Alienware 13 (2016)

Alienware 13  (2016)
88

Engadget Review

When friends come to me asking for a laptop recommendation, I usually try to lead them through a process of figuring out what features they need, what size they want and what fits in their budget before offering them a short list of different options from different manufacturers. When they don't feel like doing the work, however, I usually shrug and tell them to look at Alienware. There's a reason for that. Dell's gaming brand has a history of making well-built gaming machines with great design and excellent performance that are a joy to use. The Alienware 13 is no exception. If you're overwhelmed by the dizzying array of choices available to you as a PC gamer but still want to be sure you're getting a high-quality machine, Alienware's latest won't let you down.

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The Alienware 13 gets better with VR and impressive battery life
It's among the first gaming laptops in Dell's lineup to take advantage of Intel's new Kaby Lake chips.
Sean Buckley
Sean BuckleyFebruary 21, 2017

Pros

  • Gorgeous OLED display 
  • Great build quality
  • Powerful enough for VR
  • Above average battery life
  • Excellent audio for a laptop

Cons

  • Annoying pack-in software pop-ups
  • Touchpad backlight turns on too easy
Alienware

13

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88

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Key Specs

TYPE
Gaming
SCREEN SIZE
13
SCREEN RESOLUTION
1366 x 768
BUNDLED OS
Windows
CPU FAMILY
Core i5
PROCESSOR SPEED
2.8
SYSTEM RAM
4
POINTING DEVICE
Trackpad
VIDEO OUTPUTS
HDMI
MAXIMUM BATTERY LIFE
Up to 10.5

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