As promised, Alienware has unveiled its new range of X-series laptops that are the thinnest the company has ever made. The X15, which is just 15.9mm thick is the thinnest sub-16mm 15-inch laptop in the world. It’s accompanied by the X17, which is the company’s thinnest 17.3-inch laptop ever, at 20.9mm. This has been made possible by cutting-edge cooling solutions employed by Alienware in these new offerings.
The X15 carries a 15.6-inch screen with optional full HD and QHD resolutions. While the former will offer a 165Hz refresh rate, the latter will go for 360Hz. Buyers can opt for the Intel Core i7-11800H or the i9-11900H model and pair it with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB), 3070 (8GB), or the 3080 (8GB). Up to 32GB of RAM will be available, aside from 2TB of NVMe SSD storage or 4TB dual PCIe SSD storage.
The Alienware X17, on the other hand, comes with a 17.3-inch display that can be FHD or UHD in resolution. Processor options include the Intel Core i7-11800H or the i9-11900HX. In terms of GPU, buyers will be able to choose from the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 (6GB), 3070 (8GB), or 3080 (16GB). Up to 64GB of RAM can be configured, along with up to 4TB of SSD storage.
The thin designs of these laptops have been achieved thanks to their quad-fan design approach. They have also been fitted with sensors dedicated to delivering the right amount of fan speed and graphics voltage regulation. And of course, there are plenty of vents all across their bodies to increase airflow. Alienware has used magnesium-alloy frames with CNC-machined aluminum parts in the construction.
The new Alienware X15 and X17 laptops will be made available in the US on June 15, starting at $2,000 and $2,100, respectively.