gamescom 2019: Dell and Alienware expand PC gaming ecosystem with new hardware and designs
Dell and Alienware arrive at the 11th annual gamescom with a complete PC gaming ecosystem aimed at satisfying both die-hard gamers and newer players.
The Alienware Aurora brings the new Legend Industrial design – introduced at CES earlier this year – to a desktop for the first time. It provides improved airflow, along with Intel’s latest 9th Generation Core Processors and NVIDIA GeForce graphic cards. A tool-less upgrade option offers product longevity and scalable performance.
It’ll be available in the U.S. Aug. 20, starting at $969.99.
For the new PC gamer or those who are looking for budget-friendly gaming options, the new Dell G5 Desktop extends the G Series brand into the realm of desktops. It’s designed to offer game-ready power, graphics and features in a compact, upgradeable form.
Play uninterrupted with the powerful performance and split-second responsiveness of up to i9 K-Series CPUs and VR-capable NVIDIA GeForce GTX and RTX or AMD Radeon graphic cards. It’s easy to expand or upgrade with a tool-less entry and additional storage slots inside. In the Alienware Command Center, you can set the best thermal mode depending on whether you’re gaming, working, studying or watching videos.
It’ll be available in the U.S. Aug. 19, starting at $629.
Marking yet another milestone, Alienware rolls out the world’s first 55-inch OLED gaming monitor* with the Alienware 55 OLED Gaming Monitor (AW5520QF). It has a 120Hz variable refresh rate, a response time of 0.5ms (gray-to-gray) and low-input latency, so images get to the screen much faster. Gamers experience the colors as they were designed with color accuracy and depth at 98+% DCI-P3 color coverage.
The sharp 4k UHD resolution allows for either sitting up close for intense gaming, or farther away with a gamepad for a more casual experience. AMD Radeon FreeSync minimizes graphic distortions such as tearing and artifacts for smooth and steady imagery. Customize the gaming experience with AlienFX lighting, gaming-centric on-screen display (OSD) and a remote control whether having the monitor placed on the gaming desk or mounted on the wall, thanks to the included VESA mount adapter. Built-in speakers are tuned with Waves MaxxAudio for audio accuracy and clarity.
It’ll be available in the U.S. Sept. 30, starting at $3,999.99.
Alienware also introduces fast IPS (in-plane switching) technology with the new Legend Industrial design to its gaming monitor line-up for the first time, with the new Alienware 34 Curved Gaming Monitor (AW3420DW) and Alienware 27 Gaming Monitor (AW2720HF).
Guided by the gaming community and pro players, Alienware is rolling out a newly designed assortment of Legend Industrial design peripherals, completing the Alienware battle station. These include keyboards and mice, such as the Alienware Low-Profile RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard (AW510K) and Alienware RGB Gaming Mouse (AW510M).
As part of its 10th anniversary celebration, the Alienware Arena relaunches Aug. 19 with a new design that includes side-scrolling items and an enhanced mobile experience. Its community has grown to over 7 million members worldwide over the past decade. They’ll find daily login bonuses and weekly promotions, as well as new ways to earn Alienware Reward Points, exclusive user customization options and unique content from gaming publishers. Members will also see improved forums for quicker posting, new Friends management, one-stop news for “all things gaming” at Dell and, true to its original mission, new community tournaments.
Another bonus, if you’re a member of Alienware Arena, or become one: Starting 10:30 a.m. CST Aug. 19, you can claim a free 30-day Xbox Game Pass for PC beta code in the Giveaways section of the website. Play the highly anticipated “Gears 5” when it releases or rediscover the Halo saga with “Halo: the Master Chief Collection.” Xbox Game Pass for PC delivers immediate access to more than 100 high-quality games on Windows 10, with new games added all the time.
Find out more about Dell and Alienware’s gaming portfolio at gamescom 2019.
*Based on Dell analysis of publicly available data, July 2019.