Alienware M15 R2 (2019) vs. XPS 15 9560 (2017) – Detailed Specs Comparison

Here's what you need to know what's different between 2017 Dell XPS 15 (9560) and 2019 Alienware M15 R2 specs including CPU, RAM, storage, battery, display, and more.

Alienware M15 R2 vs. Dell XPS 15 9560

Alienware M15 R2

Alienware M15 R2 picture

Dell XPS 15 9560

Dell XPS 15 9560 picture
Availability
ReleasedAnnounced at Computex 2019
Available on June 11, 2019
2017
Software
Pre-Installed OS• Windows 10 Home 64-bit
• Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
• Windows 10 Home 64-bit
• Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Built-in Apps• Alienware Command Center
• Alienware Adrenlin
• Alienware Mobile Connect
• Microsoft Office 365 (30-day trial)
• Microsoft Office 30-days trial
• McAfee LiveSafe™ 12 Month Subscription
Display
Size15.6 inches15.6 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
15.6-inch WED FHD non-touchscreen
1920 x 1080, IPS, 141 PPI, 400-nit brightness 100% sRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Glare, Non-touch support.

15.6-inch WED UHD touchscreen
3840 x 2160, IPS, 282 PPI, 350-nit brightness, 100% AdobeRGB, InfinityEdge Anti-Reflective, Touch support.
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™ i3-7100H
2 cores, 4 threads, 35W, 3MB Cache, 3.00 GHz

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ
4 cores, 4 threads, 45W, 6MB Cache, 2.50 GHz up to 3.50 GHz.

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ
4 cores, 8 threads, 45W, 6MB Cache, 2.80 GHz up to 3.80 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
7th Gen Intel® Core™ i3-7100H
• Intel® HD Graphics 630, 350 MHz up to 950 MHz

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ
• Intel® HD Graphics 630, 350 MHz up to 1.00 GHz

7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ
• Intel® HD Graphics 630, 350 MHz up to 1.10 GHz

Optional Discrete Graphics
• NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5)
Memory• 8 GB DDR at 2666 MHz (2 x 4 GB)
• 16 GB DDR at 2666 MHz (2 x 8 GB)
4 GB8 GB16 GB32 GB
2400 MHz Dual-channel DDR4
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)
500GB/32GB SSD 512GB/128GB SSD
Hard Drive
256 GB 512 GB
PCIe Gen 3 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
• Killer 1535 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi (up to 867 Mbps)
• Bluetooth 4.1
Battery
Size6-cell lithium-ion polymer (76Wh) with Alienware Battery Defender technology
3-cell lithium ion (56 WHr)6-cell lithium ion (97 WHr)
Battery LifeUp to 15.5 hours on FHD panel
Up to 10.8 hours on UHD panel
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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
130 W power adapter (19.50VDC/6.67A)
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)
Front 14.06 x 9.27 x 0.45 in (357 x 235 x 11 mm)
Rear 14.06 x 9.27 x 0.66 in (357 x 235 x 17 mm)
WeightAverage at 4.76 lbs (2.16 kg)3-cell battery models 4 lb (1.8 kg)
6-cell battery models 4.5 lb (2.0 kg)
Colors
Dar Side of the moon Lunar Light
• Silver (CNC machined aluminum with carbon fiber composite palm rest in black)
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.
• Full-size backlit keyboard with 1.3mm key travel
• 4.13 x 3.15 in (105 mm x 80 mm) touchpad with multi-touch gesture support (Precision Touchpad)
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
• 1 x Thunderbolt™ 3 (2 lanes of PCI Express Gen 3) supporting: Power In/Charging, PowerShare, Thunderbolt 3 (40Gbps bi-directional), USB 3.1 Gen 2 (10Gbps), VGA, HDMI, Ethernet, and USB-A via Dell Adapter (sold separately).
• 2 x USB 3.0 with PowerShare
• 1 x Headset jack
• 1 x full-size SD card reader
• 1 x Kensington lock slot
• 1 x Battery gauge button and indicator
• 1 x AC power
• 1 x HDMI 1.4
Camera & Audio
CameraAlienware FHD (1920x1080 resolution) cameraFront facing camera
Bottom-mount front camera with fixed focus lens, 0.92 Megapixels (1280 x 720 HD) at 30 fps.
Audio• Realtek ALC3281-CG
• 2.0 Speaker configuration
• 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection
• Alienware Sound Center via Alienware Command Center
• Stereo speakers professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro
• Two speakers (2W x 2 = 4W total)
• Digital-array microphones
Misc
Sensors• Tobii Eye Tracking (Optional)
• Ambient light sensor
• Optional dedicated Windows Hello compliant fingerprint reader.​​
• Ambient light sensor
Security-• Windows Hello with Fingerprint Sign in
• Kensington lock slot

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