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Dell / Alienware Unveils New Laptops and Headsets at Computex

Dell / Alienware Unveils New Laptops and Headsets at Computex

Dell unveiled a slew of new products at Computex 2019. Many of their latest products utilize Eyesafe display technology, which reduces the blue light emitted from screens while maintaining color accuracy in displays. Having seen this in person, I have to say that I was already impressed with how colorful the displays remain while this technology protects your eyes. Gone are the days of having to sit through a pinkish or yellowish screen, leading to simply lame on-screen visuals.

However, Eyesafe is just the tip of the iceberg. Let’s dive into the various Dell and Alienware reveals that excited us the most.

Alienware m15 and Alienware m17

The new Alienware m15 and Alienware m17 takes from the design DNA of the Area-51m, releasing as the leanest and most powerful gaming laptops by Alienware to date. Both the m15 and m17 are powered by 9th generation Intel® Core™ processors and NVIDIA® GeForce GTX® or RTX™ graphics, topping off with higher end graphics like the 2070 and 2080 series. Processing power is further enhanced with Alienware’s dynamic overclocking technology, which each model also sporting Cryo Tech Cooling 3.0 technology. This brings increased airflow and thermal efficiency to maintain a high level of performance while achieving this new level of laptop thinness.

Alienware m15 15-inch display with Tobii Eye Tracking technology
Max weight: 2.167 Kg. (4.75 Lbs.)
Max Dimensions: 20.5 mm. x 276 mm. x 360.5 mm.
Battery spec: Lithium Ion 76Wh
Alienware m17 17-inch display usiing Eyesafe display technology
*optional 144Hz panel option including Tobii Eye Tracking
Max weight: 2.63 Kg. (5.80 Lbs.)
Max Dimensions: 20.5 mm. x 295.5 mm. x 399.8 mm.
Battery spec: Lithium Ion 76Wh

Each model features a newly engineered keyboard using newly shaped keys with 1.7mm of travel distance, and a new precision point glass touchpad. Despite the thinness of these new models, the keyboards remain rigid thanks to the laptops’ magnesium alloy chassis. This Alienware mSeries keyboard features per-key RGB LED AlienFX lighting, anti-ghosting, N Key rollover, and a new 0.2mm dish concave key design.

Both the Alienware m15 and the Alienware m17 are available in two colors, Lunar Light and Dark Side of the Moon. Each model also fully supports the Alienware Graphics Amplifier, which enables dedicated PCI Express bandwidth for desktop graphics cards from NVIDIA or AMD. Availability and pricing for each is TBD.

More shots of the Alienware m15

More shots of the Alienware m17

Stereo Gaming Headset (AW310H) and Alienware 7.1 Gaming Headset (AW510H)

Also announced at Computex were a new pair of wired Alienware headsets, featuring Signature Alienware Immersive Audio. Each headset’s ear cups use custom-designed acoustic chambers and a hybrid of memory foam, sports fabric, and leatherette skin. This endeavors to deliver a high-resolution audio experience backed by comfort and sound isolation.

7.1 Gaming Headset (AW510H) Stereo Gaming Headset (AW310H)
Drivers 50mm 50mm
Sound Output Mode * 7.1 Surround Sound via USB DAC and Alienware Command Center
*Stereo via 3.5mm detachable cable
Stereo via 3.5mm detachable cable
Frequency Response 20Hz 40000Hz 20Hz 40000Hz
Impedence 32 Ohms 32 Ohms
Max Sound Pressure 107 dB 107 dB
Microphone Frequency Response 100Hz to 10000Hz 100Hz to 10000Hz
Microphone Certifications * Discord
* TIA 920
Discord

The Alienware Stereo Gaming Headset AW310H uses a Discord-certified mic and connects via a detachable 3.5mm cable. This connection allows the headset to be used with virtually any platform that supports a 3.5mm input.

The Alienware 7.1 Gaming Headset AW510H uses a mic with both Discord and TIA-920 certifications, connecting via a detachable USB connection with a swappable 3.5mm option. The AW510H supports all of the platforms that the AW310H supports, while the USB connectivity opens the door to 7.1 Stereo Surround Sound on PC’s.

Availability and pricing for each is TBD.

New Dell XPS 13 2-in-1

The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 is 8% thinner than the previous XPS 13 2-in-1. Yet, it delivers up to 2.5 times more performance thanks to 10nm Intel 10th Gen processors. Using the new Eyesafe technology, the Infinity Edge display gives you a now 7% larger display. This is an HDR400 certified display paired with Dell Cinema and Dolby Vision™ while touting UHD+ resolution and DCI P3 color. To cope with its thinner design, it utilizes new venting, a vapor air chamber, GORE Thermal Insulation and dual fans to cool its internals. The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 sports up to 16 hours of battery life, Dell’s smallest 2.25mm camera, an edge-to-edge MagLev keyboard, and a 19% larger touchpad.

The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 gives you two design options to choose from: CNC machined aluminum in platinum silver with black carbon fiber or arctic white woven glass fiber palm rests with diamond cut high polished side walls. It also supports the Dell Premium Active Pen with magnetic attachment.

The new Dell XPS 13 2-in-1’s pricing starts at $999.99.

New Dell Inspiron 15 7000

The new Dell Inspiron 15 7000 is an ultralight laptop, encased in magnesium alloy, promoting lightness without sacrificing on stability or rigidity. It does not skimp on power either, sporting 9th generation Intel® Core™ H class processors offering up to 8 cores,housing up to 16GB of DDR4 memory, and dual NVMe SSD options. The dual SSD options allow advanced users to set up RAID 0 or RAID 1 arrays,  allowing the them to get the most out of their new Dell Inspiron 15 7000 storage. This laptop is also ready for creative projects and light gaming thanks its inclusion of the latest NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 graphics.

As a new addition to the Inspiron line, the Dell Inspiron 15 7000 uses a Thunderbolt™ 3 port over USB Type CTM, supporting DisplayPort and power delivery. This one port can charge the laptop, connect to peripherals, and project out to displays. This new model also features a new keyboard design, complete with a full-size number pad and a power button that doubles as a fingerprint sensor.

The new Dell Inspiron 15 7000’s pricing starts at $999.99.

† All product info obtained via product press kits provided by Dell / Alienware PR.