Announced by Dell today, the Alienware 13 is a remedy — for mobile PC gaming. Originally, the Alienware M11x was the smallest and most capable PC gaming machine on the planet, then the competition arrived and Dell just decided to strangely discontinue the beast in 2012. However, come 2014 Dell intends to launch the Alienware 13 in November, with support for Intel’s next-gen Broadmore chips, once released.
The best screen configuration of the Alienware 13 will sport a 2560 x 1600 touchscreen at 400 nits brightness, with 1080p and 768p versions also available, however the lower-res screens don’t sport the touch capability. Dell promises 8 hours of battery life when paired to the GeForce 860M graphics card, but of course that number will drop with intense gaming use.
Dimensions-wise, Alienware wasn’t looking to produce its own Razer Blade, but the fact that the Alienware 13 is under an inch thick with 4.4 pounds in weight means that you have a pretty decent powerhouse — that is actually realistically portable.
Alienware’s famous FX lighting will also make a comeback with the 13, as well as the ability to accommodate two SSDs, up to 16GB of system memory, 802.11ac Wireless, and renowned Klipsch audio speakers.
Final pricing and base configuration will be unveiled closer to launch.