The Dell Alienware 13 arrives, with a 1440p OLED screen and GTX 1060

Subject: General Tech, Mobile | November 1, 2016 - 12:25 PM |
Tagged: oled, GTX1060, dell, Alienware 13, alienware

Dell has announced four base models of Alienware 13 gaming notebooks, a TN model, a 1080p IPS model and two 1440p OLED models; one with 8GB of DDR4 and one with double that amount.  The two non-OLED models are powered by an i5-6300HQ while the OLED models contain an i7-6700HQ and all four have a desktop class GTX 1060.  That should offer you enough to power an Oculus or Vive, especially if you opt to purchase the Alienware Graphics Amplifier which is an external GPU dock that uses a proprietary connection from Dell.  It is described as a proprietary PCIe connection which provides four lanes of PCIe 3.0, which sounds very similar to Thunderbolt 3.0 which also provides four lanes when done correctly.

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It is also nice to see that all use SSDs for storage, the TN model a SATA drive and the other four base models a PCIe SSD.  One must assume that the pink can be turned off in the BIOS, though there are those guaranteed to like the glow.  You can check out all of the additional features and options on Dell's page and perhaps even pick one up as they are available as of today.  Hopefully we will have a chance to test Dell's external GPU connection against the more common Thunderbolt solutions in the near future.

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November 1, 2016 | 12:43 PM - Posted by Jcaf77 (not verified)

I can't understand putting an i5 on a gaming laptop and I can't imagine running 1440 on a 1060. -and pay a premium for it ... nope!!

November 1, 2016 | 12:59 PM - Posted by kcimpulse

From the first review on Youtube Dave2D says the OLED screen is the best part.

But for a much better price and I believe a better laptop, I would look at the New Aero 14.

November 1, 2016 | 01:10 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Killer Network LAN port? Ruined.

You can only get the OLED with the i7 for $1800. Meh.

November 1, 2016 | 01:14 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Yup, all Killer ... not saying much but they have gotten better over the last few years.

November 1, 2016 | 11:43 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

You are amazing.

November 2, 2016 | 07:53 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Mean, but I LOLd

November 2, 2016 | 09:36 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

It must really suck to be you.

You have my pity and my sympathy.

November 1, 2016 | 03:22 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

As someone who has an MSI Board with Killer Net LAN, it's fucking awful.
Every single day I have to reset my LAN connection because it's such a massive turd.

November 1, 2016 | 03:04 PM - Posted by jabbadap (not verified)

13 incher, Like the size of it. But why an earth it has to be pink.

One of the alienwares have option of radeon RX 470, it feels like they don't even wanted to sell them with radeons while looking all the different configurations:

November 1, 2016 | 07:40 PM - Posted by LegoGuy (not verified)

It doesn't have to be pink.
It has RGB LEDs in each place you see it lit.

November 1, 2016 | 11:42 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I'm going to sell so many of these! $$$$$ fuck yeah

November 2, 2016 | 11:53 AM - Posted by overpowerlol

Seriously looks like Jeremy has photoshoped that touch pad...

November 2, 2016 | 03:27 PM - Posted by Jeremy Hellstrom

Like I can photoshop

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