Alienware has announced Team Red’s Ryzen CPU joining the lines of the Alienware R10 desktop rig while the long-running M15 and R17 will receive its 4th update via hardware refresh to the GPU during CES 2021.

Alienware Aurora R10 Ryzen

With the new Ryzen 5000 series CPU available to choose from for the R10, gamers and creators alike can now push the multi-core beast to the maximum to achieve the next level of performance for both gaming and content production. Meanwhile, mobile users will get to enjoy the newly equipped NVIDIA RTX 30-series to the classic M15 and M17 gaming laptops as well.

Here’s a summary of what to expect for these new models from a hardware specification perspective.

Aurora R10 Ryzen

m15 R4

m17 R4

CPU

Up to Ryzen 3950X or Up to 5950X

Intel Core i7-10870H or i9-10980HK

Intel Core i7-10870H or i9-10980HK

Chipset

B550A

HM470

HM470

RAM

Up to 128GB DDR 3200MHz or 3400MHz by HyperX FURY

Up to 32GB DDR4 2933MHz

Up to 32GB DDR4 2933MHz

Storage

Up to 2TB (Single) or Up to 2TB (NVMe Boot) + 2TB (SATA HDD)

Up to 2TB (Non-RAID) or Up to 4TB (RAID 0) or Up to 4TB (RAID 0 for Boot) + 512GB (for storage)

(Note: All NVMe based storage)

Up to 2TB (Non-RAID) or Up to 4TB (RAID 0) or Up to 4TB (RAID 0 for Boot) + 512GB (for storage)

(Note: All NVMe based storage)

GPU

Up to AMD Radeon RX6800XT or Up to NVIDIA RTX 3090

NVIDIA RTX 30-series

NVIDIA RTX 30-series

Display

15.6-inch 1080p 300Hz or 4K 60Hz

17.3-inch, 1080p up to 360Hz or 4K 60Hz

Color Gamut

100% sRGB (1080p)

100% DCI-P3 (4K)

72% NTSC (144Hz 1080p)

100% sRGB (360Hz 1080p)

100% Adobe RGB (4K)

NVIDIA G-SYNC

1080p display models only

Tobii Eye-Tracking

4K display models only

4K display models only

Ports

  • Front
    • USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A x3 (1 with PowerShare)
    • USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C x1 with PowerShare
    • 3.5mm Microphone Jack
    • 3.55 Headphone Jack
  • Back
    • TOSLINK Digital Output x1
    • Coax Digital Output x1
    • USB 2.0 Type-A x6
    • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C x1 with PowerShare (15W)
    • USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-A
    • Killer 2.5Gbps Ethernet
    • Microphone In, Line In, Line Out
    • Complete surround output (x1 each)

Thunderbolt 3 x1

Mini DisplayPort 1.4 x1

HDMI 2.1 x1

USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A x3 (1 with PowerShare)

microSD card reader

Universal Audio Jack

Killer 2.5Gbps Ethernet

Thunderbolt 3 x1

Mini DisplayPort 1.4 x1

HDMI 2.1 x1

USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A x3 (1 with PowerShare)

microSD card reader

Universal Audio Jack

Killer 2.5Gbps Ethernet

Battery

86Whr

86Whr

Miscellaneous

Qualcomm Wi-Fi 5 or Killer Wi-Fi 6

1080p webcam

Dual array microphone

Killer Wi-Fi 6

1080p webcam

Dual array microphone

Killer Wi-Fi 6

The pricing and availability for us here in Malaysia are kinda different, though. We will be getting only the Alienware m15 R4 and the Alienware m17 R4 with these prices and specs:

Products Starting price Available specs Availability in
Malaysia
Alienware m15 R4 RM 10,999
  • 10th Generation Intel Core i7-
    10870H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  • 2.5 TB (2x1TB + 512GB PCIe
    SSD)
  • 17.3” FHD (1920 x 1080) 360Hz
    (also available in UHD 3840 x
    2160 60Hz)
  • Available colors
    • Lunar Light
    • Dark Side of the Moon
January 2021
Alienware m17 R4 RM 10,799
  • 10th Generation Intel Core i7-
    10870H
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
  • 2TB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) 300Hz
  • Available colors
    • Lunar Light
    • Dark Side of the Moon
January 2021
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