Dell unveils five new gamer-centric products
The PC and PC peripherals manufacturer has announced a new Dell G7 17 laptop, Dell G5 desktop, two new gaming monitors, and a new Alienware RGB mechanical gaming keyboard. Let’s take a closer look.
Dell G7 laptop
This new G-series Dell laptop is designed for everyday use and gaming, but not necessarily in that order. A narrow-bezel display is the centrepiece for some impressive power beneath the hood: a 10th-generation Intel CPU and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super. For those interested in the gaming features, there’s a glass trackpad, four-zone RGB keyboard, and customisable chassis lighting, plus a ‘Game Shift’ function for upping the fan speed.
On the sound front, the G7 boasts Nahimic 3D Audio. There’s also a 15-inch variant, but the 17-inch G7 is priced from $2,399 and available on 26 June 2020.
Dell G5 desktop
Similar to the G7 laptop, the Dell G5 desktop packs a CPU punch with a 10th-generation Intel processor, which is designed with higher frame rates in mind. Whether you’re a fan of Nvidia graphics cards or AMD GPUs, you have the option of one or the other with the Dell G5.
There are four thermal modes to keep things cool depending on the intensiveness of your everyday computing or hardcore gaming, plus upgrades are a whole lot easier care of tool-less entry. The compact case design is intended to make it easy to place, while full RGB LED lighting and an optional clear window side panel are there for those who prefer their desktops with a light show. Prices for the G5 start at $1,599, and it’s available on 21 June 2020.
Dell 27 gaming monitor (S2721DGF)
Dell rolled out a couple of new 27-inch monitors, too, with flat or curved options. On the flat front, there’s the S2721DGF, which is an IPS screen with a QHD resolution, and support for your choice of Nvidia G-Sync or AMD FreeSync. Competitive gamers will be drawn to the 165Hz refresh rate and speedy 1ms response time for tear-free gaming; just remember to activate ‘Extreme’ mode to take full advantage of the low-latency gains.
Menu navigation should be easier thanks to shortcut buttons and a joystick that are tucked away on the back of the monitor, which keeps the front clean. This flatscreen monitor will set you back $899.99 and it’s available on 28 June 2020.
Dell 27 curved gaming monitor (S2721HGF)
For greater immersion on your primary gaming screen, there’s also Dell’s 27-inch curved monitor to consider. It’s a Full HD (1080p) panel, which still boasts a 144Hz refresh rate and inbuilt Nvidia G-Sync. The big selling point for the S2721HGF outside of these features is additional vents on the back to keep your monitor cooler as you bring the in-game heat.
The curved Dell 27 is priced at $599 and is available on 21 August 2020.
Alienware RGB mechanical gaming keyboard (AW410K)
This new Alienware keyboard is built around Cherry MX Brown Switches, which mix comparative quietness with a light actuation force required to register keystrokes. The result: a mix of low noise and high responsiveness. The AW410K boasts a lifespan of 100 million keystrokes, programmable macros, and 16.8 million colours for per-key customisable RGB backlighting.
On the practical side of things, it boasts n-key rollover and 100% anti-ghosting so, if you wish, you can bash and register as many simultaneous keystrokes as your gaming heart desires. There’s also three adjustable height angles, and USB pass-through for using the keyboard as an impromptu USB hub. The AW410K is priced at $329 and is available on 4 August 2020.