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Alienware 13 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB Jan 2015
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Quite 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 laptops of this age. Gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 13 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 32GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 8.3GB.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 13 range from 4GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Alienware 13 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 16GB internal memory portable PCs and we think the Asus G751JT which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops of this age and type, the Alienware 13 has a front camera.

Other laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the GT72, the GT72, or the GS70 2QE all from MSI.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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SSD Storage Medium

The Alienware 13 has an SSD storage medium which is better than the HDD storage medium found on most gaming laptops that are a comparable age to it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

An SSD storage medium is actually the best storage medium across all gaming laptops that are a similar age to the 13.

The worst storage medium across similar types of portable PC is HDD.

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Light

The Alienware 13 is fairly light (only 2.1 kilograms) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the weights range from 1.2kg to 4.8kg.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the GT72 (3.8kg), or the GE60 (2.6kg) both from MSI or the Asus G751JT (4.8kg) which is also cheaper.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Alienware 13 has a touch sensitive screen, unlike most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the 13 which do not have a touch sensitive screen.

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Very Bright Display Brightness

The Alienware 13 has a quite bright display brightness (400 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the 13. Portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 13 have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m².

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256 Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Alienware 13 is a 256 gigabytes solid-state drive capacity portable PC.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This portable PC has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Narrow

The narrowest portable PC that is a similar age to the 13 is 320mm wide, the widest is 460mm, and the average width is 400mm. With a width of only 328 millimeters, the Alienware 13 is one of the narrower notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the 13 amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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18 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this type and age is 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 950 megahertz, the Alienware 13 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 13.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 13 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz. 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

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago, the Alienware 13 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Alienware 13 has one of the smallest maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs of this age and type is 31GB.

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Very Small Screen Size

The average screen size of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 13 is 16". With a screen size of only 13.3 inches, the Alienware 13 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the 13.

If this portable PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the GT72 (17.3" and cheaper), the GT72 (17.3" and cheaper), or the GT72 2QD (17.3" and cheaper) all from MSI.

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Very Small Total Storage Capacity

At only 256 gigabytes, the Alienware 13 has a fairly small total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and type to the 13. The total storage capacity of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 13 range from 120GB to 2.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 990GB.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the GT72 2QD (1TB and cheaper), the GS70 2QE (1TB and cheaper), or the GT72 (1.1TB and cheaper) all from MSI.

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Only 12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time 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

Laptops that were released more than a year ago have PCI Express slot versions of between 2 and 3, and the average PCI Express slot version is 3. At only 2, the Alienware 13 has a very old PCI Express slot version compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the 13.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of gaming laptops that came out around the same time as the 13 is 2GB, the biggest is 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.3GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Alienware 13 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst gaming laptops of this age.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Alienware 13 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most laptops that are a similar age to it.

This portable PC's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is in fact the worst processor family amongst all notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 13.

An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Only Four Battery Cells

The Alienware 13 is a four battery cell count notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 13 have between four and eight battery cells.

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Only 802.11a WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on gaming laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the battery capacities range from 47Wh to 92Wh. With a battery capacity of only 52 watt-hours, the Alienware 13 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst laptops of this age.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 2,048 megabytes, the Alienware 13 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for more than a year. Gaming laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 13 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 2GB and 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.4GB.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The Alienware 13 is a four processor thread portable PC. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been around for more than a year have between four and seven processor threads.

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Very Small Processor Cache

With a processor cache of only 4 megabytes, the Alienware 13 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the 13 have processor caches of between 3MB and 6MB.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

At only 2.4 gigahertz, the Alienware 13 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the 13. The processor clock speeds of gaming laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the 13 range from 1.7GHz to 2.9GHz.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the GS70 2QE (2.6GHz and cheaper), the GT72 (2.7GHz and cheaper), or the GT72 (2.7GHz and cheaper) all from MSI.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3 gigahertz, the Alienware 13's maximum turbo frequency is one of the slowest amongst notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 13. The average maximum turbo frequency of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the 13 is 3.5GHz.

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1 Other reason to consider the Alienware 13

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Specification

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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
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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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Installed SSD
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Panel Type
Display Brightness
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPort
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
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Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
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Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
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AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
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Height At Front
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Non-Operating Vibration
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Operating Altitude
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Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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

Expert Reviews

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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

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers i76500, gtx960, gtx960m, i76500u, dell gtx960, dell i76500, dell gtx960m, dell i76500u, dell 1920x1080, alienware i76500, alienware i76500u
Barcodes 05397063529186
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