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Alienware launches the world's first 13-inch VR notebook today

VR capability is now available in a 13-inch notebook thanks to Alienware.


Alienware has announced its new 13-inch notebook, the Alienware 13, is now available to order starting at $1199.

The Alienware 13 is just one of three VR-ready notebooks the manufacturer announced a few months ago, and with its launch, becomes the world’s first 13-inch VR notebook thanks to its inclusion of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series family of GPUs. Its release also marks the company’s debut of a sub 14-inch notebook equipped with a quad-core Intel Core H-series processor. The combination of NVIDIA’s latest GPUs and Intel’s new CPUs allows the new Alienware 13 to push 5x the 4K performance than the previous model.

The Alienware 13 has some additional impressive bells and whistles, which includes multiple LCD options, which range from HD, FHD, and QHD OLED panels, an infrared camera supporting Windows Hello, Tobii eye-tracking software, a 76 watt-hour lithium ion battery, and a new TactX keyboard that introduces an optimized set of RGH LEDs for improved key lighting.

To help improve its performance and ventilation, Alienware has incorporated a hinge-forward design for its new line of notebooks, which also serves as a handy way to carry them around. The notebook also uses a combination of anodized aluminum, magnesium alloy, steel and copper to help make the new line of notebooks stronger, thinner, and run cooler.

The Alienware 13 is now available to purchase on or, although there’s no word as to when they’ll start shipping.

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    November 1, 2016 8:26 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Alienware launches the world's first 13-inch VR notebook today

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      November 1, 2016 8:37 AM

      How many Thunderbolt ports does it have tho?

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        November 1, 2016 8:41 AM

        Two USB-C ports, one of which is a full thunderbolt port.

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        November 1, 2016 6:56 PM

        A courageous amount.

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      November 1, 2016 1:28 PM

      If you can't stick it on your head its not vr.

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      November 1, 2016 7:15 PM


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        November 1, 2016 7:18 PM

        It is, actually. With the current headsets you could have a very compelling experience on that hardware.

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        November 2, 2016 2:16 PM

        Thats pretty much right on the edge- like it will be ok for most designed for VR things, but you might have trouble with optional VR stuff like Elite, and if the app works well with ATW/ASW it will be fine even if it hiccups.
        I bet with that card and CPU, you'd be fine playing almost everything on the Rift store, with a Rift.

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