Alienware reaches new milestones with the launch of the most powerful 17” AMD Advantage laptop, the introduction of the standard-defying 480Hz panel technology, and the unveiling of Dell’s first-ever 16-inch Dell G Series laptop. 

Alienware m17 R5: the powerful AMD Advantage Laptop

For those who value raw power, the Alienware m17 R5 is the laptop for you. It claims the throne as the world’s most powerful 17” AMD Advantage laptop, delivering truly remarkable performance.   

The m17 R5 is forged from a partnership with AMD that features AMD Ryzen 6000 series processors, AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics, and new AMD Smart Technologies. Today’s update welcomes the new AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT 12GB GDDR6 GPU to the configuration lineup.  

 Here’s a refresher on all the AMD Smart Technologies offerings for Alienware m17 R5 on select configurations: 

  • AMD SmartShift Max: Dynamic power shifting between a Radeon GPU and APU boosts performance for gaming, rendering and content creation. 
  • AMD SmartAccess Graphics: Improve frame rates, reduce latency and save battery by enabling discrete Radeon graphics or Ryzen graphics to handle rendering and presentation while maintaining AMD FreeSync™. Only available with select models.ii 
  • AMD Smart Access Memory: Get an extra edge when your Ryzen processors are able to harness the full potential of the Radeon graphics card memory. 
  • AMD FreeSync™ Premium: Put an end to choppy gameplay with a fluid, artifact-free performance at virtually any framerate. This adaptive sync technology matches the refresh rate of your graphics and your display for buttery smooth gameplay. 

The Alienware m17 R5 delivers extreme speeds and response times for smooth gameplay, it will feel like the game’s become an extension of the user’s senses. The m17 R5 is also stacked with Alienware Cryo-tech cooling technology with a built-in graphics vapor chamber to sustain high performance when playing graphically intensive games.  

Now available with Alienware m17 R5 and Alienware x17 R2 gaming laptops, gamers will make first contact with brand-new display technology. The FHD (1920 x 1080) 480Hz 3ms panels bring a multitude of gameplay benefits including animation smoothness for easier target tracking, ghosting reduction which minimises distracting effects, and lower system latency making it easier to spot other players earlier.   

 While any gamer can benefit from the smooth frame rates this 480Hz panel provides, competitive gamers that play fast-paced games will notice the advantages of the high-refresh rates immediately. These panels are enabled for both, AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-SYNC with Advanced Optimus. Within this current graphics generation, any gamer who plays popular esports game titles can unlock the full advantages of 480Hz displays.  

 Alienware’s first 480Hz is purpose-built with premium experiences such as:  

  • Advanced Optimus: Automatically controls the built-in hardware MUX to disable the iGPU and use the system’s more powerful GPU, which gives additional control over game performance and battery life.  
  • ComfortView Plus: A built-in, always-on, hardware-based low blue light solution that doesn’t compromise true-to-life colour accuracy. 
  • Dolby Vision: Brings optimal colour profiles and contrast that goes well beyond the capabilities of traditional high dynamic range (HDR). 

 Alternatively, Alienware offers UHD (3840 x 2160) 120Hz 3ms displays on m17 R5 and x17 R2 laptops for those more interested in a higher-resolution panel over faster refresh rates.  

 Dell’s first-ever 16-inch gaming panel in a 15-inch chassis, introducing the Dell G16

The new Dell G16 is designed for PC gamers who need the essential gaming features and want mobility and performance without sacrificing screen size.  

The G16 offers a sleek gaming-inspired design with a smooth, modern aluminium cover available in Obsidian Black with an iridescent logo. The laptop also features a 16-inch panel in a 15-inch chassis with a 16:10 aspect ratio to provide gamers with 11% more screen than the G15’s 16:9 display, netting a larger gaming and cinematic experience. The larger viewing area is complimented by 3-sided narrow bezels and fitted with a QHD+ (2560×1600) 165Hz display that hits a sweet spot between high resolution and high frame rates. Advanced Optimus allows the G16 to switch between the integrated GPU and the discrete NVIDIA RTX graphics card as needed, which can help improve battery life and deliver a smooth gaming experience.    

Under the hood, the G16 is equipped with Alienware-inspired thermals such as copper pipes, four vents and ultra-thin fan blades to optimise cooling and maximise airflow for consistent high-end gaming performance. It’s armed with a 12th Gen Intel Core™ i7-12700H 14-core processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU. To ensure your machine is running optimally during intense raids and boss encounters, activate the “Game Shift” key in the F9 position which instantly cranks up cooling performance. 

G16 takes a few other pages from the Alienware playbook including: 

  • Alienware Command Center: Provides easy access to game settings, peripheral lighting settings, Dolby Audio, and a game library for seamless customisation.  
  • New Keyboard options including CherryMX: Option for one zone, per-key RGB, or CherryMX ultra-low-profile mechanical keyboard, all options full-sized with completely customisable layouts.  

 Pricing & Availability 

  Starting Specs  Starting Price  Availability in Malaysia 
The Alienware x17 R2  17.3” FHD, 165Hz | i7-12700H | 16GB RAM | 512GB SSD| | NVIDIA RTX 3060  RM 12,099  Available now 
Alienware m17 R5  TBC  TBC  TBC 
Dell G16  TBC  TBC  TBC