[CES 2019] Alienware m15 and m17 gaming laptops offer NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series GPUs

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Both systems will be available in Epic Silver and Nebula Red starting on January 29 starting at US$1,579.99.

As CES 2019 gets underway, Dell has announced new options for their Alienware m15 and m17 gaming laptop lineup. Most noteably — after NVIDIA’s recent announcement — the m15 and m17 is now available with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series GPUs in addition to 8th-gen Intel Core i5 and i7 processors.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q Series GPUs bring advanced gaming features which include real-time ray tracing, programmable shading, and AI (artificial intelligence) to gaming notebooks.

Both the Alienware m15 and m17 gaming notebooks are the company’s thinnest laptops for their size and constructed with premium materials including magnesium alloy. With up to 8th generation Intel Core i9K processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q design processors, both these laptops offer “uncompromised performance and pure mobility.”

Some of the key features of the m17 and m15 include:

  • AlienFX customizable lighting across 6 zones
  • Alienware Command Center support
  • Full support for Alienware Graphics Amplifier
  • Mangesium alloy construction along LCD backpanel, keyboard palm rest, and bottom-face of Alienware m15/m17
  • Alienware Cryo-Tech 2.0 thermal management technology
  • Alienware m-series keyboard features 1.4mm travel, anti-ghosting technology, 4-zones of ALienFX RGB enabled keys, numeric keypad

“And we’re incredibly proud that both the Alienware m15 and m17 have earned a 2019 CES Innovation Award in the gaming category for outstanding product design and engineering.And this is just the start of exciting gaming news coming from Alienware and Dell at CES. On Tuesday, January 8at 10 a.m. CT we are announcing some ground breaking new hardware, software and partnership news. You don’t want to miss this. “

Frank Azor, VP and GM, XPS, Dell Gaming and Alienware

Technical Specifications

Alienware m15

The Alienware m15 gaming laptop.
The Alienware m15 gaming laptop.
  • Processor: Mobile Intel® HM370 Chipset (all configurations), 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8300H (4-Core, 8MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz w/ Turbo Boost), 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4.1GHz w/ Turbo Boost), 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK (6-Core, 12MB Cache, up to 4.5Ghz w/Turbo Boost)
  • Display: 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz or 144Hz Anti-Glare IPS, Narrow-Border Display, 15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160) 60Hz Anti-Glare IPS, Narrow-Border Display, 15.6″ UHD (3840 x 2160) 60Hz Anti-Glare IPS, HDR-400, Narrow-Border Display
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB GDDR5, NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 with 6GB GDDR6, NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 Max-Q Design with 6GB GDDR6, NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Max-Q Design with 8GB GDDR6
  • Memory: 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz, 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz, 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 2666MHz
  • Storage
    • Single storage configuration: 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive, 256GB/512GB/1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
    • Dual Storage Configurations: 128GB/256GB/512GB + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive, 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive, 118GB Intel Optane SSD + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive, Dual 256GB/512GB/1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • Networking: Killer Networks E2500 Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Qualcomm QCA6174A 802.11ac 2×2 MU-MIMO WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 (Standard), Killer Wireless 1550 2×2 AC and Bluetooth 5.0 (Optional)
  • Keyboard: Alienware AlienFX mSeries keyboard with anti-ghosting technology, 1.4mm key travel, programmable macro keys, alphanumeric keys
  • Audio: Alienware Sound Center and Audio Recon software, 2.0 Speaker configuration, 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection
  • Integrated Camera: Alienware FHD (1920×1080) camera with dual-array integrated microphones
  • I/O Ports: Power/DC-in Jack, RJ-45 Killer Networks e2500 Gigabit Ethernet Port, 2x Type-A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port, Type-A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port with PowerShare technology, Thunderbolt™ 3 Port (USB Type-C™ with support for SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort), Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port(1x) HDMI 2.0 Output, Mini-Display Port 1.3 (certified) Output, Audio Out 1/8″ Ports (Compatible with inline mic headset), Wedge-shaped lock slot (cable and lock sold separately)
  • Battery: Lithium Ion (60Wh) Battery (Standard), Lithium Ion (90Wh) Battery
  • A/C Adapter: 130W (Standard), 180W
  • Dimensions: 10.8 x 14.3 x 0.705-0.83in (D x W x H)
  • Average Weight: 4.78lbs

Alienware m17

Alienware m17 gaming laptop.
Alienware m17 gaming laptop.
  • Processor: Mobile Intel® HM370 Chipset (all configurations), 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8300H (4-Core, 8MB Cache, up to 4.0GHz w/ Turbo Boost), 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H (6-Core, 9MB Cache, up to 4.1GHz w/ Turbo Boost), 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK (6-Core, 12MB Cache, up to 4.5Ghz w/Turbo Boost)
  • Display: 17.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) 60Hz Anti-Glare IPS Display, 17.3″ UHD (3840 x 2160) 60Hz Anti-Glare IPS Display, 17.3″ QHD (2560 x 1440) 120Hz Anti-Glare TN Display
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB GDDR5, NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 with 6GB GDDR6, NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2070 Max-Q Design with 6GB GDDR6, NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 Max-Q Design with 8GB GDDR6
  • Memory: 8GB (1x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz, 16GB (2x8GB) DDR4 2666MHz, 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 2666MHz
  • Storage
    • Single storage configuration: 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive, 256GB/512GB/1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
    • Dual Storage Configurations: 128GB/256GB/512GB + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive, 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive, 118GB Intel Optane SSD + 1TB (+8GB SSHD) Hybrid Drive, Dual 256GB/512GB/1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • Networking: Killer Networks E2500 Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Qualcomm QCA6174A 802.11ac 2×2 MU-MIMO WiFi and Bluetooth 4.2 (Standard), Killer Wireless 1550 2×2 AC and Bluetooth 5.0 (Optional)
  • Keyboard: Alienware AlienFX mSeries keyboard with anti-ghosting technology, 1.4mm key travel, programmable macro keys, alphanumeric keys
  • Audio: Alienware Sound Center and Audio Recon software, 2.0 Speaker configuration, 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection
  • Integrated Camera: Alienware FHD (1920×1080) camera with dual-array integrated microphones
  • I/O Ports: Power/DC-in Jack, RJ-45 Killer Networks e2500 Gigabit Ethernet Port, 2x Type-A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port, Type-A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Port with PowerShare technology, Thunderbolt™ 3 Port (USB Type-C™ with support for SuperSpeed USB 10Gbps, 40Gbps Thunderbolt, and DisplayPort), Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port, HDMI 2.0 Output, Mini-Display Port 1.3 (certified) Output, Audio Out 1/8″ Ports (Compatible with inline mic headset), Wedge-shaped lock slot (cable and lock sold separately)
  • Battery: Lithium Ion (60Wh) Battery (Standard), Lithium Ion (90Wh) Battery
  • A/C Adapter: 130W (Standard), 180W
  • Dimensions: 11.52 x 16.1 x 0.727-0.91in (D x W x H)
  • Average Weight: 5.79lbs

Availability

Both systems will be available in Epic Silver and Nebula Red starting on January 29. The Alienware m15 will start at US$1,579.99 while the m17 will start at $1,649.99.

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