At IFA 2016 this week Dell announced the launch of some new Alienware laptops, including a 13-inch, 15-inch and 17-inch version, all of which have been built to be VR-ready, and are compatible with both the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift.
The new Alienware 17 is the top of the line model, featuring a NVIDIA GTX 1080 graphics card, an overclocked “k-series” sixth-generation Intel Core i7 CPU.
But that’s not to say the other version aren’t decent because they are.
The 17 and 15-inch models feature a completely new design, with a new hinge point to add additional parts and cooling, as well as a 25 percent slimmer chassis that has been built with anodized aluminum, magnesium alloy, and steel reinforcing.
The 15-inch model will also feature an Intel Core i7 CPU, but not the same overclocked option as the 17-inch version.
Both will also feature a 1080p IPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate, G-sync support, and 2,667MHz DDR4 RAM.
Finally, these models will also feature Dell’s TactX keyboards with 2.2mm of travel, RGB lighting and simultaneous multi-key press support that allows you to press up to 10 keys at once. They will also be compatible with Windows Hello cameras and Tobii eye-tracking.
The new Alienware laptops don’t have a price announced just yet, however, we know that the 15-inch and 16-inch models will be available in the UK from October 4th and in the US from September 30th.
The 13-inch model will also be available at some point during November.