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Alienware launches upgraded laptops, also launches liquid-cooled X51 desktop

The Dell-owned Alienware has announced that it is launching a series of new products. According to the Verge, X51 is the Alienware's mid-range desktop PC. The R3 revision is the third major version

  • Published: August 28, 2015 5:00 PM IST
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The Dell-owned Alienware has announced that it is launching a series of new products. According to the Verge, X51 is the Alienware’s mid-range desktop PC. The R3 revision is the third major version of the X51 and it keeps the same chassis. Also Read - Amazon India Best of Tech Sale; Check out the best deals on laptops, smart TVs and more

The new models include Intel Skylake i5k or i7k processors, DDR4 RAM and optional liquid cooling support, which is quieter and more efficient than a traditional fan system. On the graphics front, the base GPU is an Nvidia GTX 745, but the users can go for an AMD Radeon R9 370 or an Nvidia GTX 960. The R3 is the first X51 model to support Alienware’s external Graphics Amplifier, meaning the users could also hook up a card as powerful as a GTX Titan X. The new models are available from $1,099. Also Read - Global PC shipments pick up in Q2 2020

Also, the Alienware 13, 15 and 17 now feature USB Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 3, faster PCIe SSD storage and dynamic overclocking which is software that balances out high performance and acceptable heat levels. The 17-inch models can be fitted with 4K IGZO displays and the 13-inch goes up to QHD+. Alienware is also introducing an special edition 18-inch model featuring dual Nvidia 980M graphics totaling 16GB of fast GDDR5 memory, along with an overclocked Intel Extreme Edition processor that’s socket-mounted for future upgradeability. Also Read - Dell says XPS 17 has a market among creators; hints at India launch

All of these laptops are available but they run on Haswell processors for now, as Intel has not fully rolled out Skylake beyond desktops just yet. The new Alienware products come preloaded with Windows 10.

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  • Published Date: August 28, 2015 5:00 PM IST



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