Alienware optimizes m16 R2 PC with stealth mode and boosts x16 R2 and m18 R2

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Alienware unveils three new gaming notebooks: the redesigned Alienware m16 R2, the ultra-premium Alienware x16 R2 and the ultra-high-performance m18 R2. Inspired by the Alienware community and developed for the most seasoned gamers and enthusiasts, these products are aimed at a wider audience and feature the latest innovations at the cutting edge of technology, design and performance.

Alienware m16 R2: performance for every situation

 

Users want a powerful notebook PC capable of running the most demanding games, yet portable enough to move around with ease. Alienware has redesigned the m16 R2 to combine performance, flexibility and portability.

The m16 R2 incorporates innovative features, with the design of a new thermal solution making the Cryo-tech cooling system more efficient, within a more compact case. Air flow is 43% more efficient, making the m16 R2 perfectly ready for recently released games.

The elimination of the thermal shelf reduces the depth of the notebook and its footprint by 15%. The new 16″ notebook is now easier to transport and saves desk space, leaving more room for the mouse, keyboard and gaming screen.

The m16 R2 is not only more compact, but also features a wrist rest and a larger touchpad. This is made possible by the design of a slim yet sturdy 180-degree hinge positioned on the rear edge of the PC. Installing the hinge at this point raises the keyboard and enlarges the palm rest and touchpad. What’s more, a larger surface area for cursor control is a real asset when chatting on Discord or browsing the web. The touchpad is also bordered by the RGB stadium loop lighting, positioned on the back in a more visible area. Players will now be able to easily identify the limits of the touchpad in dark environments.

Alienware has integrated a keyboard shortcut that dims the m16 R2’s lighting, allowing it to blend into its surroundings. Inspired by user feedback, Alienware has also introduced a new feature: stealth mode. By pressing the F2 key, the keyboard backlight turns white, all other AlienFX lighting zones are deactivated and the performance mode switches to silent for reduced noise.

Double-click to deactivate stealth mode and regain the full power of Intel Core Ultra H series processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series mobile graphics cards (up to RTX 4070), which pack enough power to run the latest games at high frame rates. For performance-minded and competitive gamers, NVIDIA’s DLSS 3.5 AI upscaling and NVIDIA Reflex latency reduction technology deliver faster frame rates, better image quality and the lowest possible latency, all without consuming more power.

Dolby Atmos functionality makes the user experience all the more immersive: the m16 R2’s optimized dual speakers offer users a spatialized sound experience that allows every footstep, explosion and whisper to be heard with depth and realism.

Fluid gameplay is presented on a QHD , 240 Hz screen with a 16:10 aspect ratio that delivers impressive visuals characterized by crisp detail and rich, accurate colors. Pro-gamers will enjoy smooth, tear-free gameplay thanks to the high refresh rate.

The main enhancements to the m16 R2 :

  • A new design to reduce its size, with the removal of the thermal pad at the rear, making the m16 R2 easy to carry on the move.
  • A shortcut key for stealth mode, enabling users to quickly activate dark mode and deactivate RGB lighting.
  • A 90 Wh battery with NVIDIA Advanced Optimus for intelligent power transfer to optimize energy balancing between CPU and graphics card, so users don’t have to worry about recharging. The m16 R2 can be recharged to 80% in just 35 minutes thanks to Express Charge 2.0.
  • Intel Core Ultra H-series processorsand NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40-series graphics cards combine power and performance, ideal for running the most demanding AI workloads and the latest games at fast frame rates.

Alienware x16 R2: the boosted version of Alienware’s premium notebook PC

 

Last year, Alienware introduced its top-performing gaming notebook, featuring a slim, all-metal chassis, six-speaker configuration, 100 micro-LED backlighting and an RGB-lit touchpad. TheAlienware x16 R2 is an optimized version that strengthens its position with superior performance, more efficient cooling, improved scalability and new upgrades.

Designed for first-class performance, the x16 R2 delivers up to 175W of dedicated graphics power with 12-phase voltage regulation, superimposed on the new Intel Core Ultra processors. Combined with notebook graphics cards up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, the x16 R2 achieves a total power of 220 W, the ideal solution for running the most demanding games with the latest high-performance technology.

Other x16 R2 optimizations at a glance:

Alienware Cryo -tech’s most advanced cooling solution to date, with Vapor Chamber technology and Element 31 thermal interface on CPU and graphics card.

Faster images thanks to the default 240 Hz screen. It also boasts cutting-edge technologies such as Dolby Vision for ultra-vivid images, blue-light filtering with ComfortView Plus and a 3 ms response time to ensure smooth movements during gameplay.

Thehighest memory speeds of any Alienware system , with LP-DDR5X memory up to 7467 MT/s.

More storage space for users to save files, with options up to 8 TB.

Alienware’s most powerful laptop gets… even more powerful

 

Featuring a 14th-generation Intel Core i9-14900HX processor (maximum) and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 notebook graphics card (maximum), theAlienware m18 R2 offers superior performance, overclocking capabilities and significant improvements in thermal efficiency. Not least thanks to Alienware’s Cryo-tech cooling solution with Element 31 applied to both CPU and graphics card, and an updated vapor chamber, which expels air more efficiently.

Featuring the best performance and largest storage capacity (up to 10TB) in the Alienware notebook range, the m18 R2 is designed for users who want to take full advantage of performance on a premium PC.

Upcoming updates for the entire Alienware notebook range

The following fundamental features are integrated into the entire Alienware notebook PC range:

  • NVIDIA’s DLSS 3. 5 AIupscaling technology optimized by Tensor cores delivers faster frame rates and better image quality without consuming more power.
  • AWCC 6.1 is a new version of Alienware Command Center that integrates a host of features inspired by user feedback (more on this below).
  • The optimized FHD webcam now supports HDR to enhance dynamic range and preserve detail by counteracting strong background lighting and ensuring proper exposure of subjects. Finally, AI-powered far-field microphones enhance the vocal experience by suppressing ambient sounds, so users’ voices are clear and crisp.
  • Next-generation connectivity up to Wi-Fi 7 and up to 2x Ethernet speeds with 5 GHz Ethernet connections that reduce lag and increase connection stability.
  • All panels feature ComfortView Plus, Alienware’s hardware technology designed to reduce blue light emissions without affecting performance or image quality.
  • Windows 11 Home and access to hundreds of high-quality games and a month’s Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Optimal user interface with Alienware Command Center

 

In 2022, Alienware launched the new version of the centralized software hub, enabling users to control lighting, macros, acoustic profiles and much more. This year, Alienware has brought considerable updates. In addition to enabling stealth mode, theAlienware Command Center (AWCC 6.1) allows users to activate and deactivate automatic functions, integrates a graphical MUX switch, EA Play and Xbox Game Pass.

Alienware Command Center is available on latest-generation Alienware systems and third-party products running Windows 10 and Windows 11.

For full system compatibility and FAQs, click here.

Prices and availability

  • TheAlienware m16 R2** will be available from mid-March.
  • TheAlienware x16 R2** will be available from mid-March.
  • TheAlienware m18 R2** will be available from January 16
  • Prices to be announced shortly.

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