CES 2020: Dell and Alienware Bring Their Battle Cry To CES With A Range Of Gaming Innovations

In 2002, Dell was dipping its toe into multimedia home entertainment and Alienware launched the industry’s first gaming laptop, the Area-51m, a landmark in portable gaming. It was an amazing moment for die-hard gamers to play popular titles like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City anywhere they wanted. Power plus mobility, gamers could have it all.

Nearly two decades later, Dell and Alienware will continue showcasing their relentless commitment to gaming innovations at CES. Kicking things off with the new redesigned Dell G5 15 SE (Special Edition), the latest product in Dell’s G Series portfolio for new and price-conscious gamers. You’ll also learn about a new software to help monitor in-game performance without having to leave your gameplay and about our recently announced Alienware 25” Gaming Monitor, but first, the Dell G5 15 SE.

This is the first Dell G Series laptop to feature 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ 4000 H-Series Mobile Processors (up to 8-cores, 16-threads), paired with the new AMD Radeon™ RX 5600M GPUs. These two AMD chips work seamlessly together using AMD SmartShift technology to optimize performance for the task at hand by automatically and intelligently shifting power between the Ryzen™ processor and Radeon™ GPU as needed, giving you exactly what you want at each moment of gameplay.

A couple of innovative new features that I’m really excited about are the “Game Shift” macro key, which allows one key quick launch of game-ready settings for enhanced performance that reduces latency and sharpens images for fast, immersive gaming. Also, the Alienware Command Center offers a hub for controlling in-game and peripheral lighting settings, integrating nahimic 3D audio to provide a 360 degree sound experience with Audio Recon overlay, and providing a central game library for easy customization.

The thin, sleek redesigned G5 15 SE features a modern “fighter plane” look wrapped in a premium iridescent silver finish with metallic accents. Along with a 15.6” FHD display panel, the new G5 15 SE has an optional blazing 144Hz refresh rate, optional 4-zone RGB keyboard with WASD and optional 68WHr battery to keep the good times rolling. Here’s the kicker: Dell is making this new G5 15 SE truly accessible with a starting price of $799.99 USD beginning in mid-April.

In addition to the redesigned Dell G5 15 SE, fans of Alienware can now game on the Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor (AW2521HF) in the iconic Legend ID, that was built using feedback from our community as well as esports players from Team Liquid. With the popularity of PC games like the latest Assassin’s Creed, players are demanding more immersive experiences, faster and more responsive displays.

First, its 240Hz refresh rate is twice as fast as most gaming monitors on the market, coupled with a true 1ms gray-to-gray response time1 that ensures every pixel is ready for every frame, thanks to the new fast IPS technology. AMD FreeSync™ Premium technology2 and NVIDIA G-SYNC® Compatibility provides a buttery-smooth gaming experience with virtually no screen tearing or blurring. With an IPS panel, you can expect consistent color from any angle.

When combined with a native FHD resolution, a 24.5” monitor delivers better and clearer images, making it the ideal size for high-speed gaming. Also, players are easily able to keep everything within their field of vision, letting them focus better on the action. Along with the iconic Legend design, our engineers have added new design elements that offer aesthetic and functional appeal, including a thinner, adjustable stand with height-adjustment markers as well as tapered, vertically slim legs that fit neatly under a keyboard.  The Alienware 25 Gaming Monitor is the “Official Display for Team Liquid” and the official competition monitor for the League of Legends global events. This monitor starts at $499.99 USD and will be available starting March 11.

Lastly, we are also announcing Alienware Second Screen, a new concept software that allows gamers the ability to view their PC performance stats on their phone. Leveraging the underlying technology that powers Dell Mobile Connect, Alienware Second Screen synchronizes with Alienware Command Center to present CPU, GPU and RAM diagnostics in real-time on a gamer’s connected phone.

While this is purely an exploratory concept, we are thinking of ways to enhance future iterations of the software and are welcoming feedback from the community on new features they may want to see. We think this idea will peak the interest of mobile gamers who don’t always have access to a second monitor but still want a way to track their performance without leaving the game.

While we are on the topic of concepts, I do want to share that we will have some surprises for you at our official CES Press Conference #DellExperience LIVE on January 7 at 10 am PT. Not available to attend? No worries! Tune in to our live stream to see some of our future-looking concept devices. Also, CES badge holders are invited to visit the #DellExperience at the SUGARCANE restaurant at The Venetian to check out the CES Innovation award-winning Alienware Aurora R9 and Alienware m15. The new Dell G5 15 SE, Alienware 25” Gaming Monitor and the rest of our Dell and Alienware gaming portfolio will also be showcased.

[1] 1ms gray-to-gray response time is achieved in Extreme Mode.
Matt McGowan

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Matt McGowan, Matt McGowan is Director of Dell Gaming and thrives on bringing the best products and solutions to market. He has worked in product development his entire career with an emphasis on consumer wireless communication devices. On the weekends you will find Matt on the golf course or wakeboarding on the lake.