Alienware launches its thin and powerful laptops 15 and 17 inches. The new Alienware x15 and Alienware x17 promise a great deal of power for Intel and Nvidia, and a sleek style with unique features that cater to the most serious of players.
On these new X-series gaming laptops, there are some remarkable down-to-earth points. All laptops have Intel’s 11th generation Core H-series processors and graphics card options up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series. These graphics cards can handle 110 watts and 165 watts on x15 and x17 (in the same respected order.)
Another noticeable improvement is a new Thermal Control Circuit offset, which allows you to adjust a “cruise control” temperature limit for the CPU. This works well with Alienware’s Tailored Power States, which allow you to customise the CPU, GPU, and fan power to meet your specific demands.
On the x17 model, Alienware has included options for the Cherry MX Keyboard, which has an ultra-low profile design for more tactical typing. With an expanded AlienFX lighting experience, you’ll be able to change the colours of the Alien head, keyboard, and power button on these keyboards. An AlienFX customisable touchpad is included in configurations based on NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics.
These laptops sport the Alienware Legend 2.0 design identity in terms of appearance. The rear hexagon venting pattern is illuminated by a continuous loop of bright stadium lighting. Copper alloy thermal components, magnesium alloy, and CNC machined aluminium parts make up the laptops. The X15 weighs 5.2 pounds, while the X17 weighs 7.05 pounds.
The display panel provides you with exciting options to keep you going. The X15 is available with the FHD 165Hz 3ms response time, 360Hz 1ms response time, or a QHD 250Hz panel with 2ms response time. The X17 features an FHD 165Hz feature with 3ms response time and an FHD 360Hz feature with 1ms response times or an option of UHD 120Hz with a 4ms response time. Do keep in mind that the FHD360 Hz panel options on the x17 NVIDIA G-SYNC and Advanced Optimus technology available exclusively on the FHD360Hz panel option on the x17, and the QHD 240Hz or FHD360Hz offered on the X15.
Naturally, given that these are gaming laptops, cooling may be an issue. However, Alienware has developed Element 31, the next generation of Cyro-Tech cooling technology. This makes use of a proprietary thermal interface material that sits between the CPU and its thermal devices to dissipate heat and prevent spikes in core temperatures from degrading the system’s performance. This is complemented by a new quad fan design that distributes air throughout the system.
These laptops are now available in limited configurations, with complete options arriving on June 15. The x15 starts at $1,200, while the X17 costs $2,100.