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Alienware 13 2 Core Intel Core I7-5xxx 2.4GHz 16GB 1TB Hybrid-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 Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Based on 106 expert and owner reviews, Alienware has good ratings for its portable PCs. Alienware also has good ratings specifically for its gaming laptops.

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 16 gigabytes, the Alienware 13 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys amongst gaming laptops of this age. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the 13 is 1.7GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago, the Alienware 13 has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

This notebook PC supports a 1333|1600MHz processor memory clock speed, which is the most commonly supported processor memory clock speed on gaming laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Light

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the 13 have weights of between 1.2kg and 4.8kg. With a weight of only 2 kilograms, the Alienware 13 is fairly light compared to most of the other gaming laptops that are a similar age to the 13.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Alienware 13 has a better Wi-Fi standard than most laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. This Alienware portable PC has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards, whereas most comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as it have an 802.11a wi-Fi standards. This notebook PC also have 802.11ac and 802.11b and 802.11g wi-Fi standardss.

This notebook PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

The worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of notebook PC is 802.11a.

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Fairly High Front Camera Resolution (numeric)

With a front camera resolution (numeric) of 2.1 megapixels, the Alienware 13 has a quite high front camera resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 13. The lowest front camera resolution (numeric) of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 13 is 1MP and the highest is 2.1MP.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the Alienware 13 has one of the brighter display brightnesss amongst notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this spec and age have display brightnesss of between 200 cd/m² and 400 cd/m².

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4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is typical of many gaming laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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1.4 HDMI Version

This notebook PC has a 1.4 HDMI version, which is the most commonly found HDMI version on laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slots

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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19 Reasons Against

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

The Alienware 13 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (only 950 megahertz) amongst laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 13 is 1,200MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 900MHz to 1,400MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 300 megahertz, the Alienware 13 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 200MHz to 400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 360MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 13, the Alienware 13 does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Asus G751J[plb_2984113_price].

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The average maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the 13 is 31GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 16 gigabytes, the Alienware 13's maximum internal memory supported by processor is one of the smallest amongst gaming laptops that have been available for around the same time as the 13.

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Very Small Display Diagonal

Across all the portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 13 the display diagonals range from 13" to 19", and the average display diagonal is 16". With a display diagonal of only 13.3 inches, the Alienware 13 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst gaming laptops of this age.

Notebook PCs with a bigger display diagonal that might also be worth looking at include the Razer Blade[plb_3044041_price] (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.

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Quite Old PCI Express Slots Version

The PCI Express slots versions of gaming laptops that were launched around the same time as the 13 range from 2 to 3. When compared to other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the 13 that we have checked, the Alienware 13's PCI Express slots version of only 2 is one of the oldest.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the 13 the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 2GB to 8GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3.2GB. The Alienware 13 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memorys (only 2 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago, the Alienware 13 does not have a touchscreen.

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Only Intel Core I7-5xxx Processor Family

The Alienware 13 has an Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

An Intel Core i7-5xxx processor family is in fact the worst processor family across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

Across similar types of portable PC the best processor family is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Only Four Number of Battery Cellss

Most laptops that have been around for more than a year have between four and eight number of battery cellss, including the Alienware 13 which has four number of battery cellss.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The average battery capacity (Watt hours) of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 13 is 65Wh, and the battery capacity (Watt hours)s range from 47Wh to 92Wh. With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of only 51 watt-hours, the Alienware 13 has a fairly small battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other gaming laptops that were released around the same time as the 13.

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Quite Slow Hard Drive Speed

The Alienware 13 has one of the slowest hard drive speeds (only 5,400 revolutions per minute) amongst gaming laptops of this age. The average hard drive speed of laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the 13 is 6,600 RPM.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the 13 is 3.3GB. The Alienware 13 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 2,048 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 13.

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Only Four Processor Threadss

The Alienware 13 is a four processor threads notebook PC.

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Very Small Processor Cache

At only 4 megabytes, the Alienware 13 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the 13. Laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 13 have processor caches of between 3MB and 8MB, and the average processor cache is 5.6MB.

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Quite Slow Processor Frequency

The Alienware 13 has a quite slow processor frequency (only 2.4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the 13. The processor frequencys of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the 13 range from 1.7GHz to 3GHz, and the average processor frequency is 2.6GHz.

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Quite Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of gaming laptops that have been around for around the same time as the 13 is 1.5W and the highest is 8W. With an speaker power of only 2 Watts, the Alienware 13 has one of the lower speaker powers amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Quite Slow Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the 13 is 3.5GHz, and the processor boost frequencys range from 2.7GHz to 4GHz. When compared to other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 13 that we have checked the processor boost frequency of, the Alienware 13's processor boost frequency of only 3 gigahertz is one of the slowest.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Alienware 13

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Alienware 13 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 16GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo Y50[plb_2933469_price] which has better reviews.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Alienware 13 has a fairly average total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the 13.

If this laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the GL771JW[pl_2860733_price] (1.1TB), or the G751JL[pl_2998974_price] (1.1TB) both from Asus which also has a higher rating.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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HDD Storage Media

This laptop has a Hybrid-HDD storage media, which is the most frequently found storage media on notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it. 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
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
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
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
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
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
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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)

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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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