Razer made a breakthrough when they launched the Razor Blade which measured just 0.71” thick and claimed the title of world’s slimmest gaming notebook, Alienware are now trying to follow their footsteps as well by launching their 13” gaming notebook dubbed Alienware 13 (or AW 13)

Just when all the major boutique builder like OriginPC,Razer and CyberPowerPC were racing amongst themselves in the lightweight and slim gaming laptop segment, Alienware launches its slimmest and most lightweight gaming laptop, the Alienware 13. Continue for more.

 

Alienware 13 : screen option available

Alienware 13 : screen option available

Following the legacy of Alienware and obviously “boutique PC brand” industry,the rumours are that the screen and specs :

Screen is expected to have 3 options:
1) HD (1366×768 ) TN wedge with 200 nits brightness and 45% color gamut.

2) FHD (1920×1080) IPS wedge with 350 nits brightness and 72% color gamut.

3) QHD (2560×1440) IPS wedge w/touch and 72% color gamut.

Technical specifications

 

AW 13 : Slim and fast

AW 13 : Slim and fast

Specifications are customisable as always, the CPU can be chosen from Intel’s Core processors and NVIDIA GTX 860M is a standard in all variants. Up to 16 gigs of RAM can be added in this beast. And the storage expansion options include 2x SSDs (can be either via mSATA or NGFF). Networking includes Killer Wireless AC connect and the audio is powered by Klipsch. Alienware’s command center 4.0, AlienFX and AW TACTX are standards too.

Alienware 13: TactX keyboard

Alienware 13: TactX keyboard

The competition and competitors:

Apart from Razer blade, the AW 13 has to compete against other gaming ultrabooks as well, like Origin PC’s 0.79” thick EON15-S which boasts a 15.6” screen w/2880×1620 native resolution powered by the GTX 870M GPU w/6GB of GDDR5 VRAM paired with a Core i7-4710HQ @2.5GHZ (up to 3.5GHz boost) and 16GB DDR3L low voltage memory.

CyberPowerPC too has scrambled their 0.82” thick lancer in this segment with the same 15.6” and GTX 870M and i7-4710HQ but with 8GB DDR3L RAM. The cooling is enforced by dual cooling fans and heatsinks and 1TB of HDD (Yes! I know, I know! No pre-installed SSD) and standard Wireless N Bluetooth and

Conclusion

This is the company’s slimmest and most lightweight gaming notebook (well all of them are gaming notebooks only) but this one weighs just 4.5 lb and just one inch thick. The price tag on EON15-S is $2,199 and starting price of the CyberPowerPC’s notebook is at $1,399. Unfortunately we don’t have a word on pricing of AW 13. So be tuned in to know it. Thoughts are welcomed so don’t forget to leave a comment.