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Dell's new gaming laptops are fast, powerful and well-lit

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Alienware's 2013 laptop refresh provides a great experience with few sacrifices. Battery life may not be best in class, but that won't stop you from enjoying the company's latest gaming rigs.

Critic reviews

8.0
6 reviews
  • Speed and features
    9.6
  • Design and form factor
    7.6
  • Battery life
    6.5
  • Display
    8.4
  • Durability
    8.6
  • Expandability
    7.1
  • Noise
    6.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    6.0

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9.0
Engadget Sep 15, 2013

In the end, we can say the new Alienware lineup is a strong follow-up to the last generation, with plenty of power for those who want it, and a fresh, modern design. That glowing trackpad is still a little weird, though.

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8.0
CNET Aug 21, 2013

Dell has revamped its gaming line, including the new Alienware 14. The design changes don't go nearly far enough, but no complaints about the performance.

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7.0
Laptop Magazine Jun 10, 2013

This laptop's gaming performance is nothing short of impressive, and its design is otherworldly. However, the system runs hot while gaming, and its screen could be brighter. Overall, though, Alienware has made a very worthy successor to its 14-inch gaming notebook.

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8.0
TechRadar Sep 27, 2013

It's a machine designed for gamers but is also great for those who need a high end laptop for applications such as video editing, but who want the look and feel of a consumer laptop rather than a business-oriented workstation.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Oct 29, 2013

Great performance and distinct style, but the price is just too steep compared to its rivals for us to give a whole-hearted endorsement.

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First Looks

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Engadget Jun 11, 2013

As you'd expect, they step up to Haswell processors, the latest NVIDIA graphics and 802.11ac on some models, but the real story is that they've received a serious makeover, the first in six years.

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SlashGear Jun 10, 2013

The Alienware 14 uses an anti-glare finish with a more traditional bezel. It might not look as eye-catching at first glance, but it makes the notebook far more flexible in outdoor or bright lighting.

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PC Advisor Jun 11, 2013

It's still a bit on the chunky side and although the Alienware 14 isn't as svelte as the Razr Blade, it offers a good combination of portability and performance. We really like the new one-piece aluminium lid with angled corners and added lighting.

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TrustedReviews Jun 12, 2013

It looks great, has excellent specs and a hefty price tag to match. We have serious reservations about the low resolution on the entry-level version, however.

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