so disregard my last post. I did indeed buy a Alienware 15r4 with 16GB ram, and a 1070, with a 256gb m.2 drive. I was happy , it whipped my Alienware 18 i7 4930mx and 780sli badly and this was all with stock settings. Then today luck struck me and I came across extra money to waste ( others say waste, I say it’s my hobbies and I love it) so I ordered another Alienware 15 r4. The look of it and the feel of it was just perfect for me. I was gaming on it and it was sitting on my lap. All in all just a nicely designed laptop. Was I happy with that . NO. So I returned it. And instead ordered a new Alienware 15 r4 maxed out as can be for that model. 8th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) i9-8950HK (6-Core, 12MB Cache, Overclocking up to 5.0GHz) ( we will see about 5GHZ. I’ll believe it when i see it) but I’ll take 6 Cores at 4ghz everyday. NVIDIA(R) GeForce(R) GTX 1080 with 8GB GDDR5X ( I have to say the gtx 1070 kicked ass and I didn’t even try and overclock it) I was so used to my 780m sli that I hadn’t even realized how bad ass all the 10’s series cards had become. I can only imagine what the new 1080 does with a i9 to go with it. 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 2666MHz (doubled my ram and upped the clock speed) Just because it felt right lol This is where I was confused. Being such a thin and small laptop there isn’t much room for a lot of stuff. The one I had yesterday had a 256GB m.2 drive and a 1TB 2.5 drive. I took out the 1TB drive and installed my Samsung 512GB SSD drive because it’s been one of the best drives I ever bought. So this time I only ordered one m.2 drive a 512GB PCIe M.2 Class 50 SSD and I’ll use my Samsung in the 2.5 spot. That leaves me one more m.2 spot and what the Alienware rep called a half m.2 spot. Neither was I allowed to buy and add to the order at the time. For now 1TB should be fine although I have no idea about m.2 drives are they faster then the Samsung SSD drives? I updated the screen also figured with a 1080 @ 1080p I might be hitting 120fps now and then lol. 15.6 inch FHD (1920 x 1080) 120Hz TN Display 5ms response time, NVIDIA G-SYNC Enabled And finally for giggles I upgraded Killer 1550 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0 for an extra $25. Probably the best part after learning the hard way with my last Alienware purchase is I got 4 years service including parts and accidental damage , in house fixing for $100 Premium Support Plus: Accidental Damage Service, 4 Years Premium Support Plus: 7x24 Technical Support, 4 Years Premium Support Plus: Onsite Service after Remote Diagnosis, 1 Year Premium Support Plus: Onsite Service after Remote Diagnosis, 3 Years Extended I’m excited to get my hands on this thing.