Alienware unveils world’s first gaming laptops with 480Hz screens

m17 R5 and x17 R2

Alienware m17 R5 x17 R2 Price in Nepal 480Hz gaming laptops availability launch specs features
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Alienware has made a breakthrough in the gaming laptop industry with the introduction of 480Hz panels. This screen is featured in two of its latest laptops: m17 R5 and x17 R2. In this article, we will be discussing the specs, features, expected price, and availability of the Alienware m17 R5 and x17 R2 in Nepal.

Alienware m17 R5, x17 R2 Overview:

Industry’s first 480Hz screen

As aforementioned, the main highlight of the Alienware m17 R5 and x17 R2 is the new 480Hz screen. It is an FHD (1920 x 1080) panel with a 3mn response rate. The screen also comes with AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-SYNC. Furthermore, it even has Dolby Vision certification for users to enjoy HDR contents.

Users that don’t need the fastest screen can opt for a UHD screen with 120Hz refresh and a 3ms response rate. This option is available on both m17 R2 and x17 R2 and is better suited for content creators.

Alienware x17 R2
Alienware x17 R2

Capable Hardware Inside

What really sets the Alienware m17 R2 apart from the x17 R2 is the CPU and GPU choices that it offers. You can pair the m17 R2 with either Ryzen 7 6800H or Ryzen 9 6900HX CPU.

You can pair these processors with either Radeon Rx 6700M or RX6850M XT GPU if you want an all-AMD gaming machine. Otherwise, Alienware even offers the laptop with the latest NVIDIA RTX 30-series GPUs, with options ranging from 3050 Ti to 3080 Ti.

Alienware m17 R5
Alienware m17 R5

In contrast, x17 R2 doesn’t have any AMD options. You will have to choose between the 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H and i9-12900HK. The GPU options on this one range from RTX 3060 and RTX 3080 Ti.

Talking about memory configurations, both m17 R5, and x17 R2 cap out at 64GB of dual-channel DDR5 RAM and 4TB of NVMe SSD.

  m17 R5  X17 R2 
Dimension  298.71 x 397.3 x 26.7mm  299.57 x 399.23 x 21.4mm 
Weight  3.3 kg  2.96 – 3.09 kg 
  • 17.3” 480Hz FHD, 3ms 
  • 17.3” 120Hz UHD, 3ms 
  • AMD Ryzen 7 6800H 
  • AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX 
  • Intel Core i7-12700H 
  • Intel Core i9-12900HK 
GPU  Up to Radeon RX 6850M XT / GeForce RTX 3080 Ti  Up to GeForce RTX 3080 Ti 
Memory  Up to 64GB Dual-Channel DDR5 4800MHz 
Storage  Up to 4TB PCIe NMVe M.2 
Battery  64 / 97 Whr  87 Whr 
Power adapter  180W (Standard) / 240W  240 (Standard) /  330W


Alienware m17 R5, x17 R2 Price in Nepal and Availability

If you are in the US, you can currently order the Alienware m17 R5 and x17 R2 for USD 2,299.99 and 2,549.99, respectively. Keep in mind that this price is for the cheapest configuration with a 480Hz screen. We expect the price of the Alienware m17 R5 and x17 R2 (480Hz) to start at NPR 335,000 and NPR 367,500, respectively in Nepal.

Alienware Gaming Laptops  Configuration  Price in the US (Official)  Price in Nepal (Expected) 
m17 R7 17.3” 480Hz, Ryzen 6800H, RTX 3070 Ti, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD USD 2,299.99 NPR 335,000
x17 R2 17.3” 480Hz, Intel Core i7-12700H, RTX 3060, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD USD 2,549.99 NPR 367,500
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