VR Ready is the new talk of the town when it comes to gaming PCs and gaming laptops today. With the launch of Alienware 15 and Alienware 17, Dell has also made an entry into the range of new gaming laptops that are powered by the new GPUs that have the Nvidia Pascal architecture.
Talking about the laptop itself, both of these laptops come with newly designed chassis and some unique features. Alienware 15 is a 15.6-inch laptop while the Alienware 17 has a big 17.3-inch screen which is considered huge in terms of a laptop. The new design elements of the laptops make them a better laptop over all. For starters, the hinge is now better and it has been moved towards the keyboard a bit. This helps in making space for the heat vents that will be used to cool these beasts down.
The laptops have a 25% slimmer profile as compared to the older models which is definitely a good thing in gaming laptops since most of them are very bulky.
These new laptops also come with the TactX keys that have been developed by Alienware themselves by keeping their own lineup of gaming keyboards in mind. These new keys have a deeper travel distance of 2.2mm and a better response that users will love. The N-Key feature will result in no ghosting while gaming on this thing.
Let’s talk about the specs
What is a gaming PC or a laptop without the powerful specifications that they need to run high-end games smoothly?
These new laptops will come with the Pascal GPUs from Nvidia i.e. 10xx series which are currently the most powerful series of GPUs. These laptops will be powered by 6th generation Intel Skylake Processors and you can choose to have up to i7 in your beast. Yes, you also get dynamic overclocking which is another plus point.
You can choose to have up to 32GB DDR4 RAM that can clock up to 2667Mhz. You can take advantage of Windows Hello on Windows 10 using the provided HD webcam. The Alienware 17 goes a bit further by providing Tobii eye-tracking features.
The screen, as mentioned will be of 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch respectively with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. Both of these laptops have an option of choosing a 120Hz G-Sync display. Both of the laptops come with a 68Whr battery but you can choose a 99Whr version which will give you enough juice for long gaming sessions.
Both of these laptops have an anodized aluminum body and the cooling takes place with the help of copper thermal piping which keeps the temperatures cool. Users can buy both Alienware 15 and 17 from Dell.com later this month.