Alienware has unveiled a brand new line of gaming laptops, the X-Collection, reworking its flagship 15- and 17-inch laptops into super-thin powerhouses.
The Alienware x15 and x17 are an evolution of the design used within the m15 and m17 gaming laptops, tapping the identical visible model however trimming down the dimensions and streamlining the look.
The 15-inch-screen Alienware x15 and 17-inch Alienware x17 will measure simply 0.6 inch and 0.8 inch thick, respectively. Regardless of the thinness, these laptops can nonetheless be outfitted with top-of-the-line GPUs, beginning on the no-slouch GeForce RTX 3060 and going as much as the highly effective GeForce RTX 3080.
Each laptops can be found right this moment, first in a single configuration, however each fashions will obtain a full vary of element choices on June 15. The x15 begins at $1,999.99, and the x17 begins at $2,099.99.
A Thermal Benefit: Expertise Component 31
Alienware cites each its thermal design and its particular cooling know-how in enabling high-end energy in these type elements, notably its proprietary Component 31. The corporate says this thermal compound delivers a 25% enchancment in thermal efficiency. The brand new laptops additionally function a quad-fan design that, in response to Alienware, extra successfully strikes air and manages warmth throughout the chassis.
Past that, the laptops will profit from the identical superior options that had us fee the Alienware m15 and the Alienware m17 extremely in latest critiques. This consists of environment friendly voltage regulation for the GPUs (for sustaining excessive efficiency for longer durations), AlienFX customizable key and chassis lighting, G-Sync and Superior Optimus, switchable efficiency modes, and high quality construct supplies.
The X-Collection will introduce a brand new slim keyboard with 1.5mm key journey on fashions at each sizes. The 17-inch unit, nonetheless, has the choice for a low-profile Cherry MX mechanical keyboard, which lately debuted within the Alienware m17. (See extra about that within the video on the finish of this story.)
Elements and Configurations
By way of elements, the complete configuration choices will vary extensively. Along with the GPU choices talked about, each sizes might be outfitted with Core i7 or Core i9 Tiger Lake-H processors, and as much as 4TB of SSD storage.
There are additionally some variations between the 2. The x15 maxes out at 32GB of reminiscence, whereas the x17 tops out at 64GB. For the show, the x15 can include a full HD (1080p) panel at 165Hz or 360Hz, or a QHD display screen at 240Hz. The x17 might be outfitted with the identical two full HD choices, or a UHD (4K) 120Hz display screen.
Whereas they’re thinner and considerably lighter, they’re nonetheless not as gentle as some premium rivals. Weights change barely relying on the configuration, however the x15 weighs 5 kilos on the lowest and 5.2 kilos at its max. The x17 weighs 6.65 kilos at its lowest at 7.05 kilos at its heaviest.
Test again for full critiques of those much-anticipated ultrathin programs after they turn into accessible.