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Best Alienware Gaming Laptop: Alienware 13 vs. Alienware 15 vs. Alienware 17

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When it comes to computers specifically geared towards providing users with the best video gaming experience, the Alienware brand has been one of the more popular ones in the market.

Potential customers that are looking to buy an Alienware gaming laptop can choose between three models, Alienware 13, Alienware 15 and Alienware 17.

Processor

The processor is the heart of laptops, and it is even more important when it comes to high-performance gaming laptops.

The Alienware 13 can come with either a fifth generation dual-core Intel Core i5 processor clocking in at 2.7GHz or a fifth generation dual-core Intel Core i7 processor clocking in at 3.0 GHz.

The Alienware 15 can come with either a fourth generation dual-core Intel Core i5 processor clocking in at 3.5 GHz or a fourth generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processor clocking in at 3.h GHz.

The Alienware 17 can come with either a fourth generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processor clocking in at 3.5 GHz or a similar one but instead clocking in at 4.0 GHz.

Memory

The Alienware laptops can come with either 8GB or 16GB RAM, with the hard drive of the computers largely carrying in storage size.

The Alienware 13 can have either a 500GB hybrid SATA, a 1TB SATA, 256GB SSD or 512GB SSD. The Alienware 15 and the Alienware 17 can have 1TB SATA for storage and from 128GB SSD to 512GB SSD for boot.

Graphics Card

The Alienware 13 comes with only one option, specifically the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M with 2GB GDDR5.

The Alienware 15 comes with choices of either an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M with 2GB GDDR5, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB GDDR5 or an AMD Radeon R9 M295X with 4GB GDDR5.

The Alienware 17 comes with either an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M with 3GB GDDR5 or an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 4GB GDDR5.

Display

With all that power, the game should be displayed as best as possible.

The Alienware 13 has either a 13-inch high-definition display with 1366 x 768 pixel resolution, a 13-inch full high-definition display with 1920 x 1080 resolution or a 13-inch quad high-definition display with 2560 x 1440 resolution.

The Alienware 15 has either a 15.6-inch full high-definition display with 1920 x 1080 resolution or a 15.6-inch ultra high-definition display with 3840 x 2160 resolution.

The Alienware 17 features a 17.3-inch full high-definition display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution.

All laptops have the option of being shipped with touchscreen displays.

Operating System

All three Alienware laptops can ship with Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 8.1 Pro installed.

Price

This is the factor where all the differences and similarities between the three Alienware gaming laptops come into play.

Recommended builds for the Alienware 13 have a base price of $949.99, going up to as much as $1,549.99. Recommended builds for the Alienware 15 have a base price of $1,199.99 going up to as much as $2,399.99. Recommended builds for the Alienware 17 have a base price of $1,499.99 going up to as much as $2,599.99.

Aside from the display size, a customer's budget would be the defining factor in selecting which Alienware gaming laptop to buy. With the massive customization options available for the Alienware 13, Alienware 15 and Alienware 17, customers have so many options to choose from to build a gaming laptop suitable to their needs and budget.

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