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mood posted a topic in Technology NewsDell’s Alienware launches first AMD-based gaming laptop in over a decade After a long gap, Dell Alienware is finally releasing AMD-based gaming laptops. Dell today announced two new AMD Ryzen CPU-powered gaming laptops: the redesignedAlienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 and Dell G15 Ryzen Edition. Both the laptops are powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs. Read about both the laptops in detail below. Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5: Up to 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 First Alienware notebook finished with the new Silky-Smooth High-Endurance paint formula engineered for increased stain-resistance and premium surface feel Offering Alienware’s fastest displays on a15-inch notebook ever, gamers can select up to QHD 240Hz or FHD 360Hzpanelsto deliver smooth gameplay As the first Legend 2.0-based Alienware notebook, 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. An 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 R5is available in the U.S. with select configurations on April 20 starting at $1793.98. Dell G15 Ryzen Edition: The new G15 is outfitted with an Alienware-inspired thermal design to maximize airflow for optimal cooling and heat dissipation Up to AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs and user-upgradeable 3200Mhz DDR4 memory “Game Shift,” a functional key unique to G Series which instantly cranks up cooling performance for intense gaming sessions 120Hz or 165Hz panels, with a 360Hz display coming later this spring; all featuring low-blue-light display hardware The Dell G15 Ryzen Edition available in the U.S. on May 4, starting at $899.99 USD Source: Dell Source: Dell’s Alienware launches first AMD-based gaming laptop in over a decade
zanderthunder posted a topic in Technology NewsThe promise of a user-upgradable laptop GPU is finally here Alienware’s Area-51m came onto the laptop scene at the beginning of the year with a big promise: that you’d be able to upgrade nearly every component of the laptop, including the GPU. And this week, Alienware made good on the last part of that promise by releasing its first GPU upgrade kits for the Area-51m. The new kits aren’t the biggest update: they’re essentially just the Nvidia RTX 2070 and 2080 GPUs that were already offered on the high-end models which were available at launch. That means these kits are less for users looking to squeeze even more power out of their laptops and more for ones who are having some buyers remorse about picking up a less powerful GPU when they first configured their machines. The kits come with three parts: a new GPU built on Dell’s DGFF (Dell Graphics Form Factor) specification; a thermal kit for that GPU (the more powerful GPUs need better cooling); and a more powerful charger. Dell is also offering a service where a technician will come by and perform the installation for you, should you not be comfortable taking apart your laptop yourself. But while the GPUs here aren’t exactly “new,” it’s still a welcome sign for anyone who bought into the Area-51m. The upgrade kits show that Dell is taking its promise of user upgrades seriously, and gives hope that future GPUs might be released for customers to customize their machines going forward. The biggest issues with the upgrade kits are the steep prices: the RTX 2070 kit costs $1,038.99, while the RTX 2080 kit is $1,638.99. That’s not that much more expensive than the initial cost to upgrade when first buying an Area-51m, but it’s still a heavy price to pay to upgrade a laptop that already starts at $1,999.99. To help sweeten the deal, Alienware is also running a limited time introductory discount on the two kits: the RTX 2080 kit is 39 percent off at $999.99, while the the RTX 2070 will be available for 32 percent off at $699.99. Update November 7, 4:55pm: Added details for Alienware’s introductory deal on the upgrade kits. Source: Alienware starts selling GPU upgrade kits for the Area-51m (via The Verge)