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Alienware 13 OLED 2017

Specifications

Alienware 13 OLED 2017
Alienware 13 OLED 2017 (13 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 2667MHz
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel 221 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: no
Storage
,  GB 
, 512GB PCIe SSD (Boot)
Connections
2 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, USB 3.0 Type-C Port
Networking
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 24 x 330 x 269 ( = 0.94 x 12.99 x 10.59 in)
Battery
76 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes
Weight
2.6 kg ( = 91.71 oz / 5.73 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
2200 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 72% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 70%, features: 90%, display: 90% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Alienware 13 OLED 2017

65% Alienware 13 OLED Gaming Notebook: Full, in-depth review
Source: PC World Australia English
Given the low-ceiling on how high you can push the fidelity of games running on the new Alienware 13, it’s hard to know who to really recommend this product to. Sure, the combination of brand power, high-end specs, slick glowy-metal-sci-fi-death-machine form-factor and the next-gen OLED display make the new A13 a downright appealing package. However, based on the performance we encountered, it seems difficult to justify spending this much on a gaming laptop that can’t deliver anything less than the best - and the Alienware 13 - OLED or otherwise - doesn’t quite live up to that standard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 65%
65% Alienware 13 OLED Gaming Notebook: Full, in-depth review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Given the low-ceiling on how high you can push the fidelity of games running on the new Alienware 13, it’s hard to know who to really recommend this product to. Sure, the combination of brand power, high-end specs, slick glowy-metal-sci-fi-death-machine form-factor and the next-gen OLED display make the new A13 a downright appealing package. However, based on the performance we encountered, it seems difficult to justify spending this much on a gaming laptop that can’t deliver anything less than the best - and the Alienware 13 - OLED or otherwise - doesn’t quite live up to that standard.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 65%
The Alienware 13 gets better with VR and impressive battery life
Source: Engadget English
When friends come to me asking for a laptop recommendation, I usually try to lead them through a process of figuring out what features they need, what size they want and what fits in their budget before offering them a short list of different options from different manufacturers. When they don't feel like doing the work, however, I usually shrug and tell them to look at Alienware. There's a reason for that. Dell's gaming brand has a history of making well-built gaming machines with great design and excellent performance that are a joy to use. The Alienware 13 is no exception. If you're overwhelmed by the dizzying array of choices available to you as a PC gamer but still want to be sure you're getting a high-quality machine, Alienware's latest won't let you down.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/21/2017
80% Alienware 13 (2017) review: OLED screen and VR headline this amazing(ly expensive) gaming laptop
Source: Mirror English
Drawbacks and all, this is still the best gaming laptop I’ve seen thus far - hitting the sweet spot between performance and portability. If you want the monster truck of gaming laptops in your bag each day, then this is the one to go for.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Power-Laptop mit OLED-QHD-Bildschirm
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 03/31/2017
87% Recensione Alienware 13 R3: notebook di un altro pianeta!
Source: Chimera Revo Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 87% features: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
Recensione Dell Alienware 13 R3 con display OLED
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Nice display; solid workmanship; compact size; good ergonomy. Negative: No SD card reader.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2017
63% Test: Alienware 13 – OLED-gaming i ett kompakt format
Source: Nordic Hardware SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 63% performance: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 70%

Comment

Model: The Alienware 13 OLED 2017 is a high-performance gaming laptop. As usual for Alienware, it features a futuristic design, colorful LED lights and top-tier gaming performance. The Alienware 13 proves that gaming laptops can be thin, have enough battery life to survive a plane flight and double as a productivity and entertainment machines with few compromises. The gaming laptop features a simple, matte black finish, which blends in as a normal work laptop. However, the anodized aluminium lid, subtly angled front lip and Dell's AlienFX lighting lend it just the right amount of attitude as a gaming laptop. The interior is all matte rubber with soft, customisable lighting behind the keys and logo beneath the screen. The material does not collect fingerprints like laptops built from other materials. The new Alienware 13 is not only a strong example of a compact gaming notebook (probably competing with Razer’s Blade series) but also the brand's first outing with an 7th generation Intel Kaby Lake Core CPU, which promises to push 4K content to the laptop's screen. The OLED display features a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. The color reproduction is great and game graphics look crisp and vivid. It’s also a touchscreen which makes use of several Windows 10 features.

Inside the laptop is an Intel Core i7-7700 2.8GHz processor and 16 GB of RAM. Its dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 is sufficient for gaming in Full-HD. Thanks to Steam and Nvidia’s own GeForce games store, it’s as easy to get top titles on PC as it is on the PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The Alienware 13 2017 is powerful enough to support full VR gaming if the user has an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive to hand. It is the first 13-inch laptop capable of doing this. The audio driver of Alienware 13 can offer loud, clear sound without distortion or cracking. To enhance the gaming experience, the Alienware 13 has Alienware's Virtual Surround, which is an attempt to simulate spatial sound in a laptop. It features clear differentiation from simple left-and-right sound separation, with the ability to project sound to areas close to the laptop's chassis or all the way across the room. For battery life, the Alienware 13 has a battery life of 5 hours, which is lesser than most premium laptops around the market. However, battery life performance is somehow forgivable especially for laptops aimed to be used mainly for gaming. As for portability, the Alienware 13 features an Ethernet jack, a mini DisplayPort, an HDMI port and a USB Type-C Thunderbolt port. This is also where a user will plug in the AC adapter and the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. The Alienware 13 OLED proves to be a worthy competition to the Razer Blade in many ways. In fact, it certainly tops the Razer Blade in terms of raw gaming power.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop): The mobile GTX 1060 is based on the GP106 chip and offer 1280 shaders. Compared to the identically named desktop version it features a slightly lower clock rate. Games in Full HD and maximum details should run fluently on the card. 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.  
7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.» 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.
2.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 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.


72%: 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, 2017-03-11 (Update: 2017-03-11)