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CES 2021 | Alienware m17 R4 refreshed with Comet Lake and NVIDIA RTX 30 Ampere mobile, continues to offer a 360 Hz display option

Alienware m17 R4 continues to offer a 360 Hz display option. (Image Source: Dell)
Alienware m17 R4 continues to offer a 360 Hz display option. (Image Source: Dell)
Dell has refreshed the Alienware m17 with NVIDIA Ampere mobile graphics. The Alienware m17 R4 features a largely similar configuration as last year and offers a slew of customization options including a 360 Hz FHD panel. The laptop is also recognized as a CES 2021 Innovation Award Honoree in the Gaming category.

On the lines of the Alienware m15 R4, Dell has also announced a refresh of the Alienware m17 gaming laptop. Today's Alienware m17 R4 is an internal upgrade over last year's Alienware m17 R3 and offers a largely similar feature set.

Like the Alienware m15 R4, the m17 R4 is also powered by the Core i7-10870H and Core i7-10980HK processor options. Buyers can configure the memory starting from 8 GB of DDR4-2933 to up to 32 GB while opting for PCIe NVMe storage choices in single or RAID configurations adding up to a total of 4 TB.

The Alienware m17 R4 can be configured with several Ampere mobile GPUs, which were made official by NVIDIA today. Obviously, keeping the temperatures under check with such a configuration would require a beefy cooling solution, and the m17 R4 does not disappoint.

Dell has endowed the m17 R4 with 66 fan blades each for the CPU and the GPU with the CPU also sporing vapor chamber cooling. A 6-phase and 12-phase VRM arrangement for the CPU and GPU, respectively come standard in all configurations.

Similar to last year's m17 R3, this year's m17 R4 also comes with several 17.3-inch display options including an FHD variant with a 360 Hz refresh rate. Those who prefer higher resolution and more vibrant colors can opt for a 500-nit 4K 60 Hz panel with 100% Adobe RGB coverage.

The Alienware m17 R4 will be available from January 26 at prices starting from US$2,149.99. Dell also mentioned that the Alienware m17 R4 is recognized as a CES 2021 Innovation Award Honoree (Gaming).

Alienware m17 R4 - Left. (Image Source: Dell)
Alienware m17 R4 - Left. (Image Source: Dell)
Alienware m17 R4 - Right. (Image Source: Dell)
Alienware m17 R4 - Right. (Image Source: Dell)
Alienware m17 R4 - Keyboard deck. (Image Source: Dell)
Alienware m17 R4 - Keyboard deck. (Image Source: Dell)
Alienware m17 R4 - Specifications. (Image Source: Dell)
Alienware m17 R4 - Specifications. (Image Source: Dell)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2021-01-12 (Update: 2021-01-12)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor - 1283 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2012
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.