Alienware has been releasing its first laptop with an AMD CPU since 2007. Parent company Dell today announced the Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 as well as a Dell G15 Ryzen Edition in the lower price range and a Dell G15 update with Intel chips.
The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 uses AMD’s Ryzen 5000 H series chips in combination with Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs. How Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE, it’ll go all the way to a Ryzen 9 5900HX, which could give it enough power to include on our list of best gaming laptops (We have to check it out first, of course).
The last Alienware laptop paired with an AMD CPU and Nvidia GPU was the Aurora mALX, which was last seen in 2007. This line was expanded to 19 inches and included an AMD Turion 64 ML-44 and two Nvidia GeForce Go 7900 GTX cards SLI.
The new m15 Ryzen Edition R5 will also be the first 15-inch Alienware laptop to switch to DDR4 memory at 3,200 MHz. This memory can be exchanged by the user.
|Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5||Dell G15 Ryzen Edition||Dell G15|
|Central processor||Up to AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX||Up to AMD Ryzen 7 5800H||Up to Intel Core i7-10870H|
|GPU||Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070||Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060||Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060|
|R.A.M.||Up to 32 GB DDR4-3200 MHz, user replaceable||Up to 32 GB DDR4-3200||Up to 16 GB DDR4-2933|
|warehouse||Up to 4 TB (2x 2 TB PCIe M.2 SSD)||Up to 2 TB (PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD)||Up to 2 TB (PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD)|
|display||15.6 inches: FHD at 165 Hz, QHD at 260 Hz or FHD at 360 Hz||15.6 inches: FHD at 120 Hz or 165 Hz||15.6 inches: FHD at 120 Hz or 165 Hz|
|Release date||April 20 (US), April 7 (China), May 4 (Global)||May 4 (global), April 30 (China)||April 13 (global), March 5 (China)|
|Starting price||$ 2,229.99||$ 899.99||$ 899.99|
The m15 Ryzen Edition will, as Dell put it, only be available in the black “dark side of the moon paint” and feature a new two-tone finish that represents the first real change in Alienware’s “Legend” design language. Inside, the laptop uses what Alienware calls “Silky-Smooth High-Endurance,” which supposedly reduces stains and feels like a premium product.
Alienware’s AMD machine will also benefit from the option of Cherry MX keyboard recently introduced on the m15 R4. In addition, the m15 Ryzen Edition features Alienware’s proprietary cooling system known as “Cryo-Tech”.
Starting at $ 2,299.99, the Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 will be available in China on April 7, in the US on April 20, and worldwide on May 4.
New Dell G15 gaming laptops
The two new Dell G15 models use the company’s redesigned chassis Introduced in China in March, with more aggressive angles and some new colors. The Dell G15 Ryzen Edition model will be based on an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, while the Intel version will be based on an Intel Core i7-10870H of the 10th generation (the Ryzen version uses the faster RAM while the Intel version doesn’t).
Both G15s offer 15.6-inch displays with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 120 Hz or 165 Hz.
The two Dell G15 laptops will start at $ 899.99. The Intel version will launch worldwide on April 13th and the AMD option on May 4th.