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Alienware's new super thin X-Series gaming notebooks look impressive

By Aaron Yip - on 9 Jun 2021, 2:16pm

Alienware's new super thin X-Series gaming notebooks look impressive

Image: Alienware

Sometimes, smaller is better. 

After teasing it a few weeks ago, Alienware has officially revealed its new X-Series gaming laptops. These snazzy laptops will be available in 15-inch and 17-inch models that pack a lot of horsepower in very, very thin packages. 

The X-Series consists of Alienware’s thinnest laptops yet: the Alienware x15 and Alienware x17. The x15 measures at under 16mm in thickness, while the x17 is a little thicker at 20.9mm. Visually, the X-Series sports an evolved version of the Alienware Legend 2.0 design aesthetic, featuring Dark Core - which first appeared on Alienware’s m15 R5/R6 laptops. 

Image: Alienware

So, what’s under the hood? The X-Series houses 11th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors and the latest RTX 30-series GPUs from NVIDIA - all the way up to a 3080. The x17 can feature up to 64GB of RAM. Display-wise, you have the choice between going 1080p at 165Hz or 360Hz refresh, 1440p at 240Hz and a 4K panel at 120Hz. They’re pretty powerful laptops, no two ways about it. If you want a true mechanical keyboard on the go, the CHERRY MX 3.5mm ultra-low-profile keyboard is available as an option on the x17 too.

Alienware is also incorporating some new technology to keep these devices cool. The company’s next evolution of their Cryo-Tech cooling technology introduces an exclusive thermal interface material (TIM) called Element 31, created from Encapsulated Gallium-Silicone liquid metal compound. According to a news release, this material, “exists between the CPU and their thermal elements to disperse heat and mitigate spikes in core temperatures from affecting the system’s performance.” 

These laptops also sport a new exclusive Alienware Quad Fan design that blows air efficiently through the system, chassis and internal hotspots to cool things down during long gaming sessions. There’s even a patent-pending Smart Fan control technology that uses AI to allow each fan to independently spin up, slow down or remain steady depending on various sensors within the laptop. Essentially: these laptops will keep things cool while allowing you to play games at high performance, despite their thin looks. 

 

Image: Alienware

In Singapore, the Alienware x15 will launch at the end of June for a starting price of S$3,599. The Alienware x17 will also launch towards the end of June for a starting price of S$3,699. You’ll be able to get these laptops online at Dell's website and at Dell-exclusive stores in Funan Mall, NEX and Plaza Singapura.

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