AMD Ryzen

Alienware launches first AMD Ryzen-based laptop in over a decade

Alienware and Dell have re-partnered with AMD and announced two new gaming laptops: the redesigned Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 and Dell G15 Ryzen Edition.

UPDATE: Check out our Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 review

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5

The new Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 uses Alienware’s fastest panels – QHD 240Hz and FHD 360Hz – for smooth gameplay. Alienware says that it will be its first laptop to use its Legend 2.0 industrial design and says it hopes that, “Gamers will be drawn closer into the gameplay thanks to a new design feature called Dark Core, which darkens the interior shade of the laptop to minimize distractions and keep your head in the game.” We’ve always been sceptical about the interior shades of laptops and look forward to testing these claims.

Other features include:

• AMD Ryzen 5000 H-Series Mobile Processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs

• User-upgradeable 3200MHz DDR4 memory for the first time on an Alienware 15-inch notebook

• New “Silky-Smooth High-Endurance paint formula engineered for increased stain-resistance and premium surface feel”

• Optional, ultra-low profile mechanical keyboard co-developed with Cherry MX that creates a “distinctive typing experience” and supports per-key RGB lighting.

The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 is now available in the US with configurations starting at US$1794.

Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 announcement video

Dell G15 Ryzen Edition

Dell is helping to bring top-level gameplay to its lesser, non-Alienware-oriented customers with the new 15-inch Dell G15 Ryzen Edition.

On the outside, it boasts a new look, sleek form factor that sports a two-sided, narrow-bezel screen and uses low VOC waterborne paint. On the inside, the new G15 is outfitted with an Alienware-inspired thermal design to maximize airflow for optimal cooling and heat dissipation. The complete makeover is fully furnished with features, including:

• AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors, Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs and user-upgradeable 3200MHz DDR4 memory.

• “Game Shift,” a functional key unique (for Dell) to G Series which instantly cranks up cooling performance.

• 120Hz or 165Hz panels, with a 360Hz display coming later this spring; all featuring low-blue-light display hardware.

Dell Ryzen
LEFT TO RIGHT: Four new finishes of the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition: Dark Shadow Grey, Specter Green with Speckles, Phantom Grey with Speckles and Obsidian Black (coming later this spring).

The Dell G15 Ryzen Edition will be available in the US on May 4, starting at US$900. A new Dell G15 with 10th Gen Intel Core processors is also now available in the US, also starting at US$900.

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