Alienware and Dell have used E3 2017 to launch a new range of gaming PCs and components.
First, two new versions of the Alienware Area-51 were announced, sporting “top-of-the-line processors… for diehard performance enthusiasts demanding the absolute best gaming experience,” the companies said via press release. The Area-51s will sport either Intel Core X-Series or AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors.
“Dell will be the exclusive OEM launch partner to deliver AMD Ryzen Threadripper pre-built systems to market and the high-end 16-core processor will be factory-overclocked across all cores,” the company confirmed.
Meanwhile, the Alienware 15 laptop will offer the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q technology, “operating at the GPUs highest performance configuration of 110 watts starting June 27,” the company announced. “Alienware’s adoption of Max-Q technology provides the highest performance in a 15.6” laptop for PC gaming, VR and other applications that continues Alienware’s tradition of designing innovative systems with the latest technology. Balancing superior gaming performance with portability, the Alienware 15 features a full complement of input/output connections for popular gaming peripherals and VR headsets. Game longer with a 99Whr battery, while fully immersed in AlienFX lighting with a keyboard optimised for competitive gamers.”
Finally, Dell used E3 to launch its Inspiron Gaming Laptop.
“The new Inspiron Gaming Desktop with Windows 10 is built for gamers seeking a competitive advantage at an affordable price and incorporates the latest AMD multicore Ryzen processors featuring SenseMI, thermally-optimised airflow routing, Polar Blue LED Illumination, easy component access and power supply options up to 850 watts for supporting dual discrete VR-ready graphics from AMD and NVIDIA,” Dell confirmed.
On the peripheral side, Alienware announced the following:
Monitors – The Alienware 25” gaming monitor, with either NVIDIA G-SYNC (AW2518H) or AMD FreeSync, (AW2518HF), offers fast, responsive gameplay with virtually no input lag, at an extremely rapid 1 ms panel response time, and a native 240Hz refresh rate. With three preset display modes, full adjustability, single-diecast stand legs, and a seamless panoramic multi-monitor view with ultra-thin bezel in 1920×1080 resolution, the Alienware 25” gaming monitor is perfect for any gamer.
Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard – Blending gamer-friendly design features and intuitive software, the Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard with optional palm rest delivers a premium gaming experience at an affordable value. Featuring mechanical keys with brown switches, with more precise, responsive and consistent key strokes with five keys dedicated for macro commands that give gamers a competitive edge. Personalising the gaming experience, Alienware’s sophisticated software, Alienware Control Center, allows gamers the ability to configure all keys to desired commands.
Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard – Amplifying the gaming experience, the Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard with optional palm rest exemplifies all the essential design components of the Advanced Gaming Keyboard, and elevates the engineering innovation with dedicated volume roller and 13 zone-based RGB AlienFX backlit lighting options. A key stroke can mean the difference between winning and losing, and onboard memory adds a new level of intelligent options for assigning key stroke combinations ultimately increasing efficiency to command and conquer opponents.
Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse – Fusing ergonomic design for increased comfort and intelligent software with gaming-grade performance, the Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse offers multiple configurations with on-the-fly DPI to switch between precision and speed style gameplay. Outfitted with nine unique buttons for in-game customisation.
Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse – Further enhancing the premium gaming experience, Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse incorporates all the game-ready innovation of its capable sibling, and leverages advanced custom ability innovation with swappable grips, up to 13 programmable buttons, perfect for MMOs like World of Warcraft and four variable levels of weight adjustment providing ultimate control over cursor precision and movement speed to dominate opponents.
“I love arriving at E3 every year to watch fans get blown away by our latest PC gaming innovations and this year is no exception,” said Frank Azor, Vice President and General Manager of Alienware, Dell Gaming and XPS. “Our fans’ passion for Alienware and our gaming PCs is our lifeblood, and it’s only through our equal passion and commitment in delivering bleeding-edge innovation, design and performance, that we continue to exceed expectations and deliver on their requests.”
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