Tuesday, January 7th 2020

Dell and Alienware Bring Their Battle Cry To CES with Gaming Innovations

In 2002, Dell was dipping its toe into multimedia home entertainment and Alienware launched the industry's first gaming laptop, the Area-51m, a landmark in portable gaming. It was an amazing moment for die-hard gamers to play popular titles like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City anywhere they wanted. Power plus mobility, gamers could have it all.

Nearly two decades later, Dell and Alienware will continue showcasing their relentless commitment to gaming innovations at CES. Kicking things off with the new redesigned Dell G5 15 SE (Special Edition), the latest product in Dell's G Series portfolio for new and price-conscious gamers. You'll also learn about a new software to help monitor in-game performance without having to leave your gameplay and about our recently announced Alienware 25" Gaming Monitor, but first, the Dell G5 15 SE.
This is the first Dell G Series laptop to feature 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series Mobile Processors (up to 8-cores, 16-threads), paired with the new AMD Radeon RX 5600M GPUs. These two AMD chips work seamlessly together using AMD SmartShift technology to optimize performance for the task at hand by automatically and intelligently shifting power between the Ryzen processor and Radeon GPU as needed, giving you exactly what you want at each moment of gameplay.

A couple of innovative new features that I'm really excited about are the "Game Shift" macro key, which allows one key quick launch of game-ready settings for enhanced performance that reduces latency and sharpens images for fast, immersive gaming. Also, the Alienware Command Center offers a hub for controlling in-game and peripheral lighting settings, integrating nahimic 3D audio to provide a 360 degree sound experience with Audio Recon overlay, and providing a central game library for easy customization.

The thin, sleek redesigned G5 15 SE features a modern "fighter plane" look wrapped in a premium iridescent silver finish with metallic accents. Along with a 15.6" FHD display panel, the new G5 15 SE has an optional blazing 144Hz refresh rate, optional 4-zone RGB keyboard with WASD and optional 68WHr battery to keep the good times rolling. Here's the kicker: Dell is making this new G5 15 SE truly accessible with a starting price of $799.99 USD beginning in mid-April.

In addition to the redesigned Dell G5 15 SE, fans of Alienware can now game on the Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor (AW2521HF) in the iconic Legend ID, that was built using feedback from our community as well as esports players from Team Liquid. With the popularity of PC games like the latest Assassin's Creed, players are demanding more immersive experiences, faster and more responsive displays.

First, its 240 Hz refresh rate is twice as fast as most gaming monitors on the market, coupled with a true 1 ms gray-to-gray response time that ensures every pixel is ready for every frame, thanks to the new fast IPS technology. AMD FreeSync Premium technology and NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatibility provides a buttery-smooth gaming experience with virtually no screen tearing or blurring. With an IPS panel, you can expect consistent color from any angle.

When combined with a native FHD resolution, a 24.5" monitor delivers better and clearer images, making it the ideal size for high-speed gaming. Also, players are easily able to keep everything within their field of vision, letting them focus better on the action. Along with the iconic Legend design, our engineers have added new design elements that offer aesthetic and functional appeal, including a thinner, adjustable stand with height-adjustment markers as well as tapered, vertically slim legs that fit neatly under a keyboard. The Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor is the "Official Display for Team Liquid" and the official competition monitor for the League of Legends global events. This monitor starts at $499.99 USD and will be available starting March 11.

Lastly, we are also announcing Alienware Second Screen, a new concept software that allows gamers the ability to view their PC performance stats on their phone. Leveraging the underlying technology that powers Dell Mobile Connect, Alienware Second Screen synchronizes with Alienware Command Center to present CPU, GPU and RAM diagnostics in real-time on a gamer's connected phone.

While this is purely an exploratory concept, we are thinking of ways to enhance future iterations of the software and are welcoming feedback from the community on new features they may want to see. We think this idea will peak the interest of mobile gamers who don't always have access to a second monitor but still want a way to track their performance without leaving the game.

While we are on the topic of concepts, I do want to share that we will have some surprises for you at our official CES Press Conference #DellExperience LIVE on January 7 at 10 am PT. Not available to attend? No worries! Tune in to our live stream to see some of our future-looking concept devices. Also, CES badge holders are invited to visit the #DellExperience at the SUGARCANE restaurant at The Venetian to check out the CES Innovation award-winning Alienware Aurora R9 and Alienware m15. The new Dell G5 15 SE, Alienware 25" Gaming Monitor and the rest of our Dell and Alienware gaming portfolio will also be showcased.
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5 Comments on Dell and Alienware Bring Their Battle Cry To CES with Gaming Innovations

#1
ZoneDymo
Honestly whoever comes up with this text should be fired, what a bunch of nonsense.

"their relentless commitment to gaming innovations at CES"
Relentless..... not to mention I fail to see any actual innovation.

"in the iconic Legend ID"
In the what?

"With the popularity of PC games like the latest Assassin's Creed, players are demanding more immersive experiences, faster and more responsive displays."
Yeah AC... thats a proper PC game isnt it, when I think PC gaming, I think AC, and if any game demands faster and more responsive displays its AC..... what a weird and random and poor example.
I have nothing against AC, I love the games from the series I played but to use that for this... just weird.

"coupled with a true 1 ms gray-to-gray response time "
Sooo you were lying to us before Dell/Alienware?
Those 1 ms gray to gray were all fake? shame on you sir! and why should we trust you now?

"When combined with a native FHD resolution, a 24.5" monitor delivers better and clearer images"
As opposed toooo what? a lower res? shocking...
"making it the ideal size for high-speed gaming. "
So because this native FHD res matches up with the 24.5" display, it's the ideal size for high speed gaming?
Who comes up with these conclusions, this makes no sense at all.

Ill stop now, cant make a post ranting about every line but jeez this is some hot garbage.
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#2
Zakin
Hope I'm not the only one that saw the phone applications for the laptop and thought, when you have so little faith in your laptop you gotta make sure you stop it before it overheats too far.
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#3
GlacierNine
Blech, what a pile of unfiltered marketing wank this entire statement is...

How does anyone get into a job where they write stuff like this and still sleep at night? It's the Mark Zuckerberg of prose. Imitating humanity without ever giving the impression of belonging to it.
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#4
sepheronx
im not gonna lie, I always liked Dell's displays. But I agree, the marketing jingo used in the text above is beyond ridiculous. zone did a good job.
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#5
dyonoctis
ZoneDymo
Honestly whoever comes up with this text should be fired, what a bunch of nonsense.

"their relentless commitment to gaming innovations at CES"
Relentless..... not to mention I fail to see any actual innovation.

"in the iconic Legend ID"
In the what?

"With the popularity of PC games like the latest Assassin's Creed, players are demanding more immersive experiences, faster and more responsive displays."
Yeah AC... thats a proper PC game isnt it, when I think PC gaming, I think AC, and if any game demands faster and more responsive displays its AC..... what a weird and random and poor example.
I have nothing against AC, I love the games from the series I played but to use that for this... just weird.

"coupled with a true 1 ms gray-to-gray response time "
Sooo you were lying to us before Dell/Alienware?
Those 1 ms gray to gray were all fake? shame on you sir! and why should we trust you now?

"When combined with a native FHD resolution, a 24.5" monitor delivers better and clearer images"
As opposed toooo what? a lower res? shocking...
"making it the ideal size for high-speed gaming. "
So because this native FHD res matches up with the 24.5" display, it's the ideal size for high speed gaming?
Who comes up with these conclusions, this makes no sense at all.

Ill stop now, cant make a post ranting about every line but jeez this is some hot garbage.
Well, Alienware is a consumer brand, thus the "make people dream" speech is mandatory. It's all about the image that the brand want to have rather than cold hard facts. They can't exactly start with saying : "Alienware the overpriced brand that lost his soul long ago". But I do agree that the writer seems rather confused at times.

The Legend ID is the impossible name "AW2518HF" who apparently became iconic. (That monitor already exist it's just a new version. Hint: alienware likes to re use old name acrosss genereation like apple: area-51m vs macbook pro).

They are trying to sell that monitor as being the greatest compromise with a great pedigree ( It's questionnable, the first gen was great, but didn't made any waves). It's not big, It's not 4K, but that make it a great monitor for high refresh gaming whereas bigger monitor with 4K resolution might not look pretty when downscaling to FHD , or they might just look too pixelated even if it's native. (and ofc 4K gaming isn't compatible with High refresh gaming). A simple message that didn't got trough because it was too convoluted.
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