Dell wants to write the future of gaming notebooks with the new Alienware X series. The X17 has striking details, even if it initially looks like the other Alienware notebooks.
Brand new, Dell has now introduced the Alienware X17 alongside the Alienware m15 R6. At first, the notebook hardly differs from the previous ones. But the silhouette of the X17 is striking when folded and the trackpad is orange. In addition, a whole lot of RGB has been installed. A ring glows on the notebook’s back, the Alienware logo is on the outside of the notebook and the keyboard also glows impressively. The display of the Alienware X17 has a 16:9 format.
Apart from the plug for the power supply, which is on the left side, all other connections are on the back of the notebook. These include a Thunderbolt 4 USB-C, two USB-A ports, a normal USB-C port, an HDMI port and a mini-DisplayPort. It is not yet known whether there are other ports on the right side of the X17.
The new Alienware notebook has two technical highlights in particular according to Dell’s presentation. Once it has a cooling system with four fans, which were combined with massive heat pipes made of copper. Thus, the heat can be optimally dissipated from the inside even with high computing power. The heatsink is very massive, which could indicate that the notebook works very quietly during cooling, as it should be for a gaming notebook.
Alienware has used a now new material for the heat conduction. The new material has been named “Element 31” by the manufacturer. It consists of gallium silicone, to improve the cooling performance. “Element 31” most likely comes from the periodic table, since gallium has the atomic number 31 here.
An Intel Tiger Lake H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3000 laptop GPU work inside the Alienware X17. Further details are not yet known. Availability and price are still unclear, but the notebook should be available “soon”.