At CES 2023, Dell and Alienware announced a few new gaming laptops with the all-new Alienware m18 and m16 alongside their fastest monitor yet.
For the desktop replacement crowd, there’s the new Alienware m18. It features up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 chip and Nvidia RTX Laptop GPUs.
There will also be next-gen AMD Ryzen and Radeon options available. The battery is 97 Whr and RAM options include 16, 32GB or 64GB.
For the keyboard, the m18 can be optioned with their CherryMX low-profile mechanical keyboard.
On the storage side, the m18 can be configured with up to four SSDs for up to 9TB of storage.
Display options for the m18 include an 18-inch QHD+ display at 165Hz or FHD+ display at 480Hz.
The Alienware m18 is launching in Q1, starting at $3,899 CAD ($2,899 USD) for the Intel and Nvidia configs.
An entry-level model and more configs starting at $2,849 CAD ($2,099 USD) will be coming later.
The AMD version of the m18 launches in Q2 with pricing announced closer to.
The Alienware m16 shares some similarities to it’s m18 brother but features a 16-inch screen.
Display resolution options include a QHD+ at 165Hz, QHD+ at 240Hz and FHD+ at 480Hz.
Powering the m16 is up to a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 chip and Nvidia RTX 40 series Laptop GPUs.
GPU options include the laptop variants of the RTX 4050, 4060, 4070, 4080 and 4090.
Alienware will also offer next-gen AMD Ryzen and Radeon options of the m16. The battery inside is 86 Whr and RAM options include either 16, 32GB or 64GB.
For storage, the m16 can be configured with up to four SSDs for up to 9TB of storage.
The Alienware m16 is launching in Q1, starting at $3,599 CAD ($2,599 USD) for the Intel and Nvidia configs.
An entry-level model and more configs starting at $2,599 CAD ($1,899 USD) will be coming later.
The AMD version of the m16 launches in Q2 with pricing announced at launch.
Now onto Alienware’s X series of gaming laptops. The new Alienware x16 is the company’s first 16-inch gaming laptop since 2004.
Powering the x16 is the 13th Gen Intel chips with up to a i9 and next-gen Nvidia laptop graphics.
Display options for the x16 include QHD+ at 165Hz, FHD+ at 480Hz and QHD+ at 240Hz.
Storage options include up a 4TB SSD either in single storage or RAID 0. RAM options include either 16 or 32GB.
The Alienware x16 is launching in Q1, starting at $4,199 CAD ($3,099 USD).
Alienware x14 R2
For those wanting a 14-inch thin gaming laptop, there is Alienware’s new x14 R2.
The x14 R2 is being powered by 13th Gen Intel chips (up to an i7) and Nvidia Laptop graphics including an RTX 3050 6GB.
The new x14 only comes with a 14-inch QHD+ display at 165Hz. For RAM, you can get the laptop with up to 32GB.
The Alienware x14 is launching in Q1, starting at $2,499 CAD ($1,799 USD).
Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor
In addition to their new gaming laptops, Alienware took the wraps off their fastest refresh rate monitors to date.
The new Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor (AW2524H) has a 25-inch IPS screen with a anti-glare coating with 3H hardness.
The native resolution of the monitor is 1920 x 1080 at 480Hz over DisplayPort but can be overclocked to 500 Hz. If you’re using HDMI, the max native resolution is 1920 x 1080 at 240Hz.
For ports, there are 2 HDMI 2.1 ports, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 downstream ports at the front, 2 USB 3.2 Gen 1 downstream ports at the rear, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 upstream, audio line out and a security lock.
There’s also 99% sRGB colour coverage and 0.5ms response time, VESA DisplayHDR 400 and AlienFX RGB.
Other features of the monitor include a smaller desk footprint and a integrated headset hanger.
The Alienware 500Hz Gaming Monitor (AW2524H) is launching in Q1 with pricing announced closer to launch.