Alienware’s flagship gaming laptop X15 is set to give tough competition to Razor Blade models with its impressive super-thin design. The gaming laptop is 15.9 mm thick as compared to Razor’s 15.8 mm making it a close competition. Alienware X15 and X17 are launched today and will be on sale from today onwards.
Alienware has always focused on high performance in gaming but X15 will change the case with its quality hardware and design. The company claims that the premium laptops will be packed with the latest cooling technologies and better system-level engineering controls. Alienware partnered with Intel for the development of the models making them visually appealing and x15 claimed as the world’s most powerful sub-16mm 15-inch gaming laptop.
Alienware X-Series Cooling System
For maximum efficiency, the company has discovered new materials and installed new engineering methods. A unique thermal interface material (TIM) Element31 is used on the cooling system. It helps in enhancing the system performance by dispersing heat. Additionally, the Thermal Control Circuit offset (TCC offset) will enable the users to set keep the temperature under a defined range.
Let’s check the details and specifications of Alienware X15 and X17 separately.
The laptop is launched in two variants, both are 15.9 mm thin. Alienware’s other laptops usually are relatively thicker at 20 mm. The thin design doesn’t set a barrier for excellent performance for X15. The laptop brags an IntelCore i9-11900H processor and an RTX 3080 GPU. The 110W graphic card will only be an add-on for gaming lovers. 16GB DDR4 and 32GB DDR4 RAM and dual-drive storage of up to 4TB will support the memory.
For brightness the laptop is packed with the latest specifications like a 15.6-inch FHD panel (1920×1080) and QHD (2560×1440) for x15, a 165Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and up to 300 nits of brightness, and a 400-nit QHD G-Sync panel with a 240Hz refresh rate, 2ms response time, and 99% coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut. X15 could weigh up to 2.3 kg that isn’t bad for an 87Whr battery pack.
X17 is comparatively thicker at 20.9 inches. The laptop will have a 500-nit 4K display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 4ms response time. X17 is packed with an Intel Core i9-11900HK processor with up to 64GB of XMP RAM clocked at 3,466MHz. The bigger body will allow higher graphics. It boasts 130W max graphics power compared to 90W on the X15 laptop.
FHD (1920×1080) and UHD (2560×1440) for x17 for brightness on the screen make it a desirable laptop for gaming enthusiasts. The thicker design makes X17 heavier than the X15.
Pricing and availability of X15 and X17
For now, the company Alienware has launched X15 & X17 laptops in the US only. The starting price for the base model of X15 will be $1,999 and that of X17 will be $2,099. These would translate to Rs.1.46 & Rs.1.58 approximately. The prices will vary with the models and specifications. There isn’t any confirmation on the availability of these models in India yet. We will keep you updated on the availability of the laptops.