New Guts, more Glory! Alienware beefs up its gaming rigs

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Author: Vivian Lien

Alienware prides itself on delivering the most immersive gaming experiences powered by the latest technologies. As we blast into 2021, we’ve partnered with NVIDIA and AMD to push the boundaries of PC gaming further, with an amazingly fast and powerful experience for gamers and creators.

More Power & Performance for On-the-Go Gamers

Already the thinnest laptops we’ve ever made, the new Alienware m15 and m17 R4 deliver a faster and more powerful competitive edge with the next-gen NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series Laptop GPUs which have been engineered with 12-phase graphics voltage regulation for rich marathon gaming sessions, up to 4 TB of storage [1], and faster memory speeds up to 2933MHz. With these thin and powerful notebooks, gamers can game with confidence knowing their on-the-go battle stations will stay properly cooled thanks to vapor chamber technology included in every configuration - a new advantage of the Alienware Cryo-Tech™ cooling technology designs in our R4 generation.

For those seeking the highest possible framerates, our Alienware m17 R4 is ‘bringing the hertz’ with an optional 360Hz FHD panel[2] that delivers faster refresh rates and smoother gameplay, perfect for AAA titles like Valorant and Cyberpunk 2077. With technology this cutting-edge, it’s no wonder the new Alienware m17 R4 is recognized as a CES® 2021 Innovation Award Honoree (Gaming).

Both m15/m17 laptops are available in colors Lunar Light and Dark Side of the Moon[3], with a new matte finish front panel. And if you’re exporting the experience to a gaming TV or big format display (like the monstrous Alienware 55 OLED), you’ll get even smoother output with newly upgraded HDMI 2.1 connection capable of deliver 4K resolutions at 120Hz.

New Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 Desktop Takes Gaming to New Heights

Desktop users rejoice! We’re ringing in the new year with the Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10, designed to power gaming and creation. Now featuring AMD’s latest Ryzen™ 5000 Series desktop processors with up to 16-core and your choice of new AMD Radeon™ RX 6800 XT series graphics or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series GPUs, this desktop packs serious performance to power the next generation of performance-demanding titles.

And it doesn’t stop there - you can also future-proof the new Aurora. With its tool-less upgradeable chassis now supporting up to 128GB Dual Channel HyperX™ FURY DDR4 RAM[4] - twice the memory of previous generations - gamers and creators will appreciate processing large files or crushing their favorite PC games like a breeze. Whether streaming, blasting through game levels, or tackling heavy-processing applications, the new Aurora Ryzen R10 can handle it and stay cool with an innovative airflow design and vapor chamber technology that dissipates heat and gives players an extra boost when they need it most. Available in colors Lunar Light and Dark Side of the Moon.

Join Alienware and Special Guests Live on Twitch

Alienware is hosting a livestream event at 3pm EST on January 26 via Twitch.TV/Alienware to celebrate the launch of these new gaming rigs with our community members, gamers, partners, and fans. Along with learning more about the new systems, attendees will hear directly from our partners at Team Liquid and NVIDIA GeForce, enjoy gameplay with a special guest and have the chance to win exclusive prizes. Make sure to stick around until the end as we’re serving up a bite-sized teaser for an upcoming hardware collaboration. Cool drink of water, such a sweet surprise!

For more information on each system, check out our press kit here.

Pricing and Availability:

  • Alienware m15 is available in the US on January 26 starting at $2,149.99 USD
  • Alienware m17 is available in the US on January 26 starting at $2,149.99 USD
  • Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 is available today in the US starting at $1,079.99 USD


[1] Hard Drive capacity varies with preloaded material and will be less.

[2] 360Hz refresh rate is achievable with 360Hz capable games.

[3] Availability of color options may vary by configuration and region.

[4] System memory may be used to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors.

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I'm wondering if they are ever going to make an ARM chip laptop. I like the AMDs though. Sadly, as much as I like Intel, they are falling a bit behind these days for gaming PCs.

That's great! It came really fast. I really hope there will be option of upgrading to 30th generation in Area 51 r2. We'll see

Hopefully the A51 R2 can get some options too, just got mine and love it! My only hope is new gpus and cpus can come out as the newer processor and graphics cards do..


Looks awesome! Wish I could have a gaming laptop like one of these someday.