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Dell shows it is not playing around

Alienware offerings and a new gaming laptop get a boost with Ryzen

Posted: By Karen Moltenbrey 04.22.22

Gamers are serious when it comes to blasting aliens, taking on bloodthirsty beasts, and saving the planet from all manner of vicious hordes and hulking monsters. With this in mind, Dell is intent on giving gamers a better experience and a competitive edge. To this end, the company has just released a trio of Alienware offerings, along with an Alienware-inspired newbie, all powered by AMD Ryzen and infused with various updates geared for game players.

For mobile gamers desiring easy portability and extreme power, Dell has refreshed its M series gaming laptops by adding Ryzen availability to the Alienware m15 R7 and m17 R5, which run on AMD’s new Ryzen 6000 series CPUs paired with Nvidia’s RTX 30 Series graphics cards. These were announced earlier this year at CES and are now shipping.

Alienware m15 R7

The midsize Alienware m15 R7 is available with AMD Ryzen processors (AMD Ryzen 7 6800H or Ryzen 9 6900HX) and supports the latest Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs. It also comes with Alienware Cryo-Tech cooling technology. The starting price of the Alienware M15 R7 is $1,500.

Alienware m17 R5

For more extreme, dynamic gaming performance, the Alienware m17 R5 features the latest AMD Ryzen processors (up to Ryzen 9 6980HX ) and paired with Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics or AMD Radeon RX 6700M/6850M XT. According to Dell, the Alienware m17 R5 is the result of a collaboration with AMD that combines an architecture that includes AMD Ryzen processors, AMD Radeon graphics options, and AMD Smart Technologies. Gamers seeking Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics will be able to select up to a 3080 Ti option. An AMD Advantage edition will ship later this spring. The Alienware m17 R5 has a starting price of $1,600.

Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14

Moving along to the desktop, Dell launched the Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14, refreshed with a new option for the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor, the first commercial desktop to do so. Its architecture can support up to the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor; up to AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT or Nvidia GeForce RTX 3090 graphics; DDR4 XMP RAM (up to 128GB at 3600 MHz); and more. It has also been refreshed with a new cooling system. This gaming desktop machine has a starting price of $1,350. 

Dell G15

Lastly, for the entry-level and casual gamer, Dell is offering the new G15 gaming laptop, also with AMD Ryzen 6000 Series mobile processors (starting at a Ryzen 5 6600H up to Ryzen 9 6900HX). It also features the latest Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics with up to 8GB GDDR6 dedicated memory and up to 240 Hz QHD display panel. The laptop also contains Alienware-inspired thermal engineering for longer, quieter gaming sessions. The G15 Ryzen edition gaming laptop is available starting at $850.