Alienware Unveils New Hardware & eSports Partnership
Dell-owned Alienware is gearing up for E3 releasing a slew of new hardware and showcasing its new eSports partnerships and community program.
Its new wireless gaming headset is augmented by high-fidelity 40mm Neodymium drivers for deep rich bass and an expansive soundscape. Designed for clear natural voice quality, in solo and multiplayer situations, the headset lets players position the mic nearer their mouth to reduce background noise, with a Game/Chat volume mixer and built-in voice notifications for battery life and wireless connectivity.
The headset has a wide flexible headband engineered for snug fit and comfort, with all controls within the reach of one finger. For marathon gamers, the headset has rotatable, sports-fabric earcups. It comes with iconic design elements, including animated two zone LED lighting and click-and-play customisable AlienFX per-game light settings.
The headset will be available beginning June 11, starting at $229.
The new Alienware gaming mouse comes with two redesigned interchangeable side wings (with two or four buttons for FPS/MMORPG) and three-position palm rest for any grip. It also has four configurable 5-gram weight adjustments combined with five configurable levels for on-the-fly DPI switching based on the need for speed or precision.
Better efficiency also comes from nine to 11 programmable buttons with 512k onboard memory for in-game customisation. It also comes with AlienFX lighting. The Elite Gaming Mouse will be available online from $89.99.
Also new to the Dell gaming range is the Inspiron Gaming Desktop (5676) with 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen desktop processors (up to 8-core, 16-thread). Other features include a USB Type-C 3.1 port, up to six USB 3.0 ports, optional dual-drive, high-capacity hard drive, responsive SSD option and up to five bays for future storage upgrades. It will be available in June from $849.
Alienware has partnered with Tobii and Team Liquid, for its new esports skill building online platform, Alienware Academy, an esport skill-building online platform. Dell says fans of Alienware Arena can now access the community from their phone with a new Alienware Arena app with access to play-to-win opportunities and rewards.
Frank Azor, vice-president and general manager of Alienware, Gaming and XPS for Dell says, “As pioneers in PC gaming, it’s our responsibility to continuously innovate to deliver the best gaming solutions possible for our community.
“This E3 is no exception. This year we are enhancing the ultimate gaming experience with a new online training platform, brand new peripherals and some awesome esports partnerships, helping all players take their game to the next level.”
The Alienware Command Center has a new audio utility called Sound Centre, designed to help users create and manage preset and user defined audio profiles.
The new Sound Center links directly to connected playback and/or recording devices, the tool allows gamers to dial in and fine tune the perfect sound for their environment. Comprised of four core components for managing audio, Sound Center’s features include audio effects, multi-band EQ, microphone control and audio recon directional overlay, indicating the direction of various sounds during gameplay (such as nearby combat and footsteps).
The Sound Center is available now worldwide.
Alienware is the exclusive technology partner to the Detroit Renegades, esports team.