New Alienware laptops are thinner but more powerful
Weeks after Nvidia’s announcement to bring desktop level 10 graphic cards to laptops, nearly all gaming hardware makers refreshed their laptops with the latest cards. You can now include Alienware to the list as well.
The most important change with the new Alienware laptops though is the new design. While all other manufactures are making their gaming products even thicker, the new Alienwares are approximately 20% slimmer than the last generation. Alienware 13 is 22mm thin ( compared to the 28mm on the last generation ) and the fifteen-inch model is also 22mm ( down from last year’s 34mm thickness ). Alienware 17, on the other hand, is only 8mm thicker than the smaller versions.
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Under the hood, there lies Nvidia GTX cards. Alienware 13 has 1060, 15 has 1070 and the biggest model is powered by GTX 1080. Thanks to the new cards, 15 and 17-inch versions also supports G-Sync.
Like the recent gaming devices, Alienware laptop series also supports Windows Hello cameras and Tobii eye tracking. For the ones who don’t know, Windows Hello allows you to unlock your computer with your face and the Tobii system tracks your eyes. Even though the purpose of the Tobii eye tracking is within the games, Alienware integrated this system to the windows so well that the laptop turns off the backlight when you are not looking at the screen.
You can even turn on your computer by looking at the Alienware logo on the front. With their latest laptops, Alienware is the third company ( after Acer and MSI ) to support Tobii.
However, other than the graphic card and eye tracking features, they said nothing more about Alienware 13. For the 15 and 17-inch model though, we additionally know that they are powered by Intel Core i7 6820HK which is overclocked to 4.1Ghz. You can also choose RAM up to 32GB and main storage to 1TB on the 15 and 17. There is no details about the pricing though.
Source | TheVerge