Two weeks ago, Dell unveiled an impressive Inspiron Gaming Desktop at Computex, but its gaming hardware subsidiary Alienware made even more interesting announcements at E3 2017 yesterday. First of all, the company introduced the first 16-core/32-thread Area-51 desktop PCs, which will be powered by Intel Core X-Series or AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs.
“These chips are ideal for customers who explore the world of mega-tasking, doing many system demanding tasks at the same time, and are looking for a complete, reliable solution from a trusted brand,” explained the company. The Area 51 Threadripper Edition, will be available to order on July 27. and the Area 51 featuring Intel Core X-Series will be available August 22. Pricing for both gaming rigs will be anonunced soon.
The manufacturer of premium gaming PCs is also updating its Alienware 15 gaming laptop, adding an optional GeForce GTX 1080 GPU with Max-Q technology. “Alienware’s adoption of Max-Q technology provides the highest performance in a 15.6” laptop for PC gaming, VR and other applications that continues Alienware’s tradition of designing innovative systems with the latest technology,” explained the company. The new laptop will be available in the US starting June 27, with pricing to be announced soon.
Last but not least, Alienware unveiled yesterday an impressive portfolio of high-performance monitors, keyboards and mice which are all available to purchase in the US starting today. Starting at $499, the Alienware 25” gaming monitor has a 1920×1080 resolution, a native 240Hz refresh rate and comes with either NVIDIA G-SYNC or AMD FreeSync.
Next, the Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard ($89.99 USD) features mechanical keys with brown switches and five keys dedicated for macro commands. Fore more demanding users, the Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard ($119.99) comes with dedicated volume roller, onboard memory, 15 macro commands and 13 zone-based RGB backlit lighting options.
Alienware also offers two gaming mice, the Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse ($49.99) and the more customizable Elite Gaming Mouse ($89.99) which has swappable grips, up to 13 programmable buttons and more. It looks quite futuristic, as you can see in the image below:
If you plan to attend E3 this week, you can check out these new gaming PCs and accessories by visiting Alienware’s booth in the South Exhibit Hall.Further reading: Alienware, E3 2017, Gaming PCs