As part of the continued sales on virtual reality (VR) products this weekend, Alienware are today promoting a discount on high-end ‘VR Ready’ laptops. Up for grabs is a New Alienware 17, a 17” laptop featuring an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card.
Alienware’s most powerful 17″ gaming laptop has been designed for the most immersive VR experiences, and now also includes Tobii eye-tracking technology as standard. Of course, the eye-tracking hardware is mounted upon the laptop and so can’t be used within a VR head-mounted display (HMD), but it remains an interesting additions to many traditional 2D videogames.
The full technical specifications of the New Alienware 17 are as follows:
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)
Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64bit English
Memory: 16GB DDR4 at 2400MHz (2x8GB)
Display: 17.3 inch QHD (2560×1440) 120Hz TN Anti-Glare 400-nits NVIDIA G-SYNC Enabled w/Tobii Eye-tracking
Chipset: Mobile Intel® CM236 Chipset
Primary Battery: Lithium Ion (99 Wh) Battery
Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 with 8GB GDDR5
Audio and Speakers: Alienware Sound Center and Audio Recon software2.1 Speaker configuration includes subwoofer7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection
Hard Drive: 512GB PCIe SSD (Boot) + 1TB 7200RPM SATA 6Gb/s (Storage)
Wireless: Killer 1435 802.11ac 2×2 WiFi and Bluetooth 4.1Microsoft
The specifications of the device far exceed the minimum requirements for both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive HMDs. Beginning at 9am EST today, 28th November 2016, the New Alienware 17 laptop will be available for $1999.99 USD, a saving of $500 from the original price tag of $2499.99. VRFocus will keep you updated with any further discounting on both hardware and software in the VR industry over the holiday period.