If we look into the history of gaming laptops, we can see how the laptops have revolutionized over time. The gadgets are becoming lighter and much thinner due to the advancement in technology. Nonetheless, the concept of light and sleek laptops gained became a trend after Apple introduced it to the market.
Recently, at CES 2023, the new 18-inch gaming laptops made a classic return. Although people are more into lightweight and smaller devices, this is why it’s quite a bold choice to bring something heavier into the market. But, for gaming laptops, it is intelligible as they need more power and a cooling system. The laptops that debuted are Alienware m18, x16, and Dell G15. Gamers aiming to level up their gaming can now have many options. All thanks to the Windows 11 PCs launched by Dell and Alienware. Players can access hundreds of PC games through the Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, now added to the Xbox application.
Moreover, players can enjoy simpler and speedier gameplay with the help of Game Pass on Windows 11, which utilize the features like DirectX 12 Ultimate, DirectStorage, Auto HDR, and Controller bar. let’s discuss the specs of these latest techs which just arrived in the market.
1# Alienware m18
The Alienware m18 is the largest gaming laptop which is quite hefty, making it a difficult choice for those planning to carry it on the go. The m18 weighs 9.3 pounds and has a 13th Generational Intel Core processor that volts up to 65 W compared to its previous version. The full stack of NVIDIA GeForce Next-Gen laptop GPUs, along with dual user-replaceable DDR5 SO-DIMM slots. For mobiles, AMD Advantage models will be supported by AMD Ryzen processors and Radeon Graphics.
If we compare the Alienware m18 and m16, both are undoubtedly perfect for gaming. The difference between both is the sizes, as the m16 is a bit smaller. But when it comes to displays, things change a little. Both 18-inch displays on the m18 are available. However, you can choose a QHD+ 2560×1600 resolution with 165Hz or FHD+ 1920×1200 resolution rather than 480Hz. Besides, the m16 provides 16-inch options for FHD+ 1920×1200 displays with 480Hz refresh rates or QHD+ 2560×1600 display with 165Hz or 240Hz refresh rates.
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2# Alienware x16
If you want to spend as much money as you can on something that can only be characterized as an absolute monster, the Alienware x16 is your best option. The laptop features a full metal frame, six speakers, and also, supports Dolby Vision and Atmos. It also includes a tonne of connectors, including a headset jack, a microSD card slot, three Type-A USB 3.2 ports. Moreover, you get Type-C ports with Thunderbolt 4, one Type-C port without Thunderbolt 4. And one HDMI 2.1 port, and one Mini Display Port. It has an upgraded six-speaker design and a taller display.
This is the first Alienware laptop with the new AlienFX Scanner, Loop, and Rainbow lighting upgrade along with 100 micro-LEDs. The RGB-illuminated touchpad is much better than the one found on the x17 R2. Also, you can incorporate a 2560×1600 QHD+ monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate, an Intel Core i9-13900HK CPU, an Nvidia RTX 4090 graphics card, and a 4TB of SSD storage, 32GB of RAM.
3# Dell G15
The newest 13th-Gen Intel Core CPUs, which go all the way up to the super-fast i9 and Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics, are featured in Dell’s latest gaming laptop. You will get a 15-inch 1080p display with a maximum height of 165H, providing enough smoothness for entry-level competitive gaming. Also, it gives up to 32GB of RAM, along with 2TB of storage. The G15 has toggle audio keys and special macro keys for gaming functions, providing a better experience for gamers.
The G15 has a fair number of ports, including a USB-C port, an HDMI input, and a headphone port. It also has three USB-A connections, ideal for your mouse, keyboard, or headset. The G-series come with Alienware Command Center, allows you to adjust anything from RGB lighting to game-specific settings, just like all of Dell’s current gaming PCs.
The G-series has always offered excellent gaming performance for the money. But, with colors that evoke the ’80s pop aesthetics, it has emerged as one of the most attractive gaming laptops which provides a good counterpoint to aggressive or dull competitors