Dell-owned PC gaming player Alienware took to this year’s E3 conference and convention in Los Angeles to reveal their 2017 flagship range.
Headlined by a new iteration of its Area 51 desktop, the range also features a monitor and two sets of mice and keyboards.
Available in two variants, the new A51 will be able to be customized with either Intel’s Core X-Series or an AMD Ryzen Threadripper. Alienware say this will make them “the best engines for 4K, 8K or VR applications.”
The Area 51 Threadripper Edition will be available to order from July 27 and the Area 51 featuring Intel Core X-Series will arrive on August 22. Local pricing has yet to be announced.
According to Frank Azor, vice president and general manager of Alienware, Dell Gaming and XP, “our fans’ passion for Alienware and our gaming PCs is our lifeblood, and it’s only through our equal passion and commitment in delivering bleeding-edge innovation, design and performance, that we continue to exceed expectations and deliver on their requests.”
The new A51 comes accompanied by the company’s new 25-inch gaming monitor, available in both G-Sync and FreeSync variants. They say the new displays will come with three preset display modes, full adjustability, single-diecast stand legs, a 1ms response time and a native 240Hz refresh rate.
It’s available in the US from today at an RRP of $499 to $699. Australian pricing and availability to be confirmed.
When it comes to keyboards, Alienware are offering up their Advanced and Pro Gaming Keyboards. The Advanced blends “gamer-friendly design features and intuitive software” (via the Alienware Control Center) and features mechanical keys with brown switches. It’ll roll out in the US from today for $89.99. Australian pricing and availability to be confirmed.
Meanwhile the Pro, elevates the engineering innovation with dedicated volume roller and 13 zone-based RGB AlienFX backlit lighting options.
The company say “a key stroke can mean the difference between winning and losing, and onboard memory adds a new level of intelligent options for assigning key stroke combinations ultimately increasing efficiency to command and conquer opponents.”
It’s priced a little higher than the Pro Keyboard at $119 and is also available in the U.S. from today. Australian pricing and availability to be confirmed.
Alienware are taking a similar approach with the mice side of the equation: offering up both an Advanced and Elite version of its gaming mouse. The Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse offers up nine configurable buttons with an on-the-fly DPI toggle to switch the focus between speed and precision whenever you need it.
The Elite gaming mouse bumps that up to 13 buttons and promises to add further utility via swappable grips.
In the states, the Advanced Gaming Mouse retails for $49 while the Elite model comes in at $89.
Australian pricing and availability for both is still to be confirmed.