laptop, but today, we're seeing some incredible deals on the m16. For Prime Day, Best Buy has an Alienware m16 with an RTX 4070 GPU, a Core i7 CPU, 16GB of RAM, a 1TB SSD and a 2K display for just $1,399. You'd typically pay closer to $2,000 for this model or $1,499+ for any laptop with RTX 4070 graphics.
We haven't tested the Alienware m16, but when we reviewed its sibling, the Alienware m18, earlier this year. We were impressed with the laptop's Legend 3.0 design standard, shared by the m16. The laptop also has several customizable AlienFX RGB lighting zones.
The Alienware m16 isn't light or thin; it tips the scales at 7.2 pounds and measures 14.5 x 11.4 x 1 inches. However, having an RTX 4070 aboard means you can play games at the screen's 2K resolution with ray tracing enabled and still achieve playable frame rates.
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Ultrabookreview did a review of this laptop with the RTX 4080, and these are the results they achieved. The 4070 being around 25% slower and having 33% less VRAM you can adjust them down accordingly. They also stated it hit 57dB of noise at high performance full fans, and 84°C CPU temp.Reply
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The specs as shown are essentially a lame duck. Good to see however Alienware and or Dell is now starting in putting their premium laptops on sale. Now I wonder what the soon 'Black Friday' pricing may look like! If I however could even remotely afford to buy any type of premium laptop, I would opt for a much higher spec than this and most certainly get a 18-inch screen format, so gaming on the fly is much more immersive. There is also much marketing talk that premium laptops are considered a fair desktop replacement. I think that this is rubbish and not a enthusiast reality. Based on the virtually unlimited upgradeability of desktops and now much less expensive high quality large 34-inch curved PC monitors hitting the market for less than $500!Reply