New Alienware m15 and Dell G15 Gaming Laptops Powered by AMD Ryzen Unveiled
In a very surprising move, Dell officially unveiled their newest gaming laptops; the Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 and Dell G15 Ryzen Edition. As the name implies, it’s powered by the latest AMD Ryzen CPU. Without further ado, let’s dive right into it, shall we?
Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5
The new Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 is powered by up to the new AMD Ryzen 5000-H series CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series GPU. It uses a 15.6-inch display with a choice of either QHD resolution with 240Hz refresh rate of Full HD resolution with 360Hz instead. Interestingly, they are letting users upgrade the DDR4 3200MHz RAM by themselves for the first time for a laptop of this size.
As far as design goes, it is the company’s first gaming laptop to have the new Silky Smooth High Endurance paint formula which is said to improve stain resistance while giving you a more premium feel. Moreover, they are introducing a design feature called Dark Core, which will darken the interior shade of the machine for lesser distractions.
Just like the Intel counterpart, you do have the AlienFX per-key RGB keyboard. If you want to take it a step further, the ultra-low profile mechanical keyboard co-developed with Cherry MX is available as an optional upgrade, and it also features AlienFX per-key RGB lighting.
While no retail price has been mentioned yet, the Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 will be launching in Malaysia sometime in early May 2021.
Dell G15 Ryzen Edition
If you’re looking to not splurge too much on a gaming laptop, then the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition could be the one for you. You get a sleek form factor with two-sided, narrow bezel display, with the chassis making use of low VOC waterborne paint.
It is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5000-series CPU and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series GPU. It also features user-upgradable DDR4 3200MHz RAM. To keep all of this running cool, it’s equipped with an Alienware-inspired thermal design which is said to optimize airflow for better cooling and heat dissipation.
As for the display, the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition, you get a 15.6-inch Full HD display with a choice of either 120Hz and 165Hz refresh rates, with a 360 refresh rate option expected to be available at a later date. All of these display option will come with low blue light emission to reduce eye fatigue. Lastly, there’s a Game Shift function key which will let you maximize the cooling performance for a more stable gaming experience with just one tap.
While no retail price has been mentioned yet, the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition will be launching in Malaysia sometime in early May 2021.
Dell Gaming Monitors
The gaming laptops aren’t the only new products coming your way as there are a number of new Dell Gaming Monitors unveiled as well. First up, we have the Dell 25 Gaming Monitor (S2522HG) with a 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms response time. It uses an IPS panel and supports both NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync.
The three remaining gaming monitors are using VA panels, come with Variable Refresh Rate which can be used in conjunction with next gen gaming consoles, and support either AMD FreeSync Premium or Premium Pro. Those gaming monitors are:
- The Dell 27 and 32 Curved Gaming Monitors (S2722DGM and S3222DGM) with QHD resolution, 165Hz refresh rate and 2ms response time.
- The Dell 34 Curved Gaming Monitor (S3422DWG) is an ultrawide WQHD 34-inch display. It supports VESA DisplayHDR 400 and has a 90% DCI-P3 colour coverage. It’s still great for gaming as it has a 144Hz refresh rate.
While no retail price has been mentioned yet, all of the aforementioned Dell Gaming Monitors will be launching in Malaysia sometime in end of June 2021. All of the monitors will come with 3 years of Premium Panel and Advance Exchange, so you can get a replacement panel within one working day even if you have only one bright pixel.
Pokdepinion: While this shouldn’t be a surprise given how attractive AMD Ryzen has become for a while now, I’m actually surprised Dell and Alienware actually went down this route. I’m also very excited to see what these machines can do so can’t wait to get my hands on them.