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Alienware releases a 13-inch VR capable Notebook, the first of its kind

by Joey Davidson | November 1, 2016November 1, 2016 2:00 pm PDT

Today, Dell and Alienware released the Alienware 13, what they’re calling the world’s first 13.3-inch VR-capable Notebook.

In its base (standard) form, the Notebook is a solid gaming rig. It can be scaled up, though, and the high-end machine is pretty insane. For starters, you can choose between an LCD or OLED display. The base form starts at $1,199.99. The OLED bumps it up to $2099. From there, it’s configurable. Here are the specs, both standard and optional.

Processor Options and Core Logic

  • Mobile Intel® HM170 Chipset Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.2GHz w/ Turbo Boost) (Standard)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)

Graphics* Options

  • Intel® HD graphics 530 (Standard) NVIDIA®
  • GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 (Standard)

Memory* Options

  • 8GB DDR4 at 2133MHz (1x8GB) (Standard)
  • 8GB DDR4 at 2400MHz (1x8GB)
  • 8GB DDR4 at 2667MHz (1x8GB)
  • 16GB DDR4 at 2133MHz (2x8GB)
  • 16GB DDR4 at 2400MHz (2x8GB)
  • 16GB DDR4 at 2667MHz (2x8GB)
  • 32GB DDR4 at 2133MHz (2x16GB)
  • 32GB DDR4 at 2400MHz (2x16GB)

Storage* Options

  • 180GB M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD (Standard)
  • 180GB M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD (Boot) + 180GB M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD (Storage)
  • 256GB PCIe SSD (Boot)
  • 512GB PCIe SSD (Boot)
  • 512GB PCIe SSD (Boot) + 256GB PCIe SSD (Storage)
  • 1TB PCIe SSD (Boot)
  • 1TB PCIe SSD (Boot) + 1TB PCIe SSD (Storage)

Alienware 13 is actually priced pretty well

Maybe it’s just because I’m freshly finished staring down the barely of a “high-end” MacBook Pro that’s selling for more than $4,000, but this Alienware machine looks like it’ll bring gaming to laptops at a much more compelling price point.

I’m down with that.

Now, it does get more expensive as you add components, but the laptop is priced reasonably at each stage. Having a high-end, VR-capable laptop sounds pretty awesome to me. Alienware just earned a place on my list of sellers to check when my current notebook dies. Hit the source link to see it on Dell’s site.


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...