New gaming laptops use desktop Radeon RX 470 and Tobii technology
As you know, mobile Nvidia Pascal differ little from their desktop counterparts, meaning they can offer a very high level of performance.
In the case of AMD we are not yet reliably known features of the accelerator Radeon RX 480M, but the map is based on the GPU Polaris 11 table RX 460. That is the question of equality of desktop and mobile adapters is not.
However, this did not prevent IBM to install your new Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 Radeon RX 470. In this case it is a table model with 2048 stream processors. Apparently, IBM itself has developed the necessary solutions based on GPU Polaris 10, so it will be interesting to see adopt this practice of other manufacturers, because officially this graphics processor in the mobile segment will not appear.
So, the new laptops are very similar, apart from the differences in dimensions due to different screens. The model are the Intel Core processors up to i7-6820HK. The maximum amount of RAM can reach 32 GB, used for data storage, three drive capacity 1 TB: two a PCIe SSD and one HDD.
The most interesting — the graphics subsystem. Except that there are used a desktop Radeon RX 470, laptops can be equipped with accelerators and Nvidia. For more mobile PC available GeForce GTX 1060/1070/1080 and the smaller only GTX 1070/1060.
Unfortunately, Dell does not disclose all features of the devices. In particular, the unknown parameters screen Alienware 17 and Alienware 15 uses an IPS panel 15.6-inch with resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels with a maximum brightness of 300 CD/m2. A smaller model can be equipped with a battery capacity of 68 or 99 W•h
The press release featured a new model Alienware 13. Its parameters are generally unknown, except for one very important detail — OLED screen.
Also, special attention deserves the tracking technology Tobii gaze. And if earlier the producers were just talking about its implementation, then Dell told what it was for.
For example, the function of Wake on Gaze lets you take the laptop from sleep mode just by looking at the Alienware logo on the device. Function Keyboard Lights changes the keyboard brightness depending on, looking at her user. Moreover, the backlight may be active only in the area where currently working on. Also supports Windows Hello.
Tobii technology is optional and some features are only available on certain new models, but unavailable on others. In the sale of older models will fall on 20 September, and the Alienware 13 will be available only in November. Prices yet to be announced.