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Alienware - 13.3" Laptop - Intel Core i7 - 16GB Memory - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 - 512GB Solid State Drive - Silver

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Alienware Laptop: Game anywhere with this 13-inch Dell Alienware notebook. It includes an Intel Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM to handle newer, more complicated video games, and its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card lets games run smoothly. This Dell Alienware notebook has a 512GB solid-state drive to hold all your files.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • Alienware 13 R3
    • Power adapter

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (15 out of 17)

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    Features


    • Intel 7th Generation Core i7
    • Windows Mixed Reality Ultra

    Windows 10 operating system

    Windows 10 brings back the Start Menu from Windows 7 and introduces new features, like the Edge Web browser that lets you markup Web pages on your screen. Learn more ›

    13.3" Full HD display

    The 1920 x 1080 resolution boasts impressive color and clarity. IPS technology for wide viewing angles.

    7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ mobile processor

    Powerful quad-core, eight-way processing performance. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, while increasing energy efficiency when you don't.

    16GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming

    Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications, as well as numerous programs and browser tabs all at once.

    512GB solid state drive (SSD)

    While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.

    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics

    Backed by 6GB GDDR5 dedicated video memory for an ultrafast, advanced GPU to fuel your games.

    Windows Mixed Reality Ultra Ready

    Push your gaming and VR exhilaration to the limit with Windows Mixed Reality Ultra. This PC is compatible with Windows Mixed Reality headsets.Learn more ›

    Bluetooth 4.1 interface syncs with compatible devices

    Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the desktop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.

    2 USB Type-C ports

    To maximize performance on the latest high-speed devices.

    2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices

    USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).

    HDMI output expands your viewing options

    Connect to an HDTV or high-def monitor to set up two screens side by side or just see more of the big picture.

    Thunderbolt port for connecting advanced monitors and external drives

    This single interface supports both high-speed data and high-def video — plus power over cable for bus-powered devices — ideal for digital content creators.

    Wireless network connectivity

    High-speed wireless LAN built into the screen, so it connects to your network or hotspots on the most common Wi-Fi standards in both laptop and tablet modes.

    Built-in HD webcam with two microphones

    Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.

    Basic software package included

    Trial of Microsoft Office.

    Additional ports

    Headphone/microphone combo jack and mini DisplayPort.

    Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.

    Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Core, Atom, Ultrabook, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 17 reviews

    89%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best Alienware laptop ever, great build quality

      Posted
      Aloesees
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I have long been skeptical about Alienware computers because of the many reviews out there that warn would-be buyers about their tendency to overheat and fall apart. However, after using this Alienware 13 R3 for several weeks, it's clear to me that either those reviewers are greatly exaggerating, or Alienware has improved their build quality to the point that those reviews are just not applicable to the Alienware 13 R3. The Alienware 13 R3 is a very good gaming laptop. It fits in a bag designed for 15.6" laptops comfortably, despite having a significantly bigger than 13" chassis due to the radiator on the back for the large-ish mainstream GPU inside, the GTX 1060. For its 1080p resolution, the GTX 1060 should be fine for mainstream gaming for years to come, so performance-wise I'm quite satisfied with it. And of course because this laptop is still new, right now the performance is phenomenal. There is a lot of competition on the compact gaming laptop market right now, and this laptop is right there at the top of what is possible with current technology. I see signs that competitors and even Alienware might eclipse this laptop's compact bang-for-the-buck performance in just a few short months from now with "Max-Q" laptops, but right now I'm happy with it, and I got a good deal on it from Best Buy. So the main things I can recommend on this laptop are that it has a good graphics card, a good enough screen, and a compact enough size that it isn't uncomfortable to lug around in a bag. The touchpad is good, but nowhere near as good as a Macbook's. The keyboard, however, is fantastic -- I love the keyboard so much. The tactile response is delightful and the keys feel very solidly built. I also like that the screen hinge seems extremely sturdy, so I don't expect to have to run back to Best Buy for a repair on this unit any time soon. The whole laptop just feels solid and well-balanced. It's very satisfying to interact with and doesn't show any indications of weak points. That doesn't mean you can toss it around the house with reckless abandon, but it definitely feels built to handle day-to-day wear and tear for many years. For the price, this is great stuff. Just be prepared to spend another $800 or so if you want to upgrade it with aftermarket RAM and high-end SSDs for increased storage capacity and multitasking ability.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Powerful Machine in a Portable Package

      Posted
      Chaos90

      I'm really loving my new Alienware 13 R3, and KUDOS to Best Buy for being one of the few retailers that actually have any Alienware in stock - this is great for people like me who have no patience :) So far, I've upgraded my RAM to 32GB DDR4 @2600MHz and upgraded the SSD to 2TB (this machine takes m.2 [80mm]/PCIe). I love being able to use Tobii and Windows Hello to log in using just my face and I'm very happy that Alienware (aka Dell) reintroduced the illuminated trackpad on the 13" models. I feel that this machine is well worth the money, especially given all the upgrades available. Compare this unit to Razer and you'll find that you get more for your money and you can do more with Alienware! Razer is all beauty and no brains or substance (I was considering their latest 14" model)! Alienware, on the other hand, is both beautiful - beauty is in the eyes of the beholder - and has a lot of substance :) Very happy with my decision, which I did after thoroughly researching alternatives including MSI (stealth line), Razer (14"), HP (Omen and Spectre), Dell (XPS and Latitude), Lenovo (Y700-series) and Acer (Predator series). Most important to me was portability (small form factor, minimized bulk) with no sacrifice in capability and power. The Alienware 13 I have has a Core i7 (6th gen.), illuminated keyboard and trackpad, small footprint (less than 5 lbs. a little shorter than a MacBook pro 15"), Tobii aware (not with eyetracking), Full HD anti-glare, and full-sized keyboard). Again, I'm really happy with my decision.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

      Terrible Quality Control

      Posted
      Rayy
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I really wanted to love this product but my experience has been less than desirable. I purchased this computer right after it came out and it has been a chore since then. After bringing home the first laptop I got it all setup and was very excited to try it out, after downloading a few games from Steam I launched the first game in my library. Once the final installation steps finished up It was to my amaze the speakers came out of the box BLOWN. Not a software glitch it was a hardware failure. I exchanged it for a new in box and it was smooth sailing for a few days before I ran into the SAME PROBLEM. I Never increase the volume past 35-40 or so. This experience has left me with a bad taste in my mouth and will be going to ASUS or MSI for a proper gaming laptop. PROS -Powerhouse, I7+1060 card is awesome -Battery life surprised me for how hungry it is -Very little Bloatware pre-installed -Very nice finish, feels like you can use it as a weapon -Windows hello is pretty neat CONS -PCEI SSD is not really that fast? Standard SSD's launch faster -Very little storage space, get a portable HDD for more than 5 games -Only 2 USB 2.0 -Gets VERY LOUD when under load -Decently hot as well -Quality Control The MEH -Screen is nothing to write home about but gets the job done -Graphics amplifier cool idea, but very expensive -Touchpad seems to be in it for itself and not you -RGB keyboard doesn't have that much customization

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Laptop! Exactly what I wanted!

      Posted
      AChang
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I returned my Dell 13 XPS two-in-one because it lacked the graphic card that this laptop has which allows me to do intense gaming and video editing. It was able to handle all that without breaking a sweat. I heard complaints about the Alienware being heavy. In terms of size and weight, I have to say that I much prefer the Dell 13 XPS that I returned. But in terms of power and performance, this Alienware 13 blows the Dell away. Of course, this version costs more so you need to take that into consideration. I did not get the OLED version because it wasn't available, but I am saving about $300 with this Full HD display. The only negative is that this display isn't Touch-Screen capable. I assumed that all Windows laptops were touch screens. After a day with the laptop, I decided to keep it. I rarely use the tablet mode anyways.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Blazing Fast - Lots of Fun to use.

      Posted
      AWGuy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I edit video for a living and traveling with my desktop editing beast sucks. The screen quality and clarity is excellent. The 1060 GPU blazes through rendering. I do a lot of 720p for web applications - my first 3 minute video rendered in 30 seconds. This laptop is has a second empty M2 slot for expansion (cool) but it uses to 8gb ram chips, filling both ram slots (sucks when I want to upgrade). The dual camera facial recognition for logging in is lots of fun,and works in just about every lighting condition I've faced so far. The keyboard took getting used to like any new laptop. The only downside to being 13" is no numeric (but I knew that going in). The only thing I wish this machine had was a card reader. Overall I love this machine, and would recommend it and buy it again (if needed)

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best laptop I've ever owned!

      Posted
      techguy
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This laptop has easily been the best laptop I've ever owned. Not just because of the price but the performance is amazing I play online games for hours at a time and has never once overheated on me crashed or had any issues. The fan is large enough to cool the computer down. And it's still mobile enough for me to take it around if I need to. It has enough space for what I need and a high-end graphics card to keep up with my gaming needs overall this is a beast of a laptop and I would definitely recommend it to anybody looking for a smaller yet powerful laptop that can do everything you needed to do and then some.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good gaming laptop

      Posted
      QuanT
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      It's a solid build. I love the design of this machine. Its size allows more ventilation to take place, keeping the laptop cool. The 1060 does its job just fine for games and heavily-graphic required tasks. Now the not-so-fun part: the battery life would last about 3 hours, which is rather standard. However, note that if you're more likely to take it outside, you'll have to bring the charger. That means on top of 2.5 kgs of the machine alone, you're bagging about a few more hundred grams of the adapter, adding up the total weight to about 3 kgs. If that's not a problem for you, this machine is a no-brainer.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Such power in a compact form factor

      Posted
      Loreweaver
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Upgraded from 15 R2 which was just too heavy for me to carry around everyday. After reading some reviews about this laptop, finally decided to upgrade and made the right decision. AWR3 13 is perfect for my daily needs, just about the right weight, size and power. I'm also a casual gamer and this laptop can run everything i throw at it at high if not max settings. If a 1060 doesn't cut it out for you, you can plug-in an AGA with a 1070 or 1080 for a much richer experience.

      I would recommend this to a friend





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