CES 2022: Alienware announces the world’s thinnest 14 inch gaming laptop, all AMD-powered m17 R5 laptop

Arif Bacchus

At CES, Alienware has announced a series of new gaming laptops. The collection includes the Alienware X14, which is being dubbed the world’s thinnest 14-inch gaming laptop, as well as the Alienware M17 Ryzen Edition, an all AMD-powered gaming laptop. We have all the details for you right here.

Alienware X-Series

The highlight of the lineup is the Alienware x14, which is one of Alienware’s thinnest gaming laptops yet. This gaming laptop is so thin thanks to a dual-torque hinge that creates space within the system, as well as its magnesium alloy material. The system measures 0.57 inches in height but still keeps all the raw graphics power expected out of an Alienware product.

CPU options range from the 12th-gen Intel Core i7-12700H, or the Intel Core i9-12900H (14-cores, 20 threads on both.) Graphics range from the RTX 3050, 3050Ti, or the 3060, with 4GB, 4GB, or 6GB VRAM. Pricing starts at $1,800, with availability set for the winter. All configurations ship with Dolby Vision, and the Dolby Atmos certification. There’s also a 120W Type-C Small Form Factor Adapter included in the box.

As for the rest of the X-series lineup, Alienware also announced the x15 R2, x17 R2. These are the bigger siblings to the x14 and are the thinnest 15-inch and 17-inch gaming laptops Alienware ever created. CPU and GPU configuration options are the same as the x14, as is the design material. These are priced at $2,200, and $2,300, respectively with the same winter release date.

Alienware M-Series

Also coming in 2022 from Alienware are some new M-series laptops. At the top of the lineup is the Alienware M17 R5. This is being dubbed as the world’s most powerful 17 inch AMD Advantage laptop. It combines an architecture that includes AMD Ryzen processors, AMD Radeon graphics, and AMD SmartShift MAX, SmartAccess Memory, and SmartAccess Graphics.

Alienware is also opting for Qualcomm Wi-Fi 6E Dual 2×2 Wireless LAN on this laptop. As for CPU options, the list includes Ryzen 7-6800H, Ryzen 9 6900HX, Ryzen 9 6980HZ.  GPU options include Nvidia’s 30-series graphics, or the AMD Radeon RX 6700M, or the AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT. A smaller option, the Alienware M15 R7 is also avaialble, inculding an Intel variant. Pricing starts at $1,600 for the m15 R5 AMD, $1,500 for the M15 R7 AMD. Availability is set for spring 2022. Intel’s version of the m15 is set for launch in the winter, and pricing should be around $2,100.

Gaming accessories & monitor

Of course, Alienware does have some accessories that it’s planning to launch, too. These include the Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Headset and Mouse. The headset is designed with 3D sound in mind and supports Dolby Atmos, touch controls on the touch earcup. As for the mouse, it features up to 16,000 DPI io tracking, up to 650 IPS, and sensors that can handle up to 50G max acceleration. These are priced at $200, and $150, respectively.

Capping things out is the Alienware 34 QD-OLED Gaming Display. This is the world’s first quantum-dot OLED monitor. With this, you get a slim panel design and superior color performance with higher peak luminance. The monitor features 99.3% of the DCI-P3 gamut, 1,000 nits brightness, Nvidia G-Sync. Pricing has not yet been announced, nor a release date in the USA.