Alienware is keeping a tight lid on the 13 at the moment, so this article will focus on the two larger models.
Though the frame update looks like a mild refresh , there’s a big changes: The hinge has been moved forward for better thermals ( all the hot spell can simply be pushed out the back now. It makes the laptops profound than before, , but conversely, the laptops are also about 25 percent thinner each, and a bit lighter too. Oh, and it still lights up to any of a bazillion colors.
Of course, the most foreseen hardware are the new 10-series graphics cards (the 1070 on the 15-inch and 1080 on the 17-inch). That means all three models should be VR ready for the Oculus Rift .
The displays take advantage of the new cards, being the first Alienware laptops with support for Nvidia’s G-Sync tech. If you’re not familiar, it’s basically a boon to gamers, synchronizing your display with your graphics cards’ crop, and removing the visual damage without introducing any lag. No word on what the maximum refresh rate is, however.
The laptops can be configured with desktop-grade, quad-core Core i7 chips, 32GB of RAM, and 1TB of storage. Battery life is also reportedly improved thanks to more power-efficient hardware. You can opt for either a 68 Watt-hour or 99 Watt-hour batteries on the 15 and 17.
the system has some more functional everyday features, such as turning off the display when you’re not looking at it to take care of battery life. It’s still on the gimmicky side of the equation, but eye-tracking has a ton of possible for future games. there’s also a Windows Hello camera for logging in with your face too.
The laptops are due later this month, which currently start at $1200 and $1500 for the 15 inch and 17 inch models respectively. Check out their website for more information.