Dell and its gaming subsidiary Alienware are getting ready for E3 2018 with some announcements. First of all, Dell has updated its Inspiron Gaming desktop while Alienware has showcased new peripherals, including the first Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset and a new customizable mouse.
The new Inspiron Gaming 5676 (also available with other configurations) features new 2nd-gen AMD Ryzen processors (up to 8 cores), up to 32 GB of DDR4 memory and a MSI RX 500 series GPU. Dell has guaranteed compatibility with up to the RX 580, so maybe we will be able to customize, therefore reducing the price by using other GPUs like the RX 560.
All within a nice redesigned silver chassis with Polar Blue LED lighting, a USB Type-C 3.1 port and up to six USB 3.0 ports. Its dimensions are 45.8 × 21.6 × 43.7 cm. The most basic configuration of the Inspiron Gaming is available for €699, whereas the most complete configuration costs €1,600.
Alienware has showcased its Wireless Gaming Headset, the brand’s first, which will be launched on June 11 around the globe for $229. This is a remarkable news because headsets have been quite forgotten about in general, as the brand’s last headset, the TactX, was launched in 2009.
The headset features a 7.1 virtual surround system, an option to create customizable sound profiles, built-in presets and hi-fidelity 40 mm neodymium drivers that offer a great sound quality and deep bass.
As for the mic, the Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset is focused on providing the best clear, natural voice quality while also letting players position the mic nearer their mouth (usually to try reducing background noise) with a game/chat volume mixer. Additionally, it has a built-in voice notification system that will let us know about the connection status and battery levels.
The headset’s 1,200 mAh battery is capable of providing a 15-hour battery life with a full charge. However, the battery life will be much less if we use the AlienFX lighting features. The headset is charged via micro USB either by plugging it directly into the PC or by using a 2.4 GHz wireless dongle, or via a 3.5 mm cable.
Lastly, the new Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse was also unveiled. This is a mouse rocking every standard feature seen on gaming mice besides the AlienFX lighting system. It also has configurable chassis and weights.
However, the mouse’s most remarkable feature is the possibility of swapping out its side panels (with 2 or 4 buttons), giving us the opportunity to adapt the mouse to any game. The Elite Gaming Mouse will ship to the US on July 31 for $89.99. We still will have to wait for the launch in Europe.