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Alienware 13 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 13.3" Laptop

PC Mag Editor's Choice hothardware.com Recommended PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended
2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB Mar 2015
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Engineered for high-performance gaming anywhere, the Alienware 13 combines an incredibly mobile design with the ultimate at-home experience when plugged into the optional Graphics Amplifier. Game... More
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13 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Alienware 13 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst gaming laptops of this age. Laptops of this spec and age have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 32GB.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Alienware 13 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The internal memory of laptops that came out around the same time as the 13 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Alienware 13 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the Asus G771JM which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This portable PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Light

With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the Alienware 13 is one of the lighter gaming laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 13 amongst gaming laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 13 the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution

With a front camera resolution of 2.1 megapixels, the Alienware 13 has a fairly high front camera resolution compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. The front camera resolutions of gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 13 range from 1MP to 2.1MP.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The Alienware 13 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (350 candellas per square meter) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The dimmest display brightness of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 13 is 200 cd/m², the brightest is 400 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 270 cd/m².

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4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on gaming laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This portable PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Narrow

The Alienware 13 is one of the narrower gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 13 (only 328 millimeters) amongst similar spec laptops of this age. Notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the 13 have widths of between 280mm and 460mm, and the average width is 400mm.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

When compared to other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 13, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the Alienware 13 of only 950 megahertz is one of the slowest. Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 13 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 900MHz and 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,200MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 400MHz. The Alienware 13 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 300 megahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Alienware 13 does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus GL771JW which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the 13 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 16GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 31GB. When compared to other similar spec portable PCs that were released one year ago that we have assessed, the Alienware 13's maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Small Screen Size

The Alienware 13 has one of the smaller screen sizes (only 13.3 inches) amongst laptops of this age. The screen sizes of comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 13 range from 13" to 19", and the average screen size is 16".

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Razer Blade ($1,475.00) (14") which is also higher rated.

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Only 12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the 13 have between 12 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Alienware 13 which has 12 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Quite Old PCI Express Slot Version

When compared to other gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 13, the Alienware 13's PCI Express slot version of only 2 is one of the oldest. The PCI Express slot versions of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 13 range from 2 to 3.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 13 do not have a touch sensitive screen. The Alienware 13 is no exception to this as it too does not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Alienware 13 has a better processor family than most gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it. This laptop has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is in fact the worst processor family across all laptops of a similar age and spec to the 13.

The best processor family across comparable types of notebook PC is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Alienware 13 is a four battery cell count laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between four and eight battery cells.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 51 watt-hours, the Alienware 13 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst gaming laptops of this age. The battery capacities of gaming laptops that have been on the market for more than a year range from 47Wh to 92Wh.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Alienware 13 has one of the slower hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 13 have hard drive speeds of between 5,400 RPM and 7,200 RPM.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Alienware 13 is a four processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 13 have between four and seven processor threads.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago is 3MB and the biggest is 8MB. With a processor cache of only 4 megabytes, the Alienware 13 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the 13.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The Alienware 13 has one of the slower processor clock speeds (only 2.4 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The slowest processor clock speed of notebook PCs of this type and age is 1.7GHz and the fastest is 3GHz.

If this gaming laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Y50-70 (2.5GHz).

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Alienware 13 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3 gigahertz) amongst gaming laptops of this age. Portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 13 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 2.7GHz and 4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.5GHz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Alienware 13

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Alienware released the 13.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware 13 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the 13.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the GL771JW (1.1TB), or the G751JL (1.1TB) both from Asus which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on portable PCs of this age and spec. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Panel Type
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D Compatible
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
USB Sleep-and-Charge Port
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Backlit Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height At Front
Depth
Height At Rear
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

3 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice hothardware.com Recommended PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended

Expert Reviews

(48)
1 November 2016

Think you need a hulking, insanely expensive gaming desktop for VR? Think again. The Alienware 13 is a truly portable, fairly affordable, high-performance VR-capable laptop with a vibrant QHD...

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1 November 2016

The combination of a gorgeous OLED screen and Nvidia's GTX 1060 makes games look fantastic on this portable notebook...

1 November 2016

Dell's Alienware division stepped up today with a new, compact and powerful weapon in its laptop arsenal with the announcement of the redesigned Alienware 13 notebook. Now, before you get all... Read more…

Not long ago, we got our hands on a 2-in-1 notebook with an OLED screen?the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga ?and were mesmerized by its display. It's one of those technologies that once you see it with... Read more…

20 July 2016

For something truly different and eye-catching, the OLED display on this "limited edition" Alienware 13 gives it great visual punch, but keep in mind this is not a top-end gaming rig...

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User Reviews

(70)
Reviewed 5 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Good...

Reviewed 4 April 2016 by Amazon Customer | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

As much as I love this laptop, I can't really go over 3 stars, I got it a couple of days ago and Ive spent the majority of the the 2 days, trying to get the sound to play through the headphones,... Read more…

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Calo
Calo would recommend the Alienware 13 Series

This laptop is great if you put it on high peformance it runs games extremely well. The one thing that isn't so good about this laptop is that it isn't good at making you tube vieos which is fine.... Read more…

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Ghoststhename

This computer i bought to do work on and to play games in my spare time but it turns out the game part about this computer ids really bad you have to put the reselution on the lowest setting to be... Read more…

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Makingroom
Makingroom would recommend the Alienware 13 R2 Series

I have wanted one this for over year now. I can do anything I need to with baby, I love wouldn't trade it for anything else out there!

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