Dell have announced a new range of products in their Alienware brand at Gamescom 2018 that take advantage of the newly announced NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series of graphic processing units (GPUs). This makes them able to deliver outstanding performance for virtual reality (VR) experiences and videogames, while enchaining everyday usage as well. On top of new products, a new software application and training platform have also been revealed.
The new Alienware Aurora desktop PC is a mid-tower desktop and is a proven powerhouse machine designed for professionals looking for significant performance and upgradability, suitable for their work or gaming habits. The newly announced NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, 2080 and 2080 Ti GPUs will be available with this model and the Aurora is ideal for VR, 4K gaming experience and is even capable of handling 12K with the highest-end graphics options thanks to the new GeForce RTX 20 series.
The iconic Alienware Area 51 is also getting an update to include the new GeForce RTX 2070, 2080 and 2080 Ti GPUs. Not only that, but as it is designed for serious gaming enthusiasts wanting the very best in visual performance and gameplay experience, it is more than capable of handling VR, 4K or 8K displays along side being powered by an impressive 18-Core Intel Processor. The Area 51 and Aurora PCs will be available in the coming months with pre-orders opening in September.
On top of the new desktop PCs Dell have new 24″ and 27″ gaming monitors that feature fast refresh rates of 144MHz for the 24″ and 155Hz for the 27″ with rapid 1 millisecond response time to offer minimum input lag. The monitors will be available later this month starting at $319.99 (USD) for the 24″ and $549.99 for the 27″. If you are looking for a more mobile option of gaming then, the updated Alienware 15 and 17 laptops now feature per-key LED lighting with near countless lighting combos and effects. The upgraded TactX keyboard and n-key rollover enable more than 100 key commands for maximum action per minute. This is all on a keyboard that features a 2.2mm key travel, allowing for rapid keystroke responses. The 15 and 17 gaming laptops will be available from August 21st prices at $1,399.99 (USD) and $1,599.99 respectively.
That isn’t all though, as Dell and Alienware are allowing visitors to their stand at Gamescom 2018 to immerse themselves in the highly anticipated Alienware Academy. This free-to-use online training platform is designed to help hopeful eSports athletes learn to play competitive videogames like a pro. With training provided from pro players and by leveraging Tobii eye-tracking gaze overlay, heatmaps, stats and other tools, this will all help to improve an athletes skills as they work towards becoming a pro player.
The last announcement for Gamescom 2018 comes in the form of the Alienware Command Center, which was debuted at CES 2018. Now, the software is available and is included free with all Alienware peripherals and is usable on any PC system regardless of the brand. Thanks to the integrated dashboard, gaming library, FX and power management features, the center provides quick and easy access to fine-tuned settings and a players gaming library.
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