Alienware teases brand-new X-series compact gaming laptops with innovative quad fan cooling system and Gallium Silicone interface material
Alienware will soon introduce a brand-new X-series featuring compact gaming laptops with innovative thermal solutions. Dell mentions that the first X17 models will be based on the Intel 11th Gen Core processors (presumably TGL-H) and will integrate Nvidia’s RTX 3000 GPUs. No exact specs for now, but the teaser includes some details about the new thermal solution and we also get a glimpse at some ports on the back.
Dell has provided some details about the two exclusive features coming with the new thermal solutions:
- Industry’s first Element 31 thermal interface material made of a Gallium Silicone matrix that delivers a decrease to overall thermal resistance over the previous generation and extraordinary improvement in contact resistance as shown in preliminary testing
- Quad Fan design (patent pending): produces dedicated airflow using evacuative fans and dual opposite outlet fans. Moving extensive air and managing heat enables a high level performance with a very thin design.
From what we can see in the teaser images, the X17 seems a bit thinner than the Alienware m17 models. The screen aspect ratio is most likely 16:9 and the ports on the back include a Thunderbolt 4 connector, a USB-C with DP capabilities, 2x USB-A, HDMI and mini-DP video outputs, a GbE jack and a miniSD card reader. The left side only features a power jack, but the right side could also get a second Thunderbolt 4 connector plus the audio jacks. Also, from the looks of the beefy yet compact cooling system, we can safely assume that these models will feature max TDP high-end RTX 3000 mobile GPUs.