Dell has recently launched its new 14-inch gaming monster in the form of Alienware X14 that starts at $1,799.99. This is a sector Dell has left unexposed and has got serious competition from ASUS, Razer and others as people are preferring small form factor gaming laptops with good performance.
Are you a mobile gamer who want excellent portability? Look no further than the new Alienware x14. It is the thinnest laptop by Dell to date and is made possible through a clever new patent-pending hinge design, this has let Dell pack a lot under the hood: from our suite of Alienware Cryo-Tech cooling technology which optimizes thermal performance to the largest Whr battery capacity on a 14” gaming laptop capable of over 11 hours of HD video playback.
The Alienware x14 is the first 14” laptop supporting NVIDIA’s Advanced Optimus and G-SYNC technologies – so battery life is optimized even during immersive gaming sessions. The Alienware x14 is also the first Alienware laptop to use Type-C ports exclusively as charging ports.
Under the hood, you can find the latest 12th Gen Intel® Core™ H-series processors (Intel® Core™ i7 12900H) and Alienware’s exclusive thermal interface material, Element 31, in addition to Intel® Arc™ Graphics or NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 laptop GPU with 7-phase voltage regulation. It truly is a gamers lifestyle companion fit for every environment.
The Maximum Graphics Power sums to 85W based on a 60W TGP and 25W Dynamic Boost with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060. It features an Alienware’s X-Series thin keyboard with a 1.5mm key travel and includes N-Key Rollover technology as well as Anti-ghosting technology.
The Dell Alienware X14 has got all the Intel exclusive benefits that Alder Lake brings onboard, which means you have DDR5 RAM clocked at 5,200MHz, however, it is soldered, so no room for upgradability for RAM. The single M.2 slot can be swapped with up to a 2TB M.2 SSD if you want to upgrade later.
This gaming laptop has a 14.5mm-thick chassis and with its unique form factor along with performance makes a lucrative option for a lot of gamers out there. In the US and EMEA regions, Alienware hopes to release the X14 in early 2022 while availability in India seems a bit late and Dell will release a statement for launch when shipping dates are near.
In terms of thermals, the Alienware X14 features a patent-pending Smart Fan control technology where each individual fan can independently spin-up, slow-down or remain steady according to various sensors within the system.
Here’s close look at the new Dell Alienware X14: