Alienware, Dell’s high-performance brand, has announced the renewal of its gaming laptops following the strategy of other manufacturers (such as Razer, Acer, or ASUS) offering three different models according to screen size and with the latest developments in processors and graphics from Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA that we presented to you days ago.
The smallest and lightest trio of those presented bets on a 14-inch screen with FHD resolution and 144 Hz refresh rate. Supports NVIDIA G-Sync synchronization technology, 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, and a maximum brightness of 400 nits. Its magnesium chassis reduces the weight to 1.89 kg. However, it is higher than an ultraportable due to its components and the need for a unique cooling system to maintain temperatures.
Its internal hardware includes the 12th generation Intel Core processors ( Core i7-12700H or Core i9-12900H ), NVIDIA graphics cards up to the RTX 3060, and Advanced Optimus technology for automatic switching between dedicated and integrated. It supports up to 16GB of LPDDR5-4800 or 32GB of dual-channel LPDDR5-5200 memory, while storage is covered by up to 2Tbyte M.2 PCIe solid-state drives.
Despite its compact size, it offers good connectivity with two Thunderbolt 4 ports, two other USB 3.2 ports, HDMI 2.1 output, a microSD card reader, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. There is no shortage of Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 and Killer network cards from Intel. Its battery is 80 Wh, and its RGB backlit keyboard.
It features a 720p webcam with dual-array microphones and Windows Hello facial recognition support, running on the pre-installed Windows 11 system. It will be available this quarter for a price starting at $1,499.
Alienware x15 and x17
For those looking for larger screen sizes and indeed complete replacements for desktop machines, Alienware offers two notebooks in 15.6 or 17.3-inch sizes. It offers panels to choose from with different resolutions and refresh rates, FHD (360 Hz), QHD (240 Hz), up to 4K in the most significant model with 120 Hz.
Its hardware base has been updated in the same way, based on Intel Alder Lake processors and NVIDIA graphics that can scale up to the RTX 3080 Ti presented in Las Vegas and which has become the most powerful that can be. Mount on a laptop.
In addition to increasing the number of ports of the previous ones (Thunderbolt 4, Wi-Fi 6E, HDMI 2.1, USB 3.2…), Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos certifications with quad-speaker system and surround sound. These powerful gaming laptops keep the magnesium chassis as light and weight as possible.
They pre-install Windows 11 and will be available this quarter with starting prices of $2,199 and $2,299.
A particular version that relies on AMD hardware, the Ryzen 9 6980HX processor and the RX 6850M XT dedicated graphics, becoming the first computer with AMD’s SmartAccess Graphics technology. You can optionally mount NVIDIA RTX30 graphics. Its chassis is the known magnesium from previous models, and its 17-inch screen with various panel options, up to 4K-120 Hz.
It can equip up to 64 Gbytes of DDR5 memory and up to 4 Tbytes for storage with dual M.2 SSD connectors. Offers extensive connectivity except for Thunderbolt 4 on Intel models. They support Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos and will be available in March with Windows 11 pre-installed and a price that will start at $1,599.