Alienware just came up with their coolest gaming laptop ever


Alienware is keen on giving Razer a run for its money when it comes to making a super-thin gaming laptop. Two of the configurations of Alienware’s new X15 flagship model are actually 15.9mm thick, almost the same as Razer’s just-refreshed 15.8mm-thick Blade 15 Advanced. Packed into that entry model is Intel’s 11th Gen Core i7-11800H processor, 16GB of RAM clocked at 3,200MHz and 256GB of fast NVMe storage. A 15.6-inch FHD display with a 165Hz refresh rate, 3ms response time, and up to 300 nits of brightness with 100-percent sRGB colour gamut support comes standard. Alienware hasn’t shared pricing for spec increases, but you can load the X15 with up to an Intel Core i9-11900H processor, a 2TB NVMe M.2 SSD (with a maximum 4TB of dual storage supported via RAID 0), and 32GB of RAM. To top it off, you can put in an RTX 3080 graphics card (the 8GB version, with 110W maximum graphics power). Wrapping up this boatload of specs, the X15 and X17 each have a 720p Windows webcam, and configurations with the RTX 3080 have an illuminated trackpad that can be customised within its pre-installed software.

Nvidia is all set to launch its new flagship GPU RTX 3080 Ti

Nvidia is unveiling its latest flagship gaming GPU, the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. Based on Nvidia’s latest Ampere architecture, the RTX 3080 Ti will succeed the RTX 3080 and promises to deliver 1.5x more performance over the previous generation RTX 2080 Ti. Nvidia is making the RTX 3080 Ti available worldwide in June, priced from $1,199. The RTX 3080 Ti looks very much like the RTX 3080, with an identical design and ports. The main difference is a jump in power and VRAM. The RTX 3080 Ti ships with more VRAM than the RTX 3080, and with 12GB of GDDR6X in total. This new GPU is essentially as close as you can get to an RTX 3090 on paper, with half the VRAM. You’re obviously losing out on an extra 12GB of VRAM if you opt for the RTX 3080 Ti over the 3090, and what will likely be a small improvement in performance for that $300 difference. Nvidia is also launching a second GPU, the RTX 3070 Ti. The $599 RTX 3070 Ti will be available soon and is designed to offer 1.5x more performance over the previous RTX 2070 Super.