Popular gaming systems manufacturer Alienware has updated its popular 17-inch and 15-inch gaming laptops with quite a few new features and a revamped design. The biggest highlight however, is that the bigger 17-inch model now comes with Tobii eye tracking technology.
The integrated eye tracking functionality on the new Alienware 17 will allow users to perform several actions without having to interact with the keyboard or the touchpad. Some of the interesting things that you can do include waking up the notebook from sleep model by looking directly at the Alienware logo, turn on keyboard illumination by looking at the keyboard, use the Windows Hello feature to login to the device without a traditional password, and more. Alienware and Tobii have also teamed up with Overwolf to bring eye tracking data to their popular training tools. In addition to these, Alienware 17 owners will also be able to play over 40 Tobii eye tracking enabled titles in the near future. Early buyers of the laptop will be receiving a free Standard Edition copy of Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs 2, which supports several Tobii eye tracking features.
The Alienware 17 can be configured with up to Intel Core i7 6820HK processor with dynamic overclock up to 4.1 GHz, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 graphics with 8GB GDDR5 memory, 8GB DDR4 2400 MHz memory (max 32GB), ultra-fast PCIe SSD + SATA storage, and Killer e2400 Gigabit Ethernet. The smaller Alienware 15 will be available with up to Intel Core i7 6820HK processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics with 8GB GDDR5 memory, 8GB DDR4 2133 MHz memory (max 32GB), Killer e2400 Gigabit Ethernet, and similar storage options as the Alienware 17. Both models come standard with a Full HD IPS display, but buyers can choose to upgrade to a 4K IPS display as well.
Alienware 17 and Alienware 15 models will be up for pre-order starting September 30th. The company also revealed that a refreshed Alienware 13 model is expected to arrive in November this year.