Alienware 13 Brings Mobile VR Gaming Mayhem With GeForce GTX 1060 And Core i7-6700HQ Muscle

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A name synonymous with PC gaming rigs is once again back in the fray with a new high-powered notebook. Today, Dell announced the all-new Alienware 13, which is being billed as the world’s first 13-inch class notebook with VR capabilities.

The Alienware 13 may be the smallest notebook in the family (it’s even thinner than the previous generation), but it still packs quite a punch. The machine can be equipped with quad-core H-Series Intel Core processors (up to a Core i7-6700HQ) and most importantly, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU.

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The notebook’s 13.3-inch display can be had in three resolutions: 1366 x 768 (TN), 1920 x 1080 (IPS) and 2560 x 1440 (OLED). It’s the latter touch panel, however, that gamers will most likely lust over with its inky blacks, vivid colors, and its capability to reproduce 210 percent of the sRGB gamut.

Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory can be installed into the Alienware 13 and up to two 1TB PCIe SSD can be optioned to handle all of your storage needs. When it comes to connectivity, you won’t be lacking with Killer Networks e2400 GbE, two USB 3.0 ports, one USB Type-C port, one Thunderbolt 3 port, an Alienware Graphics Amplifier Port, HDMI, Mini-DisplayPort 1.2, and Killer 1435 or 1535 802.11ac Wi-Fi/Bluetooth 4.1. You’ll also find an infrared camera that support both Windows Hello in Windows 10 and Tobii Aware eye-tracking software. Powering all of this potent hardware is a large 76 WHr battery.

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However, given the monster specs of the machine, we should note that this is by no means a “thin and light” notebook despite what it’s 13-inch form-factor might suggest. In fact, the Alienware 13 weighs in at hefty 5.8 pounds — over a pound more than the 14-inch Razer Blade.

The Alienware 13 starts at $1,199 for the base system and can be configured with an OLED panel starting at $2,099.