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Alienware 13 (GTX 960M)

Specifications

Alienware 13 (GTX 960M)
Alienware 13 (GTX 960M) (13 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M - 2048 MB, Core: 1097 MHz, Memory: 2500 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 347.52, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, SO-DIMM DDR3-RAM PC3-12800 (1,600 MHz), 2 of 2 slots occupied, max. 16 GB
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel, 9T7WM_133HL (SDC4C48), IPS, Full HD, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Broadwell-U PCH-LP (Premium)
Storage
Samsung SSD PM851 M.2 2280 256GB, 256 GB 
Soundcard
Realtek ALC255 @ Intel Broadwell PCH-LP High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headphones, Microphone, Noble Lock, Port for Graphics Booster
Networking
Qualcomm Killer e2200 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1525 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.0
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 28 x 328 x 235 ( = 1.1 x 12.91 x 9.25 in)
Battery
52 Wh, 4 Cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 8.1 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: 2.0 Klipsch (SoundBlaster X-Fi MB3), Keyboard Light: yes, Power Adapter: 130 W, Quick Start Guide, USB stick with System Recovery, MS Office 365 Trial, Command Center & other manufacturer programs, 12-48 Months Warranty
Weight
1.97 kg ( = 69.49 oz / 4.34 pounds), Power Supply: 500 g ( = 17.64 oz / 1.1 pounds)
Price
1668 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 71% - average
Average of 2 scores (from 1 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 84%, features: 70%, display: 87% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 84%, ergonomy: 79%, emissions: 74%

Reviews for the Alienware 13 (GTX 960M)

82% Alienware 13 (GTX 960M) Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Power Spike. Dell offers updated components for the Alienware 13. Let us find out if the Core i7-5500U and the GeForce GTX 960M are worth the investment.
60% Alienware 13 review
Source: Techradar English
By itself, the Alienware 13 is a fine laptop. It's equipped with capable guts for a reasonable price (at least to start) that should keep players plenty entertained. That is, so long as they don't mind knocking the graphical fidelity of games down to low in most cases.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/03/2015
Rating: Total score: 60%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GTX 900M series. With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution. » 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.  
5500U: Broadwell-based ULV (ultra low voltage) dual-core processor for notebooks and ultrabooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 5500 GPU and is manufactured in 14 nm.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
13.3":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
1.97 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Alienware: Alienware was founded in the USA in 1996. Alienware established its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Ireland, in 2002. Alienware has belonged to the Dell Group since 2006. The product range mainly focuses on gaming laptops and desktops. Trademark is a slightly futuristic design with an alien logo. In addition, Alienware offers workstations for private and business customers.

Alienware belongs to the mid-sized manufacturers of the notebook market. There are some reviews with average ratings overall.


71%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2015-07-20 (Update: 2015-07-20)