Last month Intel revealed the 10th-generation Comet Lake desktop and mobile processors. Following the announcement, companies have started revealing their new laptops powered by the 10th-gen processors.
Today, Dell has announced the refreshed Alienware series powered by Intel's 10th generation processors. The firm is refreshing both its Area 51m and m15/m17 laptops and has also revealed the new Alienware Aurora R11.
The Alienware Area 51m R2 comes with a Core i7-10700 and can be configured up to a Core i9-10900K. The laptop also supports up to 64GB RAM at 2933MHz or up to 32GB XMP RAM at 3200MHz. Dell has also included plenty of GPU options, as the base model comes with a GeForce GTX 1660Ti (6GB GDDR6) and can be configured with up to a GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER (8GB GDDR6).
The company has also included single, dual, and RAID0 storage options which can be configured up to 4TB Non-RAID or 2TB RAID0. The device comes with a 17.3-inch display with up to 300Hz refresh rate and the laptop is powered by a 90Wh battery. Dell has also included plenty of software to customize the laptop and a keyboard with per-key RGB lighting and anti-ghosting.
The Alienware m15 and m17 both come with 10th-generation Intel mobile processors and can be configured up to an Intel Core i9-10980HK. The devices can also be had with up to 32GB of RAM. The Alienware m15 and m17's graphics offerings start with aGTX 1650Ti (4GB) and can be configured with up to an RTX 2080 Super Max-Q. There's also an option to configure the laptop with AMD's RX 5500M GPU (4GB).
The major difference between m15 and m17 is the screen size. As the name suggests, the Alienware m15 comes with a 15.6-inch screen with up to 300Hz refresh rate. The Alienware m17, on the other hand, comes with a 17.3-inch screen with up to 300Hz refresh rate. Dell has also added an OLED UHD option but that comes with a 60Hz refresh rate.
Moving on to the Alienware Aurora R11, the desktop comes with 10th-generation desktop chips and can be configured with up to an Intel Core i9-10900KF. The desktop also has plenty of RAM options and supports both, 2933MHz and 3200MHz RAM frequencies. Dell is also offering plenty of GPU options and the desktop also supports dual GPUs which can be connected using NVLink SLI. The Aurora R11 can be configured up to RTX 2080 Super (8GB) or up to AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT (8GB). If you prefer a dual GPU option, then you can configure it with dual GeForce RTX 2080 Ti (8GB) cards using SLI.
The Alienware Area-51m R2 will start at $3,049.99 and will be available starting June 9, 2020. The Alienware m15 and m17 R3 will start at $1,499.99 and $1,549.99, respectively and will be available starting May 21, 2020. The Alienware Aurora R11, on the other hand, will start at $1,129.99 and will be available starting May 13, 2020. Dell will also be making additional configurations available on May 28 for as low as $879.99.