CES 2023 Dell Alienware

CES 2023: Dell Leads Lineup With 6K & 500Hz Alienware Monitors, And World’s Thinnest 14-inch Gaming Laptop

With 2023 marks the physical return of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and that can only mean one thing: plenty of buzz about all things tech. Dell isn’t about to miss out on the chance to pull out the big guns at the biggest tech show of the year, as it looks to expand its lineup with a slew of both upgraded and new offerings across various categories.

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Leading the charge for the consumer products is the world’s first 6K monitor with IPS Black panel technology. The U3224KB makes its entry as a 31.5-inch productivity display that packs 6K resolution (6,144 x 3,456), a wide 178-degree viewing angle, VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification, and 99 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. It also boasts a built-in 4K intelligent HDR webcam that uses a large CMOS sensor and multi-element lens to deliver clear images, as well as auto-framing and enhanced security features.

Alongside a 60Hz refresh rate and five-millisecond response time, the height-adjustable monitor offers a host of connectivity options, including Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 2.1, and USB-C ports. The Picture-by-Picture feature, meanwhile, encourages multitasking efficiency by allowing users to connect to two PC sources at the same time, with the ComfortView Plus technology working to reduce eye strain by lowering the harmful emission of blue light.

The U3224KB joins two other monitors from the same family line: the U3423WE and U4323QE. Where the former sports a 34-inch WQHD (3,440 x 1,44) curved display, the latter brings 4K resolution (3,840 x 2,160) to a 42.5-inch screen. Completing the entire desktop setup are the newly-unveiled MS900 Premier Rechargeable Mouse and KB900 Collaboration Keyboard, both of which will be available from 31 January 2023 at US$109.099 and US$129.99 respectively.

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Also releasing on 31 January are the U3423WE (US$1,259) and U4323QE (US$1,329). The U3224KB is slated for launch sometime in Q2 2023, with pricing details to be announced nearer to the date.

Elsewhere on the gaming front, Dell has unveiled the Alienware AW2524H in all its 500Hz glory. The 24.5-inch gaming monitor offers a 0.5 millisecond response time, full HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080) and TUV certification, along with some nifty physical features like a smaller footprint base, a retractable headset hanger, and an easier-to-reach joystick located at the base.

Rounding up the lineup are six new gaming laptops: the Alienware m18, m16, x16, x14, and the Dell G16 and G15. Maintaining its title as the thinnest Alienware laptop yet, the x14 R2, the 2023 iteration of last year’s x14ˣ, has made history as the world’s slimmest 14-inch gaming laptop. Measuring 32.1cm wide, 1.5cm high, and 26cm deep, it sports a 16:10 QHD+ (2,560 x 1,600) display capable of a three-millisecond response time and a 165Hz refresh rate.

On top of a 100 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut, the laptop will also offer support for NVIDIA G-Sync and Advanced Optimus technology. It comes outfitted with the 13th Gen Intel Core processors, and can be upgraded to a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GPU configuration. To increase thermal performance, Dell has included a new, two-fan design that works off the brand’s very own Cryo-tech cooling advancements.

All of these features have been carried over to the other members of the family as well. The upgraded m18 allows for customisation up to 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13980HX processors and the full stack of next-gen NVIDIA GeForce RTX Laptop GPUs, plus next-gen AMD Ryzen Processors and Radeon Graphics for mobile. The available panel options here include either 165Hz QHD or 480Hz FHD displays with Dynamic Display Switching technology, with the m16 offering the same technologies in smaller form factor.

The Alienware x16, meanwhile, is the brand’s first 16-inch gaming laptop since 2004. Equipped with top-firing tweeters and a dual woofer setup, it now boasts 100 micro-LEDs on the rear stadium, and likewise features the latest technologies, such as 13th Gen Intel Core HX processors, NVIDIA GeForce Next-Gen Laptop GPUs and next-gen AMD technology for mobile.

Finally, the G15 and G16 are new additions that take on a bold, stylish design rooted in ’80s pop aesthetics. Powered by the latest Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA technology, both devices feature exclusive gaming function macro keys, toggle audio keys, and support for the newly-enhanced Alienware Command Centre for improved in-player customisation. The G15 offers one-zone and four-zone RGB keyboard options with numpad, while G16 offers one-zone RGB and Cherry MX keyboard options to fit any style.

The Alienware AW2524 Gaming Monitor is releasing sometime in Q1 2023, with pricing details yet to be announced. Here’s a quick rundown on the availability and pricing details for the US market in the meantime (local pricing and availability are currently pending):

Alienware x14Starts from US$1,799 Q1 2023 (Intel and NVIDIA options)
Alienware x16Starts from US$2,149

High-end configurations available from US$3,099
Q1 2023 (Intel and NVIDIA options); Q2 (AMD options)
Alienware m16Starts from US$1,899

High-end configurations available from US$2,599
Q1 2023 (Intel and NVIDIA options); Q2 (AMD options)
Alienware m18Starts from US$2,099

High-end configurations available from US$2,899
Q1 2023 (Intel and NVIDIA options); Q2 (AMD options)
Dell G15Starts from US$849Q1 2023 (Intel and NVIDIA options); Q2 (AMD options)
Dell G16Starts from US$1,499Q1 2023 (Intel and NVIDIA options); Q2 (AMD options)