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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Alienware puts 480Hz refresh rate screens in its latest 17-inch monsters

Not content to meet the industry’s best refresh rates in laptops already at the high 360Hz, the Alienware is going to break with 480Hz screens (3ms, 300-nit, 100 percent sRGB color gamut) in the M17 R5 and X17 R2. While each model can be configured with a 4K display, this new 480Hz model is a 1080p screen that is close to perfection in terms of delivering smooth animations. And, perhaps more important to Dell’s target audience for these machines, it will help drive stuttering gameplay going forward. The 480 Hz option is another screen configuration for the already launched Alienware X17 R2 and M17 R5 (upgrade to the base 165 Hz panel cost $300).

The news coincides with the launch of the AMD Advantage Edition of the M17 R5 that Alienware debuted at CES 2022 but is finally hitting the market. This means it can be configured with AMD’s fastest Ryzen 7 and 9 processors and its fastest Radeon RX 6-series laptop GPUs. Beyond that, AMD is putting a lot of hype behind the perks that those components can offer, including the ability to transfer power and memory to other components needed to boost them. If you prefer an Intel/Nvidia system, the M17 R5 can be configured to your liking, and the 480Hz panel supports either AMD FreeSync or G-Sync adaptive sync technology.

A 480Hz option will also be available with the X17 R2.
Image: Alienware

It’s possible that the 480Hz refresh rate may be a bigger deal on paper than in reality, at least for most people. Competitive gamers who want a display that leaves fewer frames on the table will see the biggest advantage. But keep in mind that to really take advantage of its 480Hz refresh rate, you’ll need to make sure the M17 R5 or X17 R2 you buy has a good enough GPU to push frame rates high. And, to that end, there aren’t many games that can take full advantage of this strange pace. It’s possible that, realistically, the list could include older sports and competitive shooters, such as counter Strike Global OffensiveBut probably not the latest game.

Still, I would never be mad at companies for raising the bar. When we saw this prototype 500Hz gaming monitor break cover in early 2022, I didn’t think laptop makers would be quick to bring faster laptops to market. But here we are. And I didn’t expect Alienware’s laptops to be the only models that find themselves with these displays manufactured this year.

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