In the market for computers, laptop or not, Intel and AMD rule the law between them when it comes to processors. For manufacturers, it is sometimes one, sometimes the other, depending on the momentum.
AMD is attracting more and more gamers when it comes to desktop computers. And if anyone doubted that this momentum was also in place in the laptop market, here’s more proof that it is: the new Alienware M15 is powered by an AMD processor.
The Alienware M15 is official
Alienware had announced that its new 15-inch laptop would be equipped with a Ryzen 5,000 Series processor (AMD 5,800H or 5,900 HX) as well as an NVIDIA RTX 3060 or 3070 graphics card, depending on the configuration.
The characteristics of AMD chips, especially multi-core, can make huge differences in the most complex games, especially with laptops that tolerate high temperatures very well.
There have already been several gaming laptops with an AMD Ryzen 5000 chip, but the configuration of this Alienware M15 could give it excellent performance for its weight, which would make it a perfect machine for gamers who like to move around – but not. too frequently either -.
With an AMD processor
CPU performance will also be very interesting for content creators who regularly do video encoding, which is very demanding. This Alienware M15 can be configured with up to 32 GB of RAM (user replaceable), perfect for anyone handling large media files.
Its maximum SSD capacity of 4TB (2 x 2TB) is also very nice. If you opt for a single SSD at the time of purchase, be aware that having a second slot is very interesting, you will be able to increase the storage a posteriori at a lower cost.
However, the lack of a 4K display could hold back content creators somewhat, but with the 165Hz QHD option, that should more than suffice. Gamers, meanwhile, will be more than happy with the FHD 260 and even 360 Hz options.
The design of this Alienware M15 takes up the well-known design, with its rather futuristic look and its light points scattered here and there.
Among other notable points, we could mention the 2.5 Gbps Ethernet connection, perfect for low latency, the HDMI 2.1 connector supports 4K at 120 fps, perfect if you want to connect to a recent TV. Unfortunately, no Thunderbolt 3 or 4- the latter being an Intel protocol, you will have to settle for USB 3.2.
The new Cherry Ultra Low Profile Keys keyboard is very promising, but to take advantage of this option, you will need to add $ 150.
The Alienware M15 isn’t cheap, starting at $ 1,793.98. The price to pay for performance and quality.
Rachel Maga is a technology journalist currently working at Globe Live Media agency. She has been in the Technology Journalism field for over 5 years now. Her life’s biggest milestone is the inside tour of Tesla Industries, which was gifted to her by the legend Elon Musk himself.