Promised and variants on AMD
Dell has introduced an updated Alienware m18 gaming laptop with a huge screen. Previously, such models were produced in 2014. The then model was equipped with an Intel Haswell processor and the flagship Nvidia GeForce GTX 880M graphics card. The current version will receive more powerful hardware. It will replace Alienware m17 in the market.
The m18 version is based on a 13th generation Intel Core processor and a GeForce RTX 40 mobile graphics card. Available in Intel Core i7-13650HX, Core i7-13700HX and Core i9-13900HX, the most powerful version is equipped with a Core i9-13980HX with 24 cores and frequency up to 5.6 GHz. In addition, versions based on AMD Ryzen and with Radeon graphics are expected.
Laptops will receive up to 64 GB of DDR5-4800 RAM, from 256 GB to 9 TB of permanent memory, as well as Killer 2.5 Gb / s network controllers, Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 modules, Thunderbolt 4 ports, HDMI 2.1, mini- DisplayPort and SD card readers.
Separately, we note that you can take a version with a regular AlienFX keyboard or a mechanical one on Cherry MX RGB switches with a button travel of 1.8 mm.
As for the display, the new laptops will receive an 18-inch panel with a resolution of QHD (2560 x 1600 pixels) at 165 Hz or Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) at 480 Hz. Both panels support G-Sync and FreeSync, provide 100% DCI-P3 color gamut. Contrast is declared at the level of 1000:1, brightness – up to 300 cd / m².
Of the little things, we note speakers with support for Dolby Atmos technology, webcams with Full HD resolution and an IR sensor for Windows Hello, as well as RGB backlighting. The standard battery has a capacity of 97 Wh, charging comes from a 330 W unit.
Sales are expected in the first quarter starting at $2,900. Versions on AMD will be released in the second quarter.