04 April 2018
We told you about new Dell Inspiron 7000 laptops and Visor VR headset yesterday but today, it is time for new announcements from Dell Alienware gaming series. At IFA 2017, the team took the stage to announce new gaming laptop, desktop, monitors, graphic cards, and more. Let's talk about them one by one.
The biggest announcement of the day from the Dell Alienware team is the all-new Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop. It is powered by the 7th generation Intel Core processors but boasts NVIDIA GTX 1060 discrete graphics as well as NVIDIA Max Q. The 15-inch display is available in up 4K resolution option and is anti-glare IPS panel with wide viewing angles. It also features Waves MaxxAudio Pro for best possible audio experience as well as the dual fans cooling system.
For connectivity, it has Thunderbolt 3 multi-use ports with support for connecting up to two 4K displays. The battery capacity on the laptop is unknown but is said to support fast charging (up to 80% of the total capacity within an hour). Other features include 2x2 WiFi design for better wireless connectivity, SmartByte software optimization for keeping games and video content smooth even while downloading large files, and Windows Hello support.
The Dell Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop will go on sales starting September 12th in the United States. The pricing starts at $999 for the base model and for models with 4K configurations, it will cost you at least $1449.
Next up, we have two 34-inch curved gaming monitors (AW3418DW and AW3418HW) from Alienware. Both these monitors offer wide-viewing angles along with custom AlienFX lighting across four lighting zones for over 150 game titles. The major difference between the two models is in the resolution and refresh rate. The AW3418DW model sports a WQHD panel (3440 x 1440) with 120GHz refresh rate and the AW3418HW comes with a WFHD (2560 x 1080) panel with 160Hz refresh rate.
You will be able to get the AW3418DW model for $1499 starting August 30th and AW3418HW model for $1199 during late fall.
The Dell Inspiron gaming desktops have received an upgrade in the form of the new clear side panel. It means now you will be able to see the internal components of these desktops without having to open them. On the inside, there is Polar Blue LED lighting which makes it more beautiful to look at. As for those internal components itself, it is now powered by the latest AMD Ryzen processors with SenseMI. There is an option to choose from AMD or NVIDIA graphic cards but both feature Ready for VR configurations. You will also find Waves MaxxAudio Pro with Performance 7.1 Channel HD audio as well as support for high-speed SSDs for the ultimate gaming experience.
Dell has priced the non-clear side panel variant at $599 for the base model and clear side panel at $649 (available from September). If you are interested in Ready for VR configurations, it will be starting at $999.
Other than these hardware announcements, Dell talked about the new Premium Support Plus service which is aimed at offering the best possible consumer support to buyers. It is basically an upgraded version of the existing Premium Support service and will be offering everything in a better way. It is said to be already available in 69 countries and valid for Dell Inspiron Gaming and Alienware PCs along with XPS and Inspiron systems.