Alienware News


Miami Heat & Misfits Gaming Partner with Alienware

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 21, 2018 10:40am PST

The Miami Heat and Misfits Gaming will team up with Alienware going forward in a further effort to bring together the world of esports and traditional sports.


CES 2018: Alienware Lineup of Gaming PCs & Laptops

By Charles Singletary, Jan 29, 2018 1:50pm PST

At the annual Consumer Electronics Show, we got a peek at the lineup of Dell's powerful Alienware products.


What You Need To Know About AMD Ryzen Threadripper

By Chris Jarrard, Jul 25, 2017 9:45am PDT

AMD’s new high-end desktop platform will be revealed soon.


"This thing is practically dual CPUs shoved into one package, right? the thing is fucking huge ..."

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Alienware launches the world's first 13-inch VR notebook today

By Daniel Perez, Nov 01, 2016 8:26am PDT

VR capability is now available in a 13-inch notebook thanks to Alienware.


"Thats pretty much right on the edge- like it will be ok for most designed for VR things, but you ..."

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Hands-on: Alienware announces its first VR-ready notebooks at PAX West

By Daniel Perez, Sep 01, 2016 9:01pm PDT

The new Alienware 13, 15, and 17 will allow customers to jump into the world of VR right out of the box.


"Er, what? Actually it's about geography. (Though seriously, it's pax prime right?)"

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Alienware Aurora R5 Impressions: Dual GPUs, 12K Gaming, and Thousands of Build Combos

By Daniel Perez, Jun 13, 2016 12:00pm PDT

Alienware is resurrecting its Aurora brand, and with it, is once again entering the mid-level desktop scene. Here are our initial impressions of the Alienware Aurora R5.


Alienware Alpha R2 Review: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

By Daniel Perez, Jun 13, 2016 12:00pm PDT

Alienware has refined its Alpha over the past several months, and today, it has announced the Alpha R2. The small form-factor PC features a GTX 960 GPU, an i7 6700T CPU, improved hard drive options, and is now future proof now that it supports its Graphics Amplifier. Our rev...


"Could get you to add a couple of price points as reference? Also possible that I'm dumb and ..."

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Alienware 13 with OLED Display Now Available For Sale

By Daniel Perez, Jun 13, 2016 12:00pm PDT

The Alienware 13 with OLED display is coming soon, and when it does, you're going to be blown away at just how good your games can look.


Alienware 17 Review: Huge in Every Sense

By Steve Watts, Aug 17, 2015 9:00am PDT

The Alienware 17 packs plenty of power for a laptop gaming PC, though all that performance comes at the cost of portability.


Alienware Alpha: How To Upgrade Its CPU, RAM, and Hard Drive

By Daniel Perez, Jul 30, 2015 3:00pm PDT

We open up our Alienware Alpha to upgrade its CPU, RAM, and hard drive.


"Ok, especially for OEM. I'm seriously thinking about getting a small PC like the Alpha at some ..."

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E3 2015: Going hands-on with the Alienware Steam Machine

By Ozzie Mejia, Jul 01, 2015 4:00pm PDT

Shacknews Showcase's Andrew Zucosky visited with Alienware at E3 2015 to discuss their upcoming Alienware Steam Machine, discussing its specs and how it improves upon last year's Alienware Alpha.


"There is a learning curve with using the Steam controller, like a huge one. You have to think of ..."

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Alienware Steam Machine launching in November 2015; based on Alpha infrastructure

By Daniel Perez, Jun 04, 2015 7:00am PDT

Alienware has announced its Steam Machine, which is based on its Alpha infastructure, will be launching later this year.


"Proprietary PC, barely equal to a console but costs more! What'll they think of next?!?"

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Opinion: Powerful Tablets Can Mean an End for Gaming PCs

By Steven Wong, Jan 09, 2015 9:00am PST

With tablets and other mobile devices becoming ever more powerful, is the age of PC gaming desktops and notebooks coming to an end?


"HIGHLY doubtful. If anything, there will just be space for all. Perhaps it will be a ..."

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2014 in Review: PC Gaming

By Steven Wong, Dec 29, 2014 11:00am PST

Shacknews takes a look back at some of the most notable news stories and annoucements in PC gaming of the last year.


"Google is paying 75$ per hour! Just work for few hours & spend more time with friends and ..."

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Alienware Alpha: Managing Expectations

By Steven Wong, Dec 04, 2014 8:00am PST

We very much like the Alienware Alpha as a powerful yet petite PC gaming system, but how does it hold up now that it's been around for almost two weeks? We recount our experience from a different perspective.


"I think the alpha's strength is the form factor honestly. You can certainly build a more ..."

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