Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Alienware 13 R3 (2016)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews of Alienware 13 R3 (2016). The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and screen. The design and performance also get good reviews. Many are negative about the usability and size. There are some mixed reviews about the durability and price.

portability, performance, design, screen, battery

size, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Alienware 13 R3 (2016) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 27 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

Showing 13 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 10 of 13 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (14)

Techradar Recommended 2016

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (techradar.com)

Alienware 13 R3 review

 

The unrivaled beauty of the first OLED gaming laptop

Gorgeous OLED screen ; Improved hinge-forward design ; Impressive performance-per-inch ; Competitively priced entry models

Doesn’t fit in many bags ; Unexpectedly dense ; Short battery life

The new Alienware 13 is smaller and feistier than ever with an OLED display whose beauty is only matched by its own extravagant price tag. Luckily more reasonably priced configurations are nearly as powerful.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Alienware 13 R3 (OLED) review

 

Every time I test a new gaming laptop, it reminds me of my long-standing hypothetical wish list for that category. The actual list changes over time as new technologies are introduced, but to date, no one has managed to put together what I'd think of...

The OLED touchscreen is stunning to watch, and the new Nvidia graphics card can handle VR headsets and the latest games with ease.

With only two full-size USB ports, hooking up VR gear plus a game controller is a hassle. The physical redesign isn't as extensive as it could be, and this OLED version is very expensive.

With an OLED touch display, VR-ready graphics, and a reasonably portable 13-inch body, the new Alienware 13 hits almost every item on my gaming laptop wish list.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Alienware 13 review: Close to the perfect gaming laptop

 

The revamped Alienware 13 is one USB port away from hitting every item on my wish list.

The OLED touchscreen is stunning to watch, and the new Nvidia graphics card can handle VR headsets and the latest games with ease.

With only two full-size USB ports, hooking up VR gear plus a game controller is a hassle. The physical redesign isn't as extensive as it could be, and this OLED version is very expensive.

With an OLED touch display, VR-ready graphics, and a reasonably portable 13-inch body, the new Alienware 13 hits almost every item on my gaming laptop wish list.

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Josh Norem (pcworld.com)

Alienware 13 (2016) review: The first OLED gaming laptop has landed

 

Alienware's 13-inch gaming laptop not only offers a stunning OLED screen, but also a redesigned chassis, solid construction, and superb performance. It's the whole package.

Stunning OLED display ; Superb all-around performance ; Small and compact

Keyboard gets warm under taxing worklaods ; A bit heavy for its size

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Alienware 13 (OLED) review:

 

There are thinner gaming laptops out there. There are more powerful gaming laptops out there. But, this updated version of the Alienware 13 has something almost no one else has, at least not yet.

The OLED screen on this 13-inch gaming laptop looks amazing. Gaming performance is very good for a mainstream gaming laptop, and there's even an (expensive) option for adding VR-ready desktop graphics.

The display is not as finely tuned as high-end OLED televisions, the graphics options don't go past mainstream, and battery life while gaming is short.

For something truly different and eye-catching, the OLED display on this "limited edition" Alienware 13 gives it great visual punch, but keep in mind this is not a top-end gaming rig.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Alienware 13 2016

 

The headline here is an OLED screen, which is the super-bright, super-clear display technology now found in only the highest-end big-screen televisions. Why is that important? As we said in our OLED TV explainer : "OLEDs work by putting electricity...

The OLED screen on this 13-inch gaming laptop looks amazing. Gaming performance is very good for a mainstream gaming laptop, and there's even an (expensive) option for adding VR-ready desktop graphics.

The display is not as finely tuned as high-end OLED televisions, the graphics options don't go past mainstream, and battery life while gaming is short.

For something truly different and eye-catching, the OLED display on this "limited edition" Alienware 13 gives it great visual punch, but keep in mind this is not a top-end gaming rig.

Jul, 2016

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Alienware 13 R3 OLED

 

The Alienware 13 R3 OLED offers VR-ready power in a leaner, redesigned chassis with a showstopping OLED display.

Slim, sleek chassis; Gorgeous OLED display; Super-comfortable keyboard; Powerful graphics and overall performance; Lightning-fast transfer speeds; Great battery life;

Runs a bit hot; A tad pricey

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (notebookcheck.net)

Alienware 13 R3 Notebook Review

 

Compact gaming miracle. While our test model of the Alienware 15 R3 had some temperature problems, we are impressed by the 13-inch system. Besides the high performance in the small chassis, we are also convinced by the brilliant OLED screen.

pressure-resistant and high quality chassis ; palm rests are always cool ; a lot of performance in a small system ; useful Command Center ; illuminated input devices ; great OLED technology ; decent battery runtimes ; good connectivity ; good fan...

quite big and heavy for a 13-inch system ; only 12 months base warranty (can be expanded) ; blinking of the Eye Tracking LED is annoying ; very glossy QHD touch panel ; no card reader

Although the test model of the larger Alienware 15 R3 had problems with the cooling performance (fluctuating and very high CPU temperatures, unnecessary fan pulsating while idling, high noise development under load), the test sample of the more compact...

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Josh Norem (pcworld.in)

Alienware 13 (2016) review: The first OLED gaming laptop has landed

 

Not long ago, we got our hands on a 2-in-1 notebook with an OLED screen—the Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Yoga—and were mesmerized by its display. It's one of those technologies that once you see it with your own eyes, you can never go back to the old way of...

Nov, 2016

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Alienware 13 OLED review: A brilliant-looking gaming laptop

 

There are thinner gaming laptops out there. There are more powerful gaming laptops out there. But, this updated version of the Alienware 13 has something almost no one else has, at least not yet.

The OLED screen on this 13-inch gaming laptop looks amazing. Gaming performance is very good for a mainstream gaming laptop, and there's even an (expensive) option for adding VR-ready desktop graphics

The display is not as finely tuned as high-end OLED televisions, the graphics options don't go past mainstream, and battery life while gaming is short

For something truly different and eye-catching, the OLED display on this "limited edition" Alienware 13 gives it great visual punch, but keep in mind this is not a top-end gaming rig.

Jul, 2016
1
2

Price comparison for Alienware 13 R3 (2016)

  Store     Price
Acer Chromebook R 13 (CB5-312T-K1TR), MediaTek...
Acer Chromebook R 13 (CB5-312T-K1TR), Media Tek M8173C 2. 1GHz, 4GB RAM, 64GB Flash, 13. 3" FHD Touch, No...
£422.00 TO SHOP
Dell Latitude 5300 Core i5 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Win10...
Dell Latitude 5300 Core i5 8GB 256GB SSD 13. 3" Win10 Pro Laptop
£878.00 TO SHOP
Dell Latitude 7390 13" Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U 1...
Dell Latitude 7390 13" Laptop, Intel Core i5-8250U 1. 6GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 13. 3 Full HD, Intel UHD...
£999.00 TO SHOP
Dell Latitude 7300 Core i5 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Win10...
Dell Latitude 7300 Core i5 8GB 256GB SSD 13. 3" Win10 Pro Laptop
£1085.00 TO SHOP
Dell Latitude 7390 Laptop, Intel Core i7-8650U 1...
Dell Latitude 7390 Laptop, Intel Core i7-8650U 1. 9GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 13. 3 Full HD, Intel UHD 620...
£1143.00 TO SHOP
Dell Latitude 7390 i5-8350U 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3"...
Dell Latitude 7390 i5-8350U 8GB 256GB SSD 13. 3" Win10 Pro Laptop
£1249.00 TO SHOP
Dell Latitude 7390 Laptop, Intel Core i7-8650U 1...
Dell Latitude 7390 Laptop, Intel Core i7-8650U 1. 9GHz, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 13. 3 Full HD, Intel UHD 620...
£1249.00 TO SHOP
Dell XPS 13 9380 i7-8565U 8GB 256GB SSD 13.3" Win10...
Your entertainment can go with you everywhere - the smaller, thinner XPS 13 is ready for take-off. So...
£1301.00 TO SHOP
Dell Xps 13 9380 Core i7 8565U 16GB 512GB Ssd 13.3...
Your entertainment can go with you everywhere - the smaller, thinner XPS 13 is ready for take-off. So...
£1499.00 TO SHOP
Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 Laptop, Intel Core i5-7Y57 1...
Dell XPS 13 9365 2-in-1 Laptop, Intel Core i5-7Y57 1. 2GHz, 8GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, 13. 3" Full HD Touch, No...
£1639.00 TO SHOP

Note: Please check the product information and price with the store.