Catlvr
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When does the R17 get an 8th Gen Chip?

When does the R17 get an 8th Gen Chip? The XPS has one. Why is the Alienware so far behind? I won't buy until the upgrade!

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jphughan
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Re: When does the R17 get an 8th Gen Chip?

The only XPS that has one is the XPS 13, and it's not exactly realistic to compare a 13-inch ultraportable to a 17-inch purpose-built gaming system. But the issue is that Intel thus far has only released the U Series variants of the Core 8th gen lineup, which are the variants optimized for ultra low power consumption, not performance.  The H Series variants are due in April/May, although the HK version like the Alienware R17 uses might take even longer.