09 January 2019
Dell has taken the platform at CES 2019 to unveil Alienware m17 gaming laptop. It is the thinnest and lightest 17-inch gaming laptop yet in the lineup. It is packed with tons of high-end specifications with a lot of options to choose from. Additionally, the team has refreshed the Alienware m15 gaming laptop with NVIDIA RTX 2000 GPUs.
Starting with the Alienware m17, it sports a 17.3-inch display available with Full HD (1080p), Quad HD (2K), and Ultra HD (4K) resolution options. The first two display panels offer 60Hz refresh rate but the 4K display option boasts 120Gz refresh rate. Even though it brings a bigger display gaming experience, it is just 23mm thick and weighs only 2.63 kg which is a good thing for anyone interested in the portability aspect.
In terms of power and performance, the new Alienware m17 comes loaded with 8th Gen Intel 'Coffee Lake' processors including the all-new hexa-core Intel Core i9-8950HK chipset. It features support for up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB PCIe SSDs. It supports both single and dual storage options. In terms of graphics options, it comes with NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti but can also be bought with NVIDIA RTX 2000 GPUs. These include RTX 2060, RTX 2070 Max-Q, and RTX 2080 Max-Q GPUs.
It comes with three USB 3.0 ports, one USB Type-C Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI 2.0, LAN, a Mini-DisplayPort, a headphone and microphone combo, and an Alienware Graphics Amplifier port. It further features Cryo-Tech v2.0 cooling technology to help keep this beast of a laptop cool even during intensive gaming sessions. The Dell Alienware m17 has been unveiled in Epic Silver and Nebula Red color options. It has been priced at $1,649 for the base model with sales starting January 21st.
Lastly, Dell has refreshed the Alienware m15 gaming laptop from the last year. It has now been upgraded with Intel Core i9-8950HK processor along with same GPU and storage options as the Alienware m17. It also has a 4K display panel option with HDR-400 certification and up to 500 nits of brightness. It will start at $1,580 for the base model and will go on sale from January 29th.