This morning at CES 2015, Dell introduced a range of new Windows 8.1 products across its different laptop lines. It's gaming lineup from Alienware has a new 15-inch and 17-inch model to join the 13-inch that was launched in late 2013. At the media event in Las Vegas we managed to get a quick look at the new 17-inch gaming powerhouse.
It's more an eyes-on than a hands-on, because it's still pretty big. Despite being slimmer and lighter than previous big Alienware laptops it's still got size to it. But, more so than ever – especially with the optional graphics amplifier you can also buy – Alienware is providing options for the serious gamer on the go.
Both the 15-inch and 17-inch models are available with an Intel Core i7 CPU – apart from the 'entry level' 15-inch model – with options up to NVIDIA GTX 980m graphics and come with a Full HD display with touchscreen options. If you drop down to the 15-inch model there's an option to have a 4K touchscreen display.
The Intel Core i7 will also automatically overclock when plugged into the graphics amplifier. Storage wise you'll be able to spec up to a 1TB hard-drive with a companion SSD up to 256GB, or just have a 512GB SSD drive which is pretty fantastic. They're tough as hell, too, with construction materials like opper, aluminum and carbon-fiber composites.
Ultimately if you're buying an Alienware laptop, you're buying it because you want power. Be that for gaming or even media production as was highlighted in the media event, Alienware has the power on hand to deliver. Prices for the Alienware 17 start at $1499 while the 15-inch starts at $1199. Both are available to order today from Alienware.com. Check out a bunch more images below.
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