It’s been a number of years because the final time Alienware’s laptops bought a giant revamp, however with its new X-Collection laptops, Alienware has managed to cram top-tier elements into its thinnest programs but.
Sporting its new Legend 2.0 design language, the brand new x15 and x17 will get a variety of Eleventh-gen Intel CPUs and Nvidia 30-series GPUs, with Alienware claiming that the brand new x15 would be the strongest sub-16mm 15-inch gaming pocket book on market.
Now, whereas that is likely to be an extremely area of interest declare to fame contemplating there are already programs just like the MSI Stealth 15m available on the market, there’s so much to love in regards to the new X-series. Virtually each side of Alienware’s laptop computer design has been tweaked to enhance efficiency whereas nonetheless sustaining an emphasis on portability, to not point out a lot of visible upgrades.
In again, Alienware’s mild strip is now comprised of 90 to 100 micro LEDs (relying on the system) to supply a brighter and extra even lighting, whereas the within of the system options Alienware’s new Cryo-Tech cooling, which makes use of a brand new gallium-based thermal interface materials to assist enhance thermal resistance by as much as 25%.
On prime of that, Alienware can be utilizing AI to energy new sensible followers that may mechanically regulate their pace to optimize airflow, with Alienware managing to cram a complete of 4 followers inside every pocket book. And in line with the X-series’ give attention to lightness and portability, Alienware even created new slim 240-watt energy adapters, so that you received’t have to lug round an enormous energy brick whereas touring.
The one draw back is that whereas each the x15 and x17 might be outfitted with as much as an Nvidia RTX 3080 GPU and Intel Core-i9 CPUs, Alienware doesn’t present any AMD-based configs. (Alienware claims the X-series has been in improvement for thus lengthy, AMD CPUs and GPUs didn’t provide the sort of elements Alienware wanted on the time.)
When it involves displays, you’ll get your alternative of 120Hz, 165Hz, 240Hz, and even 360hz shows relying on the mannequin. However no matter which dimension (or decision) you go for, all X-series programs will function a full-size HDMI 2.1 port, a microSD card slot, and one Thunderbolt 4 that helps USB Energy supply, so you possibly can cost your machine with one thing aside from the usual energy adapter in a pinch.
Alienware even added little touches like a brand new hexagonal speaker grille behind the keyboard and a trackpad with embedded RGB lighting. And whereas the latter won’t be for everybody, I’ve to confess I’m sort of a sucker for rainbow LEDs. Nonetheless, the one add-on the x17 will get that’s not obtainable on its smaller sibling is the non-compulsory Ultra Low Profile Cherry MX Switches Alienware announced earlier this spring, which Alienware says are simply too tall to fit in the x15.
Now to start, Alienware says it will have a handful of systems with limited configs available for sale today, but if you want to fully customize your own X-series system, you’ll have a wait a bit longer (until June 15) for more options.
The 15-inch Alienware x15 is slated to start at a cool $2,000, with the x17 coming in slightly higher with a starting price of $2,100.