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Alienware 13 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 1TB HDD 13.3" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB Mar 2015
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Engineered for high-performance gaming anywhere, the Alienware 13 combines an incredibly mobile design with the ultimate at-home experience when plugged into the optional Graphics Amplifier. Game... More
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13 Reasons For

Alienware Laptops Have Good Reviews

Alienware is one of the superior laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Alienware also has good ratings for its gaming laptops.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most commonly supported processor operating modes on notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of laptops of this type and age is 8.5GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1.7GB to 32GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Alienware 13 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 13.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The Alienware 13 has one of the bigger internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the 13 have internal memorys of between 4GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 13GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Alienware 13 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 13.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is typical of many gaming laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Light

The lightest laptop of a comparable type and age to the 13 is 1.2kg heavy, the heaviest is 4.8kg, and the average weight is 3kg. With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the Alienware 13 is one of the lighter gaming laptops that are a similar age to the 13 amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

Gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the 13 have front camera resolution (numeric)s of between 1MP and 2.1MP, and the average front camera resolution (numeric) is 1.5MP. At 2.1 megapixels, the Alienware 13 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 13.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the 13 is 280 cd/m². The Alienware 13 has a fairly bright display brightness (350 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released one year ago.

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4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This laptop has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is typical of many notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This portable PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This laptop has a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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16 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

Across all the laptops of a similar type and age to the 13 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of only 950 megahertz, the Alienware 13 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the 13.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Alienware 13 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 13 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Asus G751J which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 16GB to 32GB. At only 16 gigabytes, the Alienware 13 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other gaming laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 13.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

When compared to other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 13, the display diagonal of the Alienware 13 of only 13.3 inches is one of the smallest. Gaming laptops that are a comparable age to the 13 have display diagonals of between 13" and 19", and the average display diagonal is 16".

If this notebook PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Razer Blade (14") which is also higher rated.

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Only 12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Alienware 13 is a 12 maximum number of PCI Express lanes notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 13 have between 12 and 15 maximum number of PCI Express laness.

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Quite Old PCI Express Slots Version

At only 2, the Alienware 13 has a fairly old PCI Express slots version compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the 13. The oldest PCI Express slots version of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the 13 is 2, the newest is 3, and the average PCI Express slots version is 3.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other laptops of this spec and age, the Alienware 13 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Alienware 13 has a better processor family than most gaming laptops that were released more than a year ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i7 processor family.

This notebook PC's processor family (Intel Core i7-5xxx) is actually the worst processor family across all similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

An Intel Core i7-4xxx processor family is the best processor family amongst similar types of notebook PC.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

The Alienware 13 is a four number of battery cells portable PC.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the 13 is 47Wh and the biggest is 92Wh. At only 51 watt-hours, the Alienware 13 has a quite small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the 13.

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Only 802.11a Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11ac wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Very Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Alienware 13 has a quite slow hard drive speed (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the 13. The slowest hard drive speed of similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 13 is 5,400 RPM, the fastest is 7,200 RPM, and the average hard drive speed is 6,600 RPM.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of portable PCs of this spec and age is 5.6MB, and the processor caches range from 3MB to 8MB. At only 4 megabytes, the Alienware 13 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 13.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The Alienware 13 is a four processor threads laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the 13 have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The slowest processor frequency of laptops that came out around the same time as the 13 is 1.7GHz and the fastest is 3GHz. At only 2.4 gigahertz, the Alienware 13 has a quite slow processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the 13.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

Laptops of this age and spec have processor boost frequencys of between 2.7GHz and 4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.5GHz. The Alienware 13 has a very slow processor boost frequency (only 3 gigahertz) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the 13.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Alienware 13

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Alienware released the 13.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Alienware 13 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the 13.

If this portable PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Asus G751JL (1.1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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HDD Storage Media

This notebook PC has an HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs of this age and spec. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Configurable TDP-Down Frequency
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Panel Type
Pixel Pitch
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
3D
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Video Capturing Speed
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
Mini DisplayPorts Quantity
USB Sleep-and-Charge Ports
USB Sleep-and-Charge
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Version
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Keyboard Backlit
Numeric Keypad
Keyboard Language
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Drivers Included
Trial Software
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® OS Guard
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Voltage
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Output Voltage
AC Adapter Output Current
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot Type
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height (front)
Depth
Height (rear)
Width
Packaging Data
Warranty Card
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Non-Operating Vibration
Operating Vibration
Non-Operating Shock
Operating Shock
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

3 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice hothardware.com Recommended PC Advisor.co.uk Recommended

Expert Reviews

(48)
1 November 2016

Think you need a hulking, insanely expensive gaming desktop for VR? Think again. The Alienware 13 is a truly portable, fairly affordable, high-performance VR-capable laptop with a vibrant QHD...

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1 November 2016

The combination of a gorgeous OLED screen and Nvidia's GTX 1060 makes games look fantastic on this portable notebook...

1 November 2016

Dell's Alienware division stepped up today with a new, compact and powerful weapon in its laptop arsenal with the announcement of the redesigned Alienware 13 notebook. Now, before you get all... Read more…

Not long ago, we got our hands on a 2-in-1 notebook with an OLED screen?the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga ?and were mesmerized by its display. It's one of those technologies that once you see it with... Read more…

20 July 2016

For something truly different and eye-catching, the OLED display on this "limited edition" Alienware 13 gives it great visual punch, but keep in mind this is not a top-end gaming rig...

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User Reviews

(70)
Reviewed 5 August 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Good...

Reviewed 4 April 2016 by Amazon Customer | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

As much as I love this laptop, I can't really go over 3 stars, I got it a couple of days ago and Ive spent the majority of the the 2 days, trying to get the sound to play through the headphones,... Read more…

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Calo
Calo would recommend the Alienware 13 Series

This laptop is great if you put it on high peformance it runs games extremely well. The one thing that isn't so good about this laptop is that it isn't good at making you tube vieos which is fine.... Read more…

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Ghoststhename

This computer i bought to do work on and to play games in my spare time but it turns out the game part about this computer ids really bad you have to put the reselution on the lowest setting to be... Read more…

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Makingroom
Makingroom would recommend the Alienware 13 R2 Series

I have wanted one this for over year now. I can do anything I need to with baby, I love wouldn't trade it for anything else out there!

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers anw135454slv, anw137274slv, anw135455slv
Barcodes 00884116165385, 00884116165392, 00884116165408

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