Several new gaming laptops from Dell were unveiled during the current Consumer Electronics Show 2023. (CES). The Alienware M16 and M18 laptops were previously covered by us. The company has also introduced the Alienware x16 laptop, which it touts as the “most luxurious gaming laptop in the world.”
The laptop sports a Lunar Silver Legend 3.0 chassis that weighs 2.72 kg and is around 18.57 mm thick. The Alienware x16 comes with three 16-inch display options: QHD+ (2560 x 1600) 165 Hz, QHD+ 240 Hz, and FHD+ (1920 x 1200) 480 Hz. All three of the panels feature Dolby Vision HDR, have a 3 ms response time, and are G-Sync ready. The display also houses an IR FHD webcam for Windows Hello-based logins.
Dell provides many Intel Raptor Lake-H CPU options with the Alienware x16, including the Core i7-13620H, Core i7-13700H, and Core i9-13900HK. These include the 140 W RTX 4050 6 GB, 140 W RTX 4060 8 GB, 140 W RTX 4070 8 GB, 175 W RTX 4080 12 GB, and the 175 W RTX 4090 16 GB latest Nvidia Ada RTX 40 laptop GPUs.
Gallium-Silicone Element 31 is the basis for the CPU and GPU thermal interface materials utilized in all Alienware x16 systems. According to Dell, systems using the RTX 4080 and 4090 graphics cards employ vapor chamber cooling. For prolonged durations of gameplay, a 12-phase VRM supplies consistent power to keep the GPU functioning at its peak.
For the Core i9-13900HK version, customers can choose RAM options up to 32 GB of LPDDR5-6000, and for the Alienware x16, they can choose storage options up to 4 TB of PCIe. Both the CherryMX ultra-low-profile mechanical keyboard and the Alien X Series keyboard, both of which contain per-key AlienFX RGB illumination, can be customised for use with the device. On select configurations, Dell also offers AlienFX effects for the touchpad, which the company claims is 15% larger than the one in the Alienware x17 R2.
Networking requirements are handled by an Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1675 or AX1690 WLAN card with Bluetooth 5.3. All Alienware x16 models can be certified for Dolby Atmos.
In the first quarter of 2023, Alienware x16 prices will start at US$3,099 per unit. A base model with a starting price of US$2,149.99 will be made available later. In Q2 2023, an Alienware x16 model with AMD options will be introduced.