Alienware 13 Review – Game Laptop with external video card




In Summary
The Alienware 13 is a sturdy laptop. It is equipped with an efficient processor, so the noise from the cooling is limited. Regarding the CPU speed is a pretty good combination with the GTX 860m graphics card, but the processor is too slow to drive a fast video card in the optional Graphics Amplifier. A loss, we find the lack of a card reader. Or the full-HD screen is very good, thanks to the matt finish, the good maximum brightness and high contrast.

Good screen
Solid housing
Nice keyboard
Relatively slow processor
Missing card reader
Tweakers zegt: goed!
Price at time of publication: € 1220, –
Tested performance: Alienware 13
Would you like your gaming PC gamer can easily take, you are sentenced to a gaming laptop. Which are in shapes and sizes, but always have two drawbacks. The first disadvantage is that the faster the video card is, the heavier and larger laptop. Second, the price is relatively high; you usually have more money and gets slower hardware than a desktop computer.

Dell thinks that problem figured to have the ultimate solution in the form of the Alienware 13 combined with the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. The Alienware 13 is a fairly compact 13.3 “notebook with a GTX 860m graphics card, which you can already nice gaming. For heavier work, you can connect the Graphics Amplifier. It provides space for a desktop video card and via a proprietary cable connected to the laptop. Thus you so a R9 290x or GTX 980 to be able to hang your laptop, for all graphics settings then turning considerably.

The theory is beautiful, but of course we are wondering if switching between the external and internal video card works well, how many screens can be simultaneously controlled and whether we can simply stop a dual-GPU video card Graphics Amplifier. Time for a comprehensive test so.

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