Dell’s gaming division, Alienware, today originated two new premium gaming laptops below its new X series. The two gaming devices, namely the X15 and X17, include Intel’s latest H-series processors, the Nvidia RTX 30 series GPUs and a new thermal solution to deliver optimal gaming performance for hardcore gamers. Alienware usually makes some pretty thick laptops but is adapting to the idea of thin gaming laptops with this lineup.
Launch of the Alienware X-Series laptops
Now, this Alienware X15 and X17 appear in 15-inch and 17-inch screen sizes, respectively. Both devices have the company’s Legend 2.0 design language and are just 15.9mm thin. In fact, according to the company’s claims, the x15 is the world’s most powerful 15-inch, less than 16mm gaming laptop.
The company achieved the slim design of laptops by integrating a new onboard cooling system. Both devices feature the new thermal interface material called Element 31. It is essentially developed using an encapsulated liquid gallium-silicon metal compound and sits between the thermal components and the CPU. The organization claims that this new thermal solution gives a 25% improvement in thermal performance over other similar laptops in this category.
Now, speaking of the internals, both the X15 and X17 include Intel’s 11th Gen Core H-series CPUs paired with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 30-series GPUs. The top-end Alienware X17 has up to the Intel Core i9-11900HK processor and up to RTX 3080 GPUs. On the other hand, the lower-end X15 comes with an Intel Core i9-11900H CPU.
Storage-wise, the X17 packs up to 64GB of DDR4 XMP RAM clocked at 3466MHz and up to 4TB of M.2 PCIe SSD storage. The X15 has the same amount of storage. However, you cannot pack more than 32GB of DDR4 RAM clocked at 3200MHz.
As for I / O, the X17 comes with 2 USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1) ports, 1 USB-C 3.2 (Gen 2) port, 1 Thunderbolt 4 port, a microSD reader, HDMI 2.1, a mini display port, an ethernet connector, and a 3.5 mm audio connector. However, the X15 includes fewer ports than its bigger brother, as the display port, ethernet connector, and additional USB-A 3.2 (Gen 1) port, found on the X17, are missing from this model.
As for the battery, despite being less than 16mm, both devices have an 87 Wh battery. So also laptops are smaller than most of their competitors, they are quite heavy as the X17 weighs around 3.02 Kgs also the X15 around 2.27 Kgs.
They run Windows 10 Home or Pro out of the box and come in a shade of white with the Alienware RGB logo and RGB strips along with their air vents at the bottom.
Price and availability
Pricing-wise, the company has released limited configurations of the Alienware X15 and X17 in the US The X15 starts at $ 1,999 (~ Rs 1,45,729) for the base model, while the X17 starts at $ 2,099 ( ~ Rs 1,53,049) for its base model.
Both laptop models will be available to purchase in the United States beginning June 15. It is currently unknown whether Alienware will launch the devices in India or not.