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Alienware launches AMD-powered m15 R7, m17 R5, and Aurora R14

Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14
Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 (Image credit: Dell)

What you need to know

  • Alienware launched a refreshed Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 that runs on a Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor today.
  • The Alienware m15 R7 launched today as well with a starting price of $1,500.
  • The AMD-powered m17 R5 also began shipping today with a starting price of $1,600.
  • Dell's G15 Ryzen Edition gaming laptop is also available from today with prices beginning at $850.

Dell launched an expanded range of AMD-powered PCs today. The refreshed Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 runs on a Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor and is the first consumer device to do so, according to Dell. The company also launched its Alienware m15 R7 and Alienware m17 R5, which were initially announced at CES 2022. On the non-Alienware side of things, Dell started shipping the G15 Ryzen Edition gaming laptop today as well.

The new gaming laptops run on AMD's new Ryzen 6000-series CPUs. The Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 is powered by the Ryzen 7 5800X3D.

In addition to a new processor, the Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 has been refreshed with a new cooling system, which is said to provide a 42% improvement in thermal resistance when compared to a standard liquid cooler. The gaming desktop also features AMD 3D V-Cache technology to deliver better framerates for the best PC games.

CategoryAlienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14Alienware m15 R7Alienware M17 R5Dell G15
DisplayNone15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) 165Hz 3ms with ComfortView Plus, NVIDIA G-SYNC and Advanced Optimus
15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) 360Hz 1ms with ComfortView Plus, NVIDIA G-SYNC and Advanced Optimus
15.6" QHD (2560 x 1440) 240Hz 2ms with ComfortView Plus, NVIDIA G-SYNC and Advanced Optimus
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 165Hz 3ms, ComfortView Plus, AMD Freesync or NVIDIA G-SYNC + Advanced Optimus
17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) 360Hz 1ms, ComfortView Plus, AMD Freesync or NVIDIA G-SYNC + Advanced Optimus
17.3" UHD (3840 x 2160) 120Hz 3s with ComfortView Plus, AMD Freesync Premium & AMD SmartAccess Graphics support
FHD (1920 x 1080) 250 nits WVA Anti-Glare LED Backlit Display (non-touch) with 45% NTSC color gamut, 120Hz refresh rate
FHD (1920 x 1080) 300 nits WVA Anti-Glare LED Backlit Display (non-touch) with sRGB-100% color gamut, 165Hz refresh rate
QHD (2560 x 1440) 400 nits WVA Anti-Glare LED Backlit Display (non-touch) with DCI-P3 99
% color gamut, 240Hz refresh rate
ProcessorUp to AMD Ryzen 9
New option for Ryzen 7 5800X3D
Up to Ryzen 8 6900HXUp to Ryzen 9 6980HXUp to AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX
GraphicsUp to AMD Radeon RX 6900XT
Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090
Up to NVIDIA RTX 3080 TiUp to AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT
Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
MemoryUp to 128GB DDR4Up to 64GB DDR5Up to 64GB DDR5Up to 32GB DDR5
StorageUp to 4TB NVMe M.2 PCIe SSDUp to 4TB PCIe NVME SSDUp to 4TB PCIe NVME SSDUp to 2TB PCIe NVMe SSD
Connectivity2.5G Ethernet, optional Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.21Gbps Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.21Gbps Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2Wi-Fi 6
DimensionsHeight 20.1 x Width 8.86 x Length 20.8 inches (Height 51 x Width 22.5 x Length 52.9 mm)Height 0.51 x Width 14.02 x Depth 10.73 inches (Height 1.3 x Width 35.6 x Depth 27.2 cm)Height 1.05 x Width 15.64 x Length 11.76 inches (Height 2.7 x Width 39.7 x Length 29.9 cm)1.06 x 14.06 x 10.74 inches (26.9 x 357.26 x 272.11 mm)
WeightUp to 36.4 lbs (16.5 kg)Up to 5.93 lbs (2.69 kg)Up to 7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)Starting 5.55 lbs (2.52 kg)

The Alienware m15 R7 is a 15-inch gaming laptop. Its 170W TDP is the highest wattage of any Alienware 15-inch laptop to date.

The Alienware m17 R5 pairs the latest AMD Ryzen chips with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-series graphics. The large laptop is available with up to a Ryzen 9 6980HX and AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT. An AMD advantage edition of the m17 R5 will start shipping later this spring.

While not as premium as its Alienware cousins, the Dell G15 looks to compete with the best budget gaming laptops. It has a starting price of $850 and has configurations starting at a Ryzen 5 6600H paired with an NVIDIA RTX 3050.

Note that some of the configurations that Dell will launch today may not be live on the company's website at the time of publication. If you'd like to order the latest versions of Dell and Alienware PCs running AMD Ryzen chips, make sure that the configuration you order has the specific specs you want.

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Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R14 (opens in new tab)

This gaming desktop runs on a Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor and has a refreshed cooling system.

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Alienware m15 R7 (opens in new tab)

This PC has the highest wattage of any 15-inch laptop from Alienware to date. It pairs the latest AMD Ryzen CPUs with RTX 30-series graphics from NVIDIA.

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Alienware m17 R5 (opens in new tab)

The Alienware m17 R5 features a large 17-inch display and runs on AMD Ryzen CPUs paired with NVIDIA GeForce graphics.

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Dell G15 Ryzen Edition (opens in new tab)

As the most budget-friendly of Dell's new gaming PCs, the G15 has configurations starting at a Ryzen 5 6600H paired with an NVIDIA RTX 3050.