The Alienware m15 and m17 now come with NVIDIA’s RTX 20-series GPUs
Alienware is lastly specializing in portability with its new gaming laptops. The firm launched the Alienware m15 solely late final 12 months, however that’s now being joined by the Alienware m17, a skinny and gentle 17.3-inch pocket book for avid gamers who worth each mobility and efficiency.
Both laptops now come outfitted with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs, together with the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q. That’s a powerful quantity of energy to pack in a laptop computer, and Alienware is pairing that with help for as much as the hexa-core Intel Core i9-8950HK (2.90GHz, 12MB L3 cache), an overclockable cellular chip.
Elsewhere, the laptops will take as much as 32GB of dual-channel DDR4-2666 reminiscence and a 1TB PCIe SSD. There are choices for twin storage configurations as properly, together with SSD and SSHD pairings and even two 1TB PCIe drives.
The new Alienware m17 has a tapering design and measures simply 23mm at its thickest level, which is fairly first rate for a 17.3-inch pocket book. The firm additionally listed a median weight of two.63kg, relying on the configuration you go for, which once more is kind of spectacular for a laptop computer of its dimension.
In addition, now that 144Hz shows have gotten extra widespread on gaming laptops, each the Alienware m15 and m17 can even function excessive refresh price panels. However, whereas the 15.6-inch m15 will supply a 144Hz 1080p IPS show, the m17 goes for the next decision 1440p 120Hz TN display screen (a 4K possibility can be accessible). Finally, one other distinction to notice is that the m17 additionally does not share the identical slender facet bezels because the m15.
That apart, you’ll discover the identical magnesium alloy building on each laptops. This provides additional structural rigidity in key areas, together with alongside the LCD again panel, palm rests, and the underside of the pocket book.
They additionally function Alienware’s Cryo-Tech v2.Zero know-how, which includes a dual-intake and dual-exhaust design that pulls in cool air from the underside and prime vents and spits out sizzling air by means of the rear and facet vents. This is paired with liquid-crystal polymer followers with tremendous skinny 0.2mm blades that supposedly enhance the effectivity of air movement.
Alienware cited the laptops’ low floor temperatures as properly, that are reportedly made potential by a thermal module containing 4 copper fin stacks that helps enhance warmth dissipation from essential parts just like the CPU and GPU.
There’s a wide selection of ports and connectors too, and you’ll discover a Thunderbolt Three port, three USB 3.1 (Gen 1) connectors, and devoted HDMI and Mini DisplayPort outputs. The laptops will work with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier as properly by means of the included proprietary connector.
However, if there’s one factor that’s lacking, it’d appear to be per-key RGB customizations. Instead, the keyboard options four-zone RGB backlighting, along with impartial zones for the ability button and Alienware emblem on the lid.
The Alienware m15 and m17 are anticipated to be accessible on 29 January beginning at US$1,579 and US$1,649 respectively.