Dell’s new Alienware laptops are the first notebooks made for virtual reality games. And the wait won’t be long. The 13, 15, and 17-inch devices will make their debut this fall. The three products got a new look, both on the outside but also on the inside.
“Gaming is in a time of renaissance right now; awesome games and development, amazing resolutions and technology, plus the pure excitement around VR experiences – it’s an incredible driving force and it feels similar to the energy that started Alienware 20 years ago,” says Frank Azor, General Manager at Dell.
Dell’s New Alienware Laptops – What’s the Scoop?
Under the hood, the entire line gets the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics card. This provides top-of-the-line performance, up to 85 percent greater than other Alienware predecessors. But we can also see changes in the design. Dell’s goal was to make the new notebooks as sleek as possible. The 13-inch Alienware is now 22mm thin, a 6mm decrease from its predecessor. The 15-inch laptop is also slimmer than the 34-inch 2015 model – it now measures only 22mm.
The line’s flagship is the Alienware 17 laptop, packing Intel Core i7 k-series processors and IR Tobii eye-tracking technology. The Tobii camera can detect players’ gaze and allow them to record and export the gaze pattern to help them improve their gameplay. The notebook also has the capacity to sense the user’s presence and attention as a way to optimize power and improve security.
Alienware 15 is the new mid-size gaming product for those who want performance but also good portability. Packing another VR-ready card, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, it has more power in a slimmer design. It features a 15.6-inch IPS Anti-Glare display and a 68 watt-hour Lithium-ion battery, while also bringing the optional 99 watt-hour battery for extended gameplay.
The Alienware 13 is Dell’s smallest notebook but it too got revamped. Sporting NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics, it also delivers countless LED lighting combinations for brilliant gameplay.
The Alienware 15 and 17 notebooks will be available starting September 30. The Alienware 13 will be ready to order in sometime in November. Dell has not yet provided details regarding the pricing, but it’s safe to say we should expect some impressing figures.
For more information about the products, keep an eye on Alienware’s webpage.
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