Dell’s latest Alienware PCs include NVIDIA 4080 GPUs, 500Hz panels, user replaceable RAM, and more

Kareem Anderson

Dell Alienware 2023 Update Hero

Dell is kicking off its 2023 gaming lineup with some beastly offerings that include upgrades to its Alienware m16, m18, x16, Command Center, and gaming monitors.

Alienware m18

Starting at $2,099

First up is the massive 18-inch gaming behemoth, the Alienware m18 which will now boast a 13th Gen Intel Core processor, or the latest AMD Ryzen chip released in Q2 of 2023.

In addition to a new screen size and beefed-up CPU, the m18 will also come with Alienware’s advanced Cryo-Tech thermal design to keep everything cool enough for longer gaming sessions. Alienware updated its Cryo-Tech this year with Element 31 thermal interface materials applied to both CPU and GPU to help dissipate heat more efficiently. There are also expanded vapor chambers covers applied to both the CPU and GPU this time around.

Dell Alienware M18

The most notable feature of the m18 is user-replaceable dual channel DDR5 memory and up to four M.2 SSDs with a cap of 9TBs of storage for the device.

Available in the US February 9, 2023, with NVIDIA 4080 configuration, AMD options TBD.

Alienware m16

The tradionally sized Alienware m16 is receiving much of the same upgrade treatment as the m18 but coming in with a 16-inch panel that’s sporting a 16:10 aspect ratio which should offer gamers an 11% increase in screen real estate. The slightly larger panel will be available in QHD at (2560 x 1600) with a 165Hz or 240Hz refresh rate panel. There will also be an FHD+ screen with a 480Hz panel, and all configurations will come equipped with NVIDIA G-Syn or AMD FreeSync and hardware-based low blue light technology.

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Available in the US on February 9, 2023, with NVIDIA 4080 config, and AMD options TBD.

Alienware x16

Starting at $1,899

Alienware’s flagship for 2023 is the x16 which leverages the company’s Legend 3 industrial design language coupled with a new Lunar Silver colorway and nano bead blasted anodized aluminum.

The updated design helps to highlight a new elevated perimeter foot and V-rail surface edge aimed at increasing ventilation on the x16.

Similar to the m18 and m16, the x16 will also offer configurations with both Intel’s 13th gen core processors and AMD, next gen NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs, as well as 16-inch, 16:10 240Hz panel with QHD support.

Dell Alienware x16 2023

Another standout feature of the x16 is the inclusion of a six-speaker set up that includes two up firing tweeters and dual sub-woofer with support for Dolby Atmos’ 3D positional audio.

Available in the US on February 14, 2023, with NVIDIA 4080 configuration, AMD options available in Q2 2023. 

Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor

Starting at $2,199

Alienware is introducing the “world’s fastest refresh rate” stand alone monitor this year with the Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor AW2524H.

As mentioned, Alienware’s latest monitor can push up to 500Hz with a native 480Hz. The monitor also supports up to 99% sRGB color accuracy, 0.5ms min Grey-to-grey (GtG) response times which should all but eliminate any sort of ghosting effects during gaming.

Dell Alienware 500Hz

The 500Hz Gaming Monitor is also VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified which should work in tandem with NVIDIA G-Sync.

Alienware also tossed in AlienFX RGB lighting, because, why not?

Available in China on February 9, 2023, with a later date TBD for North America.

Alienware Command Center

For those of you who utilize Alienware’s custom software to squeeze even more juice out of your device, the company has updated its version 6.0 Command Center platform to include improved control over system performance such as overclocking CPUs and GPUs, calibration, and key binding, AlienVision overlays, improved controls over Dolby apps adjustments and more.

Available in 2023. Specific date TDB. 

Alienware will also be hosting a live event on Twitch to go over the new lineup as well as talk about additional peripherals and other announcements on March 2, 2023.