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CES 2022: The Best Dell and Alienware New Products and Concepts

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Dell put on quite the show at CES 2022. It presented futuristic visions of a seamlessly connected workflow for remote professionals, new local streaming tech for gaming, and one of the most stunning gaming displays I’ve ever seen.
Also announced were new Alienware and XPS laptops, an external GPU housing called Concept Polaris, and new gaming gear including the Alienware Tri-Mode Wireless Gaming Headset and Mouse.
Much of it was to be expected, but there were a few products that had me pretty hyped for the year to come. So, if you just want to skip to the meat and potatoes of Dell’s CES showings, here are the most exciting Dell/Alienware products out of this year’s expo.

Alienware 34 QD-OLED Gaming Display (AW3432DW)

Credit: Alienware
If I could have walked out of Dell’s CES showcase with any product on show, it would have been this utterly glorious-looking curved gaming display. What’s so special about it? This 34-inch ultrawide monitor is the world’s first to use Samsung’s Quantum Dot Display Technology, which promises improved color delivery (99.3% DCI-P3) and higher peak brightness (1000 nits) over existing gaming displays.
Credit: Alienware
It packs a resolution of 3440 x 1400 with a max refresh rate of 175Hz, and support for NVIDIA G-Sync Ultimate, which sounds absolutely perfect for mid- to high-end gaming PCs.
Mainly, though, it’s just exciting to finally see high-end TV tech appearing in the gaming monitor space, bringing parity between the screen in your living room and the one connected to your PC.

XPS 13 Plus

dell xps 13 plus
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The XPS 13 and its bigger siblings have, in my opinion, been the most refined and beautiful Windows laptops for years now, but recent designs have been more iterative than revolutionary. This year’s XPS 13 Plus retains familiar design language, but takes a few bold steps into what is seemingly a more futuristic design.
The most striking feature is the absence of a visually defined touchpad, instead going for a seamless touch surface with haptic feedback, which simulates the clunk of a physical touchpad click (much like the fake clicking on the Home buttons of the iPhone 7 and 8).
dell xps 13 plus
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The edge-to-edge keyboard looks great too, and although the capacitive touch function buttons may ruffle some feathers, the fact that they never move or change makes them far less egregious than the much maligned MacBook Pro Touchbar. Also look forward to a nice performance boost courtesy of new 12th-gen Intel processors when it launches in the spring, starting at around $1,199.99.

Alienware x14

alienware x14
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It’ll be an exciting year in general for laptops in 2022, with high expectations placed on the arrival of Intel’s 12th-Gen processors bringing significant bumps to performance and battery life. And Dell announced new Alienware laptops across the full gamut of sizes.
But the all-new Alienware 14 in particular stands out for giving gamers a new slimmer and more compact option in what is easily one of my favorite gaming laptop designs. It won’t be super high-end, with an RTX 3060 being the most powerful option, but that GPU packs more than enough punch to run modern games at 1080p. And with fast DDR5 RAM on board, this thing will be no slouch. It’ll launch this winter with a starting price of $1,799.99.

Concept Nyx

concept nyx
Credit: Alienware
I almost didn’t include the Concept Nyx in this list, simply because we don’t know enough about how it will actually work to get truly excited about it. But the idea that it presents is incredibly intriguing.
Concept Nyx is a high-end computer station that will seemingly be like having your very own cloud gaming server. The idea is that it not only lets you play your games on any display in your house, via high-speed Wi-Fi streaming, but will even allow for up to four gaming sessions simultaneously.
concept nyx
Credit: Alienware
That last part is something I’ve imagined for years: households with a central computer so powerful that it can run multiple full-fledged sessions on separate screens, and be used by multiple people simultaneously. If this Concept Nyx device can truly let four people play four different games at the same time, that will be incredible. For now, I remain cautiously intrigued.
Visit Dell.com to see the full line-up of products and concepts that were announced at CES 2022.

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Mike Jackson
Mike Jackson
Mike Jackson has been writing for high-profile publications for 16 years, primarily in the video game industry, but also covering tech. Mike is an obsessed video game hoarder with hundreds of games spanning a 30-year collection. An entire room in his house is dedicated to Super Mario, and he thinks the Nintendo Switch is “the best invention in human history.” Counseling may be necessary.

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