August 11, 2022


Alienware introduces industry-first 480Hz displays — coming to new m17 R5 and x17 R2 gaming laptops

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Alienware introduces a slew of exciting upgrades coming to its most popular gaming laptops, including a new AMD Advantage model of the powerful m17 R5, first-of-its-kind 480Hz displays to the x17 R5, and Dell Gaming’s first-ever 16-inch laptop.

The gaming hardware brand is equipping its most powerful gaming laptop with the new AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU with 12GB GDDR6 memory, claiming it to be “the world’s most powerful 17-inch AMD Advantage laptop.” That’s not all, as both the m17 R5 and x17 R2 can now come with FHD (1920 x 1080) 480Hz 3ms display panels.

As for those after a more affordable option without sacrificing screen size, the Dell G16 is also launching — fitted with a 16-inch panel in a 15-inch chassis with a 16:10 aspect ratio. For more details, read on. 

Alienware m17 R5 (AMD Advantage)

The new Alienware m17 R5 with AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT is now available (opens in new tab) in North America, priced at $2,799.99 with an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processor. The 17-inch laptop configuration with a Ryzen 7 6800H CPU. However, the new graphics option isn’t the only update, as it can also be fitted with the new 480Hz display panel. 

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With AMD Advantage, the m17 R5 also brings AMD Smart Shift Max, a dynamic power shifting between a Radeon GPU and APU that boosts performance for gaming, rendering, and content creation. Users can also expect AMD Smart Access Graphics that improves frame rates and reduces latency, along with AMD Smart Access Memory that allows Ryzen processors to harness the full potential of the Radeon graphics card memory.

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As for other features, the m17 boasts up to 175W of dedicated graphics memory, along with a chassis with optimal cooling that prioritizes performance with a dual intake, quad-exhaust design that pulls in cool air from the top and bottom vents, and exhales exhaust out the left, right, and rear vents. 

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There are three keyboard options: a 1-zone AlienFX backlit keyboard, a per-key AlienFX backlit keyboard, and a CherryMX ultra low-profile mechanical laptop keyboard with per-key AlienFX lighting.

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