Alienware has launched a new variant of their popular m15 gaming laptop, this time featuring an AMD Ryzen processor. The laptop is paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series GPU, offers up to a 360Hz display, user-upgradeable memory and more. Along with this, Dell also announced the G15 Ryzen Edition laptop and a G15 with 10th Gen Intel Core processors.
Alienware last announced a AMD based laptop more than 14 years ago. Between then and now, they only released Intel-based gaming laptops. It appears that they have finally found enough confidence in AMD’s Ryzen 5000 mobile series CPUs to feature them in their m15 laptops.
The specifications for the laptop are as follows:
|Model||Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen R7 5800H
AMD Ryzen R9 5900HX
|Memory||8GB DDR4 3200MHz
16GB DDR4 3200MHz
32GB DDR4 3200MHz
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 8GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6
|Storage Options||Single Storage Configurations – 256GB, 512GB, 1TB, 2TB PCIe M.2 SSD
Dual-Drive Non-RAID Configurations – 512GB (2x 256GB), 1TB (2x 512GB), 2TB (2x 1TB), 4TB (2x 2TB)
|Display||15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 165Hz 3ms
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 360Hz 1ms
15.6″ QHD (2560 x 1440) 240Hz 1ms
|Ports||3.5mm headset jack
3 Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Ports
1 Type-A USB 3.2 Gen 1 Port
Type-C USB 3.2 Gen 2 Port
RJ-45 2.5Gbps Ethernet NIC Port
HDMI 2.1 Output Port
|Keyboard||Alienware mSeries 4-Zone AlienFX RGB keyboard
Alienware’s CherryMX ultra low-profile mechanical
|Battery||86Whr Lithium Ion cell|
|Dimensions & Weight||22.85mm x 272.5mm x 356.2mm; 2.69Kgs.|
|Power Adapter||240W adapter|
As mentioned earlier, Dell, the parent company of Alienware also announced two new variants of the Dell G15. These laptops can be configured with either a 10th Gen Intel Core CPU or an AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPU, paired with an NVIDIA 30-series GPU. For the display, users can choose between 120Hz or 165Hz refresh rate panels, with a 360Hz option coming later in the year.
The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 will be available for purchase in the US from April 20th onwards for a starting price of $2229.99 (Approx. Rs. 1,66,441), the Dell G15 will start at $899.99 (Approx. Rs. 67,147) and will go on sale in the US from May 4th.