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Alienware 13 R3 OLED

Specifications

Alienware 13 R3 OLED
Alienware 13 R3 OLED (13 Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4 SDRAM 2400MHz
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 2560 x 1440 pixel 221 PPI, glossy: no
Storage
,  GB 
, 512 GB SSD
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Weight
2.4 kg ( = 84.66 oz / 5.29 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)

 

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Average Score: 78.83% - good
Average of 6 scores (from 11 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 80%, features: - %, display: - % mobility: 60%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Alienware 13 R3 OLED

90% Alienware 13 R3 OLED Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
When it comes to sheer power, the Alienware 13 proves that size doesn't matter. As one of the smallest VR-ready systems available, the lightweight system makes a portable Oculus Rift and HTC Vive a reality. If that's not enough, the Alienware 13 is a stone-cold fox, with its slimmed-down dimensions and a supervivid OLED display that's sure to attract a fair number of onlookers. You also get a cushy keyboard that is perfect for typing reports or dishing out digital doom, an impressive audio system and respectable transfer speeds.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/03/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
60% Alienware 13 R3 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
The Alienware 13’s thick, heavy design doesn’t support a system sold in its price tier, and the most important component – the GPU – is the same in every model. You’re getting a GTX 1060 no matter how much you spend.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/15/2016
Rating: Total score: 60%
Alienware 13 R3 Review: OLED, GeForce 10 Pop And Performance
Source: Hot Hardware English
Finally, we'd be remiss if we didn't quickly mention how Dell has been surging with fantastic notebook designs as of late, whether you consider the Alienware 13 R3 or its more mainstream performance counterpart the XPS 13, which has been recently revamped with Intel's Kaby Lake CPU platform technology. In the premium notebook category, Dell is continuing its current trend of fleshing out compelling, innovative designs that turn heads and light-up performance metrics. Guess which machine we'll be taking to the test bench next? Stick around...
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2016
83% Alienware 13 R3 (OLED) review:
Source: CNet English
With an OLED touch display, VR-ready graphics, and a reasonably portable 13-inch body, the new Alienware 13 hits almost every item on my gaming laptop wish list.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/04/2016
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
Alienware 13 R3 With GeForce 10 And OLED Eats MacBook Pros For Lunch (Hands-On)
Source: Hot Hardware English
We tossed a few runs of Gears Of War 4 over resolution just for kicks and the Alienware 13 kicked it up a notch there too, with 60 fps performance at High image quality settings at a 1080p resolution. Incidentally, the machine also scored a 7.1 on the SteamVR performance test, showing it was also "VR Ready." Stay tuned in the days ahead as we step through the rest of the design, software and benchmark details of the Alienware 13 R3. For now, we're going back to work, gaming. It's a dirty job but someone has to do it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2016
80% Alienware 13 R3 OLED Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The Alienware 13 R3 OLED offers VR-ready power in a leaner, redesigned chassis with a showstopping OLED display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 13 (2016, GTX 1060) Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
It's a little tough, at the moment, to judge the Alienware 13's value compared to its competition, because when we wrote this, there were no other 13-inch, GTX 1060-based gaming laptops available (at least that we could find on Newegg.com). There was a 14-inch Aorus X3 Plus v6-PC3K4D with GTX 1060 graphics ready for pre-order when we wrote this. It purports to sport a higher-resolution (3,800x1,800-pixel) screen, and it is priced at $100 less. But that high-resolution screen is a poor fit for the abilities of the GTX 1060 graphics. We'd gladly pay $100 more for the privilege of gaming (and working) on the gorgeous OLED screen of the Alienware 13.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware 13
Source: PC Mag English
If you're not put off by its screen size, Alienware 13 packs a lot into its small frame: VR capability, a beautiful QHD touch-screen display, ample ports, good battery life, smooth gameplay, and high build quality. It's heavier and less sleek than the Razer Blade, but the Alienware's superior Pascal-based graphics, portability, and competitive price earn it our Editors' Choice award for ultraportable gaming laptops.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/01/2016
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Alienware 13
Source: Webnews.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: High gaming performance; solid workmanship; metal case; good cooling system; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/21/2016
Alienware 13 (2016) Review: The first OLED gaming laptop has landed
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/05/2017
Dell lansează noul Alienware 13, cel mai mic laptop capabil să ruleze jocuri VR
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Compact size; good hardware; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2016

Comment

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. 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.  
6700HQ: Skylake-based quad-core processor for notebooks. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 530 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.
2.4 kg:

Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.


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.


78.83%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
Alienware 13 R3 AW13R303
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)

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Stefan Hinum, 2016-11-20 (Update: 2016-11-20)