Alienware unveils refreshed laptops alongside a new desktop at CES 2021
At their virtual CES (Consumer Electronic Show) 2021 event, Dell has announced upgrades to their existing line of Alienware laptops to deliver a faster and more powerful gaming experience.
The upgraded laptops will feature next-gen NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs, more storage and faster memory clocks. However, they will not pack Intel’s 11th-Gen Tiger Lake CPUs and will continue running on Intel 10th-Gen CPUs. Apart from that, the new and upcoming desktop will be a gaming powerhouse and will feature the AMD 5000 series processors.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Alienware m15 R4 and m17 R4
Dell has introduced the Alienware m15 R4 and Alienware m17 R4 that are more powerful and upgraded versions of the Alienware m15 and Alienware m17 R3s. The duo will now pack next-gen NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series Laptop GPUs.
However, the company has not mentioned exactly which GPUs will make their way to the laptops. The RTX 30 GPUs in these laptops could be paired with either a 10th-Gen Intel Core i7-10870H or Core i9-10980HK CPU. The laptops will now offer greater storage of up to 4TB and memory up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM with faster speeds up to 2933MHz.
The m15 R4 can be equipped with up to a 300Hz FHD display and the m17 R4 can be equipped with up to a 360Hz FHD display. The duo can also be equipped with a standard UHD 60Hz display.
The upgraded laptops will now come with enhanced cooling thanks to the vapour chamber technology which will be included in every configuration. The vapor chamber technology is a new iteration of the Alienware Cryo-Tech cooling technology designs in the R4 generation.
Alienware m15 R4 and m17 R4 will be available in the US on January 26 starting at $2,149.99 USD.
Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 Desktop
Alongside the two new and upgraded Alienware laptops Dell has announced an Alienware desktop too: the Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 desktop, which will be successor to the Aurora R9 desktops.
The new R10 will feature 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.
Alienware has refrained themselves from opting to the Intel 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPUs as the upgraded R4 laptops will feature Intel 10th gen and the desktop will feature AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series of processors.