Last week, a 16-year-old gamer took first place in the first-ever Fortnite World Cup in New York City, bagging an astonishing $3 million prize. Esports have become an increasingly popular phenomenon, and electronics brands are taking notice, with an ever-expanding array of top-notch gaming laptops and PCs being released into the market.
Dell subsidiary Alienware has long been a pioneer in gaming laptops and desktops dating to its inception way back in 1996. Since then, Alienware has consistently put out best-in-class products, and now, you can score an , or an , resulting in savings of $380 and $860, respectively. You may have a ways to go before you’re win-$3-million-at Fortnite good, but a new Alienware gaming laptop is a good place to start.
We reviewed the Alienware m15 last year and found a lot to like about its design and performance. The sleek, yet powerful 15-inch gaming laptop comes in at just 17.9mm thin and 4.78 pounds, with Alienware’s familiar striking red lid. An FHD 240HZ display panel enables super-smooth gameplay, while Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics give any game a visual boost, thanks in part to technology like ray tracing, DLSS, and artificial intelligence-enhanced graphics rendering.
Features like an Intel Optane SSD and high-capacity hybrid HDD with 8GB solid-state memory helps the Alienware m15 check all the boxes serious users look for in a
Normally $2,080, the Alienware m15
The Alienware 17 is the brand’s most powerful 17-inch
We could go on all day about the Alienware 17’s futuristic features, but one worth pointing out is virtual reality-ready capabilities. Designed for virtual reality, the Alienware 17 passes both Oculus Ready and Vive Optimized certifications. Thanks to Nvidia VRWorks technology, this
Normally $2,510, the Alienware m17
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