Dell has officially revealed the Alienware x15 and x17 gaming laptops with an ultra-thin design.
Dell has re-engineered its cooling design to cool down the most powerful components. One of the biggest upgrades in the redesign is the new Element 31 thermal interface material. Element 31 is made up of an encapsulated Gallium-Silicone liquid metal compound. The design also includes a quad fan design to maximize cooling. The Fans also utilize its A. I through Smart fan control technology that uses sensors to individually control each fan.
As far as the specs are concerned, the Alienware X17 comes with up to an Intel 11th gen Tiger Lake-H Core i9-11980HK. Despite its ultra-slim design, it houses up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 with 165W TDP. For storage, Dell offers up to 64GB DDR4-3466 memory and two 2TB M.2 NVME SSDs running in RAID 0 configuration. The display is offered in a 17.3″ 4K panel with a 120Hz refresh rate and a 17.3″ FHD panel with a 360 Hz refresh rate.
Alienware X15, on the other hand, houses up to an Intel Core i9-11900H. The chip is paired with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and 32GB DDR4-3200 RAM. Storage configuration options are also offered. Dell offers the following display for X15: 15.6″ QHD panel with a 240Hz refresh rate and a 15.6″ FHD panel with a 360 Hz refresh rate.
A Dark-Core, first seen in Alienware m15, has replaced the previously used classic lighter cooler design. As per Dell, the dark-core design reduced reflections on the keyboard. Talking about laptop thickness, the x15 is 15.9mm thick, while the x17 has a thickness of 20.9mm. The laptops also have abundant lighting through programmable LEDs (100 micro-LEDs on the x17 and 90 on the x15). You can control them through the Alienware Command Center.
Currently, the Dell Alienware x15 and x17 are available in limited variants, but all variants will be available by June 15. The X15 starts from $1,599.99 while the X17 starts from $2,099.99.