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Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060

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Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060
Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060 (x14 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-12700H 14 x 1.7 - 4.7 GHz, 100 W PL2 / Short Burst, 55 W PL1 / Sustained, Alder Lake-P
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU - 6144 MB, Core: 1687 MHz, Memory: 1500 MHz, 75 W TDP ( including 15 W Dynamic Boost), GDDR6, 511.79, Advanced Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, LPDDR5-5200, Dual-Channel, onboard
Display
14.00 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, SHP154D, IPS, 3ms, glossy: no, 144 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Storage
WDC PC SN810 1TB, 1024 GB 
Soundcard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 2 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6E AX211 (a/b/g/h/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 14.5 x 321.5 x 262.77 ( = 0.57 x 12.66 x 10.35 in)
Battery
80 Wh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Alienware Command Center, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.793 kg ( = 63.25 oz / 3.95 pounds), Power Supply: 486 g ( = 17.14 oz / 1.07 pounds)
Price
2400 Euro

 

Pricecompare

Average Score: 79.52% - good
Average of 11 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 84%, features: 61%, display: 83% mobility: 71%, workmanship: 73%, ergonomy: 84%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Alienware x14 i7 RTX 3060

86.7% Alienware x14 Review - The world's thinnest gaming notebook requires compromises | Notebookcheck
Alienware expands its line-up with a new 14-inch model and advertises it as the world’s thinnest gaming laptop, but is a slim device really that beneficial? We review the high-end model of the new Alienware x14 with an Alder Lake Core i7-12700H and GeForce RTX 3060 for 2400 Euros.
Alienware X14 Review - The Tiny Alien!
Source: Mash IT English
In this video we review the Alienware X14 with 12th gen i7 12700h and RTX 3060. Is this mini Alien a contender in the 14" gaming category?
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/23/2022
90% Alienware x14 review
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Alienware x14 is easily one of the most distinctive-looking gaming laptops of 2022. Its all-white ultra-thin chassis and dual-torque hinge set it apart from other devices. On the inside, it’s a more-than-competent portable gaming rig that delivers solid performance thanks to its RTX 30 series GPU and advanced cooling features. And though its $1,649 starting price isn’t exactly cheap, it’s more affordable than thicker gaming laptops like the Razer Blade 17 ($2,400) or Maingear Vector Pro ($1,999). My only gripe with the laptop is its lack of an OLED model. The FHD display is great, but it doesn’t present games at their very best. Because of this, you may want to opt for a rig like the 4K OLED-equipped Razer Blade 17 if you care deeply about display quality in your gaming laptops. But if you're all about gaming on the go and prize portability over power, the Alienware x14 is a great choice.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/24/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
85% Alienware x14 review: A portable gaming laptop that doesn't suck
Source: Engadget English
The x14 might not be quite as powerful as its bigger siblings, but given its even more portable dimensions, there's a lot to like. When compared to a $1,800 x14 with 16GB of RAM, a 512GB SSD and an RTX 3060, a similarly equipped x15 costs just $50 less. The main trade-offs being a little less thermal headroom, a more cramped keyboard and a slightly slower 144Hz screen (instead of 165Hz on the x15). That's not a lot to sacrifice for an even more travel-friendly thin-and-light design. However, if you don't need a new gaming laptop right now, the smart move would be to wait a month or two for some of Alienware's competitors to release updated systems for 2022. Both Razer and ASUS are coming out with refreshed versions of their 14-inch gaming laptops later this spring, and once those become available, we'll have a much better idea of how the x14 fares against its biggest rivals. But if you like the x14’s combination of style and sleekness, this is a slick gaming laptop that’s made to move.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
Alienware x14 gaming laptop review
Source: Engadget English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/16/2022
90% Alienware x14
Source: PC Mag English
The Alienware x14 is an excellent 14-inch gaming notebook, an all-around solid laptop, and the best effort within the X Series thus far. It retains the sleek look while matching or besting its competition on performance, avoiding the power dropoff we see in the x15 and x17. Going super-compact really adds value at this size, making for a genuinely road-ready gaming laptop. The Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 is also great, but it’s the Razer Blade 14 that really trades blows with Alienware’s machine. The Blade 14 features a more premium metal build; its RTX 3070 configuration is less expensive than what we reviewed here; and its display is more advanced at 1440p and 165Hz. The Blade 14 (and the G14) will be receiving AMD’s Ryzen 6000 processors early this year, too, so the current processor advantage isn’t intrinsic to the x14, and won’t hold forever. On the other hand, a smaller SSD would put the price advantage back to the x14; its ready-now Alder Lake CPU is blazing fast; and its RTX 3060 stacks up to the Blade’s RTX 3070.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Alienware X14 (2022) review
Source: Techradar English
Thin and light gaming laptops like the Alienware X14 are becoming more common as mobile PC components become more power efficient and PC makers get better at designing cooling systems that don't take up as much space. We've already seen a few laptops try to pack high power and light weight in a single chassis, but now Alienware is throwing its legendary hat - and design into the ring. And, it ends up with one of the thinnest and lighting gaming laptops we've ever used. This laptop is just 0.57 inches thick and weighs just under 4lb, making it easy to carry in your backpack. But it doesn't sacrifice power to fit in that chassis. The model we reviewed comes with an Intel Core i7-12700H, 32GB of RAM and an RTX 3060. That's not the most powerful hardware on the market, but its more than what you'll find in most laptops this size. But with that high power in such a portable chassis, you're going to have to pay.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Alienware X14 Review: Fast And Thin, But Far From Perfect
Source: The Verge English
And that’s where Intel-based laptops have seemingly plateaued, as opposed to AMD’s past couple of CPU generations, which have shown vast improvements in efficiency. With Microsoft Edge running over a dozen tabs that I need for work, the X14 lasted just over four and a half hours. That’s a couple of hours less than what I was expecting, especially since Alienware brags that its 80Wh battery is the largest capacity ever put into a 14-inch gaming laptop. This merely acceptable battery life is not far from my experience with Alienware’s bigger 15-inch and 17-inch gaming laptops. I’m confident that the incoming wave of AMD-equipped models will improve on the results that we’ve seen so far with Alder Lake. Fortunately, the X14 conveniently charges via USB-C, and it comes with a compact 130W USB-C charger. What’s more, Alienware says that you can use any USB-C PD charger to charge the X14. But unless you’re using a relatively speedy one, the X14 may actively drain instead of charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Alienware X14 Review: Fast And Thin, But Far From Perfect
Source: The Verge English
And that’s where Intel-based laptops have seemingly plateaued, as opposed to AMD’s past couple of CPU generations, which have shown vast improvements in efficiency. With Microsoft Edge running over a dozen tabs that I need for work, the X14 lasted just over four and a half hours. That’s a couple of hours less than what I was expecting, especially since Alienware brags that its 80Wh battery is the largest capacity ever put into a 14-inch gaming laptop. This merely acceptable battery life is not far from my experience with Alienware’s bigger 15-inch and 17-inch gaming laptops. I’m confident that the incoming wave of AMD-equipped models will improve on the results that we’ve seen so far with Alder Lake. Fortunately, the X14 conveniently charges via USB-C, and it comes with a compact 130W USB-C charger. What’s more, Alienware says that you can use any USB-C PD charger to charge the X14. But unless you’re using a relatively speedy one, the X14 may actively drain instead of charging.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/11/2022
Rating: Total score: 70%
Alienware's x14 is its smallest gaming laptop yet | CES 2022
Source: Engadget English
Alienware's X14 has pushed the limits for how "thin and light" a Windows gaming laptop can be. The X14 is a sleek new laptop that's trying to push in the space recently dominated by the Razer Blade 14, and the Asus ROG Zephyrus G14.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/05/2022
Hands on: Alienware X14 review
Source: Techradar English
The Alienware X14 is just a smaller version of a winning design from Alienware, so it looks promising. What’s really going to make or break this laptop is how well performance and thermals will scale with this chassis. We are also not huge fans of the extra bit on the back of the laptop that stops it from fitting in smaller bags, but we’re sure that’s a problem that will only apply to a minority of this laptop’s potential audience anyway. But from what it looks like, this is going to be an excellent gaming laptop for on-the-go use, and we can’t wait to carry it around for a while to see if Alienware’s vision has been executed.
Hands-On, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2022
Alienware x14 hands-on review: Thinnest Alienware ever has serious RTX 30 power
Source: Tom's Guide English
The Alienware x14 looks like a great gaming laptop for those who want solid performance from a portable device. Though not exactly cheap at a starting price of $1,799, it is relatively affordable for a machine of its kind. We’re impressed by its slick design, crisp 14-inch display and the number of available configurations. 12th gen CPUs and RTX 30-series GPUs are what we expect to be the standard for 2022 laptops and it’s good that the Alienware x14 features both out of the box. Alienware’s exclusive suite of power-saving and performance-enhancing features should also make this laptop last long on charge. Based on what I’ve seen, the Alienware x14 has the potential to be one of the best gaming laptops of 2022. We’ll see if this is true once we spend more time with it.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/04/2022

Foreign Reviews

Alienware x14 Schneller Flachmann mit Nachholbedarf
Source: Computerbase German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2022
60% Test de l’Alienware X14 : c’est bon, mais ça souffle
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/05/2022
Rating: Total score: 60% performance: 70% display: 80% mobility: 50% workmanship: 60%
90% Test de l’Alienware x14 : puissant comme un PC de joueur, fin et autonome comme un ultraportable
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/30/2022
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% mobility: 100%
70% Test de l'Alienware X14 : l'ultraportable gaming dopé par Alder Lake
Source: Clubic French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/24/2022
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 70% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 60% workmanship: 80%
83% Dell Alienware x14 [TEST]: Slank og stærk men støjer en del
Source: Alt om Data DA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/04/2022
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83%

Comment

Model:

Alienware is back with its new 14-inch laptop, claiming it to be the world’s thinnest gaming laptop. Well, in terms of its design, the new Alienware x14 hardly differs from its larger siblings x15 and x17. Since the case is supposed to be as slim as possible, the construction has been done in such a way where the display hinge is shifted towards the front. This eventually makes the laptop seem to be very deep. This simply means that the keyboard is also shifted towards the front of the base unit, making the palm rests pretty small. In comparison to the larger siblings, there is no illumination at the rear either, only the keyboard and the alien head on the lid of the x14 can be illuminated. This model only comes in the Lunar Silver colour, which does look good in pictures. But it is worth noting that the laptop’s bright surfaces quickly attract dirt and need to be cleaned quite often. On the other hand, the upper part of the base unit, the rear, as well as the display frame, is black, which definitely creates a nice contrast. Apart from that, the bezels at the sides are pretty slim, but the lower bezel is very wide though.

In terms of its connectivity, x14 has been equipped with the Thunderbolt 4 and HDMI 2.1. In addition, there are three USB-C ports (one of them is usually blocked by the power adapter) and a regular USB-A port. However, the issue with this model is that all ports are located at the rear (even the stereo jack) and therefore making it rather hard to access. This laptop also carries a 720p webcam for user convenience. As mentioned earlier, the slim construction does affect the keyboard. The basic layout (including full-size arrow keys) is identical to the larger Alienware x15 but the key travel has been reduced from 1.5 mm to 1.2 mm and this is quite noticeable. The typing experience might not be that bad by any means as the keystrokes are still very precise and comparatively quiet. However, it is worth mentioning that it might not be as comfortable as compared to the larger x15. Apart from that, the keyboard also supports N-key rollover for multiple keyboard inputs simultaneously. The colour of the keyboard illumination can be adjusted but there is just one zone. However, the special functions such as volume and brightness control are not illuminated though. Due to the shifted keyboard position, there is not much room left for a large touchpad, either. The height of the click pad on this laptop is very limited at just 10.8 x 5.5 cm. This model comes with only one display option which is the matte 1080p IPS screen with 1920 x 1080 pixels (16:9) including fast response times and a high refresh rate of 144 Hz. As far as the processor is concerned, the Alienware x14 comes in with the Core i7-12700H paired with NVIDIA GeForce RTX3060 GPU. Overall, it is a great slim gaming laptop to be explored.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA106 chip with 3072 cores. Available in different versions with a TDP from 60 to 115 Watt.

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.


i7-12700H: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.7 to 4.7 GHz and supports vPro.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00":

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.


1.793 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.


79.52%: 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.

 

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Stefan Hinum, 2022-02-22 (Update: 2022-02-22)