CES 2019 | Alienware m15 gets new GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Core i9, and HDR400 4K UHD options
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Nvidia opened the floodgates for gaming OEMs everywhere tonight by unveiling the long-awaited successor to mobile Pascal. As expected, the GeForce GTX 1060, 1070, and 1080 will be succeeded by the RTX 2060, 2070, and 2080 for laptops. The more power-efficient RTX 2070 Max-Q and RTX 2080 Max-Q will supplant the GTX 1070 Max-Q and 1080 Max-Q, respectively, to renew to Max-Q branding.
Dell was one of the first to jump in on Turing when the RTX 2080 was announced for desktops and the OEM will again be one of the first to offer a laptop with Turing graphics. At just barely half a year old, the Alienware m15 will begin carrying RTX 2060, RTX 2070 Max-Q, and RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU SKUs. This latter option is notable because the original Alienware m15 capped out at the GTX 1070 Max-Q only.
Other than the new GPU, a higher-end Core i9-8950HK CPU and 500-nit 4K UHD HDR400 IPS panel will also be made available. Exactly how much of a GPU boost we can expect, however, remains to be seen when we can get our hands on the device.
Other than the faster processors and newer display option above, the 2019 Alienware m15 chassis remains identical to the 2018 model. We recommend checking out our original review on the Alienware m15 here for more information on what to expect.
The Alienware m15 with mobile Turing launches on January 29th for a starting price of $1580 USD. Both it and the 17.3-inch Alienware m17 will kick off a new generation of ultra-thin Alienware laptops.
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