Alienware shakes the gaming market with new ultra-performance products
The US manufacturer of high performance gaming computers Alienware has announced three new gaming products that will treat gamers with tons of new features and ultra high performance. The company is pleased to announce the return of the legendary Alienware Area-51 gaming desktop computer and the release of the portable Alienware 13 gaming notebook and the innovative Alienware Graphics Amplifier that gives gamers desktop graphics performance at home and high performance mobile gaming when on the go.
The Alienware Graphics Amplifier is the most interesting new product among the three – when combined with the Alienware 13 gaming notebook; it provides additional performance for the hottest 3D games out there. The device can be purchased by itself or along with the Alienware 13 for USD 299 and users can have their choice of AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards. The Alienware Graphics Amplifier connects directly to the Alienware 13 through dedicated PCI Express lanes, so any graphics card will have more than enough bandwidth to drive desktop graphics experiences. The Alienware Graphics Amplifier can house full length, dual-height graphics cards with up to 375 Watts of power. It also features four powered USB 3.0 ports, so gamers can plug in for instant access to their favorite peripherals and output directly to their gaming displays.
“Until now, gamers have had to make some really hard decisions and compromises when they are looking for their next gaming system. Do you choose the raw power and performance of a desktop, or do you need the portability and battery life to game wherever they choose?” said Frank Azor, General Manager of Alienware. “The Alienware 13 combined with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier enables gamers to choose both, with an amazingly portable and powerful laptop for mobile gaming and then simply plugging into a desktop-class gaming experience when you get home. This is gaming without compromises.”
The new Alienware 13 starts at USD 999 and for this much money you can get an Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 860M graphics card with 2 GB of GDDR5 memory in a chassis constructed with aerospace-inspired carbon fiber composite surfaces. The notebook weighs just 4.5 pounds (2.04 kilograms) and is just 1 inch (2.54 cm) thick. For the first time in the Alienware notebook line, the Alienware 13 will offer an optional display at 2560 x 1440 QHD resolution and touchscreen technology. The new LCD offering is designed with an exceptional IPS panel technology for rich, vibrant colors, and wide viewing angles. The Alienware 13 is also Alienware’s thinnest laptop ever, and still exceeds the high bar for gaming performance set by previous portable heavyweights.
The new Alienware Area-51 desktop machine starts at USD 1699 and can be fully configured. All configurations offer a factory-overclocked Intel Haswell-E processor with six or eight processing cores up to a Core i7-5960X chip at 4.0 GHz with Turbo Boost and users can get up to three AMD Radeon 290X, GeForce GTX 980 or GeForce Titan Z graphics cards. The rest of the options include up to 32 GB of DDR4-2133 memory, 512 GB SSD with a 4 TB SATA 3.0 hard drive, Killer Gigabit Ethernet NIC, Intel 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit.
The three new Alienware products are now available to configure and order online. Global availability is expected this holiday season.