Your average gaming laptop, while expensive, can actually offer a fair amount of power underneath the plastic coverings, but compare it to a PC and you'll be hard pressed to get the same performance. Alienware seems to think that can be changed with their newest device claiming so.
Titled the Alienware Graphics Amplifier, the new device has been designed to work specifically with the Alienware 13, their latest addition in gaming laptops.
The $349 amplifier hosts a single desktop graphics card housed in a roomy black box, and will connect directly to the laptop via proprietary cable. The Alienware Graphics Amplifier can house a full length, dual-height graphics cards with up to 375 Watts of power. It also features four powered USB 3.0 ports, so gamers can plug in for instant access to their favourite peripherals and output directly to their gaming displays.
As for the Alienware 13 itself, it’s the company’s thinnest and lightest gaming laptop to date at just 1″ thick. It has a 13.3″ display and room for two SSDs.
Prices start at $1,599 with an Intel Core i5 processor, 6 GB of RAM, a 500GB HDD, a Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M GPU and 1366 x 768 LCD display. You can upgrade with better CPU, more RAM, more storage and even better displays – a 1920×1080 LCD or a 2560×1440 touch screen.
Both the Alienware 13 and Graphics Amplifier will go on sale starting November 21st in Australia.