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Alienware 14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Alienware 14. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and durability. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Alienware 14 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Alienware 14

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 21 user reviews of Alienware 14 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the usability and design. The durability and size are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed opinions on the screen and portability. There are some critical views about the reliability and price.

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95% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Alienware 14 ALW14-1250sLV 14-Inch Gaming Laptop (i5-4200M, 8GB Memory, 750GB Hard Drive, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, DVD+/-RW, Bluetooth, Windows 7 HAlienware 14 ALW14-1250sLV 14-Inch Gaming Laptop (i5-4200M, 8GB Memory, 750GB Hard Drive, 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M, DVD+/-RW, Bluetooth, Windows 7 H

Aug, 2016

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Review Alienware 14 Notebook

 

Tempting. New case, new name and new components: Alienware risks a lot to offer the best gaming notebooks in 2013. The integrated features won't be easy to beat for the competition. Despite its 14-inch form factor the notebook can be equipped with a...

Non-glare display with high contrast, Respectable performance, High-quality materials, Excellent build quality, Convenient keyboard, Nice illumination, Large touchpad, Flat PSU, Configurable, Matte finish, mSATA-SSD, 3x USB 3.0, We really appreciate...

Not all the components are accessible, Enormous noise development, No CPU-turbo under full load, GPU throttling under full load, Meager box content, Bad battery runtimes, Idle temperatures, Bulky case, High weight, A thinner and lighter case with...

Jul, 2013

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (NotebookReview.com)

Alienware 14 Review

 

The Alienware 14 is a noticeable upgrade over its predecessors; it's a well-rounded notebook with very few cons.

Excellent performance ; Beautiful 1080p IPS display ; Superb build quality and exterior design ; Respectable battery life ; Good keyboard and touchpad

A little thick and heavy ; Expensive as configured

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Alienware 14 review:

 

Some laptops have loud fans that kick in when performing high-end tasks that drive the CPU or GPU. Other laptops, such as the new Alienware 14, have fans so distractingly loud that you practically have to put on headphones (and crank them up) to escape...

Dell's new Alienware 14 offers great performance, competitive prices, and quirky features such as a backlit touch pad.

The new design still feels dated, and it's as thick as a few slim laptops stacked together. The fan is insanely loud.

Dell has revamped its gaming line, including the new Alienware 14. The design changes don't go nearly far enough, but no complaints about the performance.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Sean Hollister (theverge.com)

Alienware 14 review

 

"There's a thousand thin notebooks out there. If you want one, there's plenty of options," says Alienware's Frank Azor. Here at E3, the company's announcing the first new industrial design for its...

Fantastically fast for a 14-incher ; Killer optional 1080p IPS screen ; Great build quality

Thick slab-like design ; Sub-par battery life ; Software quirks

Alienware knows its audience well... but is this possible in a thinner shell?

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Howley (laptopmag.com)

Alienware 14 Review

 

The Alienware 14 is a powerful portable gaming laptop with serious graphics punch and a slick redesign, but it gets toasty.

Slick design with customizable lighting; Powerful Intel Haswell processor; Outstanding graphics performance; Comfortable keyboard; Great audio quality

Relatively dim display; Runs hot while gaming

The Alienware 14 is a portable gaming notebook with a slick redesign and graphics might, but it runs hot under pressure.

Jun, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Grabham (techradar.com)

Alienware 14 review

 

A hefty slice of gaming goodness

1080p screen ; Good processor choice ; Strong graphics ; 16GB of RAM ; Blu-ray drive

No SSD ; Heavy

Performance and power are the real raison d'être here: serious specs that can be taken from one location to another. It's a machine designed for gamers but is also great for those who need a high end laptop for applications such as video editing, but...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Mike Jennings (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Alienware 14 review

 

The Alienware brand dominates gaming laptops, but the latest addition to Dell's range isn't the huge, brash notebook you'd expect – it's got a 14in screen, and it looks fantastic. See: The 7 best gaming laptops of 2013.

Alienware's designers have done a great job tempering the excesses of traditional gaming laptops with good looks and matte aluminium, and the Alienware 14 doesn't just look great – it shifts, too. The quad-core processors puts paid to applications, and...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Alienware M14x

 

A 14.1in gaming laptop that has it all; stunning design, more lights than you can shake a stick at, great ergonomics, and oodles of power under the hood.

Beautiful design in red or black, Individually controllable light zones, Lovely soft-touch finish and excellent build, Good screen, impressive speakers, Lots of configuration flexibility

Noisy under load, Expensive, Relatively underpowered graphics, No Blu-ray drive option

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Alienware 14

 

Dell has revamped its gaming line, including the new Alienware 14. The design changes don't go nearly far enough but no complaints about the performance.

Great performance ; Competitive price ; Quirky features

Dated design ; Extremely loud fan ; Very thick

Via CNET.com

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Laptops.co.uk (laptops.co.uk)

Alienware 14

 

If you're after a small yet serious gaming laptop which you won't want to take too far then this may very well be a serious contender. The Alienware 14 is a serious gaming laptop with a sub-par battery life but otherwise an excellent all-round gaming...

Seriously fast, Great range of options including 1080p IPS screen, Great build quality

Heavy and thick design, Battery life is not great

Sep, 2013
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Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1920 x 1080
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera: No

Configuration

Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth: Yes
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD / No
LED Technology:Edge LED
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Convertible: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 750M

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
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
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1 / 11.2/12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x416
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB Sleep-and-Charge: Yes
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:HM87
Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes: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:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Processor:Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel®
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Number:I7-4700MQ
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4700 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4800 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4900 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):37 / 47

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): No
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA): No
Processor package size:37.5

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Software

Operating System Language:ENG

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8 / 80
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500