Alienware has announced the latest enhancements to its flagship Alienware M15 R5 15-inch gaming laptop lineup.It will begin shipping on April 20 in the US for $ 2,229.99 to begin with. Send a message to host AMD’s fast Ryzen 5000 H-series processors (up to eight cores Ryzen 9 5900HX) and Nvidia’s RTX 3070 graphics chip.Dell says this is the first Alienware laptop since 2007 to have a processor. AMD
In case you haven’t noticed, AMD’s processors have been ripped off in the past year, offering great performance without compromising on performance when you’re not playing games.This is just the latest company to join Asus, Lenovo. And even Dell with the G5 15 SE, to name a few, AMD-touting laptops are one of the best gaming laptops you can buy.Alienware is perhaps the most famous gaming brand to take on AMD.
The basic configuration of the M15 R5 has an octa-core Ryzen 7 5800H processor and Nvidia’s RTX 3060.You can upgrade to the Ryzen 9 5900HX and RTX 3070 octa-core processors.Both the RTX 3060 and 3070 have a total graphics power rating of 115W with a boost. Interestingly, the 3060 has a higher base and increases the clock signal (base: 1,387MHz, boost: 1,702MHz) than the 3070 option (base: 1,110MHz, boost: 1,560MHz)
Either way, this is the highest clock speed we’ve seen in a fairly slim 2021 gaming laptop, Alienware is pushing the clock up almost to the ceiling, and it’s nice to be transparent about it. With these power requirements, as Nvidia now wants manufacturers to share
When it comes to dimensions, the R5 is thicker and heavier than its predecessor, the R4.The base configuration weighs 5.34 pounds (5.93 pounds maximum depending on internal components) .The base configuration of the R4 weighs 4.65 pounds.For comparison, the R5 is 19.25 m thick. M on the front (up to 22.85 mm thick near the hinge), 272.5 mm deep and 356 mm wide.Each configuration comes with a 86Wh battery, just like the one shipped on the M15 R4 and R3.
The screen-wise, the R5 is configurable with a wide range of refresh rates.The basic FHD screen has a 3ms response time display with a 165Hz refresh rate, and your options for upgrading include a 300-nit 1080p dimming panel. With a faster 360Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, and just 100 percent sRGB color coverage, a 400-nit brighter QHD screen with a 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time, 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut with G-Sync. Which will give you the smoothest experience even if your framerate drop.
If you want to output to a separate display, the laptop’s HDMI 2.1 port means it can display up to 120 frames per second at 4K resolution if your monitor (or TV) supports this laptop yet. It has 2.5Gbps Ethernet ports, two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, one USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, one USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port, and a headphone jack.There’s no Thunderbolt port, but Intel’s technology might be in. To later Intel-based versions
Dell says this is the first Alienware laptop to feature fast 3,200MHz DDR4 RAM and is also user-configurable with two SO-DIMM slots.This is going in the right direction as the M15 R3 and R4 both. The RAM pair is soldered onto the board, making it impossible to upgrade after you buy one.It has two M.2 slots so you can upgrade the storage after purchase as well.
The company says the laptop’s colors are designed to “improve smudge resistance and a premium finish to the surface.” This model can be configured with Cherry Dell’s Ultra-Low Profile mechanical switch, announced this keyboard collaboration for the M15 R4 and will be available for $ 150 for this new model too.
If you’re looking for a budget gaming laptop with the new Ryzen 5000 H-series processors, check out Dell’s recently announced $ 899 G15.