Alienware and Dell – six new 2018 Windows 10 gaming laptops

Alienware and Dell are launching six new Windows 10 gaming laptops based on the new 8th Gen Intel® Core™ high performance processors, with significant enhancements over prior generations. Continuing Dell’s commitment to provide the ultimate gaming experience for everyone, Dell is also debuting Dell G Series, revitalizing the Dell Gaming portfolio. This suite of PCs, starting at $749, is designed and engineered for the gamer who prioritizes performance and excellent gameplay.

Alienware 15 and 17 boost performance with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ CPUs

Alienware 15 and 17 gaming laptops will offer new 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5, i7, and i9 processors with up to 6-cores, enabling overclocking up to 5.0GHZ for the first time ever on Alienware’s most powerful family of laptops. To extract maximum performance from Intel’s top powerhouse processors, Alienware mechanically engineered improved cooling technology, Alienware Cryo-Tech v2.0, with 50% thinner fan blades and a vapor chamber on the CPU to cool down the higher number of cores more efficiently. Fusing these breakthrough innovations into new Alienware 15 and 17 laptops adds a measurable 10% performance boost1, making AAA gameplay and VR immersion significantly smoother.

To help gamers effortlessly yield their most peak performance, Alienware has incorporated the next generation of Alienware Command Center into its latest lineup of laptops. Debuted at CES 2018, this simple yet elegant new interface helps novice and experienced gamers optimize, overclock, and tune Alienware PCs and peripherals to their unique gaming needs. Catering further to user-customization, the Alienware Command Center gives gamers complete control over the Alienware 15 and 17 laptops’ 13 programmable lighting zones supporting full RGB values and up to 16.8m colors, unlocking more than 80 quadrillion possible lighting combinations to explore.

Joining the Alienware 15 and 17’s iconic space grey aesthetic, Alienware welcomes a sleek new Epic Black color option in both sizes8.

Alienware Arena Rewards

Alienware’s active Community Rewards Program, that launched eight years ago, is expanding to new levels. Alienware Arena Rewards now will offer gamification and engagement discounts to all fans. Daily games allow fans to win Arena Rewards Points and Dell Advantage Rewards7 for perks, prizes and discounts on products.

Unlike other programs, Alienware Arena members can earn points through games and community engagement. Once fans earn these points they don’t lose them, fans will continue to grow in level where they’ll be offered level specific incentives including points boost (i.e. earn 2x the number of points for the next 24 hours2) to discounts and other financial benefits when customers join Dell Advantage.

Launching along with Arena Rewards is the Alienware Arena Game Vault mobile application, giving customers the opportunity to earn additional points at big gaming events on the go. Fans will have their first chance to start earning these points during PAX East in Boston. Beginning April 3 at 7am CDT fans can text ARENA to 41411 to download (ioS and Android)6 and start winning Arena Reward Points and other prizes.

Dell G Series, a robust new portfolio of affordable game-ready PCs

Building upon a fierce commitment to deliver gaming solutions for players of all levels and budgets, Dell is launching an expansive new suite of Windows 10 gaming PCs. All four systems, Dell G3 15 and 17, as well as Dell G5 15 and Dell G7 15, feature gaming-forward design and snappy performance at affordable prices. These new game-ready laptops are equipped with up to powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series GPUs, 8th Gen Intel® Core processors, thermal management solutions, intelligent content prioritization software, anti-glare IPS panels, and other complimentary features intended to get gamers fully immersed into their games.

Dell G3 15 and 17

  • Coming in 15 and 17-inch sizes, Dell G3 15 and 17 laptops are powered by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 up to 1060 Max-Q discrete GPUs, up to 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 CPUs, dual fans and dual drives with SSD options
  • The laptops 2×2 WiFi antenna design provides great wireless performance, while the SmartByte software prioritizes gaming and video content keeping them smooth, even during large file downloads
  • All encased in a refined performance inspired design and a silky matte exterior finish, the laptops boast a sleek 22.7mm (15) / 25mm (17) profile encouraging gaming-on-the-go
  • G3 15 is Dell’s thinnest gaming laptop to date
  • Dell G3 15 will offer three color options (Black, Recon Blue, Alpine White) and Dell G3 17 will offer two color options (Black, Recon Blue)8

Dell G5 and G7 15

  • For those seeking a step-up in performance from the G3 systems, the Dell G5 and G7 15 come in a sleek 25mm thin 15-inch chassis, with powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPUs with Max-Q design technology
  • The systems feature 6GB GDDR5 dedicated memory5, up to 6-core performance with 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors (with up to Core i7 on the G5 and i9 on the G7), dual fans, and dual drives with SSD options
  • G7 15 will offer optional 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 CPU and UHD display (3840×2160) configurations, available in late April
  • Killer 1×1 networking optimization (supporting up to 2×2) or SmartByte software responsively prioritize content downloads for liquid smooth gaming and streaming
  • Designed to push heat and noise away from the user, Dell equipped a front air intake and rear exhaust vent to the laptops’ frames to keep players cool, and able to game longer
  • Immersing players deeper into the game, Dell G5 and G7 15 will also offer an optional IPS UHD 4k panel to summon a premium on-screen experience
  • Dell G5 15 is available in either Standard Black or Beijing Red flavors, and Dell G7 15 is available in either Standard Black or Alpine White8


Dell to offer HTC VIVE Pro

Announced at CES, Dell was the first and only PC provider to sell the consumer version of HTC VIVE VR headsets. Building upon this partnership, Dell is now among the first to sell the HTC VIVE Pro on, providing a single purchase path for all VR needs. Starting at $799 (for the headset only), the VIVE Pro, the most capable, and fully featured Virtual Reality system VIVE has ever made, will be available April 5 in the U.S. on, with plans to expand globally later this year.


Available now in US, China and Europe and shipping later in April:

  • Alienware 15 and 17 available on starting today at $2,399.99 and $3,699.99 with additional configurations starting at $1,449.99 and $1,599.99 coming April 10. They will also be available on and in select Best Buy Stores.4
  • Dell G7 15 is available on starting today at $1,099.99 with additional configurations starting at $849.99 on April 10. It will also available on and in select Best Buy Stores.4

Available April 16:

  • Dell G3 15 and 17 will be available April 16 globally on starting today at $749.99 and $1,099.99 with additional configurations starting at $799.99 (Dell G3 17) soon.
  • Dell G5 15 will be available April 16 globally today on and select retailers4 starting at $949.99 with additional configurations starting at $849.99 soon.

Dell also recently raised the bar when it comes to support, introducing its top-tier consumer support service, Premium Support Plus. Powered by Dell’s exclusive SupportAssist3 technology, it is the first and only consumer service to find issues proactively, predict problems before they start, remove viruses automatically and optimize performance for consumer PCs. Premium Support Plus is available for all Dell G Series and Alienware systems, in addition to XPS and Inspiron PCs.

13DMark for Windows Fire Strike overall score with Alienware 15 R4 with Intel® Core™ i9 8950HK, 16GB, DDR4 GTX 1080 vs. Alienware 15 R3 Intel® Core™ i7 7820HK, 32GB DDR4 GTX 1080
2Boost point multipliers will not be available on day one.
3SupportAssist automatically detects and proactively alerts Dell to: operating system issues, software upgrades, driver updates and patches, failures of hard drives, batteries, memory, internal cables, thermal sensors, heat sinks, fans, solid state drives and video cards. Not available on Linux, Windows RT, Windows 10S, Windows 10 CMIT Government Edition, Android, Ubuntu or Chrome based products. Predictive analysis failure detection includes hard drives, solid state drives, batteries and fans.
4 Retail prices and services will vary.
5 System memory may be used to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors.
6 Message and data rates may apply.
7 Dell Advantage Rewards expire in 90 days (except where prohibited by law). To redeem DA Rewards you must have an active Dell Advantage Loyalty Rewards Account.  To join, visit and click “register now” to create a new My Account and register for rewards.  Rewards are typically issued to your DA Account within 30 days after issued through Alienware Arena; See
8 Colors and sizes will vary by region