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Dell Alienware laptops refreshed with Intel Core i9 processor

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The XPS 15 and Inspiron G series (and Alienware) are out with Intel’s new 8th gen processors. These laptops feature the new 8th gen 4 and 6 core processors with clock speeds of up to 4.8GHz. The XPS 15 also got a GPU boost with now an optional GTX 1050Ti and the G series with a MAX Q GTX 1060 with 6GB of VRAM.

But if that isn’t up to par with your gaming rig standards, their Alienware will surely suffice your needs. These new Alienware namely the 15R4 and the 17R5 comes with up to an i9 K-series mobile processors.

The new pair of laptops comes with Alienware Crytek v2.0, which features an updated fan design for better thermals. The chassis has also been updated, to provide better rigidity and maintain the same high-quality feel. There is also a new TactX keyboard with support for n-key rollover.

Alienware 15R4

Talking about specs, the Alienware 15 will come with up to an Intel i9-8950HK 6 core processor overclockable up to 5.0Ghz. There is also an option to opt for a 6 core i7-8750H and a four-core i5-8350HQ.Alienware 15r4 specs price

The laptop also comes with six different 15″ display options. You can opt for either a 1080p or a 4K UHD IPS panel at 60Hz. Or you can also go all out with a 1080p 120Hz TN panel with a response time of 5ms. All three options are available with G-Sync enabled and without G-Sync options.

Also read: Dell updates it’s XPS 15 series

Dimension wise, the laptop comes in at 1.0″ x 15.3″ x 12″ body which weighs in at 3.5Kgs. Pricing starts at $1400 for the non-G Sync variant and $1450 for the G Sync variant.

Alienware 17R5

The 17R5 starts with the i7-8450H and goes up to an i9-8950H, so no core i5 for the 17″ model. As for the display you can choose from either an FHD IPS 60Ghz, QHD TN 120Hz or a UHD IPS 60Hz 17.3″ panel.Alienware 17r5 specs price details

All of these options are available with G Sync or without G Sync. Although only the QHD 120Hz TN panel comes with Tobii IR eye-tracking feature. Dimension wise, the 17″ comes packed in a 1.2″ x 16.7″ x 13.1″ body which weighs in at 4.4Kgs. Pricing for non-G Sync starts at $1550 and $1600 for the G-Sync variant.

Also Read: Samsung’s Odyssey Z Gaming Laptop

Apart from these things, almost all of the other features are identical. These laptops feature Alienware TactX keyboard with 4 zone RGB backlit keys and Dual Band 802.11ac wifi.

Coming back to the specs, both the laptops come equipped with four dedicated graphics options. For the green team, you can get either a GTX 1060 OC 6GB GDDR5, GTX 1070 OC 8GB GDDR5 or a GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X graphics card. For the red team, an optional AMD Radeon RX 570 8GB with GDDR5 is also in the mix.

alienware 15r4 17r5 specs price

On the storage side, you can opt for either a 256GB, 512GB or a 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD. Also forthe ones looking for cheaper storage options, you can get a 256GB SATA SSD, or just opt for a 1TB mechanical hard drive. Either way, the laptop supports up to 2 M.2 SSDs and one 2.5″ hard drive.

Also Read: Dell’s new gaming-oriented G series laptops launched

A 16GB or 32GB RAM option is available with speeds of 2666Mhz. Battery options of either a 68Whr or an optional 99Whr are also present. And finally, there is also a new Black colour option alongside the existing epic grey.

Alienware 15R4 and 17R5 | Full Specs

 Alienware 15R4

 Alienware 17R5

 15.6″ Display  17.3″ Display
  • i5-8300HQ (4 Cores up to 3.9Ghz)
  • i7-8750H (6 Cores up to 3.9Ghz)
  • i9-8950HK (6 Cores up to 5Ghz)
  • i7-8750H (6 Cores up to 3.9Ghz)
  • i9-8950HK (6 Cores up to 5Ghz)
32GB DDR4 RAM at 2666Mhz (2x16GB)
Killer Networks e2500 GbE
Killer 1435 802.11ac Dual Band
Killer 1550 802.11ac Dual Band, Bluetooth 5.0 (Optional)
AMD Radeon RX 570 8GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 OC 6GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 OC 8GB GDDR5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X
  • FHD 60Hz IPS
  • FHD 120Hz TN, 5ms
  • UHD 60Hz IPS
  • FHD 60Hz IPS, G-Sync
  • FHD 120Hz TN, 5ms, G-Sync
  • UHD 60Hz IPS, G-Sync
  • FHD 60Hz IPS
  • QHD 120Hz TN + Tobii
  • UHD 60Hz IPS
  • FHD 60Hz IPS, G-Sync
  • QHD 120Hz TN + Tobii + G-Sync
  • UHD 60Hz IPS, G-Sync
  • 1 x Power/DC-in
  • 1 x RJ-45 Killer e2500 GbE
  • 2 x USB SS 3.0
  • 1 x USB SS 3.0 w/PowerShare technology
  • 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB 3.1 Gen 2 10 Gbps, 40 Gbps TB3, DP)
  • 1 x Alienware Graphics Amplifier port
  • 1 x HDMI (2.0)
  • 1 x Mini-Display Power (1.2 Certified)
  • 1 x Audio out 1/8″
  • 1 x Headphone-out 1/8″
 1.0″ x 15.3″ x 12″  1.2″ x 16.7″ x 13.1″
 3.5Kgs  4.4Kgs
  • Starting at $1400 for Non-G Sync
  • Starts at $1450 for G-Sync
  • Starting at $1550 for Non-G Sync
  • Starts at $1600 for G-Sync