E3 2013: Alienware reveals new line of laptops

At Alienware's press event Monday night at E3, the gaming manufacturer showed off a new line of high end gaming laptops that replaces its "Mx" family. The laptops only use the Alienware brand to identify themselves; they are called the Alienware 14, Alienware 17 and Alienware 18 laptops. Having seen all three close up at the press event, the notebooks definitely have a cool design aesthetic, with a top panel that is smoother than previous laptops from the Dell subsidiary but that still has a somewhat edgier look.

All three new Alienware laptops have a custom lighting system for the keyboard, top panel, bottom panel, and touchpad, and can all be adjusted with the new Alienware Command Center software. They can even support lighting profiles for when you are playing a specific game.

All three new laptops have support for Intel's fourth generation Core processors inside, up to i7 chips, and NVIDIA's GeForce 700 series of GPUs. The Alienware 14, with its 14-inch display can have up to three storage drives, while the Alienware 17 and 18 can support up to four storage drives. The Alienware 18 also has the option for SLI dual NVIDIA GeForce 700 series GPUs and has a full HD screen with PLS support, which allows for viewing the screen even at a wide angle.

All three new Alienware laptops are available for sale now. The Alienware 14 has a starting price of $1,198, with the Alienware 17 priced starting at $1,499. The Alienware 18 is priced starting at $2,099.

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Neowin's E3 2013 coverage is sponsored by Alienware

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I love how neowins E3 coverage is sponsored by Alienware yet are the last site to get this news up.

Bet Alienware are pis*ed at wasting money here.

Just returned my m14x i just got a couple of weeks ago since a better version is out. Was so ****ed off to find out a better version with the same price came out.

I will never understand gaming laptops.. the point of a laptop is to be somewhat mobile with these machines.. but who would want to be seen in a class or a business meeting with these? I wish they would just update the X51 because that is the only alienware I am considering buying..

Lachlan said,
I will never understand gaming laptops.. the point of a laptop is to be somewhat mobile with these machines.. but who would want to be seen in a class or a business meeting with these? I wish they would just update the X51 because that is the only alienware I am considering buying..

Indeed. When I was still playing games, PC only and until more and more intrusive restrictions putted me off, I used desktop computers for gaming.

Lachlan said,
I will never understand gaming laptops.. the point of a laptop is to be somewhat mobile with these machines.. but who would want to be seen in a class or a business meeting with these? I wish they would just update the X51 because that is the only alienware I am considering buying..
Actually gaming laptops are usually desktop replacements. The laptop gamers I know rarely take it out of the house. When I had limited space, my Sager laptop worked wonders. I get what you're saying though.

JHBrown said,
Actually gaming laptops are usually desktop replacements. The laptop gamers I know rarely take it out of the house. When I had limited space, my Sager laptop worked wonders. I get what you're saying though.
Well then at least add a 20.1" display

ASUS Alienware and Razer all make tacky gaming laptops(Not to knock ASUS, they are good value). Lenovo and MSI both make laptops that I would not feel unprofessional about taking out in a business environment however.

recursive said,
What would be a good website to get a 14" Clevo/Sager or other gaming laptop that packs what the Alienware 14 packs?

http://www.xoticpc.com/
http://www.lpc-digital.com/
These are the two I have personally dealt with. Excellent customer service. Better than Dell, HP, ECT. My newest Sager I bought last year was from LPCDigital. They are located in Vegas, I am in California and didn't want to pay taxes. Sorry California!

SLI 700 GPUs under $2700? (assumption) That seems pretty good for serious gamers that need the portability, which I'm not. More subdued looks might have broadened it's appeal, but I suspect they know their market.