Alienware finally expands into gaming gear with its own keyboards, mice and monitors

Alienware gets into the gaming peripheral business with new keyboards, mice and monitors.
Alienware gets into the gaming peripheral business with new keyboards, mice and monitors.PHOTO: DELL

SINGAPORE - Gaming PC brand Alienware has finally launched its own line of gaming keyboards, mice and monitors that sport its distinctive design.

Top of its list were two gaming monitors, a 25-inch display and a 34-inch curved model. The Alienware 25" Gaming Monitor comes in two variants - supporting either Nvidia G-Sync or AMD FreeSync. These technologies ensure smooth gameplay by synchronising the monitor's refresh rate with the game's frame rates. The 25-inch model sports an ultra-thin bezel and a 1,920 x 1,080-pixel resolution. The AMD FreeSync model costs $719 while the Nvidia G-Sync version costs $1,099.

The curved Alienware 34" Gaming Monitor ups the screen resolution to either 3,440 x 1,440 pixels or 2,560 x 1,080 pixels. It supports only Nvidia G-Sync technology, and will only be available in the coming months.

Alienware also unveiled two mechanical gaming keyboards. The Alienware Advanced Gaming Keyboard (from $159) has five dedicated keys that can be customised using the bundled software. Meanwhile, the Alienware Pro Gaming Keyboard (from $199) adds a volume roller and a 13 zone-based RGB keyboard backlight.

The Alienware Advanced Gaming Mouse (from $69) has a switch to let gamers easily switch between different mouse sensitivity settings and nine customisable buttons. The more premium Alienware Elite Gaming Mouse (from $149) has 13 programmable buttons and a variable-weight system that lets gamers adjust the heft of the mouse.

New Dell Inspiron computers

Also unveiled were new laptops from Dell, which owns the Alienware brand. The PC maker launched an Inspiron 15 7000 gaming laptop (from $1,599) that features a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 gaming chip and a Thunderbolt 3 port that can output the display to two 4K screens.

For mainstream users, the new Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 (from $1,599) switches easily between tablet and laptop forms. It has an active stylus for drawing and note-taking. Dell also offers a traditional clamshell Inspiron 15 7000 laptop (from $1,599) with a crisp 1,920 x 1,080-pixel display.

Finally, fans of Dell's XPS 13 ultrabook can look forward to a refreshed model powered by the new eighth-generation Intel processors by the end of the month.