Dell launches Alienware 13 laptop, Area-51 Desktop and Graphics Amplifier

Dell last week announced the availability of the Alienware 13 laptop, the Alienware Area-51 desktop and the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. These are great news for gamers especially for those who are always on the move. For the laptop and Desktop, they are currently available. As for the Graphics Amplifier, it will be available this month but without a fix date. More information including the pricing in the Press Release.


Press Release

Alienware Unleashes Revolutionary New Graphics Amplifier with Highly Anticipated Portfolio of Ultimate Gaming Systems

The iconic Alienware Area-51 flagship desktop and mobility without compromise Alienware 13 laptop are now available to order online. The innovative Alienware Graphics Amplifier will be revealed and available to order online in December.

  • Alienware 13 laptop and innovative Alienware Graphics Amplifier deliver high performance gaming on the go and up to 375W of desktop graphics performance on your desk
  • Alienware 13 laptop features full-throttle graphics performance in a 1-inch thin chassis with aerospace-inspired carbon fiber composite surfaces; nearly 40% thinner than previous generation Alienware 14
  • November 21st  marks the return of the legendary Alienware Area-51, packed with the most powerful components, designed for 4k gaming and beyond while featuring the most innovative, functional and  iconic industrial design on the planet

SINGAPORE, Nov 27, 2014Alienware, a leader in high-performance gaming systems is announcing details and availability for the legendary return of the Alienware Area-51 gaming desktop and the portable powerhouse Alienware 13 gaming laptop. Alienware also revealed the innovative Alienware Graphics Amplifier; giving gamers desktop graphics performance at home and high performance mobile gaming with the Alienware 13. A truly no compromises approach to gaming.

The Best of Both Worlds

When combining the new Alienware 13  and Graphics Amplifier, gamers no longer need to choose between a portable performer for fragging on the go or the fantastic FPS of a gaming desktop. The Alienware Graphics Amplifier boosts the already potent gaming performance of the Alienware 13, providing desktop graphics quality gaming at home while continuing to offer the same high-performing experience that road warriors demand.

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“Until now, gamers have had to make some really hard decisions and compromises when they are looking for their next gaming system. Do you choose the raw power and performance of a desktop, or do you need the portability and battery life to game wherever they choose?” said Ho Chye Soon, general manager, Consumer and Commercial Business, Dell Singapore. “The Alienware 13 combined with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier enables gamers to choose both, with an amazingly portable and powerful laptop for mobile gaming and then simply plugging into a desktop-class gaming experience when you get home. This is gaming without compromises.”

Raising the Bar for Portable Performance

Starting at SGD1,999 the Alienware 13, features an Intel Core i5 processor and NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 860M with 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 graphics memory, all squeezed into a redesigned chassis, constructed with aerospace-inspired carbon fiber composite surfaces, that is a svelte 1- inch thin, weighs in starting at 4.5* pounds and inspired by Alienware’s EPIC premium industrial design language. For the first time in Alienware’s notebook legacy, the Alienware 13 will offer an optional display powering a 2560×1440 QHD resolution as well as touchscreen technology.  The new LCD offering is designed with an exceptional IPS panel technology for rich, vibrant colors, and wide viewing angles. The Alienware 13 is also Alienware’s thinnest laptop ever, and still exceeds the high bar for gaming performance set by previous portable heavyweights.

Plug-In to Desktop Gaming Performance

The Alienware Graphics Amplifier can be purchased by itself or alongside the Alienware 13 for SGD418.99, and users will have their choice of desktop graphics cards from both AMD and NVIDIA as options when purchased with an Alienware 13 laptop. The Alienware Graphics Amplifier connects directly to the Alienware 13 through dedicated PCI Express lanes, so any graphics card will have more than enough bandwidth to drive desktop graphics experiences. The Alienware Graphics Amplifier can house a full length, dual-height graphics cards with up to 375 Watts of power. It also features four powered USB 3.0 ports, so gamers can plug in for instant access to their favorite peripherals and output directly to their gaming displays.

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The Legend Returns

Revealed at PAX East, the Alienware Area-51 flagship desktop will be available to configure and order starting at SGD3,999. Every Area-51 comes loaded with Intel’s latest six or eight core Haswell-E Core i7 K-series processors (factory-overclocked), liquid cooling, graphics options from both AMD or NVIDIA, DDR4 memory, Killer Gigabit Ethernet, Intel 802.11ac dual band WiFi and Windows 8.1. Every Area-51 also features the iconic new Triad industrial design language engineered to improve the desktop gaming experience with a focus on optimized thermal management and ergonomics. This new functional design exceeds gamers’ requirements for easy access to front and rear ports, provides DIY enthusiasts with an open and comfortable chassis design for future upgrades, with each component meticulously laid out to optimize airflow for exceptional heat dissipation that ensures maximum performance.”

Users who want the absolute best performance from their desktop can choose up to:

  • Intel Core i7-5960X Unlocked 8-Core Processor Overclocked to 4.0GHz with Turbo Boost
  • Graphics Options include Triple AMD Radeon 290X, Triple NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 and even Dual NVIDIA GeForces Titan Z Graphics for Quad-GPU gaming
  • 32GB* of Quad Channel DDR4 at 2133MHz
  • 512GB* SATA 6Gb/s SSD main drive with a 4TB SATA 6Gb/s HDD Storage Drive
  • Killer Gigabit Ethernet NIC
  • Intel 802.11ac dual-band Wireless, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0
  • Windows 8.1 Pro (64 Bit)

Ultimate Control for Ultimate Gaming

Alienware Command Center is also being updated to version 4.0 with a host of new features to enable a customized experience inside and out, in addition to existing features like AlienFX that allows for customized and interactive lighting triggered by events and scenes in-game. The newly expanded central control hub for Alienware systems, Alienware Command Center 4.0 now features detailed performance monitoring and tracking tools including single-click widgets that display vital information about many components including the CPU, GPU, memory and motherboard.

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Alienware Command Center 4.0 now features custom tools for different systems, including a tutorial and the ability to track Graphics Amplifier connectivity and status on the Alienware 13. For the Area-51, Alienware Command Center 4.0 includes new detailed overclocking controls and performance monitoring tools that enable users to automatically boost performance with the press of a button or have the granular controls necessary to tweak individual settings with built-in safeguards to push their systems to the max.


The Alienware 13 and Alienware Area-51are now available.

The Alienware Graphics Amplifier will be available from December.