Alienware claims it's made ‘the world’s most powerful gaming laptop’

Alienware new lineup
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Alienware has announced a new lineup of gaming rigs that are bound to appeal to video game enthusiasts.

Leading the charge is the Alienware Area-51m, a striking laptop that offers desktop-class performance and includes the company’s new Cryo-Tech cooling technology. With an overclockable CPU and GPU, Alienware is boldy claiming the Area-51m is “the world’s most powerful gaming laptop” (if you equip it with an Intel Core i9-9900K, processor, 64GV of DDR4 RAM and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 8GB graphics card, that is). 

The Alienware Area-51m features vapor chamber cooling for the first time, and the option to switch to an AMD Radeon RX graphics card if you desire. It also comes with a 17-inch UHD screen, or an esports-ready full HD option, with refresh rates of up to 300hz.

Alienware Area-51m

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Throw in some eye-catching RGB lighting and a newly-engineered Alienware keyboard featuring 1.7mm of key travel, and you’ve got a seriously powerful and appealing laptop that’s designed to chew through even the most intense games.

The Alienware Area-51m is available June 9, with a starting price of $3,049.99 (that’s about £2,499 / AU$4,700).

Slim and strong

Alienware m15

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Next up are the Alienware m15 and m17, two thin and portable laptops that don’t cut any corners when it comes to power. Both laptops take advantage of Alienware's Cyro-tech cooling design, and have been optimized to provide better battery life for longer gaming sessions. 

You can pick up the Alienware m15 or m17 on May 21, with a starting price of $1,499.99 for the 15-inch model (around £1,215 / AU$2,300), and $1,549.99 for the 17-inch version (£1,250 / AU$2,399).

Desktop delight

Alienware Aurora

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If you’re after a high-end and suitably chilled desktop, the Alienware Aurora R11 delivers a liquid-cooled CPU and liquid-cooled graphics card for the very first time. It’s also designed with PC builders in mind, with a tool-less upgrading system and customizable ambient lighting. 

The Alienware Aurora R11 is available now with a starting price of $1,129.99 (£900 / AU$1,735) with cheaper configurations on the way starting at $879.99 (£700 / AU$1,350) from May 28.

An updated Dell duo

Dell G3 15 and G5 15

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For the budget-conscious gamer, the Dell G3 15 and G5 15 have been updated with Intel’s latest 10th Gen-H series mobile processors and Nvidia GeForce graphic cards. Gamers can also take advantage of Game Shift technology, which gives you optimal performance and maximum fan speed with a click of a button. 

Both the Dell G3 15 and G5 15 will offer 144Hz display panels, and the G5 15 will offer an optional 300Hz panel for silky-smooth gameplay. You can buy either model on May 21, with prices starting at $779.99 and $829.99 respectively (about £630 / AU$1,190 and £670 / AU$1,270).

Refresh yourself

Alienware AW2521H

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Finally, a high-refresh monitor that is aimed squarely at the esports crowd is also on the way later this year from Alienware. The Alienware 25 Gaming 360Hz Monitor (AW2521H) is a 24.5 inch screen that features an eye-wateringly fast 360hz display. There’s Nvidia G-Sync support to eliminate screen tearing, too, and the panel is IPS.

Adam Vjestica

Adam was formerly TRG's Hardware Editor. A law graduate with an exceptional track record in content creation and online engagement, Adam has penned scintillating copy for various technology sites and also established his very own award-nominated video games website. He’s previously worked at Nintendo of Europe as a Content Marketing Editor and once played Halo 5: Guardians for over 51 hours for charity. He is now an editor at The Shortcut.