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Alienware hits refresh on its AMD M15 and M17 at CES 2022
- Alienware has updated its M15 and M17 with the latest AMD hardware.
- Both laptops land in Spring 2022 starting at $1,499 at the lowest end.
- Alienware also launched a set of new peripherals, including a new monitor.
Alienware doesn’t need to reinvent the wheel each year to deliver solid gaming laptop power. It arrived at CES 2022 with a pair of powerful refreshes to its flagship models — the M15 and M17. The updates cover a full range of AMD hardware updates and more for Spring 2022.
See also: Our guide to all of AMD’s CPU options
If you know Alienware, you already know the M15 and M17 have had a few trips around the sun. Both versions come equipped with Dolby Vision and Atmos certification, as well as Alienware’s new Smart Fan control. Essentially, this allows you to control the speed of each fan individually for your gaming needs.
Alienware M15 2022
The smaller machine — shown at the top of this article — is on its R7 version, and it’s set to launch with the latest AMD Ryzen processors inside.
We don’t have all of the specifics yet, but we shouldn’t need to wait long for more information. You can pick up the Alienware M15 R7 in Spring 2022, starting at $1,499.
Alienware M17 2022
The larger Alienware M17 is on its R5 generation. It packs between the AMD Ryzen 7 6800H and Ryzen 9 6980HX processor onboard. You can also choose up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics or double down on AMD with the Radeon RX 6850M XT GPU.
The M17 offers up to 4TB of PCle NVMe SSD space with up to 64GB of DDR5 RAM. Alienware refreshed the Qualcomm Wi-Fi technology as well, now with support for 6E. As always, you can outfit the laptop with up to per-key AlienFX lighting with 16.8 million color options.
The Alienware M17 R5 will land in Spring 2022 starting at $1,599.
Other Alienware gaming gear
Outside of laptop updates, Alienware also brought a powerful external monitor to CES 2022. The 34-inch Curved QD-OLED Gaming Monitor is one of the first to employ a quantum-dot display for improved color uniformity and wider color coverage. It offers up to 1,000 nits of peak brightness with an NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate certification and a 175Hz refresh rate. RGB fans can tap into AlienFX on the rear stadium loop, too.
The 34 Curved QD-OLED Gaming Display launches in China on March 2, 2022, before wider releases in late March.
Rounding out your gaming setup, Alienware has announced the Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Headset and Mouse. The headset includes Dolby Atmos surround sound, 40mm drivers, and up to 30 hours of playback on a single charge. It’s designed for comfort with memory foam earcups and AlienFX lighting for good measure. The mouse relies on an ambidextrous design with up to 26,000 DPI and provides up to 140 hours of use with a USB-C dongle or 420 hours of Bluetooth playback.
Both accessories will launch on February 9, 2022, in Lunar Light finishes.