Alienware X14 R2 and X16 Gaming Laptops Mix Efficiency and Fashion

Alienware x16

In 2021, Dell rocked the gaming world when the corporate launched its Alienware X-series product line to handle the skinny and highly effective gaming laptop computer market. Right this moment, Alienware is coming to CES 2023 with two new additions to the x lineup, the Alienware x16 and the Alienware x14 R2, the successor of the x14.

Each merchandise are geared up with probably the most highly effective CPU and GPU obtainable in the marketplace together with the brand-new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-series Laptops GPU that simply launched at CES.

Each have the same structure, nevertheless, the Alienware x16 weighs 6 lb. and affords extra highly effective configuration choices than its lighter (4.6 lb.) x14 sibling.

{Hardware} and System Efficiency

Touted the “world’s most premium gaming laptop computer” by Dell, the Alienware x16 could be ordered with a 13th Gen Intel Core i7 13620H, or a Core i7 13700H, or a Core i9 13900HK.

The x14 R2, nicknamed the “world’s thinnest 14” gaming laptop computer” by Dell, affords solely two processor choices: Intel Core i5 13420H or Core i7 13620H.

On the graphics facet, the x16 affords a collection of 5 GeForce RTX 40-series choices: RTX 4050 6GB GDDR6, RTX 4060 8GB GDDR6, RTX 4070 8GB GDDR6, all with a 140W max GFX energy, or RTX 4080 12GB GDDR6, RTX 4090 16GB GDDR6 each with 175W max GFX energy.

The Alienware will get solely three choices to select from: 3050 6GB GDDR6, 4050 6GB GDDR6 or RTX 4060 8GB GDDR6. Each the RTX 40 choices for the X14 R2 are designed for decrease energy envelops (50W or 80W max GFX energy) to suit the thinner, lighter chassis (14.5 mm vs.18.5mm) and cooling efficiency.


Alienware x16 show

The Alienware x16 includes a 16:10 240Hz QHD+ show with 3ms response time and 100% DCI-P3 shade gamut. For avid gamers who want a quicker refresh price, they will order the x16 with the 16.0″ FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 480Hz.

The Alienware X14 R2 affords a 14.0″ QHD+ (2560 x 1600) 165Hz show with related 3ms response time and 100% DCI-P3 shade gamut. All show configurations assist NVIDIA G-SYNC + Superior Optimus.

Audio: 6 audio system for the Alienware x16

With the x16, for the primary time the Alienware workforce designed a system that embeds 6 audio system in each configuration. The sound system contains two up firing tweeters for audio readability and a twin woofer configuration for robust bass. Such a robust audio configuration gives a fantastic spine for the spatial sound delivered by Dolby Atmos.


The design of each computer systems’ chassis is predicated on Alienware’s Legend 3 design language. Each characteristic a full steel chassis fabricated from anodized aluminum and magnesium alloy.

Alienware X16 with 100 micro-LEDs

Alienware x16 massive touchpad with animated gentle

The star of the x16 present is the huge touchpad with animated gentle, which is 15% bigger than the touchpad of the x17 R2. Each the keyboard and the rear fringe of the laptop computer characteristic animated LED lights, and based on Dell, the unique AlienFX behaviors reminiscent of scanner, loop, and rainbow wave are attainable with an array of 100 micro-LEDs

Alienware X14 R2 patent-pending cooling system

Alienware x14 R2

Cooling is a crucial facet of any gaming laptop computer, and Alienware actually begins with a fantastic basis within the type of a high-performance thermal materials referred to as Aspect 31 (consider it because the “thermal paste”). Generally, OEMs don’t get this step proper and every little thing else falters.

The warmth is subsequently transferred from the chip’s package deal via the thermal materials to a heatsink with a vapor chamber, a confirmed expertise.  From there, Alienware has software program that regulates the followers (based on inside sensors) to maintain the right stability between temperature and noise.

Pricing and Availability

The Alienware x16 will likely be obtainable in Q1, first launching with high-end configurations with Intel and NVIDIA choices at $3,099 (US), and $4,199 (CA).

Extra configurations will come later with the entry mannequin beginning at $2,149.99 (US), $2,899.99 (CA). The AMD Choices will launch in Q2.

The Alienware x14 will likely be obtainable in Q1.

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