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Major enhancements across Alienware Portability, Performance and Peripherals Ecosystem

Gamers, are you seeking hyper-realistic world-building or heart-pounding monster slaying, incredible experiences? If you are looking for them, you can discover them woven into Alienware’s DNA. For the benefit of both causal and hardcore gamers, Alienware is taking that ethos to exhilarating new heights with major enhancements across Alienware Portability, Performance and Peripherals Ecosystem.

In Year 2021, Alienware unveiled their thinnest gaming laptops yet – Alienware X-Series with breakthrough system-level engineering controls to let users play the latest and greatest PC gaming titles anywhere. Alienware completed an inside-out redesign of their flagship Alienware Aurora desktop, enriching the gaming experience in every way. Recently, they also introduced Concept Nyx – a radical project from Alienware, driven by the vision to allow multiple players in a single household to game on any device, simultaneously, and in high-fidelity.

In 2022, the gaming community worldwide is gearing up for hotly anticipated new game releases, gamers are multiplying in every region around the world. The gaming hype has never been stronger with development and innovation to match, you can see it here from the major updates across Alienware mobility family and peripheral ecosystem.

From the world’s thinnest 14” gaming laptop; to the most powerful 17-inch AMD Advantage gaming laptop out there; to the world’s first Quantum Dot OLED gaming monitor, each new device is packed with innovations.

Make your moves while on the move 

Alienware has designed and optimised their M-Series and X-Series for two types of players, those value raw power above all else (M-Series), and those who prioritise mobility but also require the latest gaming technologies (X-Series).

Alienware x14

For mobile gamers who want excellent portability, the new Alienware x14 is for you. This is Alienware’s thinnest laptop to date, it’s made possible through a clever new patent-pending hinge design, which allows a lot to be packed under the hood: from its suite of Alienware Cryo-Tech cooling technology which optimises thermal performance, to the largest Whr battery capacity on a 14” gaming laptop capable of over 11 hours of HD video playback (1).

The Alienware x14 is the first 14” laptop supporting NVIDIA’s Advanced Optimus and G-SYNC technologies – so battery life is optimised even during immersive gaming sessions. The Alienware x14 is also the first Alienware laptop to use Type-C ports exclusively as charging ports. Under the hood, you can find the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ H-series processors and our exclusive thermal interface material, Element 31, in addition to Intel® Arc™ Graphics or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU with 7-phase voltage regulation. It truly is a gamers lifestyle companion fit for every environment.

Alienware x15 R2 and Alienware x17 R2 

For gamers who desire bigger displays but the same high portability, check out the key upgrades to the improved Alienware x15 R2 and Alienware x17 R2, which includes a completely new set of eye-popping graphics options from NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ 30 Series, 12th Gen Intel Core processors, faster memory (now running at up to DDR5 6400Mhz speeds), AlienFX stadium lighting and other great features.

Alienware m17 R5 and Alienware m15 R7

For gamers who wants extreme gaming performance that delivers a competitive edge, check out the Alienware m17 R5. Thy blast past the competition as the most powerful 17-inch AMD Advantage™ gaming laptop in the world (2). With AMD Ryzen™ 6000 Series processors, AMD Radeon™ RX graphics, AMD FreeSync™ Premium (3) technology, AMD SmartShift MAX, AMD Smart Access Memory™ (4) technology, and the first available laptop to feature AMD SmartAccess Graphics – the all-new m17 delivers an incredible combination of gaming technologies spanning hardware and software that create a gaming experience greater than the sum of its parts. All of this is cured with Alienware Cryo-tech cooling technology including graphics vapour chamber cooling (5) to sustain high-performance through long marathon gaming sessions.

The Alienware m17 is a machine to satisfy the senses: from outstanding graphics across a range of impressive display options supporting lag-free action, to the satisfying “deep-click” feel of its highly tactile, optional CherryMX mechanical keyboard. We’re also offering the mid-size Alienware m15 R7, a 15-inch model available with either AMD Ryzen™ processors or 12th Gen Intel Core H-series processors now supporting latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30-Series GPUs.

Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos

To enhance the sight and sound experience, the entire Alienware laptop family is now equipped with Dolby Vision for full-spectrum visuals and immersive spatial audio with Dolby Atmos. Distinguished by incredible brightness, more vibrant colours, sharper contrast and richer details, along with sounds that move all around with three-dimensional precision, users will always feel like they are truly inside the game.

Kick your senses into high gear

Gamers, are you planning to build the ultimate battle station and bringing your gaming experience to a whole new level? With Alienware’s new peripherals, you can do it! Designed for out-of-this-world viewing experiences, top-notch sound quality, customisable features and ergonomics, these new peripherals will put gamers at the top of their game.

Alienware 34 Curved QD-OLED Gaming Monitor (AW3423DW

Introducing the world’s first Quantum Dot OLED (QD-OLED) gaming monitor. For gamers who play racing, simulation or action-adventure games, or Twitch streamers and content developers, the Alienware 34 Curved QD-OLED Gaming Monitor (AW3423DW) – a CES Innovation Award Honouree – offers stunning colour performance and high luminance with crystal-clear visuals for an immersive gaming experience.

In its simplest form, a QD-OLED display combines the impressive picture qualities of OLED with Quantum Dot technology to deliver a vibrant, life-like colour performance including consistent colour uniformity, wide colour coverage, incredible brightness and OLED reliability we stand behind with a 3-year limited hardware warranty that covers OLED burn-in.

Combine this with the sleek, curved 1800R panel that’s accented by the new Legend 2.0 design and the result is a true beauty unlike anything else. It doesn’t stop there either:

  • Designed for lag-free play, its smooth graphics are enabled by fast 0.1ms Grey to Grey response Times, 175Hz (native) refresh rate and NVIDIA G-SYNC® ULTIMATE certification.
  • For content makers and game developers that need precise colour accuracy, the Creator Mode preset on the display allows users to choose between DCI-P3 (native) and sRGB colour spaces and adjusts gamma levels.
  • TUV-certified ComfortView Plus reduces harmful blue-light emissions (perfect for marathon gaming sessions) without sacrificing any of the brilliant QD-OLED colours, while the AlienFX lighting on the back of the monitor can be customised to match your aesthetic.

Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Headset (AW920H)

Another CES Innovation Award Honouree, the Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Headset (AW920H) can keep you playing comfortably. This Alienware wireless gaming headset inherits its Legend 2.0 design, it is the most comfortable headset with slimmer silhouette, leatherette covering and soft memory foam earcups. Embedded with active noise cancelling, immersive multidimensional audio (powered by Dolby Atmos), integrated touch controls and versatile device connectivity, this headset is perfect for PC and mobile gaming as well as music and entertainment. Just 15 minutes of fast-charge renders 6 hours (6) of use and a full charge enables up to 55 hours (7) of gameplay.

Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Mouse (AW720M)

The Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Mouse (AW720M) is weight-optimised at 89g, with a new slimmer design, 3D-sculpted ambidextrous thumb grips and iconic AlienFX RGB lighting. Its next-gen, 26,000 DPI optical sensor and magnetic force keyplates ensure the high-level performance you expect from a gaming mouse.

NVIDIA Reflex system latency measurement technology

Kicking things up a notch, this gaming mouse also comes with NVIDIA Reflex system latency measurement technology, meaning that users can start every match knowing their PC is operating at the lowest possible system latency when paired with NVIDIA G-SYNC displays. It also comes with multiple modes of connectivity and a patent-pending, magnetic, snap-on charger that provides up to 15 hours (8) of gameplay on a 5-minute charge, or up to 140 hours (9) of gaming when fully charged.

Pricing and Availability 

All products will be available for purchase online at dell.com.sg and at the Dell Exclusive Stores in Funan Mall, NEX, Plaza Singapura and VivoCity.

Product

Availability in Singapore

Starting Price (SGD)

Alienware x15 R2

Available now

From $3,399

Alienware x17 R2

Available now

From $3,499

Alienware x14

To be announced

To be announced

Alienware m15 R7 with Intel processors

From end-February 2022*

From $3,099

Alienware 34 Curved QD-OLED Gaming Monitor (AW3423DW)

From end-March 2022*

To be announced

Alienware m15 R7 with AMD processors

From mid-April 2022*

To be announced

Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Headset (AW920H)

From 3rd week April 2022*

To be announced

Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Mouse (AW720M)

From 3rd week April 2022*

To be announced

Alienware m17 R5 AMD

From end-April 2022*

To be announced

*Online only; available in stores 3-4 weeks following online availability

Notes:

(1) Local video playback battery benchmark: Alienware x14 tested with 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H, 32GB RAM, 1TB SSD, and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics. Testing conducted by Dell labs in in December 2021 using the Microsoft Movies & TV app. Actual battery life may be significantly less than the test results and varies depending on product configuration and use, software, usage, operating conditions, power management settings and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time. The stated Watt Hour (WHr) is not an indication of battery life.

(2) AMD FreeSync™ technology requires AMD Radeon™ graphics and a display that supports FreeSync technology as certified by AMD. AMD FreeSync™ Premium technology adds requirements of mandatory low framerate compensation and at least 120 Hz refresh rate at minimum FHD. AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro technology adds requirements for the display to meet AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compliance tests. See www.amd.com/freesync [amd.com] for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase.

(3) AMD FreeSync™ technology requires AMD Radeon™ graphics and a display that supports FreeSync technology as certified by AMD. AMD FreeSync™ Premium technology adds requirements of mandatory low framerate compensation and at least 120 Hz refresh rate at minimum FHD. AMD FreeSync™ Premium Pro technology adds requirements for the display to meet AMD FreeSync Premium Pro compliance tests. See www.amd.com/freesync [amd.com] for complete details. Confirm capability with your system manufacturer before purchase.

(4) Smart Access Memory technology enablement requires an AMD Radeon RX 6000 series or RX 5000 series GPU, Ryzen 5000 or 3000 series CPU (excluding the Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G), a 500 series motherboard with the latest BIOS update, and AMD Desktop Kits (4800S Series and later). BIOS requires support for AGESA 1.1.0.0 or higher. Download latest BIOS from vendor website. For additional information and system requirements, see https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/smart-access-memory. GD-178

(5) Only found in configurations using AMD Ryzen 9 processors and AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT graphics.

(6) Smart Access Memory technology enablement requires an AMD Radeon RX 6000 series or RX 5000 series GPU, Ryzen 5000 or 3000 series CPU (excluding the Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G), a 500 series motherboard with the latest BIOS update, and AMD Desktop Kits (4800S Series and later). BIOS requires support for AGESA 1.1.0.0 or higher. Download latest BIOS from vendor website. For additional information and system requirements, see https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/smart-access-memory. GD-178

(7) Smart Access Memory technology enablement requires an AMD Radeon RX 6000 series or RX 5000 series GPU, Ryzen 5000 or 3000 series CPU (excluding the Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G), a 500 series motherboard with the latest BIOS update, and AMD Desktop Kits (4800S Series and later). BIOS requires support for AGESA 1.1.0.0 or higher. Download latest BIOS from vendor website. For additional information and system requirements, see https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/smart-access-memory. GD-178

(8) Smart Access Memory technology enablement requires an AMD Radeon RX 6000 series or RX 5000 series GPU, Ryzen 5000 or 3000 series CPU (excluding the Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G), a 500 series motherboard with the latest BIOS update, and AMD Desktop Kits (4800S Series and later). BIOS requires support for AGESA 1.1.0.0 or higher. Download latest BIOS from vendor website. For additional information and system requirements, see https://www.amd.com/en/technologies/smart-access-memory. GD-178

(9) Battery life may vary based on settings or usage

** Information and pictures courtesy of Dell Technologies and burson cohn & wolfe **

Alienware celebrates 25th Anniversary with new Flagship Desktop

25 years milestone in the gaming industry, Alienware celebrates its 25th Anniversary with new Flagship Desktop, the launch of the redesigned Alienware Aurora. This gaming desktop was first introduced in 2004 as the Aurora AL, the flagship desktop stood as a symbol of innovation for pioneering the liquid-cooling movement. Since then, it has become the mid-tower desktop of choice for the world’s best esports players in the most demanding, high-stakes tournaments. The latest Alienware Aurora is set to be the pinnacle of Alienware desktop experiences, a testimonial to the level of innovation that continues to drive its most evolved form.

Alienware Aurora R13 Gaming Desktop / Widowmaker ADL (Alder Lake), Dark Chassis with solid panel (side panel) and no front ambient lighting (product with 460W SFF PSU). 2 lighting zones on front panel. Featured with the AW2721D monitor, AW510H Headset, AW510K Keyboard, and AW610m Mouse.

When form follows function

This new Alienware Aurora is debuting an open-air design that reorganises its inner components to promote better accessibility, greater airflow, improved acoustics, and cleaner cable management. This would definitely enrich the gaming experience in every possible way for esports players and gamers.

This new open-air design increases internal chassis volume by a whopping 50% without significantly expanding the overall footprint of the chassis.(1) The result is more efficient total airflow and reduced acoustic profile that provides gamers with a more enjoyable daily experience, all while providing a 5% increase in graphics performance.(2)

Alienware Aurora R13 Gaming Desktop / Widowmaker ADL (Alder Lake), Dark Chassis with Clear Panel (side panel) and front Ambient Lighting.

Thoughtful thermals and awesome acoustics

The latest Alienware Aurora boasts a robust new thermal design to improve airflow, this is set to be a game changer. They can now support up to four 120mm fans and liquid cooling options, the new Aurora takes full advantage of the open-air design to keep the desktop performing cooler through the most-intense gaming sessions.

The Aurora facilitates higher airflow efficiency by intaking cool air through the honeycomb-shaped airways on the front of the desktop and moving it across the motherboard and performance components, before evacuating it out the rear end of the chassis.

Alienware Aurora R13 Gaming Desktop / Widowmaker ADL (Alder Lake), Dark Chassis and Light Chassis with clear panel, with Cryo-Tech Liquid Cooling and Front Ambient Lighting. Featured here with thermal airflow VFX.

With more fans working efficiently, it not only helps a desktop to stay cooler, but also quieter. As compared to past generations, the new Alienware Aurora is up to 16% quieter at idle mode, up to 9% quieter during CPU intensive tasks, and up to 15% quieter during overclocking.(3)

For esports players and gamers, this would allow them to have better focus during quiet character conversations and other mellow scenarios, undeterred by the muted symphony operating inside the chassis.

Where the soul meets the body

The new Aurora’s exterior advancements are a sight to behold, visually noticeable all way around, carefully crafted making it looks just as good from the rear as it does from the front. With its expressive curves and an iconic sculpted shape revealing a 360 design that makes the new Aurora look stunning from all angles on both Lunar Light and Dark Side of the Moon colour options.

For the first time, Alienware is offering an optional transparent left-side panel that provides a window for the dark new motherboard illuminated by up to eight unique zones of AlienFX customisable lighting to be seen. Also new is an optional magnetic cable cover that neatly stows cables and conceals ports on the rear side. Finally, the new chassis also allows the opposite right-side door to be removed with cable management features intended to isolate the wires mechanically and thermally from areas where airflow is crucial. These features combine to make the Alienware Aurora the most accessible desktop to date, with tool-less entry from each angle.

Alienware Aurora R13 Gaming Desktop / Widowmaker ADL (Alder Lake), Light Chassis with Clear Panel (side panel) with Cryo-Tech Liquid Cooling.
5 interior lighting zones.
Other specs (same in all r13 images):
NVIDIA 3090 GPU
Generic DDR5s x 2
M.2 SSD + 1TB HDD

Pricing and Availability

The Alienware Aurora will be available for purchase from 29th October 2021, it’s available online at dell.com.sg and at Dell Exclusive Stores in Funan Mall, NEX and Plaza Singapura at a starting price of S$3,199.

Notes:

(1) Based on internal testing conducted August 2021

(2) Based on internal testing conducted September 2021

(3) Based on internal testing conducted September 2021

* Information and pictures courtesy of Dell Technologies and burson cohn & wolfe *

New Dell Alienware Gaming Systems

In May 2020, Dell Technologies announced a number of new devices and gadgets to their line-up. The new Dell XPS 15 and 17 that I covered and published earlier in my article. For this article, I am covering on the new Dell Alienware gaming systems, products and devices. If you are into gaming and esports, this would definitely interest you.

Here’s a quick summary of the new Alienware gaming lineup

  • Alienware Area-51m – world’s most powerful gaming laptop
  • Alienware m15/m17 – thin and powerful gaming laptops packed with power and performance
  • Alienware Aurora – esports desktop of choice, now available with new graphics liquid cooling technology

Now, let’s visit the new Alienware gaming lineup below:

Alienware Area-51m

The Alienware Area-51m gaming laptop with upgradeable and over clock-able desktop processors and graphics card for on the move gamers who want the best gaming performances. They are upgrading and making this gaming laptop even more powerful with blazing speed. Equipped with the new 10th Gen Intel Core S-series processors, gamers are getting 10 cores (first time on an Alienware laptop), 20 threads and up to 5.3GHz with Thermal Velocity Boost to maximise efficiency and drive performance.

Check out the new Alienware Cryo-Tech™ cooling technology, increasing airflow and boosting performance. An innovative design that includes a new honeycomb air-intake panel above the keyboard, larger fan blades and feet for elevation. Vapour chamber cooling and up to 12-phase HyperEfficient Voltage Regulation on select configurations to help maintain power levels for uninterrupted, marathon gaming sessions. The new Alienware Area-51m now offers AMD Radeon RX graphic options, for gamers seeking an alternative.

Designed to offer the best 17-inch screen experience for your gaming and esports, the upgraded Alienware Area-51m offers UHD and esports ready high refresh rate FHD panel options (up to 300Hz) that deliver stunning visuals and fast-action gameplay to dominate all challengers. Check out the newly engineered Alienware keyboard featuring 1.7mm of key travel, N-key rollover technology and per-key RGB LED lighting that’s fully customisable for another-world experience right here on Earth.

Alienware m15/m17

The Alienware m15 and m17 are thin and powerful gaming laptops packed with performance and power, among the thinnest and most powerful gaming laptops on the market. Equipped with the fastest 10th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors, this new Alienware m15 and m17 are unlocked for overclocking on the i9-10980HK processors, featuring amazing responsiveness consistent performance and visually stunning display options for smoother gameplay. The Alienware m15 and m17 has the new Alienware Cryo-tech cooling design. Its first-to-market HyperEfficient Voltage Regulation technology helps keep power levels high to push performance for the long haul.

Dell Alienware m15 (Model R3) non-touch Tobii notebook computer, codename Viper, with AW251HF Monitor, AW610 mouse and AW510 keyboard, and AW510H headset.
Dell Alienware 15 (Model R3) non-Tobii non-touch notebook computer, codename Viper.
Dell Alienware m17 (Model R3) non-touch Tobii notebook computer, codename Viper with AW251HF Monitor, AW610M mouse and AW510K keyboard, and AW510H headset.

The Alienware m15 and m17 has an impressive list of technical specifications and feature options that would excite gamers and esports players.

  • Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory
  • Micro-SD media card reader
  • Thunderbolt 3
  • NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-P graphics
  • New internal graphic options for higher frames-per-second (NVIDIA GeForce/ AMD Radeon GPUs)
  • Colour options including: Dark Side of the Moon and Lunar Light

Alienware Aurora

Dell Alienware Aurora R11 gaming desktop computer, codename Starhawk CML.

The first PCI-e liquid cooling graphics on the Alienware Aurora. available on NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics and will deliver up to a 19.5% temperature reduction and up to a 69.2% noise reduction. Gamers and esports professionals can get liquid cooled processors AND liquid cooled graphics from the new Alienware Aurora.

Equipped with 10th Gen Intel Core i9-1090HK processor, HyperX FURY XMP DDR4 memory and a massive optional 1000W power supply, gamers and esports professionals can have an easier time to frag the competition.

Coming soon – Alienware 25 360Hz Gaming Monitor: Built for eSports

Coming soon, the Alienware 25 Gaming 360Hz Monitor (AW2521H), for gamers who demand an incredibly fast and responsive display. With a 360Hz refresh rate, 3x faster than most gaming monitors, coupled with NVIDIA G-SYNC.

For Gamers on a Budget

For gamers on a budget, check out the updated Dell G3 15 and Dell G5 15 laptops. Thye are equipped with the the latest Intel 10th Gen H-series mobile processors and NVIDIA’s GeForce graphic cards. Game Shift technology gives you maximum fan speed and optimal performance at a click of a button. Both laptops will offer 144 Hz display panels, with the G5 15 offering an optional 300Hz for smooth visual game play

Pricing and Availability

The pricing and availability of the new Alienware and Dell Gaming lineups are listed below, prices indicated are in USD.

Alienware

  • Alienware Area-51m R2 / Availability: June 9, 2020
  • Starting price: $3,049.99
  • Alienware m15 R3 / Availability: May 21, 2020
  • Starting price: $1,499.99
  • Alienware m17 R3 / Availability: May 21, 2020
  • Starting price: $1,549.99
  • Alienware Aurora R11 / Availability: May 13, 2020
  • Starting price: $1,129.99

Additional configurations available on May 28 for as low as $879.99

  • Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor / Availability: Fall 2020
  • Starting price: TBD

Dell Gaming

  • Dell G3 / Availability: May 21, 2020
  • Starting price: $779.99
  • Dell G5 / Availability: May 21, 2020
  • Starting price: $829.99

For local Singapore pricing, please visit Dell Singapore website and check them out

Do share this information and details with your fellow gamers and esports community in Singapore on the new Dell Alienware gaming systems, products and devices!

* Information and pictures courtesy of Dell Singapore and Burson Cohn & Wolfe *