AMD’s new Ryzen 5000 series processors have impressed users and reviewers alike, but it appears to have caught the attention of both Alienware and Dell. Today the two companies announced new gaming laptops based on Ryzen, and in the case of Alienware, this is the first time we’ve seen the announcement of an AMD hardware in the past 14 years. Additionally, Dell appears to have a new line of gaming monitors on the way as well.
Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5
If there is a star for this ad, the Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 will likely be. Coming with up to NVIDIA’s Ryzen 5000 H-Series CPUs and RTX 30-series GPUs, this laptop has display technology to match all that power, as buyers will have a choice of either a QHD panel running at 240Hz or one FHD running at 360Hz. .
Alienware also gives us some flexibility when it comes to RAM, making it user upgradeable – a very rare sight among Alienware laptops. Users also have the option to add Cherry MX steep switches, which debuted last month in the company’s m14 R4 and m17 R4 laptops. The laptop also comes with a ‘Heavy Duty Silk Coating Formula’ that appears to resist stains. With a starting price of $ 1,793.98, though, we’ll likely keep anything capable of staining your laptop away from it. Look for the Ryzen-based m15 to be dropped on April 20.
Dell G15 Ryzen Edition
Then we got the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition, which like the m15 Ryzen Edition offers up to Ryzen 5000 series CPUs paired with the graphics of the RTX 30 series. Once again, we see user-upgradeable RAM on this model, so it looks like the m15 versions And the G15 Ryzen have a great deal in common. Some of the differences to the G15 include a 120Hz or 165Hz panel option, and while this is a significant drop in the refresh rate on the Alienware laptop, Dell says it will launch a 360Hz display option for the G15 later this spring.
Dell also says it took some design cues from Alienware when it comes to thermal design, and that the G15 will provide a Game Shift switch that allows users to boost its cooling performance in flight. The G15 Ryzen release starts at $ 899.99 and will be available on May 4, with Dell G15 models using 10th-generation Intel Core processors launching on April 13 at the same starting price. The $ 900 starting price tells us that the G15 will likely offer a lot more hardware configuration options than the m15, so if you’re looking for customization, it’s best to start there.
Dell gaming monitors
Dell also announced a new list of gaming monitors today, leading the Dell 25 Gaming Monitor (S2522HG, pictured below). Here you’ll find a 24.5-inch FHD screen with 240Hz refresh rate and 1ms gray to gray response time. The display also has both NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync certified, so it appears that this is a non-GPU based monitor. Prices have not yet been announced, but we will see the launch on May 7 in China and May 27 in the rest of the world.
Then we have three curved gaming monitors that comprise of 27, 32 and 34 inch screens. The 27-inch (S2722DGM) and 32-inch (S3222DGM) screens seem to share a lot of features, as they both support QHD resolution, 165Hz refresh rates, AMD FreeSync, and provide 99% sRGB coverage. One of the differences between the two is the fact that the 27-inch screen has a 1500R curve while the 32-inch screen runs at an 1800R curve. Once again, Dell did not disclose pricing, but said that both displays are landing in China on May 7 and the rest of the world on June 22.
Finally, there is a 34-inch gaming monitor (S3422DWG, pictured above) that has an 1800R curve with an aspect ratio of 21: 9 output with a WDHQ resolution (3440 x 1440). This time, the screen is VESA Display HDR 400 certified, with a 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync support. This release shares release dates with the Dell 25, as it will arrive in China on May 7 before arriving in the rest of the world on May 27. Pricing details were – you guessed it – absent from Dell’s announcement today, but we’d expect the 34-inch gaming monitor in particular to be quite pricey.
It should be noted that all of the monitors announced by Dell today support variable refresh rate, so they can be used with next-generation consoles such as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. While we do not expect these screens to be cheap when the price is right. Announced, they could be good options for PS5 or Xbox Series X owners looking to upgrade their displays alongside their consoles. We’ll let you know when Dell shares the pricing details for these monitors, so stay tuned for more.