Alienware releases a 13-inch VR capable Notebook, the first of its kind

Today, Dell and Alienware released the Alienware 13, what they’re calling the world’s first 13.3-inch VR-capable Notebook.

In its base (standard) form, the Notebook is a solid gaming rig. It can be scaled up, though, and the high-end machine is pretty insane. For starters, you can choose between an LCD or OLED display. The base form starts at $1,199.99. The OLED bumps it up to $2099. From there, it’s configurable. Here are the specs, both standard and optional.

Processor Options and Core Logic

  • Mobile Intel® HM170 Chipset Intel® Core™ i5-6300HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.2GHz w/ Turbo Boost) (Standard)
  • Intel® Core™ i7-6700HQ (Quad-Core, 6MB Cache, up to 3.5GHz w/ Turbo Boost)

Graphics* Options

  • Intel® HD graphics 530 (Standard) NVIDIA®
  • GeForce® GTX 1060 with 6GB GDDR5 (Standard)

Memory* Options

  • 8GB DDR4 at 2133MHz (1x8GB) (Standard)
  • 8GB DDR4 at 2400MHz (1x8GB)
  • 8GB DDR4 at 2667MHz (1x8GB)
  • 16GB DDR4 at 2133MHz (2x8GB)
  • 16GB DDR4 at 2400MHz (2x8GB)
  • 16GB DDR4 at 2667MHz (2x8GB)
  • 32GB DDR4 at 2133MHz (2x16GB)
  • 32GB DDR4 at 2400MHz (2x16GB)

Storage* Options

  • 180GB M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD (Standard)
  • 180GB M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD (Boot) + 180GB M.2 SATA 6Gb/s SSD (Storage)
  • 256GB PCIe SSD (Boot)
  • 512GB PCIe SSD (Boot)
  • 512GB PCIe SSD (Boot) + 256GB PCIe SSD (Storage)
  • 1TB PCIe SSD (Boot)
  • 1TB PCIe SSD (Boot) + 1TB PCIe SSD (Storage)

Alienware 13 is actually priced pretty well

Maybe it’s just because I’m freshly finished staring down the barely of a “high-end” MacBook Pro that’s selling for more than $4,000, but this Alienware machine looks like it’ll bring gaming to laptops at a much more compelling price point.

I’m down with that.

Now, it does get more expensive as you add components, but the laptop is priced reasonably at each stage. Having a high-end, VR-capable laptop sounds pretty awesome to me. Alienware just earned a place on my list of sellers to check when my current notebook dies. Hit the source link to see it on Dell’s site.

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