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Alienware rejigs its notebooks

by on02 September 2016

With Tobii eye-tracking and Nvidia GPUs

Alienware  announced its newest notebooks after months of teasing.

The bigger Alienware 17, which comes with three display options, including 1080p, 1440p and 2160p resolution screens, some of which will  support Nvidia G-Sync, has been updated with plenty of GPU options, including Nvidia's Pascal-based Geforce GTX 1080, GTX 1070 and the GTX 1060, which automatically make them VR-capable.

The Alienware 17 also now has the fancy new Tobii EyeX eye-tracking hardware, which is  getting a lot of attention as it's in some AAA game titles like Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Tom Clancy's: The Division and Assassin's Creed Syndicate.

Thanks to that same Tobii eye-tracking technology, the Alienware 17 notebook has some possibly neat features like  Wake on Gaze, Stay Awake/Dim Screen, Autolock and Keyboard Lights adjustment, all focused on where a person looks or is present or away from her or his notebook.

The new Alienware 17 kept its CPU options, including the high-end and overclockable Core i7-6820HK, up to 32GB of RAM and plenty of storage choices, including a variety of SATA and PCIe storage  for up to 3TB with 1TB PCIe as a boot drive and 1TB PCIe and 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s as storage drives. It also comes with a fancy gaming oriented TactX keyboard with RGB lighting and 2.2mm key travel, if that lights your fire.

The  Alienware 15 is quite similar to the Alienware 17 but has a slimmer set of GPU choices, leaving it with Nvidia's GTX 1070 and GTX 1060. It also only comes with 1920x1080 IPS screen but the rest of the specifications and options are similar, including Intel's Core i7-6820HK CPU and similar storage options. It will also apparently lack Tobii eye-tracking hardware.

The biggest mystery in our known cosmos is the Alienware 13, which won't launch with the Alienware 17 and Alienware 15, and has a GTX 1060, which is quite impressive for a 13-inch notebook, as well as an OLED display option which will offer stunning visuals with 100,000:1 contrast ratio and 1ms response time.

According to Alienware, the new Alienware 17 and Alienware 15 will be available for order as of September 30th while the very mysterious Alienware 13 will arrive  in November.

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