Alienware has been producing gaming specced laptops since 2002 and with the resurgence of consumer virtual reality (VR) over the past few years its no surprise that the company would produce VR capable laptops. Earlier this month VRFocus reported on Alienware announcing two new products, the Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 VR-ready laptops, and today prices and availability have been revealed.
The Alienware 15 comes in four configurations, starting from $1,349.99 USD going up to $2,099.99. As with all the company’s laptops these base prices can increase depending on the configurable options customers choose. They all come with NVIDIA’s latest 10-series graphics cards which were launched a couple of months ago, with the entry level model featuring the Geforce GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 RAM and a 6th Generation Intel Core i5 processor.
The top-of-the-range Alienware 17 starts from $1,499.99 with an i7 processor, GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 and 8GB memory, going up to $2,649.99 which includes the same i7 processor, a GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5 and 16GB memory. If all that wasn’t enough power then you can add an Alienware Graphic Amplifier into the mix. This will accept NIVDIA’s Geforce GTX 1080 card so you’ll have no problem running the latest titles.
“Gaming is in a time of renaissance right now; awesome games and development, amazing resolutions and technology, plus the pure excitement around VR experiences – it’s an incredible driving force and it feels similar to the energy that started Alienware 20 years ago,” said Frank Azor, general manager of Alienware and XPS, Dell. “These new notebooks are a product of that history and approach, but also of the demands and expectations of gamers today. Being true to both is what Alienware is about and we’re proud to bring these notebooks to gamers.”
While all the laptops are available to purchase from Dell’s website, any orders received won’t being shipping until 30th, September 2016.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of Alienware and its VR-ready products, reporting back with the latest announcements.