New looks, better performance.
Dell was on hand at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) to, among other things, introduce planet Earth to its line of redesigned Alienware laptops that it hopes will abduct gamers into the fold. The OEM unveiled three models, including the Alienware 14, Alienware 17, and Alienware 18, each one rocking Intel's Haswell architecture and Nvidia 700M Series discrete graphics.
Alienware has always been known for other-worldly designs, and this latest batch of laptops feature a new angular motif apparently inspired by "jet engines and stealth bombers," according to Dell. Each model is constructed with an anodized aluminum shell and magnesium alloy body, with over 60 percent of the main mechanical components made from various metals.
Let's talk specs. The Alienware 14 starts at $1,199 and includes a 14-inch LED display (1366x768), Intel Core i7 4700MQ processor, Nvidia GeForce GT 750M graphics, 8GB of DDR3L-1600 memory, 750GB hard drive, slot-loading DVD burner, Killer NIC, and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit.
The 17.3-inch Alienware 17 starts at $1,499 and features a 1600x900 resolution, GeForce GTX 765M GPU, and 5G Wi-Fi Broadcom 4352 802.11n/ac and Bluetooth 4.0 combo card. Other features are the same as the Alienware 14.
Finally, the massive Alienware 18 steps things up with an 18.4-inch IPS display with a Full HD 1080 resolution. It starts at $2,099 and has the same specs as the Alienware 17.