Alienware 13 R2 - Specs

  • Samsung PVFF5-133HL
  • Color accuracy  5.37  3.47
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 256GB SSD + up to 500GB HDD
  • M.2 Slot
  • 2x 2280 PCIe NVMe (B key) 
  • RAM
  • up to 16GB
  • OS
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Battery
  • 51Wh, 4-cell, 51Wh, lithium polymer, 4-cell, 62Wh, 4-cell, 52Wh, Li-Po, 4-cell, 51Wh, Li-Ion, 4-cell
  • 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

 

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CPU performance

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

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

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)

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. Speaking of which, we have the strange notion that the CPU, which is Core i7-6500U ultra-low voltage ch[...]

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