Dell has updated their G Series and XPS 13 laptops and introduces the Alienware Area-51m.

Alienware Area-51m

The Alienware Area-51m is the company’s most powerful gaming laptop. It uses their Legend industrial design language and is a “Return to Form.”

The laptop comes with the 9th Gen Intel Core i7-8700 processor but can be configured up to a 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor and up to 64GB of RAM.

The Alienware Area-51m can be optioned with either the Nvidia RTX 2060 with 6GB GDDR6, RTX 2070 with 8GB GDDR6 or RTX 2080 with 8GB GDDR6.

One cool feature of the Alienware Area-51m, is that the Nvidia RTX GPU and Intel Core processor can be upgraded later on using a proprietary accessory (which will be sold separately).

You can get the Alienware Area-51m with a 17.3-inch 60Hz 1080p display, 60Hz 1080p display with Nvidia G-Sync, 144Hz 1080p with 5th Gen Tobii eye tracking or 144Hz 1080p display with 5th Gen Tobii eye tracking and Nvidia G-Sync.

For storage, you can get the Alienware Area-51m with up to triple storage configurations with the most being with a 236GB RAID0 (2 116GB Intel Optane SSDs) + 1TB Hybrid Drive.

In terms of ports, the Alienware Area-51m comes with an Alienware Graphics Amplifier port, 2 DC Power Input ports, 1 Thunderbolt 3 with DisplayPort, Gigabit Ethernet, 2 USB 3.1, HDMI 2.0, Mini-Display port, audio out and global headset.

The Alienware Area-51m comes in two colours, Lunas Light or Dark Side of the Moon and weighs 8.54lbs.

The Alienware Area-51m starts at $2,549 USD (Canadian pricing TBC) and ships on January 29th.

Dell G5 15 (5590)

The new Dell G5 is the company’s thinnest G Series to date with narrow borders. It’s powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300HQ or the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750HQ processors with either 8 or 16GB of RAM (but can go up to 32GB of RAM total).

The G5 comes with the following Nvidia GPU card options:

  • Nvidia GTX 1050Ti, 4GB GDDR5
  • Nvidia RTX 2060, 6GB GDDR6
  • Nvidia RTX 2070, 8GB GDDR6
  • Nvidia RTX 2080, 8GB GDDR6

In terms of display, you can get the G5 with a 60Hz 1080p display at 220 nits, 60Hz 1080p display at 300 nits, 144Hz 1080p display at 300 nits or 60Hz 4K OLED display at 400 nits.

For storage, you can get the G5 with either single or dual storage options, up to a 1TB SSD and 2TB HDD.

As for ports, the laptop comes with 1 HDMI 2.0 port, 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, SD/MicroSD card slot, USB-C, DisplayPort. If you opt for the RTX GPUs, then you also get a Thunderbolt 3 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, DisplayPort and Gigabit Ethernet.

You can get the G5 with either a 60 Whr or 90 Whr battery and the laptop weighs 6.1lbs.

The G5 15 will be available on January 29th and starts at $1,299 CAD ($999 USD).

Dell G7 15 (7590)

The G7 15 is powered by the 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300HQ or the 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750HQ processors with either 8 or 16GB of RAM (but can go up to 32GB of RAM total).

The G7 15 comes with the following Nvidia GPU card options:

  • Nvidia GTX 1050Ti, 4GB GDDR5
  • Nvidia RTX 2060, 6GB GDDR6
  • Nvidia RTX 2070, 8GB GDDR6
  • Nvidia RTX 2080, 8GB GDDR6

In terms of display, you can get the G7 15 with a 60Hz 1080p display at 220 nits, 60Hz 1080p display at 300 nits, 144Hz 1080p display at 300 nits or 60Hz 4K OLED display at 400 nits.

For storage, you can get the G7 15 with either single or dual storage options, up to a 1TB SSD and 2TB HDD.

As for ports, the laptop comes with 1 HDMI 2.0 port, 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A ports, SD/MicroSD card slot, USB-C, DisplayPort. If you opt for the RTX GPUs, then you also get a Thunderbolt 3 USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port, DisplayPort and Gigabit Ethernet.

You can get the G7 15 with either a 60 Whr or 90 Whr battery and the laptop weighs 5.77lbs.

The G7 15 will be available on January 29th and start at $1,399 CAD ($1,099 USD) and comes in Abyss Grey.

Dell G7 17 (7790)

The Dell G7 17 comes with similar specs to the G7 15 but it can also be optioned with an 8th Gen Intel Core i9-8950HK processor and 16GB of RAM (but can go up to 32GB of RAM total).

The G7 17 comes with the following Nvidia card options:

  • Nvidia GTX 1050Ti, 4GB GDDR5
  • Nvidia RTX 2060, 6GB GDDR6
  • Nvidia RTX 2070 with Max-Q, 8GB GDDR6
  • Nvidia RTX 2080 with Max-Q, 8GB GDDR6

In terms of the display, you can get the G7 17 with a 60Hz 1080p display at 300 nits, 144Hz 1080p display at 300 nits.

You can get the G7 17 with either a 60 Whr or 90 Whr battery and the laptop weighs 7.1lbs.

The G7 17 starts at $1,799 CAD ($1,379 USD), ships on Januar 29th and available in Abyss Grey.

Dell XPS 13 (9380)

Dell’s XPS 13 for 2019 is still made from premium materials like frost machined aluminum. Dell’s InfinityEdge is even better and the webcam is just 2.25mm and is now top-mounted.

The XPS 13 can be optioned with an 8th Gen Intel Core i3-8145U and up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8565U processor and up to 16GB of RAM.

In terms of display, you can get the XPS 13 with a 1080p InfinityEdge display (either touch or non-touch), or an UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD InfinityEdge touch display which is HDR-ready, Dolby Vision and 100% sRGB Colour Gamut.

You can get the XPS 13 with a 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, 1TB or 2TB SSD. For ports, the laptop comes with 2 Thunderbolt 3 ports with Power Delivery and Displayport, USB-C 3.1, microSD card reader and headphone jack.

The new XPS 13 comes in Platinum Silver, Rose Gold or Frost. Dell says you can get up to 21 hours of battery life from the 52 Whr battery.

The laptop comes GORE Thermal Insulation which provides thermal conductivity levels and directs heat out of the device.

The XPS 13 starts at $1,299 CAD ($899 USD). The 4K Touch model in Silver/Black, Rose Gold/White is available now while the 4K Touch model in Frost/White, 1080p Non-Touch in Silver/Black, Rose Gold/White and Frost/White will be available in late January.

The 1080p Touch in Silver/Black will be available in the coming months.

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