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Alienware 13 R3 (2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 reviews of Alienware 13 R3 (2016). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the battery and screen. The design and performance are also mentioned favorably. The durability and usability get less positive opinions, and comments are divided on the price.

portability, performance, design, screen, battery

size, usability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Alienware 13 R3 (2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Alienware 13 review: Close to the perfect gaming laptop

 

The revamped Alienware 13 is one USB port away from hitting every item on my wish list.

The OLED touchscreen is stunning to watch, and the new Nvidia graphics card can handle VR headsets and the latest games with ease.

With only two full-size USB ports, hooking up VR gear plus a game controller is a hassle. The physical redesign isn't as extensive as it could be, and this OLED version is very expensive.

With an OLED touch display, VR-ready graphics, and a reasonably portable 13-inch body, the new Alienware 13 hits almost every item on my gaming laptop wish list.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Josh Norem (pcworld.com)

Alienware 13 (2016) review: The first OLED gaming laptop has landed

 

Alienware's 13-inch gaming laptop not only offers a stunning OLED screen, but also a redesigned chassis, solid construction, and superb performance. It's the whole package.

Stunning OLED display ; Superb all-around performance ; Small and compact

Keyboard gets warm under taxing worklaods ; A bit heavy for its size

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Alienware 13 (OLED) review:

 

There are thinner gaming laptops out there. There are more powerful gaming laptops out there. But, this updated version of the Alienware 13 has something almost no one else has, at least not yet.

The OLED screen on this 13-inch gaming laptop looks amazing. Gaming performance is very good for a mainstream gaming laptop, and there's even an (expensive) option for adding VR-ready desktop graphics.

The display is not as finely tuned as high-end OLED televisions, the graphics options don't go past mainstream, and battery life while gaming is short.

For something truly different and eye-catching, the OLED display on this "limited edition" Alienware 13 gives it great visual punch, but keep in mind this is not a top-end gaming rig.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Alienware 13 2016

 

The headline here is an OLED screen, which is the super-bright, super-clear display technology now found in only the highest-end big-screen televisions. Why is that important? As we said in our OLED TV explainer : "OLEDs work by putting electricity...

The OLED screen on this 13-inch gaming laptop looks amazing. Gaming performance is very good for a mainstream gaming laptop, and there's even an (expensive) option for adding VR-ready desktop graphics.

The display is not as finely tuned as high-end OLED televisions, the graphics options don't go past mainstream, and battery life while gaming is short.

For something truly different and eye-catching, the OLED display on this "limited edition" Alienware 13 gives it great visual punch, but keep in mind this is not a top-end gaming rig.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Alienware 13 R3 OLED

 

The Alienware 13 R3 OLED offers VR-ready power in a leaner, redesigned chassis with a showstopping OLED display.

Slim, sleek chassis; Gorgeous OLED display; Super-comfortable keyboard; Powerful graphics and overall performance; Lightning-fast transfer speeds; Great battery life;

Runs a bit hot; A tad pricey

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Alienware 13 R3 Notebook Review

 

Compact gaming miracle. While our test model of the Alienware 15 R3 had some temperature problems, we are impressed by the 13-inch system. Besides the high performance in the small chassis, we are also convinced by the brilliant OLED screen.

pressure-resistant and high quality chassis ; palm rests are always cool ; a lot of performance in a small system ; useful Command Center ; illuminated input devices ; great OLED technology ; decent battery runtimes ; good connectivity ; good fan...

quite big and heavy for a 13-inch system ; only 12 months base warranty (can be expanded) ; blinking of the Eye Tracking LED is annoying ; very glossy QHD touch panel ; no card reader

Although the test model of the larger Alienware 15 R3 had problems with the cooling performance (fluctuating and very high CPU temperatures, unnecessary fan pulsating while idling, high noise development under load), the test sample of the more compact...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Sam Machkovech (arstechnica.com)

Alienware 13 R3: Powerful and pretty, if you don’t mind junk in the trunk

 

Latest GTX 1060 laptop is more portable than its big ol' butt might suggest.

While I love the Alienware 13 R3’s OLED multi-touch panel in some respects, I could just as easily see myself accepting a downgrade to the optional 1080p IPS non-touch panel. I might even drop further down to a GTX 1050Ti to get the price on this...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Stefan Etienne (techcrunch.com)

Alienware’s 13 R3 is testament to small and powerful VR-capable laptops

 

Alienware's latest offering is the smallest powerhouse laptop produced by the company. The 13 R3 is extremely compact for a VR-compatible system, but portability comes at a premium. Even so, the laptop has a lot to offer for gamers and everyday users...

Feb, 2017

Techradar Recommended 2016

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Alienware 13 R3 review

 

The unrivaled beauty of the first OLED gaming laptop

Gorgeous OLED screen ; Improved hinge-forward design ; Impressive performance-per-inch ; Competitively priced entry models

Doesn’t fit in many bags ; Unexpectedly dense ; Short battery life

The new Alienware 13 is smaller and feistier than ever with an OLED display whose beauty is only matched by its own extravagant price tag. Luckily more reasonably priced configurations are nearly as powerful.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Alienware 13 R3 (OLED) review

 

Every time I test a new gaming laptop, it reminds me of my long-standing hypothetical wish list for that category. The actual list changes over time as new technologies are introduced, but to date, no one has managed to put together what I'd think of...

The OLED touchscreen is stunning to watch, and the new Nvidia graphics card can handle VR headsets and the latest games with ease.

With only two full-size USB ports, hooking up VR gear plus a game controller is a hassle. The physical redesign isn't as extensive as it could be, and this OLED version is very expensive.

With an OLED touch display, VR-ready graphics, and a reasonably portable 13-inch body, the new Alienware 13 hits almost every item on my gaming laptop wish list.

Nov, 2016
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