Alienware launches first AMD gaming laptop in over a decade

Alienware launches first AMD gaming laptop in over a decade

Alienware launched its m15 Ryzen Edition R5 laptop, its first gaming laptop with an Advanced Micro Devices processor in over a decade.

The offering is part of a broad line of gaming and standard products from Alienware and Dell. Alienware was one of the last resisters, as AMD has a rare leap over Intel when it comes to processor performance. This architectural advantage allowed AMD gains market share quarterly for more than three years.

The 15-inch laptop has a Full HD screen running at 360 hertz, which means it’s good enough for fast-action shooters. It also comes with options for a 240Hz or 165Hz FHD display.

All three options include TUV certification for low blue light technology, and 360Hz and 240Hz displays are enabled for Nvidia G-Sync and Advanced Optimus technology. It also has a design feature called Dark Core, which darkens the interior hue of the laptop to minimize distractions and keep your head in the game. It has an AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series mobile processor and graphics processing units (GPUs) for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series laptop.

It is also the first 15-inch Alienware laptop to offer 3200 MHz DDR4 memory. This memory can be upgraded by the user after purchase with its two SO-DIMM slots. It has a smooth, high endurance paint formula designed for increased stain resistance and better surface feel.

The last time an Alienware laptop had an AMD processor and Nvidia graphics was the Aurora mALX in 2007.

Above: Dell’s version of a laptop with an AMD processor.

Image Credit: Dell

The machine features performance-driven Alienware Cryo-Tech cooling technology using balanced load copper heat pipes and liquid crystal polymer fans.

It also features the ultra-low profile really mechanical keyboard co-developed by Cherry with a life cycle of 15 million keystrokes, 1.8 millimeters of
total key stroke, N key flip technology and AlienFX customizable lighting per key.

Each configuration includes Killer Wi-Fi 6 Wireless AX1650, an HDMI 2.1 port for native 4K / 120Hz experiences with external displays as well as a 2.5 Gbps Ethernet port, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, 1 USB 3.2 Gen port 2 and a USB port 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port for maximum connectivity either wired or wireless.

On the Dell side of the house, the company will be using AMD processors in its Dell G15 Ryzen Edition laptop, and it will also have Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series laptop GPUs.

The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 is available in the US with select configurations on April 20 starting at $ 1,794. The Dell G15 Ryzen Edition is available May 4 for $ 900. An Intel version will be available April 13 at $ 900.

Dell Gaming Monitors

Above: Dell 32 inch gaming monitor.

Image Credit: Dell

Dell has also launched four new Dell Gaming displays with options suitable for demanding frame-rate multiplayer combat, expansive open-world RPGs, and high-octane racing games.

The Dell 25 Gaming Monitor (S2522HG) has a refresh rate of 240Hz and a response time of one millisecond. It has fast IPS technology, Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync compatibility. It will debut on May 27 in the United States.

Then there’s the Dell 34 Curved Gaming Monitor. It’s one of three curved VA gaming monitors, available in 27-inch, 32-inch, and 34-inch, all of which support AMD FreeSync Premium or Premium Pro to ensure tear-free gameplay.

The Dell 27 and 32 Curved Gaming Monitors (S2722DGM and S3222DGM) have QHD resolution, while a 165Hz refresh rate and two millsecond response time. The Dell 27 and 32 Curved Gaming Monitors are available in the US on June 22, respectively.

The Dell 34 Curved Gaming Monitor (S3422DWG) displays lifelike images on its expansive 34-inch WQHD curved display. Immerse yourself in rich, vibrant colors with VESA DisplayHDR 400 support and DCI-P3 90% color coverage. Paired with a 144Hz refresh rate to deliver smooth, lag-free gaming. It is available in the United States on May 27.

All four new displays support Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) output for game consoles, making them useful for console games as well.

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