The first week of January is traditionally packed with tech announcements and Dell isn’t one to miss out. The company has kicked off the new year with a range of new products.
Scroll down to learn more about all the new laptops, displays and peripherals coming from Dell and its gaming subsidiary Alienware this year.
Dell XPS 13 Plus
Dell has redesigned the XPS 13 laptop, while still keeping it slim and light at 15.28mm and 1.24kg.
The XPS 13 Plus packs larger dual fans that offer 55% more airflow, allowing for a more powerful system without increasing the noise or temperature of the laptop.
As far as they keyboard goes, Dell has introduced a capacitive touch function row that allows users to move between function and media keys. The company has also done away with the spaces between keys, making the keycaps larger and deeper, and it’s gotten rid of the lines on the glass touchpad, too.
The quad speaker design has been improved and Dell claims the display offers high brightness, improved clarity, precise detail and vivid colour. There’s also an OLED option available for those who want it.
Ultrasharp 32 4K Video Conferencing Monitor
Dell announced the new Ultrasharp 32 4K Video Conferencing Monitor – the first 31.5-inch 4K video conferencing monitor to pack an intelligent 4K webcam and the first in its class with IPS Black panel technology.
The 31.5-inch monitor has a 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution with a wide colour gamut that includes 98% DCI-P3 and VES Certified DisplayHDR 400, as well as ComfortView Plus low blue light support and a contrast ratio of 2,000:1.
The webcam packs a 4K HDR Sony STARVIS CMOS sensor and multi-element lens for clear images and the built-in mics feature echo cancelation to keep your voice clear, too.
The monitor packs two 14W speakers , touch controls and is tilt, swivel and height-adjustable. It can be connected to multiple devices with USB-C, RJ45 (Ethernet), super speed USB 10Gbps and quick access front ports.
Alienware 34 QD-OLED Gaming Display
The Alienware 34 QD-OLED is the world’s first quantum dot OLED monitor, according to Dell.
The quantum dot display tech enhances the OLEED qualities, allowing the gaming monitor to remain slim whilst delivering higher colour uniformity, wider colour coverage and increased brightness compared with White OLED displays.
The monitor offers a peak brightness of 1000 nits, an infinite contrast ratio and VESA DisplayHDR TrueBlack 400 certification. It also supports 99.3% DCI-P3 across a wide viewing angle and the colours are calibrated to Delta E<2.
The display offers ultra-low latency gameplay and tear-free gaming with Nvidia G-Sync Ultimate. It also features a 0.1ms GtG response time and an up to 1165Hz refresh rate for smooth gameplay and fast reaction times.
The monitor features a curved 1800R panel integrated into the Legend 2.0 ID. There’s customisable stadium loop OLED AlienFX lighting, 360-degree ventilation for better heat dissipation, improved cable management and a new centraliseed OSD 5-Axis joystick for adjusting settings.
Finally, there’s the new Creator Mode to choose between DCI-P3 and sRBG colour spaces, and the display is TUV-certified ComfortView Plus for reduced blue light emissions.
Alienware m17 R5 Ryzen Edition
Dell also announced a handful of updates to its Alienware M Series laptops, including the m17 R5.
The company has collaborated with AMD on the m17 R5, bringing AMD’s Ryzen processors, Radeon graphics, SmartShift MAX, SmartAccess memory and Smart Access Graphics to the M Series laptop.
The m17 R5 also packs support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, offering an HDR picture and immersive surround sound, as well as ComfortView Plus low blue light support without impacting image quality.
Users can choose from the 1-zone AlienFX backlit keyboard, the per-key alienFX backlit keyboard and the CherryMX Ultra low-profile mechanical keyboard, which also features per-key AlienFX lighting.
The m15 R5 takes advantage of Alienware’s Smart Fan control technology, along with five Tailored Power States, including Full Speed, Performance mode, Balanced mode, Battery Save mode and Quiet mode.
There’s also support for the latest Qualcomm wireless tech, including Wi-Fi 6E WCN6856 Dual 2×2 Wireless LAN for up to 6Ghz bands with speeds reaching up to 3.6Gbps.
Alienware m15 R7
Dell also announced that both AMD and Intel-powered updates are on their way to its m15 R7 line this year.
Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Headset and Mouse
The company has also announced a range of new peripherals, including the new Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Headset and Mouse.
The Tri-Mode headset packs 40mm Hi-Res Certified Drivers and supports both Active Noise Cancelling (ANC) and Dolby Atmos 3D sound. It comes with an integrated mic and a detachable boom mic and features touch controls on the right earcup.
The headset is capable of connecting wirelessly to the USB-C dongle included, wirelessly via Bluetooth 5.2 and wired via a 3.5mm jack, and offers up to 30 hours of battery life.
The Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Mouse, meanwhile, features an ergonomic design with programable buttons on either side and competition-level precision with 26,000 DPI, tracking of up to 650 IPS and sensors that can handle up to 50G of max acceleration.
The mouse is also able to connect via the USB-C dongle or Bluetooth 5.1 and it takes advantage of magnetic fast-charging.
Alienware x15 R2
The company has also announced a number of updates to the Alienware X Series, including the x15 R2 – its thinnest 15-inch laptop yet.
The x15 R2 is powered by the new 12th gen Intel Core processors, Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series graphics and takes advantage of DDR5 memory.
The laptop now features Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos across all configurations, along with ComfortView Plus for reduced blue light. All models also take advantage of Alienware’s Cryo-tech cooling tech, a quad-fan design and Smart Fan control.
The laptop includes Alienware’s HyperEfficient Voltage regulation tech, offering high-performance throughout marathon gaming sessions, and gamers can choose between five Tailored Power States according to their needs.
There’s also AlienFX lighting with 100 micro-LEDs in the rear stadium lighting zone and a customisable Alien head, keyboard and power button. The keyboard is the Alienware X-Series thin keyboard with 1.5mm travel.
Alienware x17 R2
Similarly to the x15 R2, the x17 R2 is Alienware’s thinnest 17-inch laptop yet.
The x17 R2 takes advantage of many of the same updates as the x15 R2, including the 12th gen Intel Core processors, Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series graphics and DDR5 memory. The x17 R2 also features Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Comfort View Plus, Cryo-tech cooling, a quad fan design and Smart Fan control across all configurations.
You’ll also find HyperEfficient Voltage Regulation, the AlienFX lighting experience and the X-Series thin keyboard with a 1.5mm key travel all available on the x15 R2 on the x17 R2, along with the Cherry MX ultra-low profile mechanical laptop keyboard option.
The Alienware x14 is the world’s thinnest 14-inch gaming laptop and the thinnest Alienware laptop yet, according to Dell. This is thanks to the laptop’s dual-torque element hinge.
The laptop features the 12th gen Intel Core i7 processors and Nvidia GeForce RTX 30-series graphics cards, with the latter bringing support for Nvidia G-Sync and Advanced Optimus technology.
Configurations based on the RTX 3060 also take advantage of an exclusive Element 31 thermal interface for improved performance, while all x14 configurations are now available with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos, along with ComfortView Plus.
The laptop features support for Alienware’s HyperEfficient Voltage Regulation, Smart Fan, Tailored Power States and the X-Series thin keyboard with 1.5mm travel.