the ongoing E3 Expo also saw Alienware unveiling three new gaming laptops: the Alienware 14, 17, and 18-inch gaming laptops. but before we move on, there is something that we need to get out of the way first and that’s the branding part of the equation: these laptops are simply known as Alienware 14, Alienware 17, and Alienware 18, respectively, so as not to be confused with the M series that they are replacing. and for the added measure of differentiating from the outgoing models, the laptops sport an updated look to its iconic, angular design inspired by jet engines and stealth bombers. packed within the anodized aluminum shell and magnesium alloy body of these new mobile gaming powerhouses are the latest Haswell quad-core Intel Core i7 processors, NVIDIA GeForce 700 series GPU, and on the display end of the business, the Alienware 14 now features an anti-glare LCD display with wide viewing angles and option to go Full HD IPS panel. the Alienware 17 is offered with optional 3D panel, while the Alienware 18 comes equipped with a Full HD display with PLS wide viewing-angle technology.
also included are DDR3L memory, and up to three storage drives on the 14, and up to four storage drives on the 17 and 18 models. and for the first time, NVIDIA SLi dual graphics technology will come as a standard for the Alienware 18, plus an over-clocked processor option (up to a maximum speed of 4.3GHz). some other features include Qualcomm’s Killer networks, Klipsch speakers, Dolby Home Theater v4 audio, an enhanced and reinforced keyboard, and an updated Alienware Command Center for customizing the light effects for both the hardware and selected games. notice we never use the word ‘sleek’ the whole time? that’s because, Alienware has never touted their portables as streamlined machines and we suspect, they never will, due to the fact that they do really need to pack those necessary components to make them one heck of a mobile gaming rig. according to the PR text, the Alienware 14, Alienware 17 and Alienware 18 gaming laptops are available now, but upon checking out the official web store, we did not see any of them there. perhaps, we should wait a little longer?
click past the jump for a few product videos to learn more about these road-going gaming machines (including one clip on the laptop’s design philosophy).