Alienware m15 and Alienware m17 (R2 and R3) Indent on venting cover under the C cover

Summary: Information about an indent on the screen bezel. This indent is on purpose and is part of the systems design.

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SLN320565_en_US__1iC_aw_alienhead_mr_v1 Description  

The following article provides information about an indent on the screen bezel. This Indent is on purpose and is part of the systems design.


Affected Systems:

Alienware M15 R2 Notebook Alienware M17 R2 Notebook ALIENWARE M15 R3 Notebook ALIENWARE M17 R3 Notebook


Indent on Alienware notebooks venting cover


This impacts every Alienware m15 R2/R3 and Alienware m17 R2/R3 notebook system (Those with the Tobii Camera Config and those without.). The black Top Venting cover has an Indent under the center of the LCD, close to the hinge. 


(Figure.1 Indent in venting plastics)

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Alienware notebook bezel Indent explained


Dell engineering has confirmed that the purpose of this Indent is to provide space for the Tobii Camera. Systems that are shipped with the Tobii camera need the Indent for when the system is closed. The same cover is used if you purchase the system with or without the Tobii camera. That means this Indent is found on all these systems.

SLN320565_en_US__3icon Note: This Indent is designed into the plastics. There is no fault with the plastics.

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Affected Product

Alienware m15 R2, Alienware m17 R2

Last Published Date

21 Feb 2021



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