Alienware 13 Now VR-Ready With Intel Core i7 Skylake, Nvidia GTX 1060

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Valantar

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This is an attractive piece of kit ... until you look at the weight. 2,6kg? Wow. Might as well get a 14-15" machine with similar specs, it would weigh roughly the same (i.e. be nearly as portable, simply requiring a slightly larger bag), provide a larger display, better cooling, and probably cost less to boot.

No thank you.

The recently updated Gigabyte Aero 14 has nearly identical specs, but it only weighs 1.9kg - and has a 92Wh battery and 14" display to boot. The only thing it lacks is TB3. It costs more than the base Alienware 13, but comes with a 2560x1440 IPS display as standard, as well as the i7 (which not only is an optional extra on the AW13, but requires you to move up to the $1499 model and add $150 for the upgrade).

This simply isn't a good deal, let alone a well-designed product.
 

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GTX 1060 for a high end gaming laptop? How can it carry new games, especially when they throw in a 1440p res?
 

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I'd like a 13" laptop more than 60hz refresh rate. with i7 6700k, Gtx 1070, 256gb Samsung pro m.2 and 1tb Samsung 850 evo sad.
 

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You are aware that Intel has not released quad core Kaby lake processors right? (At least last I checked). Besides, Kaby Lake isn't that much of an improvement, it's more like Skylake+
 

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The weight and that price is why I stick to desktops for gaming. What's the point if the laptop is that heavy. May as well stick to the desktop, plus I can still build my own desktop for way less than that laptop and use the 40" Screen I am using now on my desktop.
 

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And I'd like a flying unicorn. Sure, that would be doable, if the 13" chassis was ~4 inches thick and lined with 92mm fans on every side. What you're describing are DTR specs. DTRs are 17" and above. The 6700k is a 95W part, and the 1070 is at least 100W. Good luck fitting that into a 13" chassis. Of course, you could, and then underclock both parts until they stop overheating. But what's the point then?
 
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