Alienware M15 R2 (2019) vs. Surface Book 2 (Late 2017) – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between late 2017 Surface Book 2 and 2019 Alienware M15 R2 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Alienware M15 R2 vs. Surface Book 2

Alienware M15 R2

Alienware M15 R2 picture

Surface Book 2

Surface Book 2 picture
Availability
ReleasedAnnounced at Computex 2019
Available on June 11, 2019
November 16, 2017
Software
Pre-Installed OS• Windows 10 Home 64-bit
• Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Windows 10 Pro (Creators Update)
Built-in Apps• Alienware Command Center
• Alienware Adrenlin
• Alienware Mobile Connect
• Microsoft Office 365 (30-day trial)
Microsoft Office 30-days trial
Display
Size15.6 inches• 13.5 inches
• 15 inches
InfoFull HD with 60Hz refresh rate
• 1920 x 1080, 141 PPI, 35ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 72% color gamut, 700:1 contrast ratio, Anti-glare, 6.20W max power consuption.

Full HD with 144Hz refresh rate
• 1920 x 1080, 141 PPI, 19ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 72% color gamut, 800:1 contrast ratio, Anti-glare, 7.80W max power consuption.

Full HD with 240Hz refresh rate
• 1920 x 1080, 141 PPI, 8ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, 72% color gamut, 1000:1 contrast ratio, Anti-glare, 4.41W max power consuption.

Ultra HD with 60Hz refresh rate
• 3180 x 2160, OLED, 282 PPI, 1ms response time, 300 nits, 16:9, HDR-400 DCI-P3 color gamut, 10,000:1 contrast ratio, TrueLife, 14.80W max power consuption.

All options
• Wide Viewing Angles on all displays with 85 degree viewing from all directions
• PixelSense™ Display
• Aspect ratio: 3:2
• Contrast ratio: 1600:1
• Touch: 10 points multi-touch G5
Internal Specs
CPU9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9300H
4 cores, 8 threads, 45W, 8MB SmartCache, 2.40 GHz up to 4.10 GHz.

9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
6 cores, 12 threads, 45W, 12MB SmartCache, 2.60 GHz up to 4.50 GHz.

9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980H
8 cores, 16 threads, 45W, 16MB SmartCache, 2.30 GHz up to 4.80 GHz.

9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK
8 cores, 16 threads, 45W, 16MB SmartCache, 2.40 GHz up to 5.00 GHz.

Chipset Mobile Intel® HM370 Chipset
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300U
2 cores, 4 threads, 3MB SmartCache, 2.60 GHz up to 3.50 GHz

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8350U
4 cores, 8 threads, 6MB SmartCache, 1.70 GHz up to 3.60 GHz, Available in 2019

8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8650U
4 cores, 8 threads, 8MB SmartCache, 1.90 GHz up to 4.20 GHz
Graphics9th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-9300H
• Intel® UHD Graphics 630, 350 MHz up to 1.05 GHz

9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
• Intel® UHD Graphics 630, 350 MHz up to 1.15 GHz

9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980H
• Intel® UHD Graphics 630, 350 MHz up to 1.20 GHz

9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9980HK
• Intel® UHD Graphics 630, 350 MHz up to 1.25 GHz

Optional Discrete Graphics
• NVIDIA® GeForce GTX® 1650 (4GB GDDR5)
• NVIDIA® GeForce GTX® 1650 Ti (6GB GDDR5)
• NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060 (6GB GDDR6) OC Ready
• NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2070 (8GB GDDR6) with Max-Q Design
• NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2080 (8GB GDDR6) with Max-Q Design
Integrated Graphics
• Intel® UHD Graphics 620

Discrete Graphics
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 with 2GB GDDR5
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5
Memory• 8 GB DDR at 2666 MHz (2 x 4 GB)
• 16 GB DDR at 2666 MHz (2 x 8 GB)
8 GB 16 GB
1866 MHz LPDDR3 RAM
StorageSingle Storage Configurations
• 256 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
• 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
• 512 GB Intel Optane M.2 SSD
• 1 TB PCIe M.2 SSD
• 2 TB PCIe M.2 SSD

Dual Storage Configurations
• 512 GB RAID0 (2 x 256 GB PCIe M.2 SSDs)
• 1 TB RAID0 (2 x 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSDs)
• 512 GB Intel Optane M.2 SSD + 512 GB PCIe M.2 SSD
• 2 TB RAID0 (2 x 1 TB PCIe M.2 SSDs)
• 4 TB RAID0 (2 x 2 TB PCIe M.2 SSDs)
128 GB256 GB512 GB1 TB
NVMe PCIe SSD
NetworkEthernet
• Killer E2600 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
• Killer E3000 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (Optional)

Wireless
• Intel 8265, Dual Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz up to 867 Mbps, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.2
• Rivet killer 1650w, Dual Band 2.4 GHz/5 GHz up to 2400 Mbps, WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax, Bluetooth 5
• Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac compatible
• Bluetooth Wireless 4.1 technology
Battery
Size6-cell lithium-ion polymer (76Wh) with Alienware Battery Defender technologySurface Book 2 13.5” - i5
• Total: 69 Wh
• Clipboard: 18 Wh
• Base: 51 Wh

Surface Book 2 13.5” - i7
• Total: 75.3 Wh
• Clipboard: 18 Wh
• Base: 57.3 Wh

Surface Book 2 15”
• Total: 90 Wh
• Clipboard: 23 Wh
• Base: 67 Wh
Battery LifeUp to 15.5 hours on FHD panel
Up to 10.8 hours on UHD panel
• Up to 17 hours of video playback
• Up to 5 hours in Tablet mode
Power Supply• E4 130W (19.50 VDC/6.70A)
• E4 180W (19.50 VDC/9.23A)
• E4 240W (19.50 VDC/12.31A)
* Support Hybrid Power
Surface Book 2 13.5” - i5
• 44W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port

Surface Book 2 13.5” - i7
• 100W power supply with USB-A (5W) charging port

Surface Book 2 15”
• 102W power supply with USB-A (7.5W) charging port
Exterior
DimensionsBase
Height 0.70 - 0.77 in. (17.90 - 19.50 mm)
Width 14.19 in. (360.50 mm)
Depth 10.87 in. (276 mm)

With Tobii Eye Tracking
Height 0.720 - 0.807 in. (18.30 - 20.50 mm)
Width 14.19 in. (360.50 mm)
Depth 10.87 in. (276 mm)
Surface Book 2 13.5” - i5
• 12.3” x 9.1” x 0.51”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 13 mm-23 mm)

Surface Book 2 13.5” - i7
• 12.3” x 9.14” x 0.59”-0.90” (312 mm x 232 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)

Surface Book 2 15”
• 13.5” x 9.87” x 0.57”-0.90” (343 mm x 251 mm x 15 mm-23 mm)
WeightAverage at 4.76 lbs (2.16 kg)Surface Book 2 13.5” - i5
• Total - 3.38 lbs (1,533 g)
• Tablet - 1.59 lbs (719 g)

Surface Book 2 13.5” - i7
• Total - 3.62 lbs (1,642 g)
• Tablet - 1.59 lbs (719 g)

Surface Book 2 15”
• Total - 4.20 lbs (1,905 g)
• Tablet - 1.80 lbs (817 g)
Colors
Dar Side of the moon Lunar Light
Platinum
Keyboard and Trackpad• Alienware mSeries keyboard with per-key RGB LED.
• AlienFX lighting
• Includes anti-ghosting and N-key rollover technology
• 1.7mm key travel
• 0.2mm-dish concave key design
• 4.13 x 2.36 in (105 mm x 80 mm) precision touchpad with multi-touch gesture support.
• Precision trackpad: 105 mm x 70 mm, glass.
• Five-finger multitouch gesture.
• Mechanical friction attaches the Clipboard to the keyboard.
• Full-size mechanical backlit keyset with 1.55 mm of key travel.
Ports• 2x SuperSpeed USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A
• 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A with Powershare Technology
• 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 Port (USB Type-C™ with support for USB 3.1 Gen 2 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort 1.2)
• 1 x HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 Output
• 1 x Mini-Display Port 1.4 Output
• 1 x Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port
• 1 x Power/DC-In Port
• 1 x Wedge-shaped lock slot
• 1 x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet NIC
• Audio Out 1/8" Port
• 2 x Full-size USB 3.1 Gen
• 1 x USB Type-C (version 3.1 Gen 1 with USB Power Delivery rev. 3.0)
• 1 x 3.5mm headphone jack
• 2 x Surface Connect (Compatible with Surface Dock)
• 1 x Full-size MicroSD™ card reader
Camera & Audio
CameraAlienware FHD (1920x1080 resolution) camera• Windows Hello face authentication camera (front-facing)
• 5.0MP front-facing camera with 1080p HD video
• 8.0MP rear-facing autofocus camera with 1080p HD video
Audio• Realtek ALC3281-CG
• 2.0 Speaker configuration
• 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection
• Alienware Sound Center via Alienware Command Center
• Dual microphones
• Front-facing stereo speakers with Dolby® Audio™ Premium
• Support for Windows Sonic for Headphones
• Support for Dolby® Atmos for Headphones
Misc
Sensors• Tobii Eye Tracking (Optional)
• Ambient light sensor
• Ambient light sensor
• Proximity sensor
• Accelerometer
• Gyroscope
• Magnetometer
Security-• HW TPM 2.0 chip for enterprise security
• Enterprise-grade protection with Windows Hello face sign-in

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