Alienware unveils renewed gaming gear

Alienware announced a range of revamped PC gaming peripherals today in a Twitch livestream. Additionally, it revealed pricing and release information for its latest laptops from CES.

First, the mechanical Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Keyboard lets you connect in three ways: a 2.4GHz wireless USB-C dongle (including a dongle extender), Bluetooth 5.1, or a detachable USB-A to USB-C paracord -cable. The keyboard uses Cherry MX Red switches (with a life cycle of 100 million actuations), a programmable rocker switch and dial, anti-ghosting and N-key gruel. The keyboard starts at $290 and launches in the US and China on April 14th and the rest of the world on May 19th.

Product marketing image of the Alienware Tenkeyless Gaming Keyboard taken from the left side.  It has RGB lighting under the mechanical keys.  White background.
Alienware Tenkeyless Gaming Keyboard


The wired Tenkeyless Gaming Keyboard is a slimmer and more compact mechanical model. It also uses Cherry MX Red switches, dual PBT keys, anti-ghosting and N-key rollover. The keyboard has an integrated cable guide on the underside that lets you position it to the left, right, or center, depending on your setup (and the USB cable is detachable). It supports per-key RGB lighting in 16.8 million colors. It’s available today for $160.

Alienware also announced the Dual-Mode Wireless Gaming Headset, which connects to your PC with an included USB-C dongle or 3.5mm audio cable. It has a 45mm wide headband with sliding adjustment and fabric covered memory foam earcups. Alienware says it’s plenty roomy inside with “comfortable contact points with the head.” It includes a retractable boom microphone and can remove background noise for the audience while you speak (not to be confused with active noise cancellation, which it doesn’t have). In addition, the headset uses 40 mm drivers and supports Dolby Atmos. Finally, the company says the battery will last up to 30 hours. The headset is available today and costs $160.

Product image of the Alienware Wired Gaming Headset, taken from the left front, with the glowing blue alien logo on the left side.  White background.
Alienware Wired Gaming Headset


The company also revealed a second model, the Alienware Wired Gaming Headset. Although you have to connect it via USB or a 3.5mm cable, it otherwise has almost functional parity with the wireless model. It also supports Dolby Atmos and has RGB lighting; it uses a 45mm sliding headband, fabric-covered memory foam earcups and a retractable boom mic with AI-powered voice isolation. The headset costs $100 and launches on April 14 in North America and China and on May 19 in other parts of the world.

The latest of the newly announced pieces of equipment is the Alienware Wireless Gaming Mouse. It features a sculpted right-handed design with a dedicated thumb channel “to provide comfortable control during long gaming sessions.” It has independent L/R keyboards and optical switches. Alienware says the mouse’s sensor supports up to 26,000 dots per inch while tracking fast movements at 650 inches per second and 50G max acceleration. In addition, it has tactile grip zones. Alienware promises up to 140 hours of battery life, and the company says that five minutes of charging (with a low battery) will provide 10 hours of uptime. The mouse (which already launched in China last week) is available today in North America and March 31 elsewhere; it will cost $100.

CES showcase image of the Alienware m18 laptop.  The dark laptop sits on a white table with an alien logo on the screen.

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The company also announced new pricing and release information for products it announced at CES. The Alienware m16 and m18 laptops will be available in all Intel and Nvidia variants on March 7. The M16 starts at $1,899, while the m18 starts at $2,099. Meanwhile, the Dell G15 ($899 and up) and G16 ($1,499 and up) launch on March 21 in Intel / Nvidia flavors. (AMD options for all of these models will arrive in Q2, with pricing information to follow.) Finally, the Alienware x15 R2 will launch in early April with a starting price of $1,799.

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