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Engadget
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An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
87

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Engadget Review

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.

Pros
  • Superb gaming performance
  • Great keyboard and trackpad
  • Excellent build quality
  • Attractive new design
Cons
  • Relatively short battery life
  • GPU switching can be finicky
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Average Critic Score

Noise

60
 

Speed and features

97
 

Expandability

73
 

Display

83
 

Durability

85
 

Battery life

64
 

Portability (size / weight)

60
 

Design and form factor

77
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

73
 

User

78
 
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89
 

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88
 

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93
 
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