COMPUTER and peripheral manufacturer Dell
has announced several new products across its productivity and gaming range,
with plenty there to pique the interest of gamers looking for something to
update their setups.
Heading up the announcement is the new Dell
G7 series of gaming laptops. The new 15in and 17in G series laptops combines
the hardware needed for gaming with the aesthetics and functionality to not
look glaringly out of place in a lecture hall or corporate meeting room
Dell have given the G7 series a complete
redesign and added some new touches including a customizable chassis light, a
smaller chassis size (20.5mm at the hinge) and a narrow bezel – 6.5mm on the G7
15 and 8.16mm of the G7 17.
The G7 series will retain its Intel
processor use, running 19th Gen Intel Core CPUs (up to the i9 chipset), backed
up with a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 graphics card, while a precision glass
trackpad and the obligatory RGB keyboard also feature.
The audio side of the system features Nahimic 3D Audio a 360⁰ soundscape with VoiceBoost and Sound Tracker radar, according to Dell.
Dell have included a “Game Shift” macro key
on the unit, which “instantly kicks the fan’s speed into dynamic performance
mode for heavy action scenes”, according to the official announcement.
Dell have confirmed the G7 17 units will be
available in Australia and New Zealand from Friday (June 26) with an RRP of AUD$2,399.
Pre-built desktops also made an appearance in the form of the Dell G5, featuring a 10th generation Intel CPU and a range of Nvidia GTX/RTX or AMD Radeon cards.
The unit is designed for expansion or upgrading, and is positioned as a compact desktop designed for use somewhere like a bedroom, dormitory or apartment where space is a factor.
The front panel has a bold and striking
design complemented by RGB LED lighting, and there’s an optional clear side
panel if you are a fan of keeping an eye on the inside of your computer at all
The new G5 is expected to go on sale in
Australia/NZ July 21, with an RRP starting at AUD $1,599.
Two monitors were also announced, both 27in
– on flat screen, one curved screen. The flat screen S2721DGF features VESA
DisplayHDR 400, QHD resolution, 165hz refresh with 1ms response time and
support for both Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync.
Dell say the on screen navigation will be via a
joystick and shortcut buttons on the back of the unit, and the stand has been
designed with a small footprint in mind.
The monitor is available worldwide – including Australia – from July 28 with an RRP of AUD$899.
The curved monitor – the S2721HGF – has a FHD display, 144hz refresh and supports Nvidia G-Sync. Dell also note that “Like its flat screen cousin, this gaming monitor also features the newly revamped gaming-inspired design providing a refreshed identity. Optimised ventilation is achieved with the extra vents on the back for enhanced heat dispersal.”
The monitor will be available from August 21 in Australia with an RRP of AUD$599.
Rounding out the gaming announcements was a new
Alienware keyboard (the AW410K), which features per-key RGB backlighting, 100
per cent anti-ghosting, three different adjustable angles and a USB
pass-through as well.
The keyboard features Cherry MX Brown switches, which
Dell say are known for their “tactility, silent travel and light actuation
forces” along with a 100 million keystroke lifespan.
The Alienware RGB Mechanical Gaming
Keyboard will available worldwide – including Australia – from August 4 with an
RRP of AUD$329.