Alienware 14, GTX 750
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Reviews for the Alienware 14, GTX 750
Source: 01Net FR→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/24/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Aluminum material and magnesium alloy; color of the display; unique design. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/10/2013
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 GT 750M: Upper mid-range graphics card of the GeForce GT 700M series. Based on the Kepler architecture and manufactured by TSMC in a 28nm process.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
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.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
Alienware: Alienware was founded in the USA in 1996. The European headquarters is located in Ireland. Alienware has been part of the Dell Group since 2006. The product range mainly focuses on gaming laptops and desktops, which are developed and manufactured by Dell. The trademark is a slightly futuristic design with an Alien as the logo. Additionally, workstations for private and business customers are sold.
As with every brand, there are also some points of criticism with Alienware. Some customers have complained about the high prices of the products, while others have criticized the quality of customer services. There have also been some reports of problems with the reliability and durability of some Alienware products. However, many customers have also had positive experiences with the brand and appreciate the powerful gaming computers.
60%: Such a poor rating is rare. There are only a few notebooks that were rated even worse. The rating websites do not give a purchase recommendation here.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.