Congratulations, you're an owner to one of the best laptops on the market and the first device ever with our new IS5 eye tracking platform!
What does that mean?
The previous platform, IS4, is used in the Alienware 17 devices (R4, R5) including our peripheral Tobii Eye Tracker 4C and a few others. The new IS5 platform brings some great news to the table. A brand new custom EyeSensor, Invisible lights, 60% smaller, up to 75% more power efficient and enhanced eye tracking algorithms for better tracking under difficult conditions. Read more about IS5 here or in our full press release on tobii.com.
Get started with Tobii Eye Tracking and Tobii Experience
The Area 51m will have Tobii Experience installed from the factory but please run Windows update to get the latest version.
Tobii Experience can be found in the start menu. To enjoy the eye tracking you first have to calibrate for your eyes. If you have glasses and sometimes use lenses we recommend to have two separate profiles you can switch between. For more details of how to get going, check out our get started guide.
With Tobii Eye Tracking we now support 130+ games. Have a look at our gaming page and see what games and features we currently support but also what's coming up.
Your main focus might be gaming or streaming but don't forget about our Windows Interaction features for Alienware. They can be really neat!
Streaming with Tobii Ghost
Your new laptop is powerful. During CES 2019 it won the award "Best Gaming Laptop" and is the desktop replacement many people have been looking for. It's so powerful you can now comfortably stream without any major impact on the gameplay. Since it also has the new Nvidia RTX series you can also enjoy the improved NVENC encoder and the GeForce optimized OBS. Read more about that here.
Tobii Ghost is our streaming software where you can have your viewers see where you look in the game. It's a great tool to have people understand what's actually going on and follow your thought process when you game. There's a preview option for you to test it out but you can turn that off. Learn more on our landing page for Tobii Ghost.