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Test: Alienware 13 R3 (sammanfattning)

Florian Glaser, 03/20/2017

Kompakt spelmirakel. Medan Alienware 15 R3 hade vissa temperaturproblem är vi imponerande av 13-tumsmodellen. Utöver den höga prestandan i ett litet chassi blev vi också övertygade av den lysande OLED-skärmen.

Alienware 13 R3 (13 Serie)
Processor
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
Grafikkort
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Kärna: 1405 MHz, Minne: 4000 MHz, GDDR5, ForceWare 378.49, Optimus
Minne
16384 MB 
, 2 x 8 GB DDR4-2400 SO-DIMM, Dual-channel, 2/2 slots in use, up to 32 GB
Skärm
13.3 tum 16:9, 2560x1440 pixlar 221 PPI, Touch, JJT6C_133KL05 (SDCA029), OLED, QHD, 60 Hz, glansig: ja
Moderkort
Intel HM175
Hårddisk
Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK, 256 GB 
, SSD, slots: 2 x M.2 Type 2280
Ljudkort
Realtek ALC298 @ High Definition Audio-Controller
Anslutningar
3 USB 3.0, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, 1 HDMI, 2 DisplayPort, Ljudanslutningar: Headphones, microphone, Sensorer: Eye Tracking, Noble Lock, Graphics Amplifier
Nätverk
Killer E2500 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (10/100/1000MBit), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.1
Storlek
höjd x bredd x djup (i mm) 22 x 330 x 269
Batteri
76 Wh Litiumjon
Operativsystem
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webbkamera: HD
Övrigt
Högtalare: 2.0, Tangentbord: 4 zones, Tangentbordsbelysning: ja, 180-Watt PSU, quick-start guide, McAfee LiveSafe (Trial), MS Office 2016 (Trial), Tobii Eye Tracking, Killer Performance Suite, several manufacturer tools, 12 Månader Garanti
Vikt
2.46 kg, Strömförsörjning: 660 g
Pris
2179 EUR

 

Size Comparison

Left side: Noble lock, USB 3.0 Type-A, microphone, headphones
Left side: Noble lock, USB 3.0 Type-A, microphone, headphones
Rear: RJ45-LAN, mini-Displayport 1.2, HDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt 3, Graphics Amplifier, power
Rear: RJ45-LAN, mini-Displayport 1.2, HDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt 3, Graphics Amplifier, power
Right side: USB 3.0 Type-C, USB 3.0 Type-A
Right side: USB 3.0 Type-C, USB 3.0 Type-A
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Alienware 13 R3
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
667 MBit/s ∼100%
Razer Blade (2016)
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
646 MBit/s ∼97% -3%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Razer Blade (2016)
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
591 MBit/s ∼100% +4%
Alienware 13 R3
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter
571 MBit/s ∼97%
291
cd/m²
301
cd/m²
295
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
313
cd/m²
303
cd/m²
336
cd/m²
330
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
Distribution av ljusstyrkan
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Max: 336 cd/m² Medel: 309.9 cd/m² Minimum: 18 cd/m²
Distribution av ljusstyrkan: 87 %
Mitt på batteriet: 313 cd/m²
Kontrast: ∞:1 (Svärta: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 2.54 | - Ø
ΔE Greyscale 1.43 | - Ø
97% sRGB (Argyll) 78% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll)
Gamma: 2.3
Alienware 13 R3
JJT6C_133KL05 (SDCA029), 2560x1440, 13.3
Razer Blade (2016)
Sharp LQ140Z1JW01 (SHP1401), 3200x1800, 14
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
Name: LG Philips LP140WF3-SPD1, ID: LGD046D, 1920x1080, 14
Schenker XMG P406
LG Philips 140WF1 (LGD040A), 1920x1080, 14
Aorus X3 Plus v5
3200x1800, 13.9
Response Times
-619%
-771%
-971%
-802%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
41 (15, 26)
31.6 (10.4, 21.2)
56 (22, 34)
52.4 (22, 30.4)
Response Time Black / White *
2.8 (1.2, 1.6)
37 (9, 28)
-1221%
24.4 (5.2, 19.2)
-771%
30 (8, 22)
-971%
47.2 (10, 37.2)
-1586%
PWM Frequency
240 (100)
200 (90)
-17%
198 (90)
-17%
Screen
-5%
-7%
-58%
-58%
Brightness
310
328
6%
282
-9%
266
-14%
370
19%
Brightness Distribution
87
69
-21%
83
-5%
81
-7%
79
-9%
Black Level *
0.22
0.35
0.22
0.293
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
2.54
1.91
25%
2.61
-3%
4.98
-96%
4.8
-89%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
1.43
1.69
-18%
1.18
17%
4.08
-185%
5.04
-252%
Gamma
2.3 104%
2.3 104%
2.24 107%
2.51 96%
2.26 106%
CCT
6337 103%
6418 101%
6506 100%
5877 111%
7343 89%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
78
63
-19%
56.4
-28%
54
-31%
63.4
-19%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
97
97
0%
86.4
-11%
83
-14%
98.1
1%
Contrast
1491
824
1282
1347
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-312% / -158%
-389% / -116%
-515% / -188%
-430% / -244%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
2.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 1.2 ms rise
↘ 1.6 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (26.6 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 240 Hz100 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 240 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 100 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 240 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 54 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8563 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Alienware 13 R3
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
159 Points ∼100%
Razer Blade (2016)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
146 Points ∼92% -8%
Schenker XMG P406
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
141 Points ∼89% -11%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
141 Points ∼89% -11%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
130 Points ∼82% -18%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Alienware 13 R3
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
737 Points ∼100%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
682 Points ∼93% -7%
Schenker XMG P406
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
680 Points ∼92% -8%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
675 Points ∼92% -8%
Razer Blade (2016)
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
671 Points ∼91% -9%
Cinebench R11.5
CPU Single 64Bit
Alienware 13 R3
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
1.81 Points ∼100%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.63 Points ∼90% -10%
Schenker XMG P406
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.6 Points ∼88% -12%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
1.48 Points ∼82% -18%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Alienware 13 R3
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
8.1 Points ∼100%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.49 Points ∼92% -8%
Schenker XMG P406
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.45 Points ∼92% -8%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
Intel Core i7-6700HQ
7.45 Points ∼92% -8%
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Single 64Bit
1.81 Points
Cinebench R11.5 CPU Multi 64Bit
8.1 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
159 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
737 Points
Hjälp
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Schenker XMG P406
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
5023 Points ∼100% +5%
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
4799 Points ∼96%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
4796 Points ∼95% 0%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
4319 Points ∼86% -10%
Razer Blade (2016)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
4214 Points ∼84% -12%
Home Score Accelerated v2
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
4033 Points ∼100% +4%
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
4016 Points ∼100% +3%
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
3894 Points ∼97%
Razer Blade (2016)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
3417 Points ∼85% -12%
Schenker XMG P406
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
3371 Points ∼84% -13%
PCMark 7 - Score
Schenker XMG P406
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZHPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
6147 Points ∼100% +12%
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
5482 Points ∼89%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
5396 Points ∼88% -2%
PCMark 7 Score
5482 poäng
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
3894 poäng
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
5200 poäng
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
4799 poäng
Hjälp
Alienware 13 R3
Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
Razer Blade (2016)
Samsung PM951 NVMe MZVLV512
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122
Schenker XMG P406
Samsung SM951 MZHPV256HDGL m.2 PCI-e
Aorus X3 Plus v5
Samsung SM951 MZVPV512HDGL m.2 PCI-e
CrystalDiskMark 3.0
5%
-62%
31%
57%
Write 4k QD32
311.2
480
54%
156.3
-50%
287.3
-8%
421.4
35%
Read 4k QD32
593.1
573.4
-3%
247.4
-58%
320.5
-46%
635.5
7%
Write 4k
140.2
139.6
0%
35.31
-75%
110.3
-21%
147.2
5%
Read 4k
37.65
42.22
12%
17.68
-53%
43.82
16%
51.66
37%
Write 512
405.6
603.5
49%
246.7
-39%
1285
217%
1536
279%
Read 512
1070
654.8
-39%
223
-79%
1149
7%
928.5
-13%
Write Seq
789.4
603.4
-24%
299
-62%
1290
63%
1565
98%
Read Seq
1373
1296
-6%
335.3
-76%
1634
19%
1529
11%
Toshiba NVMe THNSN5256GPUK
Sequential Read: 1373 MB/s
Sequential Write: 789.4 MB/s
512K Read: 1070 MB/s
512K Write: 405.6 MB/s
4K Read: 37.65 MB/s
4K Write: 140.2 MB/s
4K QD32 Read: 593.1 MB/s
4K QD32 Write: 311.2 MB/s
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Alienware 13 R3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
3574 Points ∼100%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
11776 Points ∼100% +4%
Alienware 13 R3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
11323 Points ∼96%
Razer Blade (2016)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
10890 Points ∼92% -4%
Schenker XMG P406
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
7436 Points ∼63% -34%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
7335 Points ∼62% -35%
3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
14977 Points ∼100% +5%
Alienware 13 R3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
14275 Points ∼95%
Razer Blade (2016)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
13891 Points ∼93% -3%
Schenker XMG P406
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
9649 Points ∼64% -32%
Aorus X3 Plus v5
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M
9615 Points ∼64% -33%
Unigine Heaven 4.0 - Extreme Preset DX11
Alienware 13 R3
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop)
72.9 fps ∼100%
3DMark 11 Performance
12319 poäng
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
21924 poäng
3DMark Fire Strike Score
9584 poäng
3DMark Time Spy Score
3630 poäng
Hjälp
The Division
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AF:16x
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
52.2 fps ∼100%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
48.2 fps ∼92% -8%
1920x1080 High Preset AF:8x
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
67.4 fps ∼100%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
61.2 fps ∼91% -9%
XCOM 2
1920x1080 Maximum Preset (8xMSAA instead of FXAA) AA:8xMS AF:16x
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
29.1 fps ∼100%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
27.8 fps ∼96% -4%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:FX AF:8x
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
56.8 fps ∼100%
Razer Blade (2016) FHD
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
52.8 fps ∼93% -7%
Battlefield 1
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AA:T
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
72.9 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 High Preset AA:T
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
77.7 fps ∼100%
Mirror's Edge Catalyst
1920x1080 Ultra Preset AF:16x
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
63.9 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 High Preset AF:16x
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
69.7 fps ∼100%
Resident Evil 7
1920x1080 Very High / On AA:FXAA+T
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
82 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 High / On AA:FXAA+T
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
101 fps ∼100%
Watch Dogs 2
1920x1080 Ultra Preset
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
41.7 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 High Preset
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
58.1 fps ∼100%
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare
1920x1080 Ultra / On AA:T2X SM
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
84.4 fps ∼100%
1920x1080 High / On AA:FX
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
94.7 fps ∼100%
Mafia 3 - 1920x1080 High Preset
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
40.1 fps ∼100%
låg med. hög ultra
XCOM 2 (2016) 56.829.1fps
The Division (2016) 67.452.2fps
Need for Speed 2016 (2016) 8063.1fps
Mirror's Edge Catalyst (2016) 69.763.9fps
Mafia 3 (2016) 40.1fps
Battlefield 1 (2016) 77.772.9fps
Farming Simulator 17 (2016) 144139fps
Call of Duty Infinite Warfare (2016) 94.784.4fps
Watch Dogs 2 (2016) 58.141.7fps
Resident Evil 7 (2017) 10182fps

Ljudnivå

Låg belastning
29 / 30 / 31 dB(A)
Hög belastning
36 / 49 dB(A)
 
 
 
30 dB
tyst
40 dB(A)
hörbar
50 dB(A)
högt ljud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm avstånd)   environment noise: 29 dB(A)
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Razer Blade (2016)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
Schenker XMG P406
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
Noise
-8%
-12%
-15%
-9%
off / environment *
29
30
-3%
29.1
-0%
Idle Minimum *
29
31
-7%
32
-10%
30
-3%
32.1
-11%
Idle Average *
30
33
-10%
32
-7%
32
-7%
32.4
-8%
Idle Maximum *
31
35
-13%
33.5
-8%
40
-29%
32.5
-5%
Load Average *
36
39
-8%
50
-39%
47
-31%
40.1
-11%
Load Maximum *
49
51
-4%
51.5
-5%
51
-4%
54.6
-11%

* ... smaller is better

Hög belastning
 46.8 °C48.8 °C45.1 °C 
 44.7 °C46.6 °C45.2 °C 
 33.9 °C32.9 °C34.5 °C 
Max: 48.8 °C
Medel: 42.1 °C
60.4 °C59.5 °C53.8 °C
59 °C57.9 °C49.2 °C
38.7 °C40.1 °C37.8 °C
Max: 60.4 °C
Medel: 50.7 °C
Strömförsörjning (max.)  36.5 °C | Rumstemperatur 20 °C | Voltcraft IR-900
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Razer Blade (2016)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
Schenker XMG P406
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
Heat
7%
-10%
-15%
18%
Maximum Upper Side *
48.8
52.7
-8%
55.6
-14%
55
-13%
44.6
9%
Maximum Bottom *
60.4
48.4
20%
62.4
-3%
58.7
3%
49.8
18%
Idle Upper Side *
33.1
29.3
11%
33.2
-0%
36.9
-11%
24.8
25%
Idle Bottom *
30.1
28.4
6%
37.2
-24%
41.7
-39%
24.8
18%

* ... smaller is better

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2039.337.82538.636.2312827.7403332.55029.230.16327.727.68031.232.610027.736.412523.739.216022.144.520021.85325021.358.531520.260.340020.163.650019.866.26301868.580017.272.4100017.368.8125017.166160017.264.7200017.367.8250017.368.4315017.467.4400017.566.4500017.459.6630017.555.1800017.662.11000017.663.51250017.652.11600017.542.8SPL29.978.7N1.344.5median 17.6Alienware 13 R3median 63.5Delta1.67.236.237.941.143.538.239.93135.730.83525.931.425.633.424.943.323.550.126.55621.359.221.160.123.164.119.765.519.466.918.768.417.672.118.970.717.566.417.767.417.668.717.968.317.963.717.863.71861.41861.91853.818.152.218.145.218.138.730.478.71.444.5median 18.1Razer Blade (2016)median 63.726.9hearing rangehide median Pink Noise
Alienware 13 R3 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 14.8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (6.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 3.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (6.9% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (16.7% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 42% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 48% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 24% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 70% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Razer Blade (2016) audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (79 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 8.4% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.3% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (15.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 35% of all tested devices in this class were better, 5% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 18%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 17% of all tested devices were better, 4% similar, 79% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Strömförbrukning
Av/Standbydarklight 0.2 / 0.8 Watt
Låg belastningdarkmidlight 7 / 12 / 18 Watt
Hög belastning midlight 76 / 161 Watt
 color bar
Förklaring: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ
Razer Blade (2016)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ
Schenker XMG P406
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ
Power Consumption
-8%
-36%
-30%
Idle Minimum *
7
9
-29%
12.1
-73%
12
-71%
Idle Average *
12
14
-17%
19
-58%
16
-33%
Idle Maximum *
18
22
-22%
19.5
-8%
22
-22%
Load Average *
76
72
5%
106.7
-40%
90
-18%
Load Maximum *
161
124
23%
159
1%
170
-6%

* ... smaller is better

Batteritid
Låg belastning (utan WLAN, min. ljusstyrka)
8tim 44min
Surfa med WLAN v1.3
5tim 20min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
5tim 58min
Hög belastning (maximal ljusstyrka)
1tim 30min
Alienware 13 R3
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 7700HQ, 76 Wh
Razer Blade (2016)
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, 70 Wh
MSI GS43VR 6RE-006US
GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop), 6700HQ, 61 Wh
Schenker XMG P406
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, 45 Wh
Aorus X3 Plus v5
GeForce GTX 970M, 6700HQ, 73 Wh
Battery Runtime
-24%
-7%
-35%
-17%
Reader / Idle
524
577
10%
275
-48%
481
-8%
H.264
358
WiFi v1.3
320
243
-24%
261
-18%
197
-38%
305
-5%
Load
90
78
-13%
72
-20%
55
-39%

För

+ 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 control
+ switchable graphics
+ Thunderbolt 3
+ can be configured
+ NVMe-SSD

Emot

- 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

Error: More than one (2) Pro / Contra Item for this review found!

In review: Alienware 13 R3. Test model courtesy of Dell
In review: Alienware 13 R3. Test model courtesy of Dell

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 13-inch system did not have any problems. Sure, the Alienware 13 R3 can also be pretty hot and loud in extreme scenarios, but the system is otherwise conveniently quiet and cool.

The chassis in particular deserves praise. As with old Alienware systems, it is very stylish, sophisticated, stable and well-built. You also get many lighting elements, which make it easy to use in the dark. Keyboard and touchpad can also meet the premium expectations for the most part. However, the QHD OLED panel (2560x1440 pixels) of the high-end SKU was the most impressive component. It does not matter if you look at the viewing angles, colors, black value, contrast or response times: Typical TN and IPS panels are beaten in all respects. However, you should know that the glossy surface with touch functionality creates a lot of reflections.

The manufacturer has included the latest and greatest hardware currently available. This starts with eye-tacking over the M.2 NVMe-SSD all the way up to the full-fledged Kaby Lake processor in combination with a high-end GPU from Nvidia's Pascal generation: The parent company Dell tries really hard to justify the retail price. Core gamers will only miss G-Sync support and a higher display refresh rate (no 120 Hz option). However, you can attach corresponding monitors via HDMI 2.0 and mini-DisplayPort. External graphics solutions are no problem thanks to Thunderbolt 3 and Alienware's Graphics Amplifier either.

Overall, the Alienware 13 R3 is not only one of the best 13-inch systems on the market, but also one of the best gaming notebooks in general. There are hardly any real problems and points of criticism, so it is by far the best device in our mobile Top 10 ranking. Even the rating of the high-quality Razer Blade is a few points lower (overall rating: 85 instead of 88%).

Alienware 13 R3 - 02/14/2017 v6
Florian Glaser

Design
91 / 98 → 93%
Tangentbord
85%
Mus
86%
Anslutningar
71 / 81 → 87%
Vikt
60 / 66 → 89%
Batteri
85%
Skärm
88%
Spelprestanda
92%
Programprestanda
92%
Temperatur
80 / 95 → 84%
Ljudnivå
85 / 90 → 94%
Audio
75%
Medel
82%
88%
Gaming - Vägt medel

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Florian Glaser, 2017-03-20 (Update: 2017-04- 2)