Alienware unveils its thinnest and coolest gaming laptops, the x15 & x17

Dell Alienware x15 x17 R1 price in nepal full specifications specs features availability
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Alienware, a Dell-owned subsidiary, has introduced two new ultra-premium gaming laptops to the market—the Alienware x15 R1 and x17 R1. The new models have a compact build quality and are touted to be the thinnest in their segment. So, let’s dig into the specs, features, availability, expected price of Dell Alienware x15 & Alienware x17 in Nepal.

Alienware x15 R1 Overview:

Design and Display

These new X series devices will replace Alienware’s flagship gaming laptops, the m15 and m17. Dell says that the x15 R1 is the world’s most powerful sub-16mm 15-inch laptop. It weighs 2.4 kg and has a thickness of 15.9 mm to 16.3 mm (depending on display configurations).

Dell Alienware x15 Display

The Alienware x15 features a 15.6-inch display (FHD or QHD) with up to a 360Hz refresh rate. The chassis of the laptop is made of magnesium alloy and CNC aluminum.

Performance

Regardless of design, Dell has packed the Alienware x15 with a slew of high-performance components. It has used a thermal interface material called Element 31 to prevent throttling and overheating. It is a gallium-silicon liquid metal substance that resides between the CPU and its thermal parts in order to dissipate heat and lower temperature.

Dell Alienware x15 x17 quad fan system

Similarly, the machine has a quad-fan design with sensors that use artificial intelligence (AI) to spin fan petals. You can choose between two 11th gen Intel Core processors: i7-11800H or i9-11900H. On storage, it can be configured with up to to 32GB DDR4 RAM and up to 4TB RAID0 SSD storage. Likewise, graphics options include Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, 3070, or 3080 GPUs.

Rest of the specs

Fueling the x15 is an 87WHr battery that takes power via a 240W adapter. You’ll also receive a variety of connectivity choices, including USB Type-C and USB-A ports, as well as a bundled USB Type-C-to-Ethernet converter.

Alienware x15 R1 Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 16.3 x 359.7 x 277.3 mm (FHD 165Hz), 15.9 x 359.7 x 277.3 mm (FHD 360Hz or QHD 240Hz) 
  • Weight: 2.27 to 2.36 kg
  • Display: 15.6-inch IPS LCD panel, 1080p or 1440p resolution
  • Display properties:
    • 1080p: 165Hz/360Hz, 1/3ms response time, 300 nits
    • 1440p: 240Hz, 2ms response time, 400 nits brightness
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-11800H / i9-11900H
  • GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 / 3070 / 3080 
  • Keyboard: Chiclet, 1.5mm key travel
  • RAM: Up to 32GB DDR4-3200 soldered 
  • Storage: 2x M.2 PCIe 2280 (up to 4TB RAID0)
  • Battery: 87WHr, 240W AC adapter
  • I/O Ports: USB-A, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (w/ PD), USB-C (w/ Thunderbolt 4 + DP + PD), MicroSD reader, HDMI 2.1, 3.5 mm combo audio

Alienware x15 R1 Price in Nepal and Availability

The Alienware x15 is available at a starting price of USD 1,999. However, the company has not disclosed the cost of higher configurations. It will go on sale from June 15. We expect the price of Alienware x15 R1 in Nepal to start at NPR 255,000 when it launches here.

Alienware x15 R1 Price (US) Price in Nepal (Expected)
15.6″ 165Hz FHD, i7-11800H, RTX 3060 (90W), 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD USD 1,999 NPR 255,000

Alienware x17 R1 Overview:

Design and Display

Moving on, the x17 R1 has a bigger 17.3-inch display with up to UHD resolution. Instead of the x15’s typical chiclet keyboard, the laptop uses CherryMX mechanical keys. It is also thicker and heavier, with a thickness of 20.9mm and a starting weight of 3.02 kg.

Alienware x17 Design

Over on the design, it has the same chassis design and visual style as Alienware x15. 

Rest of the specs

Alienware x17 includes the same features as the x15, including Element 31 for thermal management and a quad-fan system for enhanced heat dissipation. It does, however, adds a new vapor chamber cooler, a higher TGP GPU, and a larger 12-phase voltage regulator.

The laptop is powered by an up to Intel Core i9-11980HK CPU, paired with up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. In terms of memory, it can be configured with up to 64GB DDR4 RAM and up to 4TB of RAID0 storage.

The x17 has the same I/O choices as the x15. However, the larger machine contains an Ethernet connector as well as USB ports. Despite these similarities, the price of Alienware x17 starts only $100 higher than the x15 (which should be reflected when they arrive here in Nepal as well.)

Alienware x17 R1 Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 20.9 x 299.49 x 399.23 mm (FHD 360Hz), 21.4 x 299.49 x 399.23 mm (UHD 120Hz, FHD 165Hz)
  • Weight: 3.02 to 3.2 kg
  • Display: 17.3-inch IPS LCD panel, 1080p/1440p resolution
  • Display properties:
    • 1080p: 165/360Hz, 1/3ms response time, 300 nits
    • 1440p: 120Hz, 4ms response time, 500 nits brightness
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-11800H, Core i9-11980HK
  • GPU: Up to GeForce RTX 3080 
  • Keyboard: CherryMX mechanical keys
  • RAM: Up to 64GB DDR4 XMP 3466 MHz 
  • Storage: 2x M.2 PCIe 2280 
  • Battery: 87WHr, 240Hz AC adapter
  • I/O Ports: 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (w/ Power Delivery), USB-C (w/ Thunderbolt 4, Power Delivery, DisplayPort 1.4), MicroSD reader, HDMI 2.1, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, RJ-45, 3.5mm combo audio

Alienware x17 R1 Price in Nepal and Availability

The price of Alienware x17 R1 starts at USD 2,099 with the sales of limited configurations from June 1. But Dell confirmed that all variants of x15 and x17 will be available from June 15. We expect the price of Alienware x17 in Nepal to start at NPR 270,000 when it launches here (which is only slightly higher than x15).

Alienware x17 R1 Price (US) Price in Nepal (Expected)
17.3″ 165Hz FHD, i7-11800H, RTX 3060 (130W), 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD USD 2,099 NPR 270,000
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