CES 2021: Alienware m17 R4 gets Nvidia 30-series GPU, 360Hz display

Alienware m15 R4
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At first glance, at the new Alienware m15 and m17 R4 laptops, they don’t look so new at all. But this is a CES 2021 post, so obviously the company has something up its sleeve. 

The truth is that Alienware has a few somethings up its sleeve. When the systems (starting at $1,249) launch on January 26, they’ll be sporting some new hardware in the form of the Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series chips along with a few other goodies. 

Due to Nvidia’s current embargo, we’re not sure which graphics chips the laptops will have. But it wouldn’t be out of the realm of imagination to think we’ll be seeing at least a 3070. However, I’m hoping Alienware will swing for the fences and unleash a 3080 upon the masses. 

In order to accomodate all that power, both laptops will be outfitted with Alienware’s new vapor chamber technology –– the latest addition to the company’s Cyro-Tech cooling solution. 

Alienware is also upping the ante on its displays –– at least it is for the m17 R4. Alienware is giving gamers the option of a 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080 panel with a 360Hz refresh rate. However, both laptops can be outfitted with up to 4TB of PCIe storage. 

We’re definitely looking forward to taking both of the laptops for a spin in the very near future. 

Sherri L. Smith
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Sherri L. Smith has been cranking out product reviews for Laptopmag.com since 2011. In that time, she's reviewed more than her share of laptops, tablets, smartphones and everything in between. The resident gamer and audio junkie, Sherri was previously a managing editor for Black Web 2.0 and contributed to BET.Com and Popgadget.