Alienware’s new gaming laptops are its thinnest and lightest yet

The Alienware m17 is 40 percent lighter than last year's model

Alienware m17

Following the announcement of its new enterprise 2-in-1, Dell has revealed a new set of thin Alienware gaming laptops.

Announced ahead of CES 2019, which takes place in Las Vegas next week, Alienware’s new m17 and m15 laptops promise excellent gaming performance in a thin and light package.

Dell says the m17 is Alienware’s thinnest and lightest 17-inch laptop, weighing in at 5.79 pounds (2.62kg). That makes it 40 percent lighter than its predecessor.

Plus, Alienware didn’t skimp on power either. The m17 comes packed with an 8th gen Intel Core i9 K-series processor — a significant addition, as the K-series can be overclocked. On top of that powerful CPU, the m17 has an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU to power the ultimate gaming experience.

If 17-inches is a little much for you, Alienware also has a new m15 laptop with the title of thinnest and lightest 15-inch Alienware laptop ever made. The m15 weighs only 4.76 pounds (2.16kg). For reference, a 15-inch MacBook Pro clocks in at 4.02 pounds (1.83kg).

Alienware m15

In other words, the m15 is incredibly light when you consider the power Dell squeezed into it. You can get an 8th gen Intel Core i5, i7 or i9 CPU alongside Nvidia GeForce RTX 20-series graphics.

Both the m15 and m17 earned a 2019 CES Innovation Award in the gaming category for outstanding product design and engineering.

Overall, the new Alienware laptops are quite impressive. They’re just a small part of an exciting line of new hardware from Dell at CES.

The m15 and m17 will both be available starting January 29th, 2019. The m15 will start at $1,579.99 USD (about $2,116 CAD) and the m17 will start at $1,649.99 USD (about $2,210 CAD).

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