• CPU: Intel Core i7-6500U
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (2GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 13.3”, QHD (2560 x 1440), IPS
  • Storage: 500GB HDD
  • RAM: 2x 4GB DDR3
  • Weight: 2.00 kg (4.4 lbs)

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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

Alienware 13 R2 - Specs

CPU Performance #23
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK 52.2%
  • Intel Core i7-6500U
  • Intel Core i7-8750H 46.6%
GPU Performance #59
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (2GB GDDR5) 0.7%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB GDDR5) 0.5%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (2GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q (34W) 1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5) 3.9%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5) 3.9%
Display
13.3”, QHD (2560 x 1440), IPS
HDD/SSD
500GB (8GB) SSHD, 5400rpm
M.2 Slot
2x 2280 PCIe NVMe (B key)
RAM
2x 4GB DDR3
OS
Windows 10 Home
Body material
Aluminum (Aluminum)
Dimensions
328 x 235 x 26-29 mm (12.91" x 9.25" x 1.02")
Weight
2.00 kg (4.4 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), 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.
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 1080p Full HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Digital array microphones
  • Speakers Stereo 2x 2W
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

DISPLAY: 13.3”, QHD (2560 x 1440), IPS

Name 13.3”, QHD (2560 x 1440), IPS
Diagonal 13.3"
Pixel density 220.84 ppi
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 2560 x 1440
Becomes "Retina" from 16 inches (40 cm)

 

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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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-6500U

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M (2GB GDDR5)

Some games you can play on this laptop

GTA V
quality
average
118 fps
46 fps
34 fps
23 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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