Dell launched the Alienware x15 R2 and Alienware x17 R2 gaming laptops in India on Tuesday. Both new models were unveiled at CES 2022 in Barcelona, Spain, as upgraded versions of the existing Alienware x15 and Alienware x17. They are said to be the company’s thinnest 15-inch and 17-inch gaming laptops, respectively. The new Alienware laptops are equipped with 12th generation Intel Core processors (Alder Lake) as well as Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs for performance gains over the previous models. In the series, the Alienware x17 R2 also carries a Cherry MX mechanical keyboard and offers upgradeable DDR5 memory.
Alienware x15 R2, Alienware x17 R2 Price in India
The Alienware x15 R2 price in India starts at Rs. 2,49,990 while the Alienware x17 R2 carries a starting price of Rs. 2.99.990. Both models will be available at Dell Exclusive Stores, Dell.com, large format retail stores and multi-brand outlets. The laptops are also available in Lunar Light color.
Features of Alienware x15 R2, Alienware x17 R2
As announced at CES 2022 in January, the Alienware x15 R2 and Alienware x17 R2 share a similar design to their predecessors unveiled last year. There are upgrades though, including 12th Gen Intel Core i7H or Intel Core i9HK processor options, along with up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080Ti graphics, Alienware Cryo-Tech cooling and DDR5 RAM. The machines also come equipped with customizable AlienFX stadium lighting and feature a backlit keyboard that supports a low-halo backlight that only illuminates the letters on the key so you can better focus on your game.
The presence of Alienware Cryo-Tech cooling technology is coupled with the Element 31 thermal interface material, which is a result of an encapsulated gallium silicon liquid metal compound. It is said to deliver a 24 percent improvement in thermal resistance over the previous generation and up to a 50 percent improvement in contact resistance.
Dell has also equipped the laptops with the Alienware Quad-Fan design, which offers dedicated airflow with evacuation fans and two opposing exhaust fans. The fans are also paired with an artificial intelligence (AI) smart fan control technology that allows individual fans to spin independently, slow down, or remain stable – depending on the data they receive from various onboard sensors .
For further thermal management, the Alienware x15 R2 and Alienware x17 R2 feature a proprietary Thermal Control Circuit Offset that offers five tailored power states to choose from, namely Full Speed (maximum performance), Performance mode (graphics priority), Balanced mode (balanced CPU/GPU), cool mode (low temperature priority) and quiet mode (acoustic priority).
The machines also feature Alienware’s HyperEfficient Voltage Regulation technology, which enables 12-phase (on the x17) or 8-phase (on the x15) graphics voltage regulation.
Alienware x15 R2 specifications
The Alienware x15 R2 runs Windows 11 Home or Windows 11 Pro and features a 15.6-inch screen available in Full HD 165Hz, Full HD 360Hz, and QHD 240Hz options, all of which are Nvidia G Sync included. It’s powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H or Core i9-12900H processor, along with Intel Xe Graphics and up to 32GB of LPDDR5 RAM. The laptop also features up to Nvidia GeForce RTX3080Ti graphics with 16GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory.
For storage, the Alienware x15 R2 features up to 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen 4 SSD. It features a USB 3.2 Gen 1 port with PowerShare, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port with DisplayPort and Power Delivery, a Thunderbolt 4 with DisplayPort and Power Delivery, a Universal Audio Jack, an HDMI 2.1 port, and a power adapter port. The laptop also offers support for Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth v5.2.
The Alienware x15 R2 comes with an HD webcam with dual array microphones and Windows Hello IR support. It also comes with stereo speakers and stereo tweeters. The laptop also features an 87 Wh six-cell battery and ExpressCharge Boost fast charging support. The base variant of the Alienware x15 R2 measures 359.70 x 277.33 x 16.74 mm and weighs 2.27 kg.
Alienware x17 R2 specifications
In terms of specs, the Alienware x17 R2 runs Windows 11 Home and features a 17.3-inch display with Full HD 360Hz or UHD 165Hz options and Nvidia G-Sync display -Technology. The laptop is equipped with a 12th generation Intel Core i7-12700H or Core i9-12900HK processor with integrated Intel Iris Xe graphics and 32 GB DDR5 RAM. It also has up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080Ti graphics with 16GB of GDDR6 graphics memory.
The Alienware x17 R2 comes with 1TB M.2 PCIe NVMe Gen 4 SSD. It is equipped with two USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports with PowerShare, one USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port with DisplayPort and Power Delivery, one Thunderbolt 4 with Power Delivery, one Universal Audio Jack, one HDMI 2.1 port, one Mini DisplayPort 1.4, an RJ45 Ethernet port and a power supply connector. The laptop also supports Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth v5.2. In addition, it is equipped with a low-profile Cherry MX keyboard coupled with a multi-touch premium precision glass touchpad with integrated scrolling.
For video chats, the Alienware x17 R2 features an HD camera with dual array microphones and Windows Hello IR support. There are stereo speakers, stereo tweeters and stereo woofers. The device is equipped with an 87 Wh six-cell battery that supports fast charging with the integrated ExpressCharge Boost. The base variant of the Alienware x17 R2 measures 399.23 x 299.57 x 20.90 mm and weighs 3.02 kg.