Alienware introduces four new gaming laptops at CES. The manufacturer provides the laptops with Intel processors of the thirteenth generation and with some laptops there is an option for an unannounced AMD chip. The thin X16 contains a touchpad with RGB lighting.
With the M18, Alienware uses an 18″ screen in a laptop for the first time in years. Although Alienware says nothing about the video card, the rest of the parts seem to indicate that the manufacturer has only used the fastest parts. The processor is coming from Intel’s thirteenth generation HX series, or the fastest processors that the manufacturer can deliver with a tdp of 55 W. There will also be a version with an AMD processor, but Alienware does not yet want to say which one. the video cards, which are ‘next-gen’, but the type number is not told.
There is also a maximum of 64GB of RAM and the hardware is cooled using four fans. You can eventually order the M18 with up to 9TB of storage, divided over four M.2 slots. The 18″ screen has a refresh rate of 480Hz if you choose the option with 1920×1200 resolution. There is also a version with 2560×1600 resolution and 165Hz. Both screens are Dolby Vision certified and display the full P3 color space. M18 will be available in Europe on February 14. European prices are not yet known, but in the United States the cheapest version will cost $ 2100.
|Core i7-13650HX, Core i7-13700HX, Core i9-13900HX, Core i9-13980HX, ‘next gen AMD’|
|‘Next-gen Nvidia RTX’, ‘next-gen AMD’|
|16, 32, or 64GB DDR5-4800|
|18″, 2560×1600, 165Hz / 18″, 1920×1200, 480Hz|
The M16 is the smaller brother of the M18, but is also equipped with HX processors from Intel’s thirteenth generation. As the name suggests, the M16 features a 16″ display, with a choice of three panels. The fastest is a 1920×1200 panel with a 480Hz refresh rate, while there are also options for 2560×1600 panels with 165 or 240Hz.In all cases there is support for G-Sync or FreeSync and Dolby Vision.
As with the M18, there are four M.2 slots available for storage, with the maximum being 9TB according to Dell. The working memory here is also a maximum of 64GB. As with the M18, Dell cannot yet say which video cards the M16 can be equipped with. The M16 will be available in Europe just like the M18 on Valentine’s Day. Prices are still unknown. In the United States, the M16 will be available sooner for at least $1,900.
|Core i7-13650HX, Core i7-13700HX, Core i9-13900HX, ‘next gen AMD’|
|“Next-gen Nvidia” or “next-gen AMD”|
|16, 32, or 64GB DDR5-4800|
|16″, 1920×1200, 480Hz / 16″, 2560×1600, 240Hz / 16″, 2560×1600, 165Hz|
Just like the M16, the X16 has a 16″ screen, but has a much thinner housing and is characterized by a touchpad that is equipped with RGB lighting. The housing is a maximum of 1.86 centimeters thick and the whole weighs in the heaviest version 2.72 kilograms. The X16 is only supplied with Intel processors and Nvidia video cards. There is also a wide choice of cards from the latest generation. The RTX 4050, 4060 and 4070 are set to a maximum consumption of 140W The RTX 4080 and 4090 operate at a maximum of 175W.
The X16 can be equipped with a maximum of two SSDs, possibly in a raid 0 setup. There is a choice of the same image panels as with the M16. In all cases they are equipped with Advanced Optimus. The X16 will be available in Europe from February 23. This is already the case in the United States, where the cheapest version will cost $ 2150.
|Core i7-13620H, Core i7-13700H, Core i9-13900HK|
|RTX 4050 max 140W, RTX 4060 max 140W, RTX 4070 max 140W, RTX 4080 max 175W, RTX 4090 max 175W|
|16GB lpddr5-5200 (i7-13620H), 16GB lpddr5-6000 (i7-13700H), 32GB lpddr5-6000 (i9-13900HK)|
|16″, 1920×1200, 480Hz / 16″, 2560×1600, 240Hz / 16″, 2560×1600, 165Hz (all Advanced Optimus)|
Finally, the X14 is Alienware’s new 14″ model, with a housing made of an alloy of aluminum and magnesium. At 1.45 centimeters thick, it is according to Alienware their thinnest 14″ model ever. The laptop is equipped with an Intel H-series processor, so with a tdp of 45W, but Dell can also lower that. Dell does not say exactly how the processor is configured. As far as video cards are concerned, Dell can supply the X14 with an RTX 3050, but also with a recently introduced RTX 4050 or 4060. A maximum consumption of 85W is maintained, no doubt because the relatively compact housing is not suitable for dissipating more heat. The laptop uses a vapor chamber and two individually controlled fans for cooling. Unfortunately, the X14 will not be available in Europe. It should be available in the United States soon for $1,800.
|Core i5-13420H, Core i7-13620H|
|RTX 3050 max 50W, RTX 4050 max 85W, RTX 4060 max 85W|
|16 or 32GB lpddr5-4800|
|14″, 2560×1600, 165Hz, G-Sync Advanced Optimus|