At E3 2016, the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, Alienware unveiled four new gaming machines: the new desktop PC Alienware Alpha R2 ready for 4K gaming and virtual reality, full-tower Area-51 Alienware 13 OLED and Alienware Aurora. The company, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, has already included in its new price list that are already available today on the market.
The second generation of the compact PC Alienware Alpha comes about two years after the launch of the first generation, with a more than expected hardware upgrade. The computer is quite small and compact as a gaming console, as measures 20 x 20 x 7.3 cm, but under the “hood” Now we find an Intel Core i7-6700T processor (Skylake) in the more expensive configurations, which is quite a jump quality and power than Intel’s Haswell chips found in today’s models on the market. The American company will also offer some choice for graphics, including an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 M470X, ensuring a performance increase of 60% compared to the first series.
Alienware Alpha 2 Jan is also compatible with Alienware Graphics Amplifier, an external graphics dock that allows the user to exploit the system with your graphics card. Note that the dock utilizes a proprietary connector, and not the Thunderbolt 3, so it probably will not work with non-Dell computer. For technical features that distinguish the new Alienware Alpha will support 4K gaming sessions and virtual reality.
The desktop segment ends with the mid-tower and full-tower Aurora Area-51. The new Alienware Aurora is a mid-tower desktop ultra-powerful that, despite being smaller than the previous model, offers high-level graphics options and overclocking (including next-generation Nvidia GeForce) for gaming and 4K to 12K in dual solutions -graphics. The hardware equipment also includes the latest Intel CPU overclockable memory like Kingston Fury X to 2400 MHz, up to 5 storage for archiving in a tool-less chassis for easy access to liquid cooled.
Alienware Area-51 is a full-tower desktop PC, now equipped with new Intel Core i7 processors (Broadwell-E) from 6 to 10 cores and Nvidia GeForce graphics (Pascal), a mix that will increase performance in multi-threaded 35% also widening to virtual reality.
Finally, Dell has resubmitted its Alienware 13 OLED (the same one shown at CES 2016) finally announcing the availability on the market. Usually characterized by “alien” design, this gaming notebook integrates a beautiful display 13.3-inch QHD (2560 x 1440 pixels) OLED manufactured by Samsung with contrast of 100,000: 1, high color saturation and 1ms refresh. According to reports by the American company, Alienware 13 OLED will integrate in its most expensive SKU an Intel Core i7-6500U processor, 16GB of RAM DDR3-1600, M.2 SSD and 128GB HDD 512GB (5400RPM) with graphic Nvidia GeForce GTX 960m and GTX 965m optionally.
Like most laptops gambling, the new Alienware 13 OLED is not thin but not particularly cumbersome, with a thickness of 25 mm and a weight of 2 Kg. The battery is a model to 52 WHr. For further reading we should read our live video evidence.