Alienware’s Area-51m, m15, and m17 laptops are getting new 10th Gen Intel chips and upgraded GPUs

It’s improve season for Dell’s Alienware laptops, with the corporate’s whole lineup of transportable gaming machines — the Area-51m, the m17, and the m15 — getting overhauled with up to date specs, together with Intel’s new 10th Gen chips and Nvidia’s newest GPUs.

For the top-of-the-line Area-51m (formally, the Alienware Area-51m R2, to tell apart itself from the first-generation Area-51m R1 mannequin), meaning Intel’s newly introduced desktop-class 10th Gen CPUs.

Specifically, Alienware is providing 4 processor choices on the Area-51m R2. There’s the entry-level Core i7-10700 (eight cores, 2.9GHz base clock velocity with as much as a 4.8GHz boosted velocity) and the unlocked Core i7-10700Okay, which boosts base clock velocity to three.8GHz and boosted velocity as much as 5.1GHz. For those that want much more energy, there’s the 10-core Core i9-10900 (2.8GHz base velocity and 5.2GHz boosted velocity) together with the unlocked Core i9-10900Okay, Intel’s strongest 10th Gen desktop chip with a 3.7GHz base velocity and 5.3GHz most boosted velocity.

Alienware can be providing new GPUs for the Area-51m R2, with a selection between Nvidia’s GTX 1660 Ti (with 6GB of reminiscence), an RTX 2060 (with 6GB of reminiscence), an RTX 2070 Super (with 8GB of reminiscence), or an RTX 2080 Super (additionally with 8GB of reminiscence). There’s additionally the newly added AMD possibility of the AMD Radeon RX 5700M (with 8GB of reminiscence).

Like the unique Area-51 R1, the new GPUs will as soon as once more be utilizing Dell’s DGFF (Dell Graphics Form Factor) modules, which, in idea, permits them to be simply eliminated and upgraded like a desktop PC. Unfortunately, Dell has confirmed to The Verge that the new GPUs being debuted on the Area-51m R2 gained’t be appropriate with the unique R1 mannequin of the laptop computer. Dell is planning on promoting the new R2 GPUs individually in improve kits this fall, however they’ll solely be capable of be utilized by R2 homeowners to improve their new laptops to a greater GPU.

Alienware has additionally improved on different points of the Area-51m R2. There are even sooner RAM choices, with 2933MHz DDR4 configurations at as much as 64GB (in comparison with 2400MHz on the outdated mannequin) or as much as 32GB of 3200MHz DDR4 XMP reminiscence. There can be a wide ranging variety of completely different storage choices, from NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDs (as much as 2TB), mixed SSD and laborious drive choices, and a wide range of RAID configurations.

There’s additionally two new show choices for the 17.3-inch show: a new 300Hz refresh price and 3ms response time FHD possibility, and a 4K UHD panel that gives 500 nits of brightness and 100 p.c Adobe RGB coloration gamut. Those two choices becoming a member of the earlier two choices: the bottom FHD 144Hz panel, and the FHD 144Hz that provides Nvidia’s G-Sync.

The upgraded Area-51m R2 might be obtainable on June ninth, beginning at $3,049.99 for the bottom mannequin. That’s a substantial value enhance on the entry-level Area-51m R1, which began at $1,950.

Alienware m15.

The upgrades for the m15 R3 and m17 R3 fashions are extra easy. Both laptops are getting upgraded to Intel’s 10th Gen H-series laptop computer chips, with nearly similar configuration choices throughout the board (apart from the show dimension).

Both laptops will provide three selections of CPU: the quad-core i5-10300H, the six-core i7-10750H, and the 8-core i9-10980HK, with 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB of 2666MHz DDR4 RAM. Storage choices vary from 256GB to 2TB of PCIe M.2 SSD storage, with choices for as much as 4TB in a RAID0 configuration or 4.5TB in a RAID0 Plus setup.

There are new GPU choices as nicely: Nvidia’s GTX 1650 Ti, 1660 Ti, RTX 2060, RTX 2070, RTX 2070 Super, and RTX 2080 Super. Like the Area-51m R2, there’s additionally a single AMD possibility, the Radeon RX 5500M.

Alienware m17.

Display choices are related for the 2 laptops, with each providing 144Hz FHD, 144Hz FHD with G-Sync, and 300Hz FHD choices of their respective 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch sizes. There’s additionally a 4K UHD possibility with Tobii eye-tracking for each laptops: the m15 with a 400-nit OLED panel, whereas the m17’s is an everyday LCD (albeit with a brighter 500-nits of brightness).

The m15 R3 will begin at $1,499.99 for the entry-level mannequin, whereas the m17 R3 will begin at $1,549.99. Both laptops might be obtainable beginning on May 21st.

Lastly, Dell can be upgrading its G-series lineup of cheaper gaming laptops, the Dell G3 and G5. Both are 15-inch laptops and provide the identical two processor choices: Intel’s quad-core i5-10300H and six-core i7-10750H.

The cheaper G3 provides GTX 1650, 1650 Ti, 1660 Ti, and RTX 2060 GPU choices, with 60Hz or 144Hz show choices; the pricier G5 swaps the bottom GTX 1650 GPU for a extra highly effective RTX 2070 with Max-Q, and provides a 300Hz show possibility. And whereas the G3 can solely be configured with both 8GB or 16GB of RAM, the G5 helps as much as 32GB.

The Dell G3 begins at $779.99, whereas the G5 begins at $829.99. Both will even be obtainable beginning on May 21st.