Alienware and Dell have a solid commitment to the PC gaming community and have invested time and resources in this which have resulted in 17 consecutive quarters of growth. At this year’s E3 they have introduced several new PC gaming systems and components, namely high-end Alienware gaming desktops, a range of gaming monitors and peripherals, and a new Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop designed to make VR accessible for everyone.
AMD and Intel have unveiled two new version of Alienware Area-51 featuring multi-core processors. Designed to be the best for 4K, 8K or VR applications, the new rigs are powered by Intel Core X-Series or AMD Ryzen Threadripper. Dell are to be the exclusive OEM launch partner of the AMD Ryzen Threadripper pre-built systems. They feature Intel Core i9 processors which will run at boost speeds up to 4.5GHz. The Area 51 Threadripper Edition will be available in the UK this September, and the Area 51 featuring Intel Core X-Series arrives on 22nd August 2017. Prices have yet to be announced.
Alienware is also launching a range of gaming monitors and peripherals. These will feature their premium design and be customisable.
The Alienware 25” gaming monitor with either NVIDIA G-SYNC (AW2518H) or AMD FreeSync, (AW2518HF) will deliver super-quick responsive gameplay at 1ms panel response time and a 240Hz refresh rate. It features three pre-set display modes, single-diecast stand legs, seamless panoramic multi-monitor view in 1920×1080 resolution and full adjustability. It will be available from July in the UK.
The Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard with optional palm rest features mechanical keys with five keys dedicated to macro commands. The Alienware Control Centre will provide gamers with the chance to configure any keys to their chosen commands. It will be available in the UK from 14th July 2017 and the RRP is £84.99.
The Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard has a similar design to the Advanced Gaming Keyboard but has a volume roller and 13 RGB AlienFX backlit lighting options. It also features intelligent options for assigning key stroke combinations. It will be also be available from 14th July 2017 but costs £119.99.
The Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse has multiple configurations with nine unique buttons for in-game customisation. You can easily switch between precision and speed style with this mouse thanks to the on-the-fly DPI switch. This is going to be arriving on 14th July 2017 and will cost £44.99.
The Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse has all the features of the Advanced Gaming Mouse has up to thirteen programmable buttons. This is available from 14th July 2017 and will be priced at £89.99.
Alienware 15 is delivering the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 with Max-Q technology from early July. It will be operating at the GPU’s top performance configuration of 110 watts. The Alienware 15 is a 15.6” laptop especially designed for PC gaming, VR and more. It features a range of input/output connections and a 99Whr battery. It also has AlienFX lighting and an optimised keyboard. It will be arriving in the UK in July and the RRP will be revealed soon.
From early July, Dell will be offering their first gaming desktop in its ever expanding Inspiron Gaming line. The power supply options up to 850 watts and it will support VR-ready graphics from AMD and NVIDIA. It will come with Windows 10 and incorporate the latest AMD multicore Ryzen processors featuring SenseMI, Polar Blue LED Illumination, thermally-optimised airflow routing any easy component access. This will be arriving in the UK in July and the RRP is £699.99.
Which of these new additions most appeals to you?