This time final yr, we lined one of many first Ryzen 9 gaming laptops—Asus’ ROG Zephyrus G14. A yr later, Dell is becoming a member of the Ryzen-powered gaming laptop social gathering with its new Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition.
Last yr, the Achilles heel of Ryzen-powered gaming laptops was mediocre GPU choice—for no matter purpose, most producers did not spec RTX 3000-series GPUs together with Ryzen processors. That’s fortunately now not the case in 2021—the brand new Alienware m15 pairs Ryzen 7 5800H or Ryzen 9 5900HX with as much as 32GiB RAM and a selection of RTX 3060 or RTX 3070 graphics. (Asus can also be providing high-end GPUs this yr—we’re within the means of hands-on testing a ROG Zephyrus G15 with Ryzen 9 5900HS and RTX 3070 this week.)
The new m15 presents three show decisions—1080 p at 165 Hz or 360 Hz, or 1440 p at 240 Hz—and an optionally available keyboard improve to Cherry MX. There’s a normal 2.5Gbps wired Ethernet adapter to go together with the Killer AX1650 Wi-Fi 6—and in contrast to the ROG Zephyrus gaming laptops, the Alienware m15 has an built-in 720 p webcam.
RAM is absolutely user-upgradeable with two DDR4 sockets, supporting DIMMs as much as 3200 MHz. Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition shall be out there within the US on April 20 in choose configurations beginning at $1,800.
Dell G15 Ryzen Edition
If you are out there for a strong gaming laptop at a cheaper price level, the Dell G15 Ryzen Edition is likely to be extra your velocity. The G15 pairs a Ryzen 5 5600H or Ryzen 7 5800H with a GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, as much as 32GiB of DDR4-3200 RAM, and as much as 2TB PCIe NVMe storage.
You do not get a Cherry MX keyboard-upgrade choice on the G15, and the G15 solely presents two show choices—each 1080 p, at 120 Hz/250 nits and 165 Hz/300 nits. But G15 configurations begin at solely $900, half the price of the bottom Alienware m15 spec. The G15 Ryzen Edition shall be out there within the US starting May 4—or, in case you’re an Intel fan, you may go for Tenth-gen Intel processor configurations as early as April 13, additionally beginning at $900.
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