For gamers, equipment size has always been a known issue. Most gaming enthusiasts still prefer having a well-built desktop computer. Gaming requires lots of processing power, which demands lots of energy. The problem with gaming laptops is that of constructing a machine that will offer respectable performances while offering a decent battery.
Alienware is one of the most established laptop gaming line. But throughout its history, Alienware models were extremely bulky. Recently, that began to change and right now we can say that with the latest model, we are looking at a true gaming laptop, not mobile gaming desktop.
The Alienware 13 gaming laptop is only an inch thick, an impressive achievement, compared to Alienware 14 and even 11. With a weight of only 4.5 pounds, it will actually not break your back while carrying it. Alienware 14 is two pounds heavier, so that is a real improvement.
The Alienware 13 gaming laptop will come with three displays. The standard will be a 1366 X 768 TN display. A mid-tier option is the Full HD 1920 X 1080, which comes with IPS technology. The top of the line will be the 2560 x 1440 IPS display.
Sure, the Alienware 13 cannot compare with the Razer gaming laptop released earlier this year, which comes with a whopping 3200 X 1800 resolution. But the display comes with a price to match.
Alienware 13 gaming laptop comes with decent specs
In what regards some of the most important specs, the gaming machine will be powered by i5 and i7 processors, similarly to last year’s Alienware model. Alienware chose the Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M to be featured on Alienware 13. PC World thinks this video card is well suited for the machine, but it is not future proof. The 860M video card offers 70.4 fps at full HD resolution, which is medium video quality in Bioshock Infinite.
The Alienware 13 gaming laptop will be released in November, just in time for some Holiday shopping. The price is not available yet, but we presume the standard version will not empty your pockets the way other gaming laptops do. Considering the previous pricing of Alienware machines, we expect to find the Alienware 13 gaming laptop at somewhere around $1100.
So far, the new Alienware laptop impresses us by its form, rather than its performance. The 13 model makes turns gaming truly mobile with its 1 inch thickness.