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One of the big focal points of the Nvidia keynote speech at Computex was the continuing incorporation of its GPUs in gaming laptops. GeForce’s Senior Vice President Jeff Fisher claimed that GeForce laptops were the fastest growing gaming platform, and pointed to the FPS performance scaling that DLSS gives on their Max-Q 3.0 GPUs for the same power.
The presentation focused on the new raft of ultrathin gaming laptops which measure as thin as 15.9 mm – nearly 2 mm thinner than Razer’s thinnest 15 inch Razer Blade gaming laptop which comes in at 17.8 mm, up until now the first name in ultrathin gaming.
Chief among these was the new Alienware x15 laptop. Scheduled for release on the 15th June 2021 with an RRP of $1,999 this looks set to be a major competitor for Razer and the other contenders for the crown of best thin gaming laptop. Besides this, there will also be the Alienware x17 – essentially the same laptop but the 17” version.
We have all the specifications of this ridiculously thin laptop below for your delectation!
Alienware x15 Specifications
Below you can see the specs of the Alienware x15 ultrathin gaming laptop. Although the laptop comes with an RTX 3080 (Max-Q version) key to note is the Wattage of the card is only 90W with a 20W dynamic boost – this means that the effective power of the card will be substantially below that of other laptops whose RTX 3080s are powered up to 140W. A big sacrifice in the name of slender design!
Another way in which Alienware have saved spaced on this gorgeous-looking laptop is by putting all the ports and sockets at the back. You’ll notice a reduced number of USB ports compared to some models as well.
|CPU||Up to Core i9-11900H|
|GPU||Up to GeForce RTX 3080 (90W + 20W dynamic boost)|
|RAM||Up to 32 GB DDR4-3200|
|Display||15.6" 1080p 165MHz 3ms 300-nits sRGB /
1080p 360MHz 1ms 300-nits sRGB / 1440p 240 Hz 2ms 400-nits DCI-P3
|Storage||2x M.2 PCIe 2280|
|Ports||USB-A, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, USB-C Thunderblot 4, Micro SD reader, HDMI 2.1, 3.5mm audio jack|
|Dimensions||15.9 x 359.7 x 277.3mm|
Stay tuned for more information and in-depth reviews on the latest gaming laptops at WePC. Checkout our recent review of the Razer Blade Pro 17 (2021 version) for a look at what the competition are offering, and if there’s a particular gaming laptop you’d like us to look at, let us know in the comments section below.