Alienware launches RTX 3000-based laptops and desktops alongside a trio of monitors
Alienware has announced Intel-powered Alienware Aurora R11 and AMD powered Aurora R10 featuring the newly launched custom built GeForce RTX 3000 series GPUs
Alienware launched three new monitors Alienware 25, Alienware 27 and Alienware 38 that will have a refresh rate of 360Hz, 240Hz and 144Hz respectively.
If you're more interested in a laptop, Alienware is also updating its Area 51-m laptop to include a 360 Hz FHD display powered by GeForce RTX 3000 series GPUs.
The key draw here is the access to RTX 3000 series GPUs, which are still almost impossible to find on their own. Alienware’s custom versions of these cards use 10mm copper heat pipes and dual axial fans for cooling.
Here are all the details about the newly launched Alienware products
Alienware Aurora R11 (Intel) and Aurora R10 (AMD)
The Alienware Aurora R11 desktop (Intel) and Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 desktop (AMD), which will be keeping their current cases, are now expanding GPU options to include custom-built GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 graphics cards. The R11 will also continue to offer 10th gen Intel CPU options ranging from the Intel Core i5-10400F to the Intel Core i9-10900F, while the R10 will instead maintain its CPU options that range from the Ryzen 5 3500 to the Ryzen 9 3950X. Memory options range from 8GB to 128GB, and storage can range anywhere from a single 256GB SSD to a combination of a 2TB SSD and a 2TB HDD.
Alienware Area 51-m
As mentioned earlier Alienware is also today updating its Area 51-m laptop to include a 360 Hz FHD display. That will make this laptop have a faster refresh rate than any other laptop on the market. The laptop will have room for the new Ampere GPUs like GeForce RTX 3090 and GeForce RTX 3080.
Alienware didn’t give us specifics as to the inside of this laptop prior to launch, so while it’s upgrading its display over last year’s model, there may not be a ton of other changes. It’s launching today at the Alienware website and it starts at $2,719.99.
Alienware 25, Alienware 27 and Alienware 38 features
First up is the Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor (AW2521H), which the company says is aimed squarely at esports pros. That's largely because of its insanely fast 360Hz refresh rate, which is becoming more of a thing on esports displays these days. Beyond its refresh rate, the 1080p IPS display can also work with NVIDIA Reflex Latency Analyzer to give you a latency measurement for both your monitor and compatible mice.
Stepping up slightly in size and colour accuracy is the Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor (AW2721D), which moves up to a QHD resolution with a 240Hz refresh rate. This one is certified for NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate and includes VESA DisplayHDR 600 for vibrant contrast in games that support HDR. Alienware also boasts about its IPS Nano Color display that can hit 131 percent of the sRGB and 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamuts.
Lastly, theres the Alienware 38 Curved Gaming Monitor (AW3821DW), a 38-inch, 144Hz ultrawide beast that's meant to pull you into your games. With a 3440 x 1440 resolution, this monitor also features an IPS Nano Color display that can hit 95 percent of the DCI-P3 gamut and VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification. There's also NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate support here, to boot.
In terms of availability the Aurora desktops are available now on Alienware’s website and the monitors are available in China this month and are expected to launch in the U.S., EMEA, and APJ regions in November. Pricing is set at $900 for the 25-inch model, $1,100 for the 27-inch model, and $1,900 for the 38-inch curved ultrawide. The Area 51-m will be on sale soon.