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Alienware 14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the keyboard and build quality. The performance and screen also get good feedback, but the reliability and battery get negative views.

design, screen, performance, build quality, keyboard

value for money, portability, battery, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Alienware 14 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Alienware 14

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 20 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 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

performance, portability, touchpad, design, screen

reliability

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

This summary is based on the product: 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 H

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Review Alienware 14 Notebook

 

Tempting. New case, new name and new components: Alienware risks

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

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

14- and 15-inch gaming notebook with the latest hardware, e.g. DevilTech Fire DT14, One K56-3N2, Schenker XMG A523 or Schenker W503.

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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

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Alienware 14

 

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.

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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 laptops in four years... and yet where most firms are...

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?

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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

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Alienware 14 gaming notebook (4th gen Core)

 

Get your game on with this beautiful 14in Alienware lappy

Sturdy construction ; Excellent performance ; Lovely lighting system

Its optical drive made some startling noises ; Graphics switching is a little cumbersome

The Alienware 14 supplies plenty of speed in a relatively small frame. It's mainly aimed at gamers, but even professionals who want a fast laptop should consider it.

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Alienware 14

 

Alienware's new 14-inch gaming laptop is stylish, powerful and... expensive.

Distinct design with customisable lighting ; Strong performance ; Plays games brilliantly

Very expensive ; Extremely loud fans when strained ; Slow charging and average battery

The viewing angles are excellent, and we could still read text from virtually side-on to the screen. A really nice display, suitable for gaming, watching videos and very sharp internet browsing.

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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...

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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

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