Dell/Alienware unveils new gaming devices powered by AMD

1 year ago, Alienware started a new chapter by releasing its first AMD-powered laptops in over a decade. In 2022, they are now doubling down on this move, with Alienware launching 3 new machines, all powered by AMD Ryzen.

First unveiled at CES, our anticipated Alienware m15 R7 and Alienware m17 R5 both inherit their long-reserved seats at the table. And for entry-level and casual gamers on a budget, the new Dell G15 also with AMD Ryzen could be a match made in heaven.

Alienware m15 R7 gaming notebook computer, code name Axiom 15.

Alienware m15 R7

This laptop delivers an impressive front of screen gaming display and maximum performance while signalling the iconic Alienware brand in a new industrial design.

Play the most demanding games with the highest wattage on an Alienware 15-inch laptop at 170W TDP kept cool thanks to an updated Cryo-tech architecture. The newly developed thermal technology has thinner and wider fan blades than the m15 R5 or R6, delivering 1.3x more airflow. Take the visual and audio experience to the next level with both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

Alienware M Series laptops are fundamentally about prioritizing power and pure watts to their components with the idea of having gamers experience their favourite games with high frame rates and graphics settings maximized.

The Alienware m15 R7 has the most powerful graphics on any 15” Alienware laptop and has the highest TDP of any 15” Alienware laptop in history.

Alienware M Series laptops are fundamentally about prioritizing power and pure watts to its components with the idea of having gamers experience their favourite games with high frame rates and graphics settings maximized.

The Alienware m15 R7 has updated its Alienware Cryo-tech architecture. The newly developed thermal technology has more, thinner, and wider fan blades than the m15 R5 or R6. Configurations built with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 or above now include updated fans with a 37.5% thinner blade thickness, 2.3x more total blades across GPU and CPU fans, larger and up to 59mm fan blades.

m15 R7 now delivers up to 1.3x more airflow with an 87% improvement in internal airflow obstruction. This means critical components are receiving more air with less effort.

Each configuration also includes our patent-pending Smart Fan control technology where each individual fan can independently spin up, slow down or remain steady according to various sensors within the system.

Using a complex, yet well defined and confidential set of parameters, gamers can select from five uniquely Tailored Power States according to their needs including: Full Speed (max power), Performance mode (graphics priority), Balanced mode (balanced CPU/GPU), battery save mode, and Quiet mode (acoustics priority).

Features three keyboard options with a 1.8mm key travel spanning a 1-zone AlienFX backlit keyboard, to a per-key AlienFX backlit keyboard, to the CherryMX ultra-low-profile mechanical laptop keyboard with per-key AlienFX lighting.

All M Series laptops will be enabled for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos providing a rich visual experience and surround sound that is both designed by the studios that originally created the content.

ComfortView Plus, our hardware-based low blue light technology that does not degrade picture quality is available on all configurations as well.

That performance doesn’t come for free, with the systems tipping the scale at up to 3.09 Kgs. (6.82 Lbs.) and includes an 87 Whr Lithium-Ion battery.

Available from April 22, 2022, for a starting price of A$2,799.

Alienware m17 Ryzen Edition R5 gaming notebook code name Axiom 17

Alienware m17 R5

The Alienware m17 features the latest AMD Ryzen processors paired with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series graphics to deliver extreme and dynamic gaming performance.

Become more immersed in video games on the go with the massive 17-inch display with up to a UHD resolution. Take the visual and audio experience to the next level with both Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.

The Alienware m17 R5 is the result of an incredible collaboration with AMD that combines an architecture that includes AMD Ryzen processors, AMD Radeon graphics options, and AMD Smart Technologies like AMD SmartShift Max, SmartAccess Memory, and for the first time on any laptop, AMD SmartAccess Graphics.

All M Series laptops come with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos certification providing a visual and audible experience that is both designed by the studios that originally created the content. ComfortView Plus, our hardware-based low blue light technology that does not degrade picture quality is available on all configurations as well.

Each configuration also includes our patent-pending Smart Fan control technology where each individual fan can independently spin up, slow down or remain steady according to various sensors within the system.

Using a complex, yet well defined and confidential set of parameters, gamers can select from five uniquely Tailored Power States according to their needs including: Full Speed (max power), Performance mode (graphics priority), Balanced mode (balanced CPU/GPU), battery save mode, and Quiet mode (acoustics priority).

Gamers seeking NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics will be able to select up to a 3080 Ti graphics options as well.

Features three keyboard options with a 1.8mm key travel spanning a 1-zone AlienFX backlit keyboard, to a per-key AlienFX backlit keyboard, to the CherryMX ultra-low-profile mechanical laptop keyboard with per-key AlienFX lighting.

AMD-based Alienware M Series laptops will also offer the latest wireless technologies from Qualcomm. Available this summer, the Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6E WCN6856 Dual 2×2 Wireless LAN option will allow gamers to enjoy up to 6Ghz bands with speeds reaching up to 3.6Gbps as well as the ability to simultaneously connect across two 2.4Ghz channels and two 5Ghz channels.

This can weight as much as 3.09 Kgs. (6.82 Lbs.) depending on the configuration and includes an 87 Whr Lithium-Ion battery.

Available with AMD Ryzen and NVIDIA GeForce from April 22, 2022, for a starting price of A$3,299.

AMD Advantage Edition configurations will be available later this autumn.

Dell G15 (5525)

Ideal for beginning and casual gamers, the Dell G15 gaming laptop is a fierce gaming laptop inside and out that features powerful graphics in a robust design at a great value.

The G15 features Alienware-inspired thermal engineering and provides optimal cooling with a dual air-intake, ultra-thin fan blades, copper pipes and four well-placed vents enabling longer, quieter and better gaming sessions.

The G15 is Mobile gaming-inspired with a choice of Dark Shadow Grey, Spectro Green and Phantom Grey colour way.

Available from April 22, 2022, for a starting price of A$1,599.

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