Alienware 15 R2 System Specifications

Alienware 15 R2 System Specifications

Alienware 15 R2 System Specifications

This article provides all the technical specifications for the Alienware 15 R2

6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors (Skylake)

  • Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.2GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-6820HK (Quad-Core, 8MB Cache, Dynamically Overclocked up to 4.1GHz)
Note: Processor is embedded on the motherboard and cannot be upgraded.
  • 15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS-Panel Anti-Glare 220-nits Display
  • 15.6 inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IGZO IPS Anti-Glare 300-nits Display

Intel® HM170 Chipset (Intel® GL82HM170 PCH)

Click here for detailed specifications

Note: Some of the features described on the link above have been disabled and are not available on your system due to design and technical limitations.

DD4 Dual Channel

  • DDR4-2133 DDR4 PC4-17000

Minimum: 8Gb
Maximum: 16Gb

Two user-accessible DDR4 connectors for use with the following configurations:

  • 8Gb (2x4 Gb SO-DIMMS)
  • 12Gb (1x 4Gb 1x 8Gb SO-DIMMS)
  • 16Gb (2x8 Gb SO-DIMMS)

3x SATA III 6Gb/s Ports

Following configurations can be used:

  • 1x 2.5" SATA I/II/III Solid State or Mechanical Hard Drives
  • 4x M2 NGFF TLC SSD

RAID Support

RAID is not supported on this platform.

No internal drive available on this system

Visit to purchase an external optical drive

Killer™ E2400 Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Network Card

  • Killer 1535 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1
  • Intel® Dual Band Wireless-AC 8260 and Bluetooth 4.0

Integrated Realtek ALC3234

1 Headphone / Microphone combo jack 2 Headphone / Stereo Speakers

Embedded NVIDIA supporting NVIDIA Optimus and AMD Supporting Switchable Graphics


*Refer to your invoice for your specific video card model


  • AMD® Radeon™ R9 M395X (4 GB GDDR5)

Integrated graphics

  • Intel® HD Graphics 530

Support for the Alienware Graphics Amplifier

Left Side

1 AC Adapter 2 Noble lock slot
3 USB 3.0 with PowerShare 4 USB 3.0
5 Microphone jack 6 Headphone/microphone combo jack

Right Side

1 3-in-1 Media card reader (SD/SDHC/SDXC) 2 USB Type-C port
3 USB 3.0 4 Network connector (RJ-45)


1 Air Vents 2 Alienware Graphics Amplifier
3 HDMI 3

Dimensions and Weight

  • Height: 0.78" (19.85mm)
  • Depth: 3.11" (79.10mm)
  • Width: 13.14" (333.85mm)
  • Starting Weight: 1.10 lbs (0.497 kg)
The weight of your system will vary depending on the configuration and the manufacturing variability.

  • Alienware 180 Watts AC Adapter (NVIDIA GTX 965m and 970m Video Cards)
  • Alienware 240 Watt AC Adapter (NVIDIA GTX 980m Video Card)
  • 8 cell Lithium-ion 92 WHr Battery

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Need to Know

The internal components of the Alienware 15 R2 must be replaced by a certified technician, however if you are in need of opening the systemplease make sure that you have disconnected the battery cable. Not following this instruction can lead to damage to the system board and other components.

The image shows the location of the battery-cable connector on the system board.

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Article ID: SLN300829

Last Date Modified: 07/20/2018 12:23 PM

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