The Alienware thirteen is the smallest and lightest gaming laptop computer in Dell’s lineup

The Alienware 13 is the smallest and lightest gaming laptop in Dell's lineup

Y’all keep in mind the Alienware M11x, proper? That compact, netbook-sized gaming laptop computer with the glowing keyboard that made it appear to be a spaceship? Anyway, Dell discontinued it again in 2012, solely to launch a number of massive-display machines the next yr. Properly, it seems like somebody on the firm noticed the error of their methods: Dell simply introduced the Alienware thirteen, and whereas it isn’t the model’s smallest pocket book ever, it is undoubtedly the smallest the corporate has put out in fairly a while.

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Alienware thirteen palms-on

The machine will not arrive till November, sadly, however for now, this is what we all know: This little man will weigh in at four.5 kilos — about two kilos lighter than the Alienware 14. It can additionally measure lower than an inch thick, making it an apparent competitor to the tremendous-skinny Razer Blade. Just like the Blade, which rocks a three,200 x 1,800 touchscreen, the Alienware thirteen might be provided with a 2,560 x 1,440 contact panel. Maintain it thoughts, although, that it’ll truly come commonplace with 1,366 x 768 decision. There may also be an in-between 1080p choice, in line with Dell. Neither of these will help contact, nevertheless — simply one thing to think about as you are going by means of all of the configuration choices on-line.

On the within, it makes use of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 860M GPU, and could be configured with both an SSD or a standard onerous drive. It can ultimately rock Intel’s subsequent-gen Broadwell CPUs too, simply not at launch. Hold it thoughts that Dell will not be down-clocking the processor or GPU, so whereas the Alienware thirteen may need a smaller footprint, you in all probability should not anticipate it to run any cooler. The battery, in the meantime, is rated for as much as eight hours of video playback, although certainly the runtime will drop when you’re enjoying video games unplugged. No phrase on worth but, and even full spec choices. Dell says it’s going to reveal all that someday… later, nearer to when the machine goes on sale. Till then, benefit from the palms-on pictures.

Replace: An earlier model of this text reported that Dell will probably be utilizing full-voltage processors within the Alienware thirteen. It can truly be utilizing extremely-low-voltage CPUs as an alternative.

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Alienware thirteen press photographs

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  • Display measurement thirteen inches
  • Display decision 1366 x 768
  • Bundled OS Home windows
  • Pointing gadget Trackpad
  • Video outputs DisplayPort, HDMI
  • Introduced 2014-08-08

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  • Velocity and options 10
  • Design and type issue 10
  • Battery life 10
  • Show 10
  • Sturdiness 10
  • Expandability 6
  • Noise 10
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