Dell officially launches at Computex 2021 its new Alienware x15 and Alienware x17 gaming laptops built around an Intel Tiger Lake-H processor up to the Octo Core i9, a high-end NVIDIA Ampere ray tracing graphics card up to to the GeForce RTX 3080, SSD RAID storage or even Wi-Fi ax and Thunderbolt 4 connectivity.
L’Alienware x15 is a new laptop targeting gamers which relies on an Intel Octo Core processor Tiger Lake-H Core i7-11800H (2.3 GHz) ou Core i9-11900H (2.5 GHz), both with integrated Intel graphics Iris Xe.
The Tiger Lake-H is coupled to a dedicated strong> NVIDIA Ampere graphics card with ray tracing, GeForce RTX 3060 6 Go GDDR6, GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 or even GeForce RTX 3080 8 Go GDDR6.
On the display side, several panel options 15.6 inch are planned : IPS Full HD (1920×1080) 100% sRGB 300cd / m², or 165Hz 3ms, is 360Hz 1ms G-Sync, or IPS QHD (2560×1440) 99% DCI-P3 400cd/m² 240Hz 2ms G-Sync.
As for storage, the Alienware x15 can accommodate up to 4TB of storage. SSD M.2 NVMe PCIe via 2 SSD slots configurable in RAID 0.
The integrated RAM is 16/32 GB DDR4 3200MHz.
This PC portable gamer also integrates a connection Wi-Fi axis (2×2, Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675), Bluetooth 5.2, HDMI 2.1, audio combo Casque/Micro, 1 USB 3.0, 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) et 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4 not to mention a microSD card reader.
There are also 2 speakers, a 720p HD webcam with microphone and technology Infrared allowing thefacial recognition authentication via Windows Hello as well as a Backlit Keyboard AlienFX anti-ghosting (1.5mm stroke) but without numeric keypad.
The cooling of the Alienware x15 is entrusted to technology Cryo-Tech combining design choices and innovative technologies based in particular on what the brand calls theElement 31, a thermal interface material made from an encapsulated liquid metallic gallium-silicone compound. It is positioned between the hottest points and the cooling components that are the 4 fans (associated with Smart Fan control technology), heat pipes and ventilation grilles.
This new laptop weighs 2.27 Kg, measures 359.7 x 277.3 x 15.9mm and runs under Windows 10 (Pro) with an 87Whr battery. It adopts a Lunar Light design with a white shell and dark interior.
Dell is also launching its big brother Alienware x17 that weighs 3.02 Kg and measures 399.23 x 299.49 x 20.9mm. However, he also ignores a numeric keypad.
But its connection is more complete, with 1 Additional USB 3.0 (so 2 in total), a port Ethernet Gigabit (2.5G) and video output mini-DisplayPort 1.4 (in addition to HDMI therefore).
In addition, the Alienware x17 offers a screen option QHD 100% AdobeRGB 500cd / m² 120Hz 4ms as well as an option of Cherry MX mechanical keyboard (course 1.8mm).
RAM side, in addition to the 16/32 GB DDR4 3200MHz option, another option is planned: 32/64 GB DDR4 XMP 3466MHz.
The planned processors are the Octo Core i7-11800H and the powerful Octo Core i9-11980HK (3.3 GHz) while an option of GeForce RTX 3080 with 16 GB of memory dedicated is part of it.
Dell is launching today its Alienware x15 and Alienware x17 starting at $ 1,999 and $ 2,099 respectively, with a limited number of options. However, all options will be available from June 15, 2021.