Dell Announces New Alienware & G-Series Gaming Laptops
Jumping into the announcement frenzy at Computex 2019, Dell has lifted the lid on two brand new Alienware laptops, the m15 and m17, alongside a trio of Dell G-Series gaming laptops, the Dell G7 15, Dell G7 17, and Dell G3 15.
Alienware m15 and m17
The Alienware m15 and m17 represent refreshed models of the company’s existing, and identically named gaming laptops, distinguishable by significant improvements both in terms of aesthetics and under the hood specifications.
Both laptops now run on eight core 9th-gen Intel Core processors with options ranging from i5 to i9, specifically the i9-9980HK for the priciest model, allied to a DDR4 2666MHZ RAM ceiling of 16GB, up to a 4TB PCIe SSD, while also benefiting from the GPU upgrade implemented in January 2019. GPU options now range from NVIDIA’s RTX Max-Q series for those with cash to spare, down to NVIDIA’s GTX 1650 for those on a budget.
As the name suggests, the display on the m15 measures in at 15.6-inches with 60Hz and 240Hz 4K OLED UHD options, while the m17, on the other hand, features a 17.3-inch display with 60Hz and 144Hz customization.
Design wise, the laptops max out at a width of 20.5mm, down from previous iterations, and are available in two alluringly named Lunar Light and Dark Side of the Moon color schemes, both with magnesium alloy casing. Similarly, both are slightly lighter than before. With a smaller footprint, the cooling setup has been optimized accordingly with the implementation of a Cryo-Tech Cooling system purported to boost fan size and, by extension, efficiency.
Alienware has also updated the keyboard with shaped caps armed with individual LEDs running AlienFX, a precision touchpad with a glass top layer, Tobii Eye Tracking tech for the m15, a first in the laptop arena, and Dell EyeSafe tech on the m17. Both m15 and m17 are penciled in for release from June 11th with Alienware throwing around a sub $1500 entry-level price.
Dell G7 15, Dell G7 17, and Dell G3 15
The G7 15 and G7 17 benefit from many of the same upgrades as the m15 and m17, namely 9th-generation i5-i9 CPUs, GPU options from GTX 1650/1660Ti up to the RTX 2070, and 16GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM. SSD sizes don’t match though with a max capacity of 512GB. Both laptops have also been updated visually with sleeker lines and overall design.
The Dell G3 15, however, benefits from a near complete overhaul with specifications jumping to 9th-gen i5 to i7 CPU, GPUs from NVIDIA’s GTX 1050 to the GTX 1650, 8GB of DDR4 2666MHz RAM, and a 128GB SSD/1 TB HDD combo. To give an idea of how much of a leap this represents for Dell’s flagship budget gaming PC, the previous G3 15 ran an 8th-gen i7, and a best available GTX 1060.
All three models hit the Dell store on May 28th; the G3 15 at a starting point of $799.00, the G7 15 at $899.00 and the G7 17 at under $1200. The three laptops have also been updated visually with sleeker lines and overall design.
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