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Alienware M16 review: a gaming titan
7:38 pm | August 31, 2023

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Alienware M16: Two-minute review

If there’s one thing the Alienware M16 can do and do well, it’s to make your desk look incredibly cool. I would like to say I got plenty of stares of awe and approval touting this thing around town, but it's heavier than a spaceship and trekking from the office back home was enough exercise for at least two weeks.

Still, it's one of the best gaming laptops around, not to mention one of the best-looking. The design of the laptop is sleek but stylish, albeit a little…large. The matte finish on the plastic chassis ties the whole thing together, ensuring the RGB of the keyboard and the funky Alienware logo power button are never too much, a trap gaming laptops often fall into. 

It's almost retro-futuristic and strikes a neat balance between intuitive design and the classic gamer vibe. Because of the placement of the display and how thick the chassis is, the laptop could pass for a much older device. In fact, when the lighting on the keyboard and power button are off, it kind of looks like one of the laptops my dad used to work on back when I was a kid. 

The Alienware M16 is far from being the best thin and light gaming laptops on the market. But if you’re looking for a desktop replacement laptop, this is the bad boy for you. This laptop might be one of the heaviest I’ve had to lug around for a while, but the laptop runs demanding games at impressive frame rates and is large enough to work on sat on a desk in comfort. 

I would recommend the Alienware M16 to anyone who doesn’t want the hassle of a whole PC set up in their room but still wants to reap the benefits of comparable competent power. 

Alienware face front

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Since the Alienware M16 is fitted with an AMD Ryzen 9 7845HX and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 4070 laptop GPU, you’re pretty much guaranteed a flawless gaming experience now and in the future. The cost for this kind of future-proofing is naturally rather steep, with the laptop retailing at $2,099.99 / £2,119.00 / AU$ 3,270, so it certainly won’t be topping our best budget laptops list anytime soon.

That being said, if you are looking to put down some serious cash once and not have to worry about anything regarding your gaming set-up ever again, this might be the best laptop for your gaming needs. It’s powerful, it looks the part without looking too silly, and you’ll be gaming on it for quite a long time.

Alienware M16: Price & availability

  • How much does it cost? $2,099.99/ £2,119.00/ AU$ 3,270  
  • When is it available? Available now
  • Where can you get it? Available in the US, the UK and Australia

The Alienware M16 starts at around $2,099.99 / £2,119.00 / AU$ 3,270 for the configuration we’ve tested. You can definitely find other gaming laptops for a lot less, and if you’re looking specifically for a budget gaming laptop, you might as well click away from this review right now. 

That being said, you’re probably not going to find a lot of gaming laptops that will offer you these kinds of specs for any cheaper, and if you want to invest in a desktop replacement that’ll take you a long and far, this is a pretty good choice for you. 

  • Price score: 4 / 5

Alienware M16: Specs

The Alienware M16 comes in a few configurations, with the base model starting with the Nvidia RTX 4060 and AMD Ryzen 7 7745HX, with 1TB of storage. 

Alienware M16 close up of grille

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Alienware M16: Design

  • Chunky but funky 
  • Comfortable keyboard 
  • Aesthetic design with patterned speaker plate

The Alienware M16 is charming but at the same time, it is a little lacklustre. Yes, it’s aesthetic at first glance and holds a bit of character, but when you take in mind the kind of processing power packed into it as well as the steep price tag, it is a bit of a disappointing package. If you scan our list of best gaming laptops, you’ll find a lot more aesthetically pleasing and much more portable laptops. 

Take the Razer Blade 14. It has very similar specs to the Alienware M16, with an RTX 4060 GPU and running on the AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS CPU. Its price does go a little higher than the Alienware M16 but still offers a much slimmer chassis and sleeker, more modern look. 

The Alienware M16 only comes in one color: matte black. That's disappointing as the hexagonal grille and quirky LED power button could lead to a unique design that would set the device apart from the regular gamer aesthetic. Hopefully, we'll see the M16 introduced in more exciting colors in the near future. 

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Alienware M16 closed

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Keyboard close up of Alienware M16

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Alienware M16 facing forward

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The display is a 16-inch screen with excellent performance that offers a refresh rate of 165HZ and 100% sRGB. As for ports you’ve got a solid selection to pick from, including an HDMI 2.1 port, plenty of USB ports and interestingly an SD card slot. The addition of the slot does lend this laptop towards photographers who want a powerful gaming device they can use towards their hobbies or passions. 

Alienware keyboard close up

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The keyboard is probably my favourite part of the Alienware M16, as the keys are large enough to avoid any frequent mishaps when gaming and offer a softer, more quiet typing experience that I really appreciate. It may not have the uber-satisfying clicky feedback many people like to get from their keyboards, but it does minimise any annoying distractions when you’re trying to focus and works well in environments where quiet is key. 

The trackpad does offer nice clicky feedback, and while I normally hate gaming laptop trackpads for being too stiff, the Alienware M16 has the nicest trackpad I’ve used on any gaming laptop. 

Alienware’s design choices seem to fall in the middle between creating something unique and fun, and yet clinging to some rather boring facets of typical gaming laptop design. 

  • Design score: 4 / 5

Alienware M16: Performance

  • Impressive gaming performance 
  • Runs warm but not hot 
  • Fans kick in almost instantly
Alienware M16 (2023): Benchmarks

Here's how the Alienware M16 (2023) performed in our suite of benchmark tests:

3DMark: Night Raid: 51,538; Fire Strike: 27,355; Time Spy: 11,730; Port Royal: 7,184
GeekBench 5: 2,000 (single-core); 9,124 (multi-core)
14,038 (multi-core)
Total War: Warhammer III (1080p, Ultra):
85.5 fps; (1080p, Low): 228 fps
Cyberpunk 2077 (1080p, Ultra): 57 fps; (1080p, Low): 125 fps
Dirt 5 (1080p, Ultra): 84 fps; (1080p, Low): 115fps
PCMark 10 Battery Life: 3 hours and 13 minutes 

Despite the massive chassis and incredible weight, the Alienware M16 performed superbly during our benchmarks and was overall a joy to work on. The testing score results boast some of the highest I’ve seen testing laptops, which is to be expected with the kind of processing power packed into the thick beast.

In terms of gaming, it glides through demanding games like Cyberpunk 2077, boasting high frame rates at all times and displaying vibrant colors. The framerates in Cyberpunk 2077 and Stray don’t drop below 70fps even under the highest settings, and thanks to the refresh rates of the display, gameplay is smooth and uninterrupted. This is definitely the laptop of choice for gamers playing AAA titles and professional players. While the portability may knock off some points on the laptop in my book, the performance definitely picks up where the design slacks off. 

The laptop's ventilation is well-designed, and once the fans kick in you’re unlikely to feel the chassis very hot. However, the fans do kick in as soon as you boot up a game, regardless of how intense your gaming session might be. That being said, I’m yet to experience any freezing or stuttering.

Close up of Alienware port selection

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  • Performance score: 4.5 / 5

Alienware M16: Battery life

  • Quick charge
  • Poor battery life even for a gaming laptop

Gaming laptops are not famous for their superb battery life, but the Alienware M16 is a lot worse than most.  In our general battery tests, it lasts just over 3 hours, which is not what you want to hear if you’re committed to taking this thing on a long-haul commute or out and about with you. With the effort you’re putting into carrying it, around 3 hours isn’t really enough. 

If you intend to game with the laptop unplugged, you might get just around an hour, maybe fifteen minutes on top before the device starts letting you know the battery is on its last leg. This might not be a big problem if you’re planning to keep the laptop at home. Though that is a common thread with gaming laptops, you don’t buy one to take it on the road with you. 

  • Battery score: 3 / 5

Should you buy the Alienware M16?

Buy it if...

You want to replace your gaming computer
If you're going to be living in a smaller living space like a college dorm or a shared house, the Alienware M16 is small enough to fit snuggly in most bedrooms and powerful enough to sustain your gaming habits. 

You have deep pockets
If you’ve got extra cash lying around and want to invest in a laptop crammed full of the latest processors and gamer tech, this is the laptop for you. One big splash of cash now means you won't need to upgrade your kit for a very long time. 

Don't buy it if...

You need to tighten the purse strings
This is without a doubt an expensive laptop, with a price tag that’s much more than what most people would pay.

Alienware M16: Also consider

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How I tested the Alienware M16

  • Tested the laptop for about three weeks
  • Used it for work and gaming 
  • Stress-tested it using our suite of benchmarks

I tested the Alienware M16 over a few weeks, using it to game in the evenings and working on it during the day for a few weeks or so. I took it from the office and back home as much as I could to get a feel for how easy it would integrate into my daily routine. 

Read more about how we test

First reviewed August 2023

Realme GT5 240W unboxing
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Starfield review – deep, space
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Review info

Platform reviewed: Xbox Series X
Available on:
PC, Xbox Series X|S
Release date:
Early access: Sept 1, regular release: Sept 6

Starfield wants to cast you as the lead in a brand new mystery of the week sci-fi series. Whether that’s Firefly, The Mandalorian, Stargate, or whichever flavor of Star Trek takes your fancy, Starfield has you covered. The role-playing game is best enjoyed like this too; as a lightweight and competently made amusement box that lets you interact with the world around you in whichever way suits you best. 

It’s quite an achievement. While some situations are going to require a quick trigger finger or an orbital dogfight, you’re often free to explore at your own pace and solve problems in your own way. I prefer to jetpack around and shoot all of my problems with a laser pistol, but if you want to try to persuade people or even forge a new life away from the game’s main story running resources between outposts and making a mint you can. Several of these paths can even be blended together,  something I expect most players will do in their first playthrough as they get to grips with the game. 

Bethesda Game Studios’ latest RPG will feel familiar to fans of Fallout’s 3D outings and even perennial fantasy favorite The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim. The offering here is much more polished, and there are notably fewer bugs than many meme accounts would have you believe. Ultimately there’s a whole universe here for players to dip into. 

Playing the ‘Field 

An astronaut in a Starfield Unreal Engine 5 demo

(Image credit: Pasquale Scionti)

But you won’t do it alone. Starfield pits you as a starship captain and you’ll slowly accumulate people to man your vessel, accompany you as you explore, and even staff your outposts. While the majority of the writing in Starfield is somewhat patchy, the companion characters are fleshed out and interesting enough to jet around the universe with. 

You can hire your future space friends from bars, but you’ll also get a regular flow of recruits from the game’s main story or side quests itself. Many characters in Starfield are looking for a bit of hope and something new. Often, your arrival brings that hope and you can then choose to add them to your crew - whether they can get their new life depends on whether you add them to your galaxy-hopping A-team, or assign them to oversee water production on a dead world.

If they’re on the ship, they’re getting a ticket to the main event. Building spaceships is one part of Starfield that feels expansive and, even on a controller, toggling power between your ship’s different systems is easy to do but feels surprisingly intricate. The way parts of your ship slowly thrum to life as you power up various systems is satisfying, the clunky way you power through space makes fights feel tense, lasers and ballistic rounds bouncing off your shield as you keep an eye on the all-important hull strength. 

There’s even ship-based stealth, where you cut the power to all of your ship’s systems and chug slowly forward in the hope of avoiding detection. When this goes wrong, and it likely will, you’ll get into dogfights that feel thrilling but also mechanically complex. Tweaking your shield and weapon power levels to try and get an advantage in fights feels crunchy and satisfying, while you can also board disabled ships and take them for yourself if you’re that way inclined, making space combat a satisfying diversion to scuffling around planetside. 

Conversely, on-world combat feels very similar to Fallout 4 or Fallout: New Vegas, although many planets have their own gravity and the addition of boost packs - a jetpack, proving that a rose by any other name does smell just as sweet providing the rose is a jetpack - means that firefights feel quite different to most other games. If you want to pretend to be Boba Fett, you can do that. I, in fact, did that fairly regularly.

Unfortunately, enemies feel spongy, and often you’ll pump round after round into an opponent without much in the way of feedback. Combat often feels quite weightless, but can be helped with a few damage-boosting skills. 

Skills to pay the bills 

An astronaut looks out over a snow covered mountain range with a ringed planetoid in the distance

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Starfield’s skill system is one of my favorite parts of the game. You can buy skills in any order that you want and some of them will unlock new game mechanics: the stealth skill gives you a detection meter to help in skulking around, while the targeting skill allows you to use your ship’s weapon systems to target individual parts of a ship. Use these skills enough and you’ll finish their challenge - killing enemies with a pistol, crafting objects, getting sneak attacks -  and can then buy the next level of the skill which will give you even more benefits.

There are several different families of skills and you can slowly progress through them, and it’s really clear to see how these different trees can intersect to create unique situations. My character started with skills in speech, pistols, and piloting but I quickly found myself swotting up in research, gaining proficiency with melee weapons, and then - due to my innate desire to gather items like some sort of spacefaring magpie - skills in weightlifting to let me carry everything. 

Best bit:

A lone space explorer stands at the bottom of a vast canyon as the sun rises in the background

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Docking with a space station that wouldn’t respond to my hails, I found myself in the middle of a zero-G shootout in a space casino. As spacers descended on me from all sides, my pistol rounds were knocking bodies and props flying through the station as I used a boost pack to float through the station and outmaneuver my enemies.  

There are some games that you just don’t want to write reviews for. Starfield is, unfortunately, one of them because of the weight of expectations, fans clamoring to hop into a spaceship and throw themselves into the vast inky blackness of space. There’s something about space that seems to do this to people: just look at No Man’s Sky or Star Citizen, both games about pirouetting through the void that have been victimized and lionized by people in equal measure. Writing about Starfield, then, is a bit of a poisoned chalice. If it’s bad people will get grumpy. If it’s good, people will get grumpy. I’m not sure how people will react to the reality: that Starfield is competent and well-made but has the same lifeless eyes as the uncanny valley NPCs that inhabit its sprawling cities.

Starfield isn’t like those other space games: there is a full universe to explore but the playspace here is actually broken up into a lot of little chunks. You won’t be flying your ship from orbit down to the planet, and you can’t even use your ship to get around on the planet. There are a thousand different worlds to explore, but many of them are barren and good for nothing more than gathering resources in a pinch, the planet able to provide a platform for your building but very little else. On the ground itself, you also can’t explore willy-nilly - the planets are parceled up into little packages of land for you to charge around. You’ll rarely notice that the universe is split up into these vignettes: you’ll fast-travel around much more often, and in all of my playtime I’ve run into this issue once or twice. 

For some, that will be an unforgivable error: an open-world game portioned off by loading screen toll gates. If this is you and you’re bristling away, my advice is just to get over it. It won’t impact your enjoyment of the game. Hardly any of the little qualms in Starfield will impact your enjoyment.

A titanic undertaking 


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I could have spent another 100 hours with Starfield and I’m still not sure if I’d have managed to see everything. However, the 40 hours I’ve spent with the game have left me certain that this is a well-made game made by people who really do want to offer up the sort of RPG that most developers can’t find the resources for anymore. It’s titanic, and this is easy to see whether you’re running across frozen tundra trying to escape alien spiders or navigating a course around a fractured asteroid field. 

But, I’m somewhat concerned about the soul of the game, which is largely absent. This soul - raptured away at some point as Starfield’s multitude of systems were layered into place - isn’t something you can touch, but it’s what I've come to blame for the fact that Starfield is almost completely devoid of character. There’s an entire universe to explore and you can go anywhere, but none of it feels like it’s anywhere. 

The cities and planets might have a different aesthetics, but they often feel like the same place. New Atlantis’ shining spires and the cyberpunkish Neon couldn’t look more different, but they feel like the same place once you’ve adjusted to the look. Ultimately, Starfield feels like a game made for screenshots. It even has a great “Oblivion moment” when you step out of the mines that act as a tutorial. Sadly, in play it’s rare to find something truly breathtaking. There’s a wide range of sci-fi here, but it feels like the rougher edges have been sanded off, and what’s here is fun if uninspiring, competent enough that there’s rarely a misstep even as you seek to get to the bottom of every mystery the game throws at you. 

I’ve enjoyed the time that I’ve spent with the game, and I fully expect scores and scores of people to be playing this for years. There’s so much here for willing captains who want to explore every different station, survey and map out every world. For me, I’ll be left looking up from the ground, wondering if a more interesting version of the game is out there in the stars somewhere. 

 Accessibility features

Slim picking here. You can turn on subtitles for dialogue and general play and also adjust the size of the text in the menus in Starfield, but otherwise, the accessibility options just offer you the chance to bring up ironsights (aim down sights) as a toggle option rather than requiring you to hold it. 

A disappointing offering for a game with this much time and money poured into it. 

How we reviewed

An astronaut staring at a distant ringed planet in Starfield

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I played 45 hours of Starfield on the Xbox Series X, with a 4K HDR-ready TV, playing with an Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2. During my play session, I did some main story and then decided to explore some random worlds and answer some distress beacons, ostensibly with the goal of getting enough money to buy a huge spaceship. 

I eventually wasted that money fitting the biggest laser cannons of all time to my existing spaceship, but I regret nothing.

Our list of the best RPGs might be worth checking out if you're not sold on Starfield. But, if you're looking for a journey to share with friends, you might want to check out the best multiplayer games on PC too. 

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Victrix Pro FS review – one of the best fight sticks ever made
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The Victrix Pro FS aims to cater to fighting game enthusiasts with a high-end model that’s made with money as no object. Sporting a stunning aluminum design and leading hardware inside, there are no compromises made with this PS5 and PC fight stick. Without question, it’s one of the best fight sticks around, but you’re paying a premium here overall. 

Unlike some other fight sticks, the Victrix Pro FS is sleeker and lighter than many alternatives you’ll find on the platform. If you’re someone who wants to take the best fighting games seriously then this is the high-end option to consider. However, if you’re more cash-strapped, you may want to look for some other alternatives as this is one of the priciest offerings around. 

Price and availability

The Victrix Pro FS is currently available in the US, the UK, and Australia for $399.99 / £349.99 / AU$799.95 making it one of the most expensive fight sticks on the market to date. You have the choice of two colors, either the brand’s signature purple or a white variant. For context, this is significantly more expensive than the Nacon Daija ($249.99 / £254 / AU$499) and the Hori Fighting Alpha ($199 / £199 / AU$398) which have options for the PS5 console, too. 

Design and features

Side of the Victrix Pro FS showing the lighting

(Image credit: Future)

What immediately separates the Victrix Pro FS from its competition is the physical design of the fight stick itself. Instead of being made up of a mixture of plastic materials, this company opted to forge this model out of a single sheet of aluminum. The manufacturer claims that it’s “aircraft-grade” and while I’m unable to verify this, the chassis itself is seriously premium in both feel and construction to the touch. This also adds to the overall lighter feel than something like the Nacon Daija (10.2 lbs / 4.64kg) with its body weight of 7.6 lbs / 3.4kg when on your lap. A neat touch is the 6.28-inch wrist slope which means you can wrest on the metal when playing without discomfort, something no other current-gen fight stick offers. 

Body aside, the Victrix Pro FS is rocking Sanwa Denshi buttons and a joystick complete with microswitches with the eight-way gate which truly delivers that arcade-quality feel. These components are known for their accuracy, precision, and reliability and are a smart choice for a fight stick that costs this much. However, much like with the Hori Fighting Alpha, you’re able to open the rear of the device up to modify the stick and buttons, and tools are included to easily tune the gear to your liking. This means you can keep the chassis but opt for the likes of Qanba or Seimitsu if so desired.  

One thing that I really appreciate is the carrying handles for Victrix Pro FS which makes transportation easy. If you’re someone who gets shuffled around a lot in tournaments, being able to pick it up with ease is a good inclusion. There’s also a lockout button that disables the control bar (such as the start button and other console-specific commands) so they won’t get in the way during competition. The bar is integrated nicely at the top with the eight buttons below marked with which PlayStation input they correspond with.


Buttons on the Victrix Pro FS

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As someone who has been playing fighting games for decades and has used many fight sticks, I can say with confidence that the Victrix Pro FS is one of the best on the market. The lightweight feel of the chassis combined with the dedicated wrist space and Sanwa Denshi hardware made for an overall user experience that was seriously hard to beat. Within just a couple of rounds of Mortal Kombat 1 during its open beta, Tekken 7, and Street Fighter 6, I was pulling off commands that I had struggled with, even when utilizing one of the best PS5 controllers.

I am very familiar with Sanwa Denshi parts, having used them in the past with the Hit Box Cross|Up and the Hori Fighting Alpha, but the way the Victrix Pro FS utilizes the stick and buttons is a cut above. The gate on the stick and the feel of the buttons themselves feel that little bit more tuned, owing in part to the metal chassis, meaning I didn’t have to press down as hard or aggressively as I had on the plastic boxes of the past. 

While a fight stick won’t necessarily give you an advantage, I found in my testing that I was gravitating more towards the Victrix Pro FS than my Victrix BFG Pro or the DualSense wireless controller when playing on PS5 and PC for comfort. Instead of clawing my hands around a gamepad, I was able to use both hands more freely to pull off inputs I would have found more difficult on a D-pad. That’s in large part due to the excellent joystick found on this model, with a sharp and deliberate gate which meant each flick of the stick was captured well. 

The arcade layout is also great for bringing a more immersive experience to some of the best arcade games, particularly with beat ‘em ups available on Xbox Game Pass for PC such as Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge, and I also enjoyed more hours than I am willing to admit in both Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 and Magical Drop 6 as well. Ultimately, if you’re looking for the hardware that can give you the fighting game edge and performs well with other genres then the Victrix Pro FS could be what you’ve been waiting for. 


Aerial view of the Victrix Pro FS

(Image credit: Future)

Buy it if… 

You want a high-quality fight stick for PS5 and PC

The Victrix Pro FS is an excellently designed fight stick for Sony consoles and PC made out of a single piece of aluminum and featuring Sanwa Denshi stick and buttons for a premium feel. 

You want to customize your fight stick

Thanks to its open hatch design, you’re able to open up the Victrix Pro FS and use the included tools to swap out the sticks and buttons at your leisure. 

Don’t buy it if… 

You want good value for money 

For as great as the Victrix Pro FS is, you can find the same hardware inside in cheaper fight sticks for the PS5 and PC in the Nacon Daija which offers better value for money overall.

The Victrix Pro FS will pair well with one of the best monitors for PS5 and you can make room for all the fighting games you'll want to play with one of the best SSDs for PS5, too. 

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