CES 2019 | Upcoming Alienware m17 will be 7 mm thinner than the Alienware 17 R5
With the 15.6-inch Alienware m15 already available, it was only a matter of time before Dell would announce the 17.3-inch Alienware m17. The manufacturer made public its new ultra-thin Alienware laptop during a press conference at CES 2019 alongside the Alienware Area-51m desktop replacement.
The new Alienware m17 takes on the same design language as the Alienware m15. The chiclet keyboard, narrow side bezels, and even port positioning are all visually identical to its smaller sibling. When compared to the outgoing Alienware 17 R5, the newer design is 40 percent lighter, 23 percent thinner, and 34 percent smaller for dramatically improved portability.
CPU and GPU options can be configured up to the Core i9-8950HK with next generation mobile Nvidia Max-Q graphics. The existing Alienware m15 will also be updated to support the same Max-Q options.
Much like the jump from the Alienware 15 to the Alienware m15, the Alienware m17 will drop some features found on the Alienware 17. The new smaller model lacks per-key RGB lighting, a second USB Type-C port, and the LED rims of the last generation model. It carries fewer internal storage bays and a smaller battery as well all in the name of being thinner and lighter.
The Alienware m17 launches on January 21 for a starting price of $1649 USD to compete against the Asus ROG GL704 series and Aorus X7 series. It complements the larger Alienware Area-51m as a more portable alternative.
|Alienware 17 R5||Alienware m17|
|CPU||Up to Core i9-8950HK||Up to the Core i9-8950HK|
|GPU||Up to GeForce GTX 1080||Next generation Nvidia Max-Q graphics (GeForce GTX 2080 Max-Q)|
|Display||17.3-inch, up to 4K UHD 60 Hz IPS or 1080p 120 Hz TN||17.3-inch, up to 4K UHD 60 Hz IPS, 1080p 60 Hz IPS, or 1440p 120 Hz TN (300 to 400 nits)|
|RAM||Up to 32 GB DDR4-2400||Up to 32 GB DDR4-2666|
|Ports||2x USB Type-A, 1x USB Type-C, Thunderbolt 3, RJ-45, Graphics Amplifier Port, HDMI 2.0, mDP 1.2, 3.5 mm audio, 3.5 mm headset, Noble Lock||2x USB Type-A, 1x Thunderbolt 3, Killer e2500 RJ-45, Graphics Amplifier Port, HDMI 2.0, mDP 1.3, 3.5 mm headset|
|Storage||2x M.2 + 1x 2.5-inch||1x M.2 + 1x 2.5-inch (for dual storage) or 1x 2.5-inch (for single storage)|
|Battery||99 Wh||60 Wh (for dual storage) or 90 Wh (for single storage)|
|Dimensions||30 x 424 x 332 mm||23 x 410 x 292.5 mm|
|Weight||4.42 kg||2.63 kg|
|MSRP||Starting at $1300||Starting at $1650|
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