Another discerning refurbish out of CES: Gaming PC builder Alienware is lovely the Command Center program that comes interconnected with its line of notebooks and desktops. The overhauled settings app will first arrive in Feb on a somewhat updated chronicle of the company’s Area 51 desktop, which loses a front USB port, adds a couple some-more fans and U.2 SSD support, and supports a wider extent of LED colors on its chassis. The program will then come pre-installed on new Alienware inclination going forward. Unfortunately, it won’t be accessible for the Dell subsidiary’s existent machines.
This is a mostly visible revamp, with a cleaner, some-more spaced out, some-more graphics-heavy look. You can still use the app to guard and adjust your hardware’s fan speeds and feverishness output, create overclock profiles, change the lighting effects on your complement itself, and create preset profiles for apart games. But that colorization can now be practiced with some-more granularity, the overclocking apparatus lets you conduct and test the outcome with a few newbie-friendly sliders, and it all appears a bit easier to grok at first blush.
Beyond that, Alienware has now baked a diversion library and launcher apparatus into the app’s home screen. The company says the apparatus will lift in titles downloaded from any source (Steam, GOG, Origin, etc.), the thought being to create a arrange of centralized heart for all of your games. Dell says the Command Center will be removable, but the company cautions that it will be the only app that can control lighting and overclocking on Dell devices.
And that’s about it. Dell’s CES lineup isn’t quite complicated on its gaming code this year, instead focusing on its latest XPS 13 and XPS 15 2-in-1 laptops, along with some approaching refreshes to its monitors and Latitude cover line. There’s also a easily updated chronicle of its Inspiron Gaming Desktop, which is out this week for $799 and includes 8th-gen Core quad- and hex-core chips and up to a GTX 1070 GPU. In any event, we’ll be certain to examination the new Command Center as we test Alienware inclination this year.