January 20, 2019

Alienware 13 R3 Review

Alienware-13-R3

CPU Intel Core i7-6700HQ 2,6 Hz
GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6 Gb
DISPLAY 13,3' QHD (2560 x 1440)
STORAGE 512 GB SSD
RAM 16GB
WEIGHT 2.6 kg

Design

The design of Alienware always positions its laptops separately from all other gaming laptops with a lot of bright accents, backlighting and high quality materials. This year, however, the main difference is the forward-shifted hinge design, reminiscent of Dell Adamo.

To make the case 21% thinner (22 mm), Alienware moves the radiators, usually located under the keyboard, under the bulge, which protrudes a few inches behind the screen. Alienware also cleverly uses thickening for full-size ports, including HDMI, Ethernet and the proprietary Alienware Graphics Amp connector.

However, the increased dimensions of the 10.6-inch laptop and its square shape make it unacceptable for most 13-inch laptop bags. We had to use a backpack designed for a 15-inch laptop, it fits Alienware 13. Moreover, the laptop weighs 2.6 kilograms, which is almost a pound more than most 15-inch laptops.

Here's how the Alienware 13 P3 showed itself on review tests:

In 3DMark: cloud gate: 17154 / skydiver: 22482 | Fire strike: 9173;

Cinebench CPU: 644 score / graphics: 101 fps (frames per second);

Number Of Points In Geekbench: 3434 (Single-Core) | 12700 (Multi-Core);

PCMark 8 (home test): 3029 points;

PCMark 8 (battery): 1 hour and 54 minutes;

Battery life (video test): 3 hours and 15 minutes;

Division (1080, ultra): 51 FPS | (1080, low): 124 FPS;

GTA V (1080p, Ultra): 39 frames / second (1080p, Low): 127 fps;


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