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Dell and Alienware unveil gaming laptops with speedier Intel 11th Gen chips

There's even a teaser for an Alienware laptop with an exotic material.

Published onMay 11, 2021

dell g15 gaming laptop
  • Alienware and Dell are introducing new laptops with Intel’s 11th Gen Core H-series chips.
  • They’ll also boast NVIDIA’s latest GeForce RTX 30 series graphics.
  • Alienware has also teased a new X Series laptop with never-before-seen cooling tech.

Intel is trotting out new high-performance mobile chips, and Dell is clearly keen to seize on the opportunity. The PC maker has introduced G15 (shown above) and Alienware m15 R6 (at middle) gaming laptop lines that include 11th Gen Core H-series processors at their heart.

alienware m15 r6 gaming laptop

We’re still waiting on details of the Alienware system as we write this, but the Dell gaming laptop will include up to a six-core i7 chip that should handle most games and compute-intensive tasks well. It might not lure you away from competing AMD Ryzen-based machines, but it might not have to. We’d expect at least as much CPU power in the Alienware m15 R6.

Both gaming laptop models also have available NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series graphics, although Dell didn’t say if this included the mid-tier 3050 or 3050 Ti. You can expect 120Hz and optional 165Hz 1080p display choices with the G15.

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You can also expect some design tweaks for the Dell gaming laptop. While the Alienware machine is similar on the outside to the m15 R5, the G15 has a more “gaming-inspired” chassis with eco-friendly palm rest paint and narrow screen bezels. You’ll have an option for a WASD four-zone RGB backlit keyboard, and a Game Shift key shortcut ramps up the fans to keep the system working at full bore.

You won’t have to pay too much to try one of these 11th Gen-powered portables. Dell will start selling the G15 gaming laptop on June 3 starting at $799. Alienware m15 R6 pricing is unavailable as we write this, but the 1oth Gen-based R3 officially starts around $1,549.99. Don’t be surprised if the company offers comparable pricing.

You may also want to hold on if you’re looking for a spare-no-expense gaming laptop from Dell. The firm has teased plans to introduce Alienware’s first X Series system, the X17 (at bottom), during a Twitch stream on June 1.

alienware x17 teaser

Details are scarce, but the atypically thin 17-inch PC will revolve around a brand new cooling system with a unique, exclusive gallium-silicone thermal material that should help keep temperatures in check. It’s also the first Alienware laptop with “Quad-Fan” cooling that moves high volumes of air while keeping the computer slim. Combine that with 11th Gen Core and RTX 30 graphics and it may be a rare instance of a large gaming laptop that’s still reasonably easy to carry.


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