Alienware's first monitor is a gamer's dream screen

While Dell usually reserves its gaming products for its Alienware brand, it did take an unusual turn at Computex last month when it unveiled the first ever gaming desktop under the Inspiron name. The Area 51 Threadripper Edition will be available to order on July 27 and the Area 51 featuring Intel Core X-Series will arrive on August 22, with pricing to be announced later. The high-end 16-core will be factory-overclocked across all 16-cores and 32 logical threads. Well, Alienware didn't announce them as available options just yet since the chips are scheduled to launch later this year, after all.

Alienware's message to gamers is clear: 'Our fans' passion for Alienware and our gaming PCs is our lifeblood, ' claimed Frank Azor, vice president and general manager of Alienware as well as Dell's gaming and XPS divisions, 'and it's only through our equal passion and commitment in delivering bleeding-edge innovation, design and performance, that we continue to exceed expectations and deliver on their requests.

The Alienware Advanced and Elite gaming mice have a shape that should be familiar to anyone who owned an Alienware TactX gaming mouse.

On the keyboard side of things, Alienware has the $89.99 Advanced Gaming Keyboard, which has KaiHua brown mechanical switches and ambient LED lighting.

Amplifying the gaming experience, the Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard with optional palm rest exemplifies all the essential design components of the Advanced Gaming Keyboard, and elevates the engineering innovation with dedicated volume roller and 13 zone-based RGB AlienFX backlit lighting options. The more expensive Elite Gaming Mouse builds on that with more premium materials, adjustable weights, and more DPI levels.

As for peripherals, there's the Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse ($50) and Elite Gaming Mouse ($90).

"The Alienware 25" gaming monitor, with either NVIDIA G-SYNC (AW2518H) or AMD FreeSync, (AW2518HF), offers fast, responsive gameplay with virtually no input lag, at an extremely rapid 1 ms panel response time, and a native 240Hz refresh rate. Both model will be available starting June 13. They'll both be available on June 13.

It's also worth noting that throughout the rest of 2017, Dell will be the exclusive OEM partner for delivering pre-built, 16-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper systems to customers.

The 15.6-inch laptop is equipped with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 utilizing the company's new Max-Q technology, promising higher performance in a smaller package.

  • Arturo Norris