Wave goodbye to the era of trading graphics horsepower for portability! The laptop design wizards at Alienware and the pixel pioneers at AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group have teamed up to deliver a desktop-class GPU in a stunning portable package!
Marking another milestone in our valued collaboration with Alienware, they have just made an exciting announcement by unveiling their latest line of premium gaming laptops: the new Alienware 15 and new Alienware 17, both available with the future-proof1 Radeon™ RX 470 graphics card. This isn’t a mobile variant; this is the full-powered RX 470 featuring our latest Polaris GPU architecture. Expect it to unleash uncompromising, ultra-quality 1080p visuals in your favorite games.
With this new generation of laptops, Alienware is taking their existing craftsmanship, eye for beautiful design, and exceptional build quality, and layering on some useful new features to entice gamers who are searching for the ideal portable gaming solution.
First up is the new Alienware 15, a 15.6-inch laptop built with several notable new features over its predecessor. Even though its chassis is now 25% thinner, it boasts enhanced heat dissipation, larger internal fans, and still rocks the sturdiness of anodized aluminum, magnesium alloy, and steel-reinforced keys. RGB LED lighting on the keyboard? Check. A full 2.2mm of gaming-grade travel on those keys? Yes. Power-efficient DDR4 memory? Of course.
The latest Alienware 15 also includes facial recognition login with Windows Hello, multiple locations to customize the AlienFX lighting integration (there are literally 80 quadrillion combinations to create) and Tobii EyeX Lite software. If you’re looking for a laptop with high-end specs that’s still perfectly portable, look no further.
For those of you seeking a first-class portable gaming experience, the new Alienware 17 is the company’s flagship notebook crafted with the same premium materials as the Alienware 15, but with a larger screen size and a special feature we’re incredibly excited about: built-in Tobii IR Eye-tracking . This allows the Alienware 17 to usher in some innovative features alongside its Radeon™-powered graphics. For example, imagine targeting enemies in Ubisoft’s The Division™ or dashing for cover in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ using just your eyes2. Want to wake the system from sleep? Simply gaze at it.
Both Alienware laptops also feature up to 3TB of storage space, and both support the affordable Graphics Amplifier. The external GPU enclosure is compatible with all current-generation Alienware systems, and lets you future-proof1 your investment by adding a more powerful Radeon™ graphics solution in the future. It’s a valuable accessory for those of you already engaged in the Alienware ecosystem.
We’re thrilled that our Radeon™ RX 470 graphics cards are making their mobile debut in the new Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 laptops, and we’re confident you’ll enjoy superior performance all around. The RX 470 also offers gamers optimized performance on both DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™.
Check out the specs for the RX 470 below3:
If you want more details on the Radeon™ RX 470, don’t forget to peruse through our feature on the Radeon™ RX Series Graphics Cards, including our post detailing the Polaris architecture.
Alienware’s new laptops will be available to configure at the end of September.
This is just the beginning of our conversation about the new Radeon™-powered Alienware laptops. Stay tuned for a deep-dive with the new systems in the coming weeks.
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