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Alienware 13 (2014)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews of Alienware 13 (2014). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and durability. The design and screen are also appreciated. Many are negative about the reliability and touchpad, while comments are divided on the usability.

portability, screen, design, durability, battery

performance, touchpad, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Alienware 13 (2014) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Alienware 13 (2014)

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Alienware 13 (2014) from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Alienware 13 HID36-AUK4 i7-5500U 2.4-3.0GHz GTX 960M (QHD Glossy Touchscreen / 16GB RAM / 500GB SSD)Alienware 13 HID36-AUK4 i7-5500U 2.4-3.0GHz GTX 960M (QHD Glossy Touchscreen / 16GB RAM / 500GB SSD)

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (pcworld.co.nz)

Alienware 13 gaming laptop

 

The Alienware 13 certainly is a powerful kit when compared to other laptops of a similar form factor, mainly because it packs a discrete graphics adapter that can be used capably for a variety of games, and it can be maxed out with 16GB of RAM and up...

Has enough power for gaming ; Strong and attractive design ; Small and not overly heavy

Poor touchpad ; SSD write speed relatively slow

Feb, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3266
Audio system:Creative Sound Blaster / Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker power:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Klipsch

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):51 / 52 / 76
Battery life (max):8.5
Battery recharge time:4
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.8 / 15.2
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2 / 2.1
Video capturing speed:30

Design

Colour of product:Black, grey / Black, Silver
Form factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product Type:Netbook / Notebook

Display

3D: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:200 / 300 / 350 / 400
Display diagonal:33.8
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440 / 3200 x 1800
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD / No / QHD+ / Wide Quad HD
LED Backlight:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / TN
Pixel pitch:0.115 x 0.115 / 0.153 x 0.153 / 0.215 x 0.215
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen:N / No / Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Graphics

CUDA:Y / Yes
CUDA cores:640
Discrete graphics adapter:Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 16 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:No / Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / No
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 300 / 350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 900 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x1616 / 0x591B / 0xA16
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):2560 x 1600
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel HD Graphics 5500 / Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 5500
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit:Y / Yes
Keyboard language:English
Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:N / No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y / Yes

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3L-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 32
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 32
Memory clock speed:1600 / 2400
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Non-operating shock:105 / 160
Non-operating vibration:1.3 / 1.30 / 1.37
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating shock:110 / 40
Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 35 / 0 - 40 / 5 - 35
Operating vibration:0.26 / 0.66
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 60 / -40 - 65

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:N / No

Other features

Audio system:Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB3
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel�� Virtualization Technology (Intel�� VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y / Yes
Power cord included:Y / Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Alienware graphics amplifier port:Y
CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port:Y / Yes
DC-in jack:Y / Yes
Docking connector:N / No
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4 / 1.4a / 2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y / Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter output current:6.7
AC adapter output voltage:19.5
AC adapter power:130

Processor

Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3
Configurable TDP-down:7.5
Configurable TDP-down frequency:600
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM170
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 2x4, 4x1 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0 / 3.0
Processor boost frequency:2.7 / 3 / 3.5
Processor cache:3 / 4 / 6
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Broadwell / Haswell / Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 5th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 7th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i7-5xxx
Processor frequency:1.7 / 2.2 / 2.4 / 2.5
Processor lithography:14 / 22
Processor Model:I5-4210U / I5-5200U / i5-7300HQ / I7-5500U
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-5200 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-5500 Mobile series
Processor Socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:D0 / F0
System bus rate:5 / 8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 45
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Matrix Storage Technology: No
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No
Intel TSX-NI:No / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):No / Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):No / Y / Yes
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):No / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST): No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:No / Yes
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
Intel�� Active Management Technology (Intel�� AMT):N
Intel�� AES New Instructions (Intel�� AES-NI):Y
Intel�� Anti-Theft Technology (Intel�� AT):N / Y
Intel�� Clear Video HD Technology (Intel�� CVT HD):Y
Intel�� Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / Y
Intel�� High Definition Audio (Intel�� HD Audio):N / Y
Intel�� Hyper Threading Technology (Intel�� HT Technology):Y
Intel�� Identity Protection Technology (Intel�� IPT):Y
Intel�� Insider���:Y
Intel�� InTru��� 3D Technology:Y
Intel�� Matrix Storage Technology (Intel�� MST):N
Intel�� My WiFi Technology (Intel�� MWT):N
Intel�� OS Guard:Y
Intel�� Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel�� Rapid Start Technology:N
Intel�� Secure Key:Y
Intel�� Small Business Advantage (Intel�� SBA):N / Y
Intel�� Smart Cache:Y
Intel�� Smart Response Technology:N / Y
Intel�� Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel�� vPro��� Technology:N
Intel�� Wireless Display (Intel�� WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:81016 / 85212 / 85214 / 97456
Processor code:SR1EF / SR23W / SR23Y
Processor package size:40 / 42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y
UART: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Noble
Password protection:Y / Yes

Software

Bundled software:McAfee Live Safe 1YR
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:WINDOWS 10 HOME / Windows 7 Enterprise / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Language:ENG / KOR / Multilingual
Trial software:Microsoft Office

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / No
Hard Drive Capacity:1000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / SATA III / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:180 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / Serial ATA III
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 180 / 256 / 384 / 500 / 512 / 640

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:23.5 / 235 / 269
Height :24
Height (front):2.48 / 2.53 / 2.63 / 2.64
Height (rear):2.79 / 2.89
Weight:2 / 2.06 / 2.07 / 2.1 / 2.63
Width:32.8 / 328 / 330