Alienware and Dell have announced that they are launching six new Windows 10 gaming laptops based on the new 8th Gen Intel® Core™ high performance processors, with significant enhancements over prior generations. Continuing Dell’s commitment to provide the ultimate gaming experience for everyone, Dell is also debuting Dell G Series, revitalising the Dell Gaming portfolio. This suite of PCs is designed and engineered for the gamer who prioritises performance and excellent gameplay.
Further expanding its decade long legacy in esports, Alienware is forging new partnerships with the NBA 2K League, Miami HEAT and Misfits Gaming, and taking its partnership with Team Liquid into unchartered territory for North American esports. These organisations and teams have turned to Alienware for a competitive advantage.
“We are ambassadors to the PC gaming world,” says Frank Azor, vice president and general manager, Alienware and Dell Gaming. “From pushing the boundaries of innovation in our Alienware line and creating systems for today’s top competitive gamers and leagues, to our new affordable G Series line-up, we’re enabling gamers of all levels to game at their best.”
Alienware 15 and 17 boost performance with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ CPUs
Alienware 15 and 17 gaming laptops will offer new 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5, i7, and i9 processors with up to 6-cores, enabling overclocking up to 5.0GHZ for the first time ever on Alienware’s most powerful family of laptops. To extract maximum performance from Intel’s top powerhouse processors, Alienware mechanically engineered improved cooling technology, Alienware Cryo-Tech v2.0, with 50% thinner fan blades and a vapor chamber on the CPU to cool down the higher number of cores more efficiently. Fusing these breakthrough innovations into new Alienware 15 and 17 laptops adds a measurable 10% performance boost1, making AAA gameplay and VR immersion significantly smoother.
To help gamers effortlessly yield their most peak performance, Alienware has incorporated the next generation of Alienware Command Center into its latest lineup of laptops. Debuted at CES 2018, this simple yet elegant new interface helps novice and experienced gamers optimise, overclock, and tune Alienware PCs and peripherals to their unique gaming needs. Catering further to user-customisation, the Alienware Command Center gives gamers complete control over the Alienware 15 and 17 laptops’ 13 programmable lighting zones supporting full RGB values and up to 16.8m colours, unlocking more than 80 quadrillion possible lighting combinations to explore.
Joining the Alienware 15 and 17’s iconic Space Grey aesthetic, Alienware welcomes a sleek new Epic Black colour option in both sizes.
Dell G Series, a robust new portfolio of affordable game-ready PCs
Building upon a fierce commitment to deliver gaming solutions for players of all levels and budgets, Dell is launching an expansive new suite of Windows 10 gaming PCs. All three systems, Dell G3 15, G3 17 and Dell G5 15, feature gaming-forward design and snappy performance at affordable prices. These new game-ready laptops are equipped with up to powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs, 8th Gen Intel® Core processors, thermal management solutions, intelligent content prioritisation software, anti-glare IPS panels, and other complimentary features intended to get gamers fully immersed into their games.
Dell G3 15 and 17
- Coming in 15 and 17-inch sizes, Dell G3 15 and 17 laptops are powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 up to 1060 Max-Q discrete GPUs, up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 CPUs, dual fans and dual drives with SSD options
- The laptops’ 2×2 WiFi antenna design provides great wireless performance, while the SmartByte software prioritises gaming and video content keeping them smooth, even during large file downloads
- All encased in a refined performance inspired design and a silky matte exterior finish, the laptops boast a sleek 22.7mm (15) / 25mm (17) profile encouraging gaming-on-the-go
- G3 15 is Dell’s thinnest gaming laptop to date
- Dell G3 15 will offer select colour options (Black, Recon Blue) and Dell G3 17 will offer two colour options (Black, Recon Blue)
- For those seeking a step-up in performance from the G3 systems, the Dell G5 15 comes in a sleek 25mm thin 15-inch chassis, with powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPUs with Max-Q design technology
- The systems feature 6GB GDDR5 dedicated memory, up to 6-core performance with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors (with up to Core i7 on the G5), dual fans, and dual drives with SSD options
- Killer 1×1 networking optimisation (supporting up to 2×2) or SmartByte software responsively prioritise content downloads for liquid smooth gaming and streaming
- Designed to push heat and noise away from the user, Dell equipped a front air intake and rear exhaust vent to the laptops’ frames to keep players cool, and able to game longer
- Immersing players deeper into the game, Dell G5 15 will also offer an optional IPS UHD 4k panel to summon a premium on-screen experience
- Dell G5 15 is available in either Standard Black or Beijing Red flavours.
Alienware and NBA 2K League team up to bring spectacular viewing experience to basketball and esports fans alike for inaugural NBA 2K League season
Alienware is bringing its PC gaming portfolio and 11-year esports legacy to the NBA 2K League, the first official esports league operated by a U.S. professional sports league. Alienware and Dell hardware will be utilised throughout the NBA 2K League live studio experience during league competitions.
“We selected Alienware as our exclusive hardware provider because we want all NBA 2K League competitions to be played on the best platform,” said Brendan Donohue, Managing Director, NBA 2K League. “Dell accomplishes that by providing the fastest possible gameplay for our talented players and delivering a second-to-none viewing experience for our passionate fans.”
Watch the NBA 2K League Draft Clash, powered by Alienware, on Twitch April 6 from 21:00 – 23:00 GMT live from the PAX East Arena.
Miami HEAT and Misfits Gaming select Alienware for competitive advantage
Miami HEAT and premier esports organisation Misfits Gaming recently selected Alienware technology for a competitive advantage for their esports teams. Misfits players will train and stream on all Alienware hardware including the Alienware Aurora desktops, Alienware 15 laptops, AW2518H 240Hz monitors and mixture of Alienware keyboards and mice, ensuring a world class experience.
“We couldn’t be more excited to announce this foundational partnership with Alienware,” said Misfits Gaming CEO Ben Spoont. “Alienware will power and enable all our Misfits athletes across the world with high-performance PCs and equipment. We look forward to a long-standing relationship with Alienware.”
- Alienware 15 will be available online on Dell.ie on April 5 with limited configurations available now and more options coming later.
- Dell G3 15 will be available on April 26.
- Dell G3 17 will be available from April 26 on Dell.ie with limited configurations now and more coming soon.
- Dell G5 15 will be available May 3 on Dell.ie and select retailers with limited configurations now and more coming soon.
Dell also recently raised the bar when it comes to support, introducing its top-tier consumer support service, Premium Support Plus. Powered by Dell’s exclusive SupportAssist technology, it is the first and only consumer service to find issues proactively, predict problems before they start, remove viruses automatically and optimise performance for consumer PCs. Premium Support Plus is available for all Dell G Series and Alienware systems, in addition to XPS and Inspiron PCs.