Alienware 13 R2 - Specs

up to 256GB SSD + up to 500GB HDD
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe NVMe (B key)
up to 16GB
Windows 10, Windows 10 Home
62Wh, 4-cell, 52Wh, Li-Po, 4-cell, 51Wh, Li-Ion, 4-cell, 51Wh, lithium polymer, 4-cell
328 x 235 x 26-29 mm (12.91" x 9.25" x 1.02")
2 kg (4.4 lbs)
Body material
Aluminum (Aluminum)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort
  • HDMI 1x HDMI 2.0
  • VGA
  • DVI
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack 2x 3.5 mm jacks for headset and external microphone
  • External graphics port for Alienware Graphics Amplifier.
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 1080p Full HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Digital array microphones
  • Speakers Stereo 2x 2W
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


Display Profiles


The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.


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Office work and web design

Office work / Web design

If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.

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Gaming or movie nights

Gaming or Movie nights

We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

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Health protection


This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

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GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Alienware 13 R2 series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the 3DMark: Sky Diver (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)


Alienware 13 R2 in-depth review

Ever seen the Alienware 13? It's really something you know. We have to admit that we were a bit skeptical of the 13-inch variant of the famous Alienware gaming lineup, but we were dead wrong. Well, it has some of its downsides, but it's still pretty balanced... ultrabook, laptop, everyday multimedia? Whatever it is, it's pretty good almost in every aspect. The Alienware 13 inherits the impeccable design and build quality along with the customizable LED lights and high-performance GPU. Spe[...]

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  • Impeccable design and build quality
  • Good keyboard and touchpad experience with customizable LED illumination
  • Relatively portable considering the powerful hardware inside
  • Extraordinary battery life
  • Two M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD slots avaialble
  • No PWM across all brightness levels


  • Low sRGB gamut coverage and low maximum brightness
  • The CPU appears to be a bottleneck in terms of gaming performance
  • Only two full-sized USB ports


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