One thing massive is coming and it goes by the quantity 18. So says a brand new teaser video posted by Alienware on Twitter in reference, virtually definitely, to a brand new 18-inch laptop computer. In the meantime, Razer can be rumoured to be planning its personal 18-inch beast. May 18-inch might develop into the brand new 17-inch in 2023? It is definitely trying like that.
Alienware final bought an 18-inch mannequin again in 2015, so this is not an unprecedented type issue. However a lot has modified since then by way of every little thing from display screen tech to CPU and GPU efficiency.
The final 18-incher, the aptly named Alienware 18, was an absolute monster, full with twin GPUs. But it surely additionally solely ran at 1080p, had a DVD author, weighed in at 5.5kg and sported display screen bezels roughly the width of the Panama canal.
It was a machine from a really completely different period.
At this early stage, there are completely no indications relating to the specs of the brand new Alienware 18. However with Nvidia to announce new GPUs at CES in lower than a month, it is a protected wager that RTX 40-series graphics energy can be below the hood.
Intel’s upcoming thirteenth Gen cellular CPUs are additionally more likely to seem. So, the principle query is whether or not Alienware will follow the uber chunky design ethic of the final 18-inch mannequin, or go for one thing extra smooth.
There’s all the time a commerce off relating to styling and efficiency in a gaming laptop computer, however we suspect Alienware will go for a skinnier design this time round. On the very least, we might count on to see a lot slimmer bezels and certain on the choice of a OLED and mini-LED shows, with each 1440p and 4K that includes. Excessive refresh charges of a minimum of 240Hz are just about a given.
Again in 2015, the Alienware 18 went for between $2,500 and $4,500 relying on specification. Add eight years and loads of intervening inflation and it is barely scary to assume how excessive the brand new mannequin would possibly go. It is laborious to think about a beginning worth beneath three grand.
Razer can be rumoured to be engaged on an 18-inch laptop computer with thirteenth Gen Intel CPUs. There is a respectable likelihood each can be unveiled at CES in January. Watch this house if uber-sized gaming portables are your factor. I feel you may be happy.