Alienware shows its first AMD laptop since 2007

Posted on Thursday, April 08 2021 @ 13:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
AMD scores a small design win as Alienware just rolled out the m15 Ryzen Edition R5. This is the first AMD-based gaming laptop from Alienware since 2007!

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5

These systems feature the AMD Ryzen 5000 H-series laptop processors in combination with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series video cards -- so it's not a total AMD-only system. The most powerful configuration features the AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor in combination with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 laptop video card. It's a 15.6" gaming laptop with up to 1440p resolution. The DDR4 memory is user-upgradeable. Alienware will begin shipments on April 20, pricing will start at $1793.98.
Unrivaled visuals, high performance, and sleek design: the Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 represents the holy trinity of mobile PC gaming.

The new m15 combines cutting-edge technologies and new design features to deliver an uncompromised visual experience. Offering Alienware’s fastest displays on a 15-inch notebook ever, gamers can select up to QHD 240Hz or FHD 360Hz panels to deliver smooth gameplay. And as the first Legend 2.0-based Alienware notebook, gamers will be drawn closer into the gameplay thanks to a new design feature called Dark Core, which darkens the interior shade of the laptop to minimize distractions and keep your head in the game. All this visual goodness is powered by high-performance technologies, including:

  • Up to AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series Laptop GPUs
  • User-upgradeable 3200Mhz DDR4 memory for the first time on an Alienware 15-inch notebook
  • First Alienware notebook finished with the new Silky-Smooth High-Endurance paint formula engineered for increased stain-resistance and premium surface feel

    Finally, we can’t leave out the “cherry” on top – an optional ultra-low profile mechanical keyboard co-developed with Cherry MX that creates a distinctive typing experience and supports per-key RGB lighting. The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 is available in the U.S. with select configurations on April 20 starting at $1793.98.
  • Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5

    Dell G15 Ryzen Edition starts at $899.99

    Next, Dell also has the more affordable G15 Ryzen Edition. These systems will hit the market on May 4 with prices starting at $899.99. G15 Ryzen Edition models will be offered with AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series video cards. There is also an Intel version, the Dell G15, those systems ship on April 13 and prices also start at $899.99.
    On the outside, it boasts a new look in a sleek form factor that sports a two-sided, narrow-bezel screen, and uses low VOC waterborne paint. On the inside, the new G15 is outfitted with an Alienware-inspired thermal design to maximize airflow for optimal cooling and heat dissipation. The complete makeover is fully furnished with game-ready features, including:

  • Up to AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs and user-upgradeable 3200Mhz DDR4 memory
  • “Game Shift,” a functional key unique to G Series which instantly cranks up cooling performance for intense gaming sessions
  • 120Hz or 165Hz panels, with a 360Hz display coming later this spring; all featuring low-blue-light display hardware

    In addition to the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition available in the U.S. on May 4, starting at $899.99 USD, a new Dell G15 with 10th Gen Intel Core processors will also become available in the U.S. on April 13, starting at $899.99 USD.
  • Dell G15 Ryzen Edition

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