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Alienware 14

Specifications

Alienware 14Notebook: Alienware 14 (14 Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4700MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M 2048 MB
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.94kg
Price: 1900 euro
Average Score: 82.2% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 63%, performance: 87%, features: 76%, display: 87% mobility: 64%, workmanship: 89%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 67%

Reviews for the Alienware 14

84% Review Alienware 14 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Tempting. New case, new name and new components: Alienware risks a lot to offer the best gaming notebooks in 2013. The integrated features won't be easy to beat for the competition. Despite its 14-inch form factor the notebook can be equipped with a high resolution anti-reflective display and a GeForce GTX 765M. A well balanced package or just an overpriced beauty?
80% Alienware 14
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell sticks with their design from the past few years with their redesigned Alienware 14 laptop but the internals have all been updated to give it a solid gaming experience at a reasonable price tag. Features such as the keyboard and the custom lighting are well appreciated by users but it could use with some improvements to make it even better.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/06/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
79% Alienware 14
Source: Bit-Tech English
The world of gaming laptops is hugely competitive, so Dell’s designers should be commended for making the Alienware 14 stand out: its matte metal chassis looks and feels fantastic, and the lights across its surfaces look good without becoming garish. It’s also fast, with plenty of potential to be made faster, at least on the CPU and storage front.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 40% performance: 93%
80% Alienware 14 review: portable gaming laptop that delivers on style and performance
Source: PC Advisor English
Alienware's designers have done a great job tempering the excesses of traditional gaming laptops with good looks and matte aluminium, and the Alienware 14 doesn't just look great – it shifts, too. The quad-core processors puts paid to applications, and the GTX 765M graphics core handles modern games at high settings. It's not thin, light or quiet, but it's a more portable proposition than most of its 17in rivals.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% Alienware 14 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
In short, unless you really love the design and marginally better portability of the Alienwar 14, we favour the Asus G750JX as our gaming laptop of choice. The Alienware 14 is certainly not without its charms, and we don’t think any buyer would be disappointed in its performance, but only if money is no object. Great performance and distinct style, but the price is just too steep compared to its rivals for us to give a whole-hearted endorsement.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 90% display: 80% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
Dell's new gaming laptops are fast, powerful and well-lit
Source: Engadget English
Surprise: Dell's legacy as an OEM and Alienware's gaming cred still make for an awesome combination -- both the Alienware 14 and 17 rank among the best gaming laptops we've reviewed this year. Excellent build quality, killer components and excellent performance have left us with little to complain about.
Comparison, online available, Long, Date: 09/15/2013
80% Alienware 14 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Alienware 14 is a noticeable upgrade over its predecessors; it's a well-rounded notebook with very few cons. This notebook's highlights include outstanding performance thanks to its Intel quad-core processor and Nvidia graphics; a well-executed design and AlienFX customizable lighting system; excellent 1080p IPS display; superb build quality and chassis strength; good speakers; a plentiful port selection; a tolerable level of noise and respectable if not outstanding battery life. The mild cons list includes a thicker than expected chassis at 1.6", 6.1 pound weight and pricey options (starting $1,099, but our optioned-out review unit was $1,949 without an extended warranty).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/03/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 90% workmanship: 90%
80% PC gaming in a semiportable package
Source: CNet English
Some laptops have loud fans that kick in when performing high-end tasks that drive the CPU or GPU. Dell has revamped its gaming line, including the new Alienware 14. The design changes don't go nearly far enough, but no complaints about the performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
80% Alienware 14 gaming notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Alienware has made improvements to the look of the chassis compared to its previous 14in gaming machine, the M14x, giving the Alienware 14 a thicker, 'floating' design that's adorned with a comprehensive lighting system. The Alienware 14 supplies plenty of speed in a relatively small frame. It's mainly aimed at gamers, but even professionals who want a fast laptop should consider it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

79% Spieletaugliches 14-Zoll-Notebook
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/04/2013
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 85% features: 70% display: 90%
Farbenspiel – Runderneuertes 14-Zoll-Gaming-Notebook von Alienware
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/16/2013
Rating: performance: 95% features: 50% display: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 50%
Alienware 14
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: nice design; very good illumination
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/07/2013
100% Alienware 14 : un portable performant et séduisant pour joueurs nomades
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/16/2013
Rating: Total score: 100%
Test portable Alienware 14 Full HD
Source: Cowcotland French FR→EN
Positive: Good matte IPS display; good performance; excellent cooling system; good workmanship. Negative: No Blu-ray.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/31/2014
En test : Alienware 14 (2013) Full HD GTX 765M
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: Good design, quality materials and ergonomics; good display.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/30/2013
Имеет ли размер значение? Обзор игрового ноутбука Dell Alienware 14
Source: Ferra.ru RU→EN
Positive: Very quiet and efficient cooling system; high-quality metal case; user-friendly controls and a sleek design; decent sound system.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/01/2014
Dell Alienware 14 – Непростой Малый
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful performance; durable aluminium lid; mild and pleasant soft-touch coating on the inner surface; high-quality display and speakers. Negative: Heavy and thick; expensive.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/15/2014

Comment

Series:

That's it: high-end hardware, a gorgeous new alien spaceship design and customizable flashy lights. With pre-installed Windows 7, the Alienware 14 is a portable gaming delight. It’s covered in anodized aluminum on the outside and soft touch coating on the inside, giving the keyboard and palm rests a luxurious feel. The touch pad is backlit: a nice design touch and practical for low light use. This 14 inch laptop weighs bulky 3 kg, which is light considering the power it packs.

Its 1920x1080 resolution, anti-glare LED display produces brilliant colors. You rarely see such in machines of this size. The machine was built for gaming, and handles graphics on higher settings like a dream with stunning graphics rendering powered by the Nvidia GeForce GTX 765M with 2 GB of dedicated video memory. The display is surprisingly dim, which might improve darker images. The machine is driven by an 2.4-GHz quad-core Intel Haswell Core i7-4700MQ processor (customizable as Dell products). It's lightning fast, and the battery even lasts a decent 5 hours with light use. One major downside is how hot the machine runs during gaming. But for what it is, and everything that it achieves, the Alienware 14 is a beauty that cannot be beat.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M:

High-End Graphics cards as part of the Geforce 700M series based on the Kepler architecture.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


4700MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.4 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.4 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.94 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


Alienware: Alienware is an American computer hardware company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dell. It mainly assembles for high-performance gaming. Alienware also offers for sale rebadged laptops and computer peripherals, such as headsets, computer mice, monitors and keyboards. Alienware was founded in 1996. The corporate headquarters is located in Florida. Alienware established its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Ireland, in 2002. 2005, Alienware brought in upwards of $170 million USD in annual sales and launched an international in 2003 with a presence in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Costa Rica. The international market share is limited.

 

Alienware reviews


82.2%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Alienware M14x, Haswell
Core i7 4900MQ

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Maingear Pulse 14
Core i7 4702MQ, 1.9 kg
» Razer Blade 14 inch
Core i7 4702HQ, 1.904 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Gigabyte Aorus X7
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Maingear Pulse 17
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» MSI GS70-2OD-001US
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.6 kg
» Asus G750JW-NH71
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 4.8 kg
» Medion Erazer X7611-MD98543
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.68 kg
» MSI GS70-2OD-002US
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» Eurocom Shark 2.0
Core i5 4200M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Gigabyte P27K
Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Medion Medion Erazer X7611-MD98541
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» Gigabyte P35K
Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
» Ibuypower Battalion M1771-2
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» MSI GE70 2OE-008RU
Core i7 4700MQ, 17.1", 2.7 kg
» Schenker XMG C703
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.628 kg
» Schenker XMG A503
Core i5 4300M, 15.6", 2.67 kg
» MSI GS70-2OD-052XPL Stealth
Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» MSI GS70-65M21621
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.72 kg
» Asus G750JW-T4031
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 3.9 kg
» MSI GS70-2OD-021UK
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» Digital Storm Veloce
Core i7 4800MQ, 13.3", 2.1 kg
» One K33-3E
Core i7 4702MQ, 13.3", 1.99 kg
» MSI GE60H-i765M2811B
Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.674 kg
» Sager NP7330
Core i7 4700MQ, 13.3", 2.1 kg
» Micro Express NB5720
Core i7 4900MQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» MSI GE70-i765M287
Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.05 kg
» MSI GE70-2OE-040PL
Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.1 kg
» Asus G750JW
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 4.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-07-24 (Update: 2013-07-24)