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