Alienware Rigs Can Get Even Cooler: Introducing PCI-E Liquid-Cooled Graphics to Beat the Heat

Vivian Lien – VP of Alienware & Dell Gaming

The Alienware crew is a competitive group. We can’t stop ourselves from beating our own top scores and staying ahead of the curve, bringing you the latest technology across our portfolio.

Our new line-up of gaming rigs takes our premium design and performance principles to the max:

  • The Alienware Area-51m – world’s most powerful gaming laptop*
  • Alienware m15/m17 – thin and powerful gaming laptops packed with power and performance
  • Alienware Aurora – esports desktop of choice, now available with new graphics liquid cooling technology


Let’s dive in!

Alienware Area-51m Gets Ripped: Desktop-Class Performance with Overclockable CPUs and GPUs

The Alienware Area-51m, based on the Legend industrial design, stands apart as a gaming laptop with upgradeable and overclockable desktop-processors and graphics cards for on-the-go gamers who want the best gaming experiences. Now we’re upping the ante and making this gaming laptop even more powerful with blazing speed. With the new 10th Gen Intel® Core™ S-series processors, Area-51m features 10 cores (a first on an Alienware laptop), 20 threads and up to 5.3GHz with Thermal Velocity Boost to maximise efficiency and drive performance.

Our new Alienware Cryo-Tech™ cooling technology increases airflow and boosts performance. This innovative design includes a new honeycomb air-intake panel above the keyboard, larger fan blades and feet for better elevation. For the first time, we are also introducing vapor chamber cooling and up to 12-phase HyperEfficient Voltage Regulation on select configurations to help maintain power levels for uninterrupted, marathon gaming sessions. And for gamers looking for an alternative in their GPU selection, Area-51m now offers AMD Radeon RX graphic options.

Designed to offer the best 17-inch screen experience, the upgraded Area-51m offers UHD and esports-ready high refresh rate FHD panel options (up to 300Hz) that deliver stunning visuals and fast-action gameplay to dominate all challengers. Game with style using the newly engineered Alienware keyboard featuring 1.7mm of key travel, N-key rollover technology and per-key RGB LED lighting that’s fully customisable for another-world experience right here on Earth. It’s available 23 June with a starting price of $3,999 AUD. For a closer look at the new Alienware Area-51m laptop, check it out on the Alienware Arena.

The Perfect Blend – Alienware m15/m17: Thin and Powerful Gaming Laptops Packed with Performance and Power

The new Alienware m15/m17 boasts a slick, portable design packed full of performance. Among the thinnest and most powerful gaming laptops on the market, they’re no lightweights when it comes to grinding on your favourite AAA titles for hours on end with uncompromised gameplay.

Paired with the fastest 10th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors, this generation m15/m17 is unlocked for overclocking on the i9-10980HK processors and features amazing responsiveness, consistent performance and visually stunning display options for smoother gameplay. The m15/m17 chills gamer’s biggest opponent – heat – with its new Alienware Cryo-tech cooling design. Its first-to-market HyperEfficient Voltage Regulation technology helps keep power levels high to push performance for the long haul. The m17 gamer also gets maximum graphics performance with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER Max-P graphics.

The m15/m17 has an impressive list of specs and feature options including up to 32GB of DDR4 memory, a Micro-SD media card reader, Thunderbolt™ 3 capable of PD fast charging, along with new internal graphic options for higher frames-per-second (NVIDIA GeForce/ AMD Radeon GPUs) and colour options including: Dark Side of the Moon and Lunar Light both of which are now formulated with a new High Endurance Clear Coat for advanced stain resistance. The latest version is available 22 May with a starting price of $3,199 AUD / $3,499 NZD (15”) and $3,599 AUD / $3,899 NZD (17”). For a closer look at the new Alienware m15 and m17 laptops, check them out on the Alienware Arena.

We’ll be bringing our launch of the Alienware m15/m17 to life on 22 May with a fun-packed digital event featuring live game matches with your favourite Team Liquid pros, industry influencers and Alienware Hive members. DJ mashups from game soundtracks, live digital fan art sessions and a cool interface letting you interact with products, watch content, sign-up for exclusive rewards, and more. Check out for more information and enter the fan art contest, which starts today!

Alienware Aurora Gets Even Cooler: Esports Desktop of Choice with Liquid Cooling Graphics

Alienware pioneered the first liquid-cooled desktop in 2004, and now we’re introducing our first PCI-e liquid cooling graphics on the Alienware Aurora. It’s available on NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics and will deliver up to a 19.5% temperature reduction and up to a 69.2% noise reduction. With this new add, gamers and pros considering the Alienware Aurora can now get liquid cooled processors AND liquid cooled graphics!

Designed for easy, tool-less upgrades, Aurora now makes it easier to frag the competition with 10th Gen Intel Core i9-10980HK processor, HyperX FURY XMP DDR4 memory and a massive optional 1000W power supply. We offer a range of upgradeable configs for overclockers, and for those who appreciate external goodies, we have a new ambient light ring that adds a fully customisable 4th AlienFX lighting zone on our Lunar Light models.

The de facto desktop for Team Liquid, Alienware Aurora also powers championship events like Riot’s LCS and LEC tournaments. We’ve also forged partnerships with schools to make Aurora the standard for gaming and esports programs. Available now with price starting at $2,799 AUD / $ 3,099 NZD. For a closer look at the new Alienware Aurora R11 gaming desktop, check it out on the Alienware Arena or pick yours up right away on

Early Preview of the Alienware 25 360Hz Gaming Monitor: Built for Esports

For gamers who demand an incredibly fast and responsive display, the upcoming Alienware 25 Gaming 360Hz Monitor (AW2521H) in our signature Legend ID will pull gamers right into the action. This 24.5-inch monitor has a 360Hz refresh rate – three times faster than most gaming monitors – coupled with NVIDIA G-SYNC®. Thanks to fast IPS technology, PC games will run buttery-smooth with virtually no screen tearing or blurring, with consistent colours from every angle. It will be available in Dark Side of the Moon colour later this year. More details to come your way soon.

Game Shift Technology and Next Gen CPUs and GPUs Optimise Performance for Gamers on a Budget

For our budget-conscious gamers, we’ve updated the Dell G3 15 and G5 15 to support intense hours of gameplay. These laptops will be available with Intel’s latest 10th Gen H-series mobile processors and NVIDIA’s GeForce graphic cards. Game Shift technology gives you maximum fan speed and optimal performance at a click of a button. Both laptops will offer 144 Hz display panels, with the G5 15 offering an optional 300Hz for smooth visual game play. The G3 15 and G5 15 will be available on 22 May with price starting at $1,599 AUD / $1,899 NZD and $2,299 AUD / $2,599 NZD. You can also take a quick glance at all of our new Alienware and G Series desktops and laptops here .

Our gaming solutions can give you a competitive advantage whether you’re a casual or professional gamer. How have you been using your Alienware PC these last few months? I’d love to hear about it. Please tweet or Instagram your experiences @AlienwareOZ and tag #Alienware.

*When equipped with Intel Core 19-9900K processor, 64GB of DDR4 2666MHz memory and NVIDIA GeForce RTX (8GB) graphics. Based on internal analysis of competitive gaming laptops as of Dec 2018.

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Donnie Oliphant  •  Senior Director, XPS Product Marketing, Dell Technologies

Welcome the new XPS 15 and 17 with a virtually borderless, 4-sided InfinityEdge display. (Check out 360° view of XPS 15 and XPS 17)

Often imitated. Never duplicated. Highly anticipated. The new XPS 15 and XPS 17 are here!  We’ve redesigned the XPS 15 and introduced an all-new XPS 17 with larger screen sizes so you can see and do more.

While these new additions to the XPS family offer beautiful new designs and the latest technology innovations, there’s much more to XPS than meets the eye. It’s every little detail that makes up the entire XPS experience.

Introducing the new XPS 17

(Check out an augmented reality demo of XPS 17 using your iOS or Android phone)

After a near 10-year hiatus, the XPS 17  returns as the most powerful XPS laptop ever1 But it’s not just about muscle, the XPS 17 is also the smallest 17-inch laptop on the planet2. The virtually borderless, 4-sided InfinityEdge display makes it smaller than 48% of 15-inch laptops available today3, putting the XPS 17 into a class of its own.

More power for your creative projects

 Intensive projects, gaming and VR are no match for XPS 17

Designed to be the most powerful XPS laptop ever made, the XPS 17 features the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics with Max-Q design. Packing this much performance into a laptop of this size requires engineering ingenuity to keep the system performing smoothly. Under the hood, we’ve packed a unique thermal design for increased fan airflow4 to fuel demanding projects.

Meet the redesigned XPS 15

(Check out an augmented reality demo of XPS 15 using your iOS or Android phone)

The redesigned XPS 15 is the smallest 15.6-inch performance class laptop5. But don’t let this compact footprint fool you! It’s got an immersive audiovisual experience like no other in its class, thanks to a larger 16:10 display and new up-firing speakers.

XPS 15 strikes a balance between power and portability to fuel content creation at home or on-the-go

With the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics with Max-Q design and up to 25-hour battery life6, you can easily stream your favourite shows, edit photos for Instagram, render 4K videos or create original sounds and textures on your DAW.

New experiential features extended across XPS 15 and 17

Masterfully crafted from premium materials like CNC machined aluminium and aerospace-inspired carbon fibre. (XPS 17 pictured above)

The XPS 15 and 17 are crafted from two pieces of machined aluminium, so they’re lightweight, yet strong and durable for folks on the move. We also designed a new hinge to make room for the new stunning 4-sided InfinityEdge display.

Stunning colour accuracy

100% Adobe RGB and 94% DCI P3 colour gamut delivers saturated, bright and accurate colour

Whether creating content or consuming it, the XPS systems have your back with immersive visuals. Optional 4K Ultra HD+ (3840 x 2400) resolution provides pinpoint accuracy, precise detail and sharp images. And the XPS equipped with Eyesafe display technology reduces harmful blue light while maintaining the vivid colour you need to deliver your best work.

Ready to collaborate securely

Designed into the new XPS is MaxxAudio® Pro by Waves, the suite of studio-quality audio and voice optimisations

Our smallest ever HD webcam is discretely hidden at the top of the display, ready at your command for video meet-ups and virtual get-togethers. You’ll come across loud and clear thanks to top-mounted mics with advanced echo cancellation and noise reduction technologies.

To make sure you’re not running late to virtual hangouts with friends and family, the XPS family features Windows Hello – a fingerprint reader built right into the power button – so you can safely unlock your PC and get to visiting without entering a password.

Surround sound 3D audio

XPS 15 and 17 audio architecture are tuned by multi-Grammy Award® winning producer, Jack Joseph Puig

XPS 15 and 17 are the first-ever laptops7 featuring Waves Nx® 3D audio for speakers tuned by multi-Grammy Award® winning producer, Jack Joseph Puig. On headphones, Waves Nx® can track your head movement to align the direction of sound to your visual point-of-view, and on speakers, Nx® headtracking puts you in the best seat of the house.

Unleash your creativity

Laura Lawson Visconti, Professional Photographer

XPS 15 and XPS 17 badged with Creator Edition on have been carefully selected to support hobbyists and creative enthusiasts using their laptop for content creation. Laura told us, “Editing on my XPS 15 has been a game-changer due to the speed and portability of the laptop. I take it everywhere with me!” These configurations are built with creative tools that speed high-resolution video editing and graphic design processes. Colby Brown, pictured below, stated: “For me, the XPS name represents performance, reliability and portability. Core elements that any photographer or creative needs in order to focus on what we do best…creating amazing content!”

Colby Brown, Professional Photographer, Photo Educator and Author

XPS sustainable packaging becomes more recyclable

Every XPS 13, 15 and 17 arrives wrapped in a gift-box style package made from sustainably sourced materials (XPS 13 pictured above)

On a planet with almost 8 billion people, every action we take makes an impact. Dell has set a goal of using 100% sustainable packaging by 2030, made from recycled or renewable material. We have eliminated foam and single-use plastic bags8 with the new XPS family, getting us steps closer to that Moonshot Goal. You can toss the entire XPS box in the recycling bin without thinking twice since it contains recycled ocean-bound plastics, locally recycled plastic, sustainable materials and recycled corrugate.

Final Words – it’s more than new products

There’s more to XPS than meets the eye. While XPS devices speak for themselves, our customer’s journey goes well beyond the hardware. Here’s the software, support and services that complete the XPS experience.

  • With Dell Mobile Connect, you can seamlessly integrate your XPS PC with your smartphone. Both Android and iOS users can now make calls, send texts, fully mirror your phone screen to use your apps, and get notifications and drag and drop files9 between your phone and XPS. Dell Mobile Connect is available to download for free from the Microsoft Store.
  • Dell Technologies supports its customers with 24×7 phone support10, automated issues detection or onsite service after remote diagnosis11. Learn more about Dell Premium Support Plus services here.


Pricing and availability

  • XPS 15, starting at $3,699 AUD / $3,999 NZD and available from mid-May.
  • XPS 17, starting at $3,299 AUD / $3,599 NZD and available from mid-June.
  • Dell Mobile Connect is available to download for free from the Microsoft Store and will come pre-installed on all Dell consumer systems this spring

Meet the full family. Pictured left to right: XPS 17, XPS 15, XPS 13, XPS 13 2-in-1

[1] Based on internal analysis, April 2020. 

[2] Smallest: Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell, May 2020, the smallest refers total surface area of the notebooks. Full report found here:

[3] Based on Principled Technologies research commissioned by Dell, comparing width of Dell XPS 17 to competitor laptops in the 15-inch class, April 2020. Full report found here:

[4] Based on Dell analysis, April 2020, using direct flow bench testing to measure airflow with ISO Acoustics, and thermal testing to measure system temperature. Actual results will vary.

[5] Based on Principled Technologies Report commissioned by Dell, April 2020, “Comparison of 15-inch Class Laptops”. The smallest performance class refers total surface area of the laptops with both H-class processors and discrete graphics.  Full report found here:

[6] MobileMark 2014 battery benchmark: XPS 15 tested with 10th Gen Intel Core i5-10300H, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, Intel UHD graphics, FHD+ display and 86WHr battery. Based on testing using the Mobile Mark 2014 battery life benchmark test in April 2020. For more information about this benchmark test, visit Actual battery life may be significantly less than the test results and varies depending on product configuration and use, software, usage, operating conditions, power management settings and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time.  

[7] Based on third-party analysis, March 2020.

[8] The packaging features a moulded tray made from recycled ocean-bound plastics (25%) and locally recycled plastic; unwrapped drop-in-the-box accessories (no plastic baggies); and a gift-box style package made from sustainably sourced materials. The outer shipping box is 100% recyclable cardboard corrugate.

[9] Dell Mobile Connect is available on all Bluetooth-enabled, Inspiron, Vostro, G-Series, Alienware and Consumer XPS devices with Windows 10, purchased after January 1st, 2018. Not available on Windows 10 in S Mode.  Dell Mobile Connect’s smartphone Companion App must be downloaded from the App Store for your device, and requires Android 6 (or above) or iOS 11 (or above). For iOS devices, file transfer capabilities are limited to photos and videos.

 [10] In some countries, support after local business hours may be provided in a language other than the local language.

[11] Onsite Service after Remote Diagnosis is determination by online/phone technician of cause of issue; may involve customer access to inside of system and multiple or extended sessions. If issue is covered by Limited Hardware Warranty and not resolved remotely, technician and/or part will be dispatched, usually in 1 or 2 business days following completion of Remote Diagnosis. Onsite Service is provided by Dell Marketing L.P.  Availability varies. Other conditions apply. For complete details about Onsite Service, see