Alienware is the name which strikes to everyone’s head when the gaming word comes in sense of laptops. This subsidiary of DELL is known for making the best laptops for intensive games. Yes, high-end games require cooling systems as the CPU usage is very high that but that doesn’t mean laptops cannot handle such power. They broke this myth that games are only for big PC setups. Alienware laptops come with latest processors and GPS and have extra cooling systems for that you can get better fps rate in your laptop too in high settings. From NVIDIA to AMD they are tied up with almost all top names just to make your gaming experience better. Some of their latest releases are Alienware 13 which comes with the latest Intel’s Kraby Lake processor and for the GPU it is powered by NVIDIA’s PASCAL graphics. And, you can get the same configuration with a bigger screen of 15 inches and 17 inches.
Design and Display
Their design line up goes in the same stereotypical aesthetics which looks something like Transformers and stylish and sleek at the same time. It ticks all the boxes of in terms of specifications and looks for a perfect gaming laptop. Only the size is a bit bigger than the other sleek notebooks due to the cooling system. The extended back piece of the chassis makes the gaming rig look for cooler but the main reason behind this was to fritter the heat. Forget 720p or 1080 displays as you will get 4k resolution on this beast that also with a brightness of 400 nits with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The colors are pretty crisp and with the matte glass finish and the screen doesn’t look washed out from sides. The speakers are a bit low but they don’t show any kind of distortion in higher volumes that pretty good.
Performance under the hood
You will be blown away by the power Alienware laptops provide under the hood. Powered by 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ and 16GB of RAM will make the performance smooth enough. GPU is handled by NVIDIA GeForce GTX. You won’t feel any lag or frame drop while playing games like Battlefield 1, Just Cause 3, Overwatch, Resident Evil 7 etc. as it will provide you more than 100 fps in these ones. And high-end games like GTA5, Watch Dogs 2, and The Witcher 3 will be around 60fps or more at highest settings. The 17-inch version outruns the Razor’s offering in the 3DMark test.
It scores 8,152 in the VR Mark’s Orange room test which is enough to handle most of the virtual reality games. In the 15 inch version you can power your HTC Vive but if you have Oculus Rift then you also have to find a USB-C converter. It has almost everything you can ever expect in a gaming laptop. The 17-inch version is available in the market for around 2lakh rupees. Though the price is a bit higher still it isn’t any deal breaker for the gamers out there who don’t want their experience of the gameplay suffer for the hardware.