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Alienware's m15 series of notebooks has typically impressed us, thanks to the family's performance and unique good looks in a relatively svelte mobile package. Performance always hinges upon having the latest platform hardware, so perhaps it's no surprise that the laptop we're looking at today has one of NVIDIA's latest mobile Ampere GPUs on board from its new GeForce RTX 30 family. When NVIDIA pulled the lid off mobile Ampere, it made some pretty big promises. Performance across the Ampere lineup that spans from RTX 3060 to 3080 should be faster than NVIDIA's previous mobile powerhouse, the GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER. That bodes well for the middle child in NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 30 Mobile... Read more...
Over the years, Dell has produced some sleek yet almost alien in appearance products, hence the Alienware brand. These computers have always been on the bleeding-edge of technology, and Dell continues that trend at CES 2021. We get to see a refresh of the Alienware m15, m17, and Alienware Aurora R10, which should pack a punch for gaming and productivity. Alienware m15 R4 and m17 R4 Back in October, we took a look at the Alienware m15 R3 that we found to be a high-performing option when it came to gaming laptops. Now, Dell gives the lineup an update with the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000-series graphics, but it retains 10th gen Intel processors with up to an Intel Core i9-10980HK. Because of... Read more...
Most of you reading this have long since moved on from using those bulky CRT monitors of yesteryear, the kind of big and heavy displays that would break your back if you had to lug them up a flight of steps (been there, done that). Nevertheless, you might still be on the hunt for a new monitor, one that is primed for gaming. If so, now is a good time, with Cyber Monday deals bringing discounts on a bunch of models. One of the more affordable gaming monitors is the HP X24C, priced at $189.99 at Amazon (Save $40 - 17% Off). It features a 23.6-inch VA display with a 1500R curvature and 1920x1080 resolution. This display also boats a speedy 144Hz refresh rate, and is a FreeSync Premium model, making... Read more...
The deals keep pouring in, and we're doing our level best to keep up with them. While building a PC by hand can be a fun and exciting project, sometimes (like right now) components are hard to come by, and buying an off-the-shelf desktop presents itself as a convenient and time-saving method for getting a new system up and running. The folks at Dell and Alienware have a nice selection of PCs on sale for the unofficial shopping holiday, and we've got the best ones picked out here.  Amazon has deals on a pair of Dell G5 Gaming Desktop systems that are a bit lighter on the budget. The first has a Core i5-10400F, 8 GB f system memory, GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER graphics, and a 256 GB SSD... Read more...
If there is one thing we can count on whenever hot new component hardware arrives, it's that it will not be long before Dell integrates it into their Alienware gaming systems. So naturally, with the release of Nvidia’s latest and greatest GeForce RTX 3080 and 3090 graphics cards, it was no surprise to see Alienware desktops already shipping out with these cards on deck. The Alienware Aurora R11 we have in our lab today features Dell's highest-performance configuration with an RTX 3090 to create what representatives at Dell are calling a “Benchmark Bruiser.” We will, of course, get to those benchmarks, but first let’s get familiar with this new Alienware machine itself.... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, we'll be talking Tiger Lake retail laptops from ASUS, EK Fluid Gaming's awesome liquid cooled, all-AMD 270 Conquest gaming PC (and we're giving one away!), Alienware's m15 R3 gaming laptop, the potential for Qualcomm-branded Snapdragon gaming phones, MSI scalping RTX 3080/90 cards and more... Show Notes: 04:20 - Qualcomm To Launch Its Own Premium Snapdragon Branded Phones That Will Raise The Bar 13:23 - MSI Caught Red-Handed Scalping GeForce RTX 3080/90 Cards On eBay At Exorbitant Prices 19:30 - Alienware m15 R3 Review: A Quieter, Powerful Gaming Laptop 26:36 - EK Fluid Gaming 270 Conquest Review: Immaculate PC Gaming 35:18 - ASUS ZenBook... Read more...
Thin and light gaming laptops are no longer a novelty, as practically every PC maker offers their own take on the category. Some of them don't always stand-out from the crowd, however, and can push the envelope on thermals in ever-tighter chassis designs. That is most definitely not the case with Dell's Alienware m15 R3 though, unless you want to compare it to last year's Alienware m15 R2. At a passing glance, this year's refresh looks just like last year's model. That is not a bad thing, as the new m15 R3 is a head-turning laptop with some notable improvements to this newest iteration, including a revamped cooling solution. Quite frankly, we are just fine with the overall physical design staying... Read more...
We’ve already covered Alienware’s new Area-51m R3 and m15/m17 R3 gaming laptop releases, and now it’s time to shift focus to their desktop sibling. We’re of course talking about the Aurora desktop, which is aimed squarely at the eSports market. Liquid cooling – for the processor – has long been a staple of Alienware desktops. However, the 2020 edition of the Aurora is bringing a first for company: liquid cooled graphics cards. The Aurora’s PCIe liquid cooling solution is available with its GeForce RTX 2080 graphics option, and promises a further 19.5 percent temperature decrease along with a 69.2 percent decrease in noise reduction compared... Read more...
It has been a few weeks since launched our latest amazing giveaway, and it's time to announce the winner! Our friends at Asetek helped us give away a powerful Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition gaming PC, which is liquid cooled by an Asetek-powered closed-loop AIO CPU cooler. Asetek actually pioneered the All-In-One liquid cooler some 20-years ago and currently enjoys over 90% market share in the space. Up for grabs this time around was an awesome, fully decked-out Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition gaming PC (our full review), packing an AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-core processor, GeForce RTX 2080 Ti GPU, 32GB of Kingston HyperX RAM, a 2TB Samsung NVMe SSD, and a Seagate 2TB HDD. Oh, and... Read more...
It has been a few weeks since our last amazing giveaway, so it's time to dial things up a few notches and offer something truly incredible to all of you. Our friends at Asetek are giving away a handful of powerful Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition gaming PCs, which are liquid cooled by Asetek-powered closed-loop AIO CPU coolers, and they’ve chosen us as the launch point for their first system giveaway! Asetek pioneered the All-In-One liquid cooler some 20-years ago and currently enjoys over 90% market share in the space currently.  Up for grabs this time around is an awesome, fully decked-out Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition gaming PC (our full review), packing an AMD Ryzen... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Brittany, Chris and Dave discuss the Best of CES 2020, AMD's hot new Ryzen 4000 Mobile processors, Intel's encouraging DG1 graphics demo, Alienware's sweet new Concept UFO gaming handheld PC, Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Fold foldable tablet PC, and what to do about that Windows 7 migration that you need to make the jump for to Windows 10 -- and of course, details of our latest giveaway with Lenovo! Show Notes:  1:47 - HotHardware's 12 Best Of CES 2020 2:33 - Alienware Concept UFO Invades Nintendo Switch-Style Gaming With PC Master Race Assimilation 7:50 - AMD Unveils Ryzen 4000 Mobile With Bold Performance Claims, Insane 64-Core... Read more...
So you slept through the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, and now wish you could travel back in time? Forget the DeLorean—the price of plutonium is off the charts these days—because there are still bargains out there. Over at Dell, you can score discounts on several different gaming PCs, including Alienware-brand desktops and laptops. One of the deals I find especially intriguing is for a decked out Alienware Aurora gaming desktop for $1,564.99 (save $765 over list price). At the heart of this system is a 9th generation Intel Core i7-9700K processor (8-core/8-thread, 3.6GHz to 4.9GHz, 12MB L3 cache) paired with a brawny NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics card. Those components... Read more...
Handheld gaming is something that many of us take for granted these days, be it with portable console or a quick Fortnite session with our smartphones. So why couldn't we have that same experience with fully-fledged PC games, albeit with more powerful hardware under the hood than what's fueling your smartphone?. That's a question that the folks at Dell's Alienware division asked, and the result is the Concept UFO prototype, which looks like a chunkier version of the Nintendo Switch with a more premium aluminum-clad chassis. The Concept UFO consists of the main unit which contains the display, and two Joy-Con style controllers that attach on either side of the main unit with a magnetic rail system.... Read more...
Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor (AW2521HF) The 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is just around the corner and many companies have already hinted at the kinds of products that consumers can expect this year. Dell just announced several monitors that cover everything from their Alienware to their UltraSharp line. Gamers will be particularly interested in the new Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor (AW2521HF). It features a 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response times, IPS technology, and AMD Radeon FreeSync and G-Sync compatibility. The monitor has a sleek and slim design and even includes height markers for more versatility. It will be available on March 11th, 2020 for $499.99 USD. Dell also plans to release... Read more...
Earlier this year, we reported that Frank Azor -- who was one of the original co-founders of Alienware and served as VP and GM for Dell's XPS, G Series and Alienware gaming brands -- was exiting the company to take position at AMD. Today, we have received confirmation from multiple reliable sources that Azor's official replacement has been named, and she is none other than Vivian Lien of ASUS. For those that have been around the enthusiast computing and gaming community for a while, Vivian should be familiar to you. She most recently served as the Global Head of Marketing for ASUS Gaming. Vivian has been with ASUS since 2007, where she has become a powerhouse presence in the marketing... Read more...
Intel had a deathgrip on high-end gaming PCs for years while AMD's processors struggled to provide enough gaming performance to be competitive in the high end enthusiast tier. The tide has recently turned, however, and this summer AMD's Ryzen 3000 series of Zen 2-based 7nm processors took the world by storm. As a result of this monumental shift, Dell's gaming products division, Alienware has more recently started offering AMD's CPUs in its desktop lineup for the first time since the glory days of AMD's Phenom II. Previously we took a look at a Threadripper-powered Alienware Area-51 desktop, but on the table today we have a crazy-powerful configuration of the company's all-new Alienware Aurora... Read more...
Alienware may just be the most well-known gaming desktop and notebook brand on the planet. The company's gray alien logo graces everything from proper, upgradeable desktops like the Aurora R9 to the huge desktop-replacement Area-51m notebook complete with actual desktop hardware. What we have on hand today isn't quite so big and bulky, however: the new 2019 edition of the company's workhorse m15 gaming notebook, the m15 R2. We had a chance to spend some one-on-one time with this sweet portable machine back at Computex, but now it's come through our labs from the alien mothership for an extended visit. When we first pulled the m15 R2 from its box, we were a little surprised how small it is. Sure,... Read more...
With Gamescom 2019 now underway, Dell is delivering the PC gaming goods with a bevy of new products including desktop PCs and high-end gaming monitors. Leading the way is the new enthusiast-class Alienware Aurora R9 gaming desktop. The Aurora R9 brings the new Legend industrial design to the desktop sector, having debuted originally with the redesigned Area-51m gaming laptop. The Aurora R9 is available exclusively with Intel processors topping out with a Core i9-9900K residing on an Intel Z390-based Micro ATX motherboard. Up to 64GB of DDR4-3200 memory is supported. PCIe NVMe SSDs up to 2TB in size can be optioned, and the system supports a range of graphics options including the AMD Radeon... Read more...
Updated 7/15/2019 @ 2:12pm AMD CEO Lisa Su today confirmed Frank Azor's move and welcomed him on his first official day at work: Extremely happy to welcome @AzorFrank on his very first day @AMD. Frank is a powerhouse in the industry and we are thrilled to have him as our new chief architect of gaming solutions. Welcome Frank!! pic.twitter.com/kykLFQ7aTu — Lisa Su (@LisaSu) July 15, 2019 Our original story is posted below: One of the legends in the gaming hardware community is leaving his current post and is taking up a new position at AMD. That person is none other than Frank Azor, who was one of the co-founders of Alienware and most recently served as Vice President and General Manager... Read more...
The neat thing about being a tech head is there always seems to be some kind of sales event going on, or right around the corner. So it goes right now—Amazon will kick off its annual Prime Day extravaganza on Monday, and ahead of the big event, Dell has marked a whole bunch of products for sale for its Black Friday in July promotion that is going on right now. The deals stretch far and wide, covering everything from general purpose laptops and 2-in-1 devices, to enthusiast-grade XPS and Alienware systems. Deals also include things like gaming monitors, big screen TVs, and accessories such as keyboards and mice. If you're looking for a big and bad gaming laptop, the Aliewnare m17 is on sale... Read more...
Dell has just unveiled some major updates to its Alienware m15 and m17 line of gaming laptops at Computex 2019. Both of the notebooks can now be fitted with 9th generation Intel Core mobile processors (up to a Core i9-9980HK). In addition, both of the machines can also be equipped with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs with Max-Q up to the GeForce RTX 2080. Dell-Alienware VP and GM Frank Azor took us on a quick guided tour of the machines as well. It's time well-spent, so check it out and we'll dive in with a bit more detail here... Alienware m15 Alienware has incorporated a 6-phase digital VRM for the CPU, and a separate "hyper efficient" 8-phase digital VRM for the GPU. The machines have an all-new cooling... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris, and Dave chat about Intel's Optane Memory H10 for laptops, Maingear's hot new, affordable Vybe gaming PC, Alienware's killer Area-51m flagship gaming laptop, Intel's new 9th Gen mobile processors, expectations for AMD's Ryzen 3000-series Zen 2 chips, Apple's sinister plan to squeeze Qualcomm royalties and more! Show Notes: 04:42 - Intel Optane Memory H10 Review: Hybrid SSD Storage Acceleration 18:08 - Maingear Vybe 2019 Review: Fast, Quiet, Clean, And Ready To Ship 30:05 - Alienware Area-51m Review With Benchmarks And Teardown 44:00 - Intel Launches New 9th Gen Mobile CPUs Punctuated By 8-Core Chips, WiFi 6 And A Desktop... Read more...
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