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CES 2023 gets underway tomorrow (Jan. 5) and ahead of the event, Microsoft has taken to the Windows Blog to discuss new Windows 11 gaming PCs making their debut at the conference. Specifically, there are new devices from Alienware and Dell.

Starting with the new Alienware m18, the latest version of the company’s most powerful laptop. This time, the m18 is getting a current generation bump by landing the 13th Gen Intel Core HX processor series with up to 65W.

Alongside Intel’s latest CPU, the Alienware m18 is packing a stack of NVIDIA GeForce GPUs and use-replaceable DDR5 SO-DIMM memory slots. Other models have AMD processors from the Ryzen series with Radeon graphics.

Alienware is also introducing a new variant of its flagship X Series, the Alienware x16. This is the first time since 2004 that the X Series has offered a 16-inch model. It has a 16:10 display and six speakers to provide spatial audio.

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Thanks to its 100-micro LED array, the x16 is the first Alienware laptop with its AlienFX Scanner, Rainbow, and Loop lighting modes.

Moving away from Alienware, Dell is introducing the new G15 gaming laptop at CES 2023. According to Microsoft, the color options for the product are inspired by 1980s pop aesthetics. There are macro key options exclusive for gamers, and audio key toggles.

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Dell’s G15 has options with Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA CPUs and GPUs. This is also the first laptop to offer Vapor Chamber Cooling and Element 31 thermal interface. These two additions have come from Dell’s Alienware subsidiary.

Game Pass Integration

Microsoft points out all the models above will ship with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate through the installed Xbox App from launch:

“Gamers looking to level up now have more options, thanks to Windows 11 PCs introduced at CES 2023 by Dell and Alienware. And with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate built in through the Xbox app, players can access hundreds of PC games. Game Pass on Windows 11 takes advantage of features like DirectX 12 Ultimate, DirectStorage, Auto HDR and Controller bar to make playing easier and faster.”

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