Pros

  • Very good audio
  • Excellent gaming performance

Cons

  • Kinda heavy
  • No solid-state drive

At A Glance

It may be twice as heavy as ultraportable laptops of similar size, but its gaming performance is twice as awesome.

Manufacturer’s Description

This laptop features a 14-inch high-definition widescreen display for easy viewing and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics for good visuals. The built-in wireless networking makes it easy to connect to the Internet without wires.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.alienware.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number DKPWFT1G1
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 2300.0 MHz
Cache size 6.0 KB
Processor count 4
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 1600 x 900 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 750.0 GB
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Ports and Connections
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Available Interfaces Bluetooth
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • VGA
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 8000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Memory max 16.0 GB
Dimensions
Width 13.3 inches
Depth 10.1 inches
Height 1.5 inches
Weight 6.5 pounds
Weight with Accessories 7.8 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 143.0
Worldbench Version 7
Battery
Battery Life 5:03   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 24.2   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 4691.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Web Performance 15.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 412.8   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 348.6   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 183.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 206.0   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 123.6   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 68.0
Working power usage 5.8   Watt hours
Idle power usage 15.6   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 99.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1366x768 46.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 800x600 77.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1366x768 69.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 800x600 94.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1366x768 82.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 800x600 123.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1366x768 150.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 800x600 186.5   Frames per second (higher is better)