Everything Alienware Have Announced at CES 2020
Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor
A brand new addition to the Alienware portfolio of excellent displays the Alienware 25 is a 24.5″ gaming monitor with a 240 Hz refresh rate, and 1 ms response time – a fantastic feat for an IPS monitor. The panel itself is an FHD 1080P IPS display with sRGB color gamut coverage of 99%, support for both AMD’s FreeSync Premium tier and NVIDIA’S G-Sync, and ultra-thin bezels.
The physical design itself incorporates a thinner revamped stand adorned with height-adjustment markers and downsized legs that free up considerable desktop real estate, sitting comfortably under a keyboard thanks to their low profile. Alienware has also thrown in RGB lighting programmable via AlienFX software.
The monitor was reportedly designed based on community feedback, alongside input from eSports professionals from Alienware-sponsored Team Liquid.
The Alienware 25 goes on sale from March 11, 2020, and will retail for $499.99.
Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor
Huge monitors have been a big deal here at CES 2020, and Alienware got in on the action too with their 55″ OLED gaming monitor. With a 4K display and 120Hz refresh rate, it can turn your favourite games into cinematic experiences. At nearly $4k it’s definitely an expensive purchase, and begins to make the question of when a monitor should really be called a TV come into question.
There is a whole host of ports on the back of the screen for connecting not just your gaming PC, but also your consoles. It even comes with a remote control, so it’s definitely got a lot of qualities similar to a TV. But, it also has monitor aspects too. There is no aerial input, so that puts an end to the TV argument, and the refresh rate as well as AMD FreeSync compatibility are what really make this a gaming monitor in our eyes.
The Alienware 55 OLED monitor is available now for $3,999.
Alienware Second Screen
While not strictly a product per se, Alienware Second Screen is a new concept software designed to allow users to monitor their PC’s performance using their smartphones. The Dell Mobile Connect app synchronizes with the Alienware Command Center in Alienware PC’s to relay CPU, GPU, and RAM data and diagnostics in real-time.
Alienware says the software should appeal to single monitor gamers who want to keep track of their PC’s inner workings while in the thick of a game. It should take alt-tabbing to monitor on-machine diagnostics software out of the equation completely.
The concept is still in an exploratory phase at this point. Still, Alienware is eager to see how they can incorporate Second Screen into the Alienware eco-system moving forward and welcome community feedback.
Alienware Concept UFO
As probably the highlight of Dell and Alienware’s CES 2020 offering, the Concept UFO is Alienware’s Nintendo Switch-like take on portable PC gaming. Alienware says the idea is to deliver an immersive high-performance PC gaming experience on a handheld device. In other words, a balance between performance and portability. Much like the Second Screen, it’s a concept piece and won’t be available to the public for the foreseeable future.
The design features ergonomics centered on comfort and a profile that allows good airflow for heightened performance due to the placement of the user’s hands to the side of the main body of the unit.
There are also detachable Joy Con-like side controllers and a power bridge mode where the two side controllers merge together into a ‘head’ unit, and the screen rests on an inbuilt stand. Additionally, the Concept UFO also works in docked mode hooked up to a monitor for an experience more akin to traditional PC gaming.
Alienware AW510K Low-Profile Gaming Keyboard
The AW510K low-profile gaming keyboard comes with Cherry MX Switches as well as per key customisable RGB lighting, making it an ideal gaming keyboard. It has been rated for durability up to 50 million keystrokes and you can get your hands on in in either black or white designs.
To round it off there’s a dedicated volume roller, fully programmable keys, and floating keys to make it easy to keep clean, no matter how many Dorito crumbs find their way onto it. The keyboard is available now for $160.
Alienware M15 Gaming Laptop
There are a variety of configurations available for the M15 gaming laptop and they range drastically in both price and performance. At the top end, you get to work with an Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU, 2x 1TB SSDs, an RTX 2080 (with Max-Q), and 32GB of memory. The other end of scale comes with Intel Core i5-8300H, a GTX 1060 Ti, 8GB of memory, and 1TB of hybrid storage.
The display is a 4K OLED display and let me tell you, it looks phenomenal. But, as beautiful as it might be, it’s not exactly optimised for gaming. It comes with a 3840×2160 resolution as well as a 60Hz refresh rate.
The prices range from $1,300 to $4,300 depending on your specs.
The minds behind Alienware have given us a lot to be excited about at CES 2020 – especially if the final Concept UFO designs can deliver on everything they promised. Still, CES 2020 is far from over, so make sure you pay attention to our updates as our team bring you the latest news and reviews right from the show floor!