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Alienware’s Big Redesign Comes to Its Thinnest Gaming Laptops

At CES Alienware announced a major redesign, featuring devices with soft-touch plastic and an overall look that was meant to be less aggressive with its gamer aesthetics. But new design only launched on Alienware’s enormous and enormously powerful Area-51M, a laptop that starts at £2,220 and requires a significant emotional investment due to its price and size. Now the more user-friendly redesign is trickling down to the thinner m15 and m17, and at first glance, this looks like one of the slickest gaming laptops we’ve seen. Read More >>

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The Surprising Origins of Absurd Gaming Hardware Design

In recent years there’s been a schism in gaming hardware design, and you can see it in two distinct approaches to gaming laptops. On the one hand, you have Razer, which is building super thin, sleek laptops that sacrifice a little power for more portability and cultural accessibility. While companies like Alienware continue to make the biggest, fastest, and loudest laptops you can game on. This isn’t a coincidence. As gaming becomes more and more popular—a report suggests that about 56 per cent of people in the UK play video games now—the aesthetic of devices designed for gamers has started to warp. Read More >>

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We Opened Up These Supercharged Gaming Laptops to See Their Upgradeable Guts

Laptops haven’t been really upgradable in a while. Sure you could switch out the storage or memory on some, but as laptops have gotten thinner and thinner, even those components have become permanently a part of the devices. So it was a big deal when Alienware showed off the new Area-51m at CES. Yes, it’s a 17.3-inch beast that starts at £2,200 and can go up to £3,800, but you can also upgrade the storage, memory, and even the CPU and GPU as time goes by. Read More >>

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Alienware’s Thinnest Laptop Yet Balances Power, Price, and Portability Nicely

All of a sudden, it seems like almost no one is making laptops like Alienware makes laptops: beefy, loud, and fast. Most of the top gaming laptop makers have embraced the design style popularised by Razer and supported by Nvidia’s Max-Q design ethos: thin and sacrificing a little power for portability. But not Alienware, man. This company is still making laptops that are lap in name only, and the Alienware m15, in particular, stands out, because it’s really big, it’s really powerful. And as it turns out, it’s surprisingly portable. Read More >>

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Skip the Tourist Stuff and Just Lock Yourself Up in This Hotel’s Bananas Gaming Suite

If you’re a gamer who doesn’t want to haul a PC with you on holiday, you could book your next trip to Panama City where the local Hilton has packed a ridiculously customised hotel room full of high-end gaming gear and accessories. The beanbag chairs, VR goggles, and racing seat all make sense to me, but why did the designers bother including a shower and two beds? Read More >>

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Alienware Proves That Laptop Size Doesn’t Have to Matter

When it comes to playing games, I’ve always preferred consoles to computers. Building (or buying) a custom gaming rig can be fun, but I need a dedicated laptop. And gaming laptops can definitely bring the power, but often with a size and battery-life trade-off that would make it impossible to use in any non-gaming scenario. So it used to be that if I wanted to game, it was easier to for me to spend money on an Xbox One S or PlayStation 4 Pro, rather than messing with PCs. But the new Alienware 13 is changing my mind about gaming laptops. Read More >>

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Steam Machine UK Buying Guide: The Best PC Gaming Consoles For Your Living Room

Amid all the excitement surrounding the release of Fallout 4, you can be forgiven for completely missing another huge nugget of gaming news. The first of Valve’s long-awaited Steam Machines have landed in the UK, and they’ve done so unusually quietly. We've rounded up the best Steam Machines available in the UK right now, which you can find below. First, here's some buying guidance. Read More >>

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Alienware’s Small Gaming Desktop is Getting a Big Boost

Alienware generally makes giant honking gaming computers. There are two exceptions: The tiny Alpha, and the console-sized X51 desktop. And today, the X51 is getting some pretty huge additions—including custom liquid cooling, PCIe solid state storage, and external graphics. Read More >>

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Dell is Back

Dell is making computers interesting again. Who would have thought? Read More >>

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Dell’s New XPS 13 Sounds Like the Laptop of My Dreams

15 hours of battery life. A gorgeous 13-inch display that looks like it's floating in air. Silky carbon fibre sandwiched between shiny aluminium. Starting at just $800 (£528). My only question about the new Dell XPS 13: what's the catch? Read More >>

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Alienware Says Alpha is Still in Alpha

The Alienware Alpha is smaller and more powerful than an Xbox 360 or PS4, but the £449 Windows-powered game console shipped a little half-baked. Not to worry, says Alienware: updates are on the way! "We're in the alpha phase of Alpha," admits the company. Read More >>

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Alienware Alpha Review: Close, But No Game Console

The Alienware Alpha sounds awesome. It's smaller and more powerful than the PS4 and Xbox One. It doubles as an actual Windows PC! But be warned: it's not as easy to use as a game console, not as foolproof. It's not nearly the slam dunk I was hoping it would be. Read More >>

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Alienware 13 Review: The First Futureproof Gaming Laptop

I've owned a grand total of two gaming laptops. It was depressing how quickly they aged. But the new Alienware 13 won't suffer the same fate. It's the first gaming laptop that lets you connect a external desktop graphics card for truly unheard-of speeds. Read More >>

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The New Alienware Area-51 is the Weirdest Gaming PC I’ve Ever Seen

Alienware is famous for two things. One: selling ever more powerful gaming computers. Two: making them look like they were designed by aliens. But its latest full-size desktop gaming PC isn't just another box sculpted to look like it's out of this world. In fact, the new Alienware Area-51 is trying to challenge the assumption that PC gamers need a "box" at all. Read More >>