CES 2019 is formally underway, which implies the time has come for each gaming PC maker underneath the solar to introduce new . Dell and its Alienware subsidiary are not any exception, and on Tuesday, the latter introduced a brand new flagship gaming laptop computer referred to as the Space-51m.

The 17-inch pocket book can be accessible on January 29 beginning at $2,549. That is costly, however the Space-51m seems to pack the form of high-end energy you’d anticipate for that value. Alienware says it should embrace Intel’s Ninth-generation desktop CPUs and what the corporate says are the “full-fat” variations of Nvidia’s GeForce RTX GPUs. The entry-level mannequin comes with a six-core Core i7-8700 chip and RTX 2060 with 6GB GDDR6 video reminiscence, however these will be upgraded as much as an eight-core i9-9900Okay and RTX 2080 with 8GB GDDR6 if desired.

Alienware is pushing the Space-51m as the start of a brand new design language for the model. To be clear, the system nonetheless appears very very similar to a Gaming Laptop computer: it is heavy (eight.54 lbs), chunky (1.7 in), and loaded with RGB lighting results. However the bezels are a bit slimmer, the traces are a bit cleaner, and the general footprint is smaller. That final half is due partially to a reworked thermal system. The show sits on a hinge in entrance of a giant exhaust space that juts out the again of the system. A sequence of hexagonal followers sit on the underside of the magnesium alloy chassis. Alienware claims it will maintain warmth and noise ranges manageable, although we’ll have to check the system to verify that.

As for the remainder of the spec sheet: the Space-51m comes configured with 8GB of DDR4 RAM with choices as much as 64GB. The 17.Three-inch 1080p IPS show comes with a 60Hz refresh price by default however will be configured to 144Hz, with choices for G-Sync and Tobii eye-tracking tech additionally accessible. Alienware says it will get as much as 300 nits of brightness. A number of storage choices can be found, beginning with a 1TB HDD + 8GB SSHD hybrid drive and shifting as much as a triple storage config that features two 1TB PCIe M.2 SSDs and a 1TB hybrid drive.

Past that, there is a Thunderbolt Three port, three USB Three.1 ports, an optical drive, an HDMI 2.zero port, a G-Sync suitable Mini-display 1.four port, a connector for Alienware’s exterior graphics amplifier, and a 2.5Gbps Ethernet port. Alienware says the Space-51m’s keyboard will get 2.2mm of journey and that the entire system will are available in white and black coloration finishes.

Notably, the corporate says all the pieces in addition to the show and keyboard is user-upgradeable going ahead. That mentioned, the Space-51m is utilizing Dell’s proprietary Dell Graphics Type Issue (DGFF) for its playing cards right here. Neither AMD nor Nvidia have come out and mentioned they are going to make future GPUs suitable with that exact format, so the extent of the system’s upgradability remains to be considerably up within the air.

As you would possibly anticipate from a laptop computer pushing this a lot efficiency, battery life will not be nice: Alienware says the Space-51m will get round Three.5 hours of juice on common. Anticipate overclocking and heavy-duty gaming to drop that much more. There are a handful of twin A/C adapter choices for retaining the pocket book charged whereas utilizing it, too. So should you hadn’t already figured it out, that is removed from probably the most transportable of laptops—but it surely needs to be highly effective.

A extra transportable 17-inch gaming laptop computer

Other than the Space-51m, Alienware is rolling out a extra transportable 17-inch gaming laptop computer referred to as the Alienware m17. This follows within the footsteps of the 15-inch m15 pocket book Alienware launched final October: it retains the corporate’s conventional design language in a comparatively svelte chassis (for a gaming laptop computer, that’s). The m17 measures zero.91 inches skinny and weighs 5.79 kilos.

This pocket book comes with Eighth-gen Intel cellular CPUs, beginning with a quad-core Core i5-8300H and going as much as a six-core Core i9-8950HK. GPU configs begin with a last-gen GTX 1050 Ti and transfer as much as an RTX 2080. These higher-end choices use Nvidia’s Max-Q design, so they are not as highly effective as the bottom RTX fashions, however they’re extra optimized for the thermals of thinner notebooks like this. Moreover that, the m17 features a 1080p decision by default, with the choice for a 4K panel, 8GB of RAM with the choice to get 32GB, and numerous storage configs as much as two 1TB PCIe M.2 SSDs. The Ethernet port cannot get speeds as much as 2.5Gbps, however just like the Space-51m, there is a Thunderbolt Three port.

The m17 can be accessible on January 29 with costs beginning at $1,650. The corporate can be updating the present m15 with configs that embrace a Core i9-8950HK processor and/or RTX graphics. These new choices will even arrive on the 29th and begin at $1,580. Alienware says the following iterations of those notebooks will align extra intently with the design of the Space-51m.

Dell G Sequence will get refreshes, too

Lastly, on the extra budget-friendly aspect of the spectrum are Dell’s G Sequence gaming laptops. The 15-inch G5 15 and G7 15 are getting a spherical of updates, whereas Dell is rolling out a 17-inch G7 17 as effectively. All of those will now have choices for RTX graphics—the G5 maxes out at a Max-Q RTX 2070, whereas the G7 fashions go as much as a Max-Q RTX 2080. They will proceed to roll with Eighth-gen Intel cellular CPUs, with as much as a six-core Core i7-8750HQ chip on the G5 and as much as a six-core Core i9-8950HK on the G7 fashions (although Dell says the i9 configs will not be accessible till later this Might).

Each include 1080p, 60Hz, IPS shows with the choice for G-Sync and a 144Hz refresh price, in addition to keyboards with numpads and an possibility for customizable RGB backlighting. Dell says solely the choices with RTX graphics will embrace a Thunderbolt Three port, nevertheless—final 12 months’s fashions included the port by default. Every mannequin is user-upgradable, although.

Notably, the corporate additionally says one G7 15 config will embrace an OLED panel with a 4K decision someday in late April. The corporate doesn’t appear to be making some extent to publicize this—it solely lists the config as a footnote in its press supplies. However the transfer ought to end in a extra vibrant image, albeit one prone to eventual burn-in with the variety of static icons that often exist in Home windows.

Final 12 months’s Dell G laptops have been typically first rate values by way of efficiency, however they’ve a flimsier construct high quality in comparison with higher-end Alienware laptops. After briefly testing the notebooks at an occasion in New York Metropolis final month, that appears to be the case once more. Each traces are typically very related in perform, although the G5’s show appears to be much less spectacular. The G7 15 is thinner and lighter (zero.78 in. and 5.77 lbs) than its predecessor (zero.98 in and 6.31 lbs), whereas the G5 15 is barely larger than earlier than. Each have narrower borders round their shows, too.

All the brand new G Sequence laptops can be accessible on January 29: the G5 15 beginning at $1,000, the G7 15 at $1,099, and the G7 17 beginning at $1,380. (On condition that these fashions debut with final 12 months’s GTX 1050 Ti GPU, although, it’s possible you’ll need to pay a bit extra.) Dell will even promote a “particular version” of the G5 15 with a clear backside plate that exhibits off the followers contained in the pocket book.

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