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.
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.
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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|
|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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