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Alienware 13 impresses with an OLED display, VR-ready gaming on the go

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Dell’s Alienware division has launched today a mighty compact and powerful laptop arsenal via the redesigned Alienware 13 that boasts of an OLED display and a virtual reality-ready gaming portable notebook.

The Alienware 13 R3 (third revision) is impressively light for a gaming laptop, built in a 5.8 pound, 13.3-inch frame and with some of the highest-end netbook components on the market currently, except perhaps its GPU, which is like a desktop-class graphics chip.

Additionally, Alienware’s OLED display option returns in the newest gaming laptop, which also supports touch gestures, with a QHD 2560X1440 resolution, 400 nits of brightness and gobs of saturation and pop, according to the Hot Hardware.

With a Core i7-6700HQ Intel Skylake, Alienware’s Graphics Amplifier technology plus an onboard Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU, the Alienware 13 R3 is the first VR-ready laptop in history.

Gamers can now have a high-performance gaming capability in a notebook form factor and it becomes even more impressive due to its fast SSD, 16GB of DDR4 RAM running at 2400MHz and a delicious OLED display, according to the PC World.

In addition to its impressive display, this surprisingly small and light notebook sports top-shelf hardware throughout. The machine features a bump-out on the back where the fan assembly that exhausts warm air out is located as well as the dense copper heat pipe cooling system.

It is also home to many IO options including two USB 3.0 Type A ports, a USB 3.0 Type-C port, a Thunderbolt 3 port, HDMI 2.0, Mini DisplayPort 1.2, gigabit ethernet, a lock slot, audio out and jacks for a headphone and microphone. There is also an Alienware Graphics Amplifier port, according to the PC World.

The outlet ran a few gaming tests on the Alienware 13 and gave it more than passing grades, citing its impressive hardware and gaming experience. From the design to its performance, battery life and OLED display, it seems Alienware 13 has hit a home run.

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