Designed for high-end gaming, the Alienware 15 packs powerful hardware rivalling decent gaming desktops. To make sure we got the message that they mean business, Dell sent us the top-spec model to review: 15.6-inch Ultra HD display, a GeForce GTX 980M dedicated GPU, a Core i7-4710HQ processor, 16 GB RAM, and 1.5 TB of storage split between a hard drive and SSD. This is one seriously powerful laptop.
With the new Alienware 13 you get a gaming-class portable machine with the added benefit of connecting the Graphics Amplifier. The Amplifier houses a standard desktop GPU and power supply. When it’s plugged in, the mobile GPU in the laptop is disabled, and all the graphics power comes from the Amplifier, improving graphics performance substantially.
The Alienware Alpha is a compact living room gaming PC that suits the gamer wanting better graphics, frame rates, and resolutions on a more consistent basis. On top of this, you get the advantages of gaming on a PC, such as a massive game library, cheaper games and the excellent modding community.
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