If I could only have one computer this would be it. - Alienware m15 Review

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    The Alienware m15 R2 can do basically everything I'd ever want a computer to do... but at that price, should you just get two instead?
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    1. TheAmazingPaulrus

      I've got three desktops running at home. Two servers. A laptop. I couldn't imagine life without a single one of them. Y'all can keep your desktop replacement garbage.

    2. Spancer

      This thing would be great if it weren't so ugly

    3. Mike Soda

      I may not be brand loyal but I'll always hate Alienware.

    4. Rs0 P2

      I bought this it runs fortnite like a dream desktop

    5. Admiral V

      Only reason im not getting because you cannot upgrade the ram

    6. David ds

      rather have a base model msi gt76 for that 3300 bucks

    7. Animiles

      7:02 I feel bad for your children...

    8. Trifler500

      Money is definitely better spent on a desktop.

    9. EasyO

      Can you upgrade it to 32 GB RAM?


      7:03 oh oh oh wow

    11. TheMasterofStupid

      What was the headset they have at the pc?

    12. Emo Parker

      7:01 Still got the moves!

    13. Mustache Merlin

      If eye tracking became a standard feature it could massively improve performance with foviated rendering.

    14. Etienne Pienaar

      do the new Alienware aurora review please, thanks

    15. Alejandro Gallardo

      so u live on an unrealistic and impractical world linus? is that what you are trying to say linus?

    16. Roger Alan

      Damn, I’m trying to come back to LTT but I only made it to 4:35 before having merch peddled at me. Oh well, I’ll try again in a few months.

    17. SprayJuice YT

      This is what came out of area 51

    18. 68dodgeboy1

      7:00 Don't do that again, thanks.

    19. Mike Loeven

      Wont running at around 90 degrees for extended periods reduce the systems life span

    20. Alan Qi


    21. EvilHomerSimpson

      Leave it up to Dell to make one ugly ass laptop

    22. jitesh shankhpal

      why that guy gave such an awkword expresion 9:21

    23. Daydreamer

      Hey there neighbors, Anyone know if this laptop would fit in a northface backpack (laptop compartment) ?

    24. Flowmotion

      anyone else here from r/okbuddyretard

      1. mike bazinga

        me lol

    25. TrantaLocked

      A $3000+ laptop that has only a 72% sRGB gamut base screen, no numpad, soldered RAM, 100C CPU, and you want to tell me this is the best single-computer option or even a good option for anything other than gaming performance in a small form factor. What a complete garbage ripoff.

    26. TrantaLocked

      Your only computer isn't going to have a numpad. Hard pass.

    27. Hades

      he literally has Linus tech tips underwear wtf

      1. Mustache Merlin

        he sells it. You too, can have Linus tech tips underwear!

    28. Bartosz Kruszona

      7:01 My life is complete, now I can die in peace knowing I've seen everything that this world has to offer.

    29. Ryan Dudley

      Alienware sucks m15 r2 keyboard stop working 1 month into service On top of that dell services suck

    30. Maria Noen

      I stopped at onboard memory. 4k to not be able to upgrade the memory in the future, nope , you guys have to understand that no spec in the world can take advantage of you. and if we stay together the industry will follow.

      1. TrantaLocked

        Yeah this laptop is a total scam. I'd rather buy a Macbook.

    31. Sabre

      7:04 I did not know that when I clicked on this video, I would have bulges shoved into my face

    32. Golden Apple

      Good video.

    33. Bro Bless

      im color blind fuck sRGB

    34. Roxanne Kotlyaroff

      Hi ! Everyone ; we have Apple Mac book pro with only 8 GB of memory can that be upgraded to 16 GB and same goes for our Apple iMac. THANKS !

    35. Stephen Manary

      Feel like there should have been "Seizure Warning" at 7:00

    36. victoria zumbado

      Nooo come one 7:00 was a bad experience put your clothes and try different ways to sell your merchandise

    37. Jeffrey Green

      Tobii eye-tracking does support Windows Hello, at least it does on my Alienware 17 R4. I did have to re-install the drivers to get it working though. It seems to work for windows login even if eye-tracking is disabled.

    38. A s t h e t i c a l y P l e a s i n g

      Someone tell linus to review the eluktronic mag-15 laptop

    39. TheFreak InTheFlame

      Would the asus ROG strix scar 3 be a good replacement?

    40. pinche dox

      linus's face looks like hes worried about losing alienware as an affiliate after he said its twice as fast LOL

    41. Ian Konstantino

      The rocket League background :)

    42. melvin khosa

      Linus and Alex needs to try the MSI GT75 Titan's keyboard. Hands down the best keyboard in any laptop out there (aside from the GT83 which has a full sized mechanical keyboard).

    43. Lars Sims

      I rly want this.

    44. Abeille Magique Dans Coquelicot

      Yeah just dont buy it

    45. Matthias Möhle

      Well buy the potent desktop and stream the game from there you need to play on the laptop.

    46. rb_plays

      Please....PLEASE...stop zooming in on Linus in his underwear....

    47. Bob Dobbs

      Maximum of 16 GB of RAM for your "one" computer AND it's costs $3,000.00? Linus... buddy. You're better than this man.


      YOu should hands on the Razer Blade 15. I have had this laptop for about 8 months with similar specs and I still prefer it to the m15

    49. RS1

      How come people dont like alienware? I always see bad comments about them but with no proof. (Just getting into computer stuff.)

      1. First Name Last Name

        They're pretty notorious for being overpriced, and pray you get a functioning one if you do buy. Dell support is one of the worst things to experience. Ever. I bought a Dell 34inch ultrawide that had almost 1/4 screen back light bleed. I RMAd it, got a nasty refurb that had a huge 2in gash on the bezel so bad it showed metal. Beyond comprehension how anyone would think it was OK to send to a customer. RMAd that, bitched at support for sending a shitty unit & they promised a new retail one. Got another garbage refurb. Had the same, horrible back light bleed. Oh, there was a $30 voucher that came with the monitor, and I bought a pcie usb 3.0 card. Didn't work in 3 machines I tried it in. Friend had a similar experience with his keyboard and ssd in laptop. Constant missed key presses, & bsods with "no bootable media present", where machine would randomly not see the os drive. Sent it in for service, took them 6 weeks round trip. Problems showed up again literally days later. Watch the series on this channel of "are computer manufacturers ripping you off?" or something and see how horrible dell does, particularly in the tech support section. They're abysmal. It's your money, but I'd buy a pre-built or laptop from absolutely anyone else. Nothing dell,ever again.

    50. Sankhadip Mazumder

      7:06 ...Now i am blind , linus you better pay for my future wife n kids

    51. Spazza42

      Buy the older gen 15’s with a 1070 and quad core processor. Cheaper and plenty of power for the foreseeable

    52. Wyatt Smith

      disliked solely for the underwear macbook pro segment

    53. Noxious

      3:25 have you u guys seen the Romanian Flag on the car?

    54. Anonymous

      So now they soldered the RAM in? I remember when I got my m15x back in 09' and they literally charged like $500 for the RAM upgrade option from slowest to best. I got it with base RAM and CPU options then upgraded them myself to the max RAM and CPU configuration and literally saved about $1000. I realized after spending roughly $2500 I could've bought a car instead. It was a unique gaming experience nonetheless. It also had the magnesium alloy chassis. It could run Unreal Tournament 3 (best looking game at the time) at max settings 1024×768 resolution at around 60 fps. It was capable of a resolution maximum of 1920×1200 which at the time was the highest you could get on a screen that small (15").

    55. Avacado Kid

      boi when you review something i wanna know if it can run vr headsets

    56. Goofball Gaming

      Laptop and gaming is an oxymoron

    57. Luc1d9

      I wish i just had a 100 dollars pls anyone send me some money through paypal that would seriously make my life i have a computer which is bot mine but i want to buy a graphics card which is 150 and my monthly money that i get is 40 dollars lol pls anyone

    58. Reprisal

      Down vote for trash 18:9 aspect ratio.

    59. B.N.R multitec

      Any updates about surface book 3....

    60. Tech-WonDo

      Why you didn't talk about the badly placed webcam?

    61. Tech-WonDo

      I see the Octane as a wallpaper, I press Like

    62. DJScrivbits

      Sorry don’t speak rich

    63. J R

      Can anyone tell me why the 15" is worth buying when (for me in New Zealand) the 17" is actually cheaper. It still has a 144hz monitor, and i would prefer a larger screen.

    64. Jazz A

      This is one of the best reviews I've seen on LTT including the gem at 07:00 lmao. The backing music works beautifully and coupled with the animated desk gives this video such a nice atmosphere, the set gives me an upgraded Dave2D(Is that his name? I can't remember I got linus on my mind) vibe. The new sets are wonderfully designed, I have no idea who Linus & Ivan are off camera, but when so many talented individuals gather around two people, one can see they are great people. I dunno why I love the vibe of this video so much. You guys are amazing to watch grow.

    65. Henrik Lahn Andersen

      ......... whaaattt??? Dude at the 2460$ pricepoint, you can still buy the 1000$ surface laptop, and have 1460$ for your PC ...... You can get a pretty banging PC for that! Make it a Ryzen 5 3600 and an RX 5700 XT for 1100$ (Basically look online for these builds... this one +50$ more for the RX 5700 XT over the RTX 2060 Super - and you are pretty much there! pcpartpicker.com/guide/R3G323/great-amd-gamingstreaming-build ) This gives you 360$ for a monitor, keyboard and mouse - which is pretty damn doable these days... I don't care what performance this computer has - it's overpriced AF! (don't forget - they actually picked a cheaper model - the I9 is 400$ more - so close to 4K $ at that point ... da fak!) And saying the keyboard is "almost as good as a Lenovo keyboard" ............. SERIOUSLY they have been making those keyboards for 20 years now and they have barely changed. The fact that ALL computers in that pricerange doesn't have this is what you should focus on rather than "OMG this one does" - one question though! Where the fuck is the numpad? Most Lenovo computers of this size has a numpad - and unless your computer is nothing more than a souped up netbook, not having it is fucking unacceptable... especially if you want to do anything other than gaming on it! Try doing your taxes or whatever with the numbers above the letters... I would rather have my dick stuck in a rotating door! Gaming laptops are in general shit and not worth the money..... and the premium on this is downright moronic!

    66. Dani L

      my only question is: are the drivers supported for arch?

    67. Spooki

      2.5k .... damn

    68. evans yomu

      RAZER BLADE PRO 17.3 INCH 4K touch with 120HZ screen

    69. A7_BlockeyBlue

      I feel like companies solder the ram bc they make it better than any you can buy alone on the market, so they only want it used on their products

    70. El Diablo

      Channel has too many inside advertisements. Unsubscribed!