Dell has introduced a 13-,15- and 17-inch lineup of Alienware laptops that are VR-ready and will run desktop-class NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics processors. The series features a new hinge-forward design, with notebook ventilation increasing dissipation of thermal air flow out of the rear. The laptops will also feature Tobii eye tracking – letting your eyes work as a controller.
Alienware 17 will feature NVIDIA GTX 1080 chip, and a Core i7 k-series processors and DDR4 memory running up to 2667 MHz. The 13- and 15-inch models however, will features the GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 respectively.
Alienware 15 will feature a 15.6-inch Full HD display with IPS Anti-Glare, and UHD IGZO for 4K resolutions. The laptop will come with a 68 watt-hours battery with an option for a 99 watt-hour version. Alienware 13 is the smallest in the series, but still features most improvements that are present in the series’ larger offerings.
Next construction materials have been incorporated in the new laptop series for improved thermal management, as well as for rigidity and added durability. There is addition of copper to improve upon the cooling capabilities for both CPU and GPU.
“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,” said Frank Azor, general manager of Alienware and XPS, Dell.
Alienware’s new TactX keyboard introduces RGB LED with a full 2.2mm travel. The keyboard is steel-reinforced for durability. The laptop will come with Microsoft Windows 10, is Oculus Ready and has HTC Vive Optimised certifications, according to the Dell’s website.
Alienware 15 and 17 will be available on order from the companies website starting September 30 for the US. Alienware 13’s launch will be delayed to November this year.