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Alienware 13 R3

Specifications

Alienware 13 R3
Alienware 13 R3 (13 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Core: 1405 MHz, Memory: 4000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 378.49, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, 2 x 8 GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, Dual-channel, 2/2 slots in use, up to 32 GB
Display
13.3 inch 16:9, 2560x1440 pixel 221 PPI, Touch, JJT6C_133KL05 (SDCA029), OLED, QHD, 60 Hz, glossy: yes
Mainboard
Intel HM175
Storage
Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK, 256 GB 
, SSD, slots: 2 x M.2 Type 2280
Soundcard
Realtek ALC298 @ High Definition Audio-Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: Headphones, microphone, Sensors: Eye Tracking, Noble Lock, Graphics Amplifier
Networking
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10MBit), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 22 x 330 x 269 ( = 0.87 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: 2.0, Keyboard: 4 zones, Keyboard Light: yes, 180-Watt PSU, quick-start guide, McAfee LiveSafe (Trial), MS Office 2016 (Trial), Tobii Eye Tracking, Killer Performance Suite, several manufacturer tools, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.46 kg ( = 86.77 oz / 5.42 pounds), Power Supply: 660 g ( = 23.28 oz / 1.46 pounds)
Price
2179 EUR

 

Average Score: 84.19% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: 70%, performance: 86%, features: 71%, display: 89% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Alienware 13 R3

88.3% Alienware 13 R3 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Compact gaming miracle. While our test model of the Alienware 15 R3 had some temperature problems, we are impressed by the 13-inch system. Besides the high performance in the small chassis, we are also convinced by the brilliant OLED screen.
90% Alienware 13 full, in-depth review
Source: PC World English
The Alienware 13 is one sweet little machine. For its size, it’s a bit heavy, but in exchange you get an extremely well-rounded laptop that excels in every way possible.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Alienware 13 full, in-depth review
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Alienware 13 is one sweet little machine. For its size, it’s a bit heavy, but in exchange you get an extremely well-rounded laptop that excels in every way possible.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/27/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Alienware 13 review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Alienware 13 isn’t the prettiest gaming laptop around, but it is one of the most flexible and ticks all the right boxes when it comes to functionality. The wealth of customisation options means gamers can tweak it to meet their specific needs and desired price point. Its excellent keyboard and robust metal chassis certainly add appeal over rivals, such as the Razer Blade and Gigabyte Aero 14, for buyers where mobility doesn't matter so much.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
75% Alienware 13 Review
Source: Techspot English
Whether or not the Alienware 13 is for you depends on whether portability is important. If it is, you should probably look elsewhere for lighter laptops from Razer, MSI and Aorus. If you don’t really care, the Alienware 13 offers decent hardware and features at an affordable price point.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/28/2017
Rating: Total score: 75%

Foreign Reviews

Gute Performance hat ihren Preis
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/25/2017
Alienware 13 R3 (i7-7700HQ, Geforce GTX 1060, 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD)
Source: c't - 6/2017 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/15/2017
小身材大能量:天生不爱炫耀 却生来Alienware
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Nice design; compact size; decent performance; good display. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/01/2017
83% Test Af Alienware 13 R3
Source: Lyd og Billede DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%
83% Test Av Alienware 13 R3
Source: Ljud och Bild SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/02/2017
Rating: Total score: 83%

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.  
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.
2.46 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.


84.19%: 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.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-04- 8 (Update: 2017-04- 8)