The 10th edition of Gamescom is underway starting August 21, 2018, and a few Alienware gaming systems and Dell gaming monitors, as well as software tools, have been announced.
The new announcements at Gamescom 2018 include:
- Alienware Academy: This is a free platform to train aspiring athletes in esports. This tool is currently available in beta.
- Alienware Command Center: Another free tool for Alienware peripherals on any branded PC
- Alienware Aurora and Area 51
- Alienware 15 and 17
- 24-inch and 27-inch Dell gaming monitors
Alienware Academy is the company’s esports training platform — a free-to-use online training platform to help prospective esports athletes in honing their craft and learn competitive gaming from the best of the esports pro.
At Gamescom, people will be able to try the Alienware Academy out. The trainees are taught by pros from Team Liquid of Counter Strike: Global Offensive. They teach mechanics and strategies to improve gameplay by using Tobii eye-tracking gaze overlay, heatmaps, stats and other tools.
This is aimed at helping aspiring esports athletes improve their skills, gain post-lesson insights and measure their performance against the community.
Alienware Academy has already begun testing the free tool in beta this month.
Alienware Command Center
The Alienware Command Center, which debuted at CES 2018, is dubbed by the company as ‘a gaming homepage’ that merges system settings, content, and other functions.
The command center can be used on any PC system, irrespective of the brand. It offers an integrated dashboard, gaming library, FX and power management features.
This provides the user with quick and easy access to an entire gaming catalogue and the ability to fine-tune settings for every game individually.
Alienware Command Center support for third-party devices is available.
The Alienware Aurora — designated training PC for Team Liquid — will now be available with the recently announced NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, 2080 and 2080 Ti GPUs.
The new gaming system from Alienware is ideal for VR, 4K and 12K gaming — on the highest graphics options.
Alienware Aurora with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs will be available for pre-order on Dell.com beginning early September.
Alienware’s flagship gaming desktop — Area 51, is also now available with the newly announced NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070, 2080 and 2080 Ti GPUs.
The go-to premium gaming system for enthusiasts is the unstoppable performance machine for the latest VR, 4K or 8K games and streaming. It is powered by up to 18-core Intel processors.
Alienware Area 51 with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs will be available beginning early Septemeber.
Alienware 15 and 17 gaming laptops
The portable gaming powerhouses now feature individual-key LED lighting (that goes up to 80 quadrillion lighting combos with an array of effects and modes.
The new Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 also sports the TactX keyboard and n-key rollover, which enables more than 100 key commands for actions per minute. This is also the only keyboard on a laptop that has a 2.2mm of key travel that provides rapid keystroke response.
Alienware 15 and 17 will be available on Dell.com on August 21, starting $1399.99 for Alienware 15 and $1599.99 for Alienware 17.
Dell 24-inch and 27-inch gaming monitors
Dell’s new gaming monitors have an overclocked refresh rate at 144Hz and 155 Hz. Say bye to lag with rapid 1 millisecond response time.
They support AMD FreeSync tech for smooth gameplay, sports an edge-to-edge display with QHD resolution.
Dell’s 24-inch and 27-inch gaming monitors will be available in North America and Asia Pacific region on Dell.com beginning August 28. The 24-inch will retail for $319.99 and the 27-inch for $549.99.
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