Alienware launch first 13-inch VR Ready laptop


Alienware have revealed its laptop that is VR ready to allow immersive gaming on the move with the compact 13-inch form factor.

The Alienware brand is known for its focus on gaming and impressive hardware. The company have taken its Alienware 13 laptop and updated the old NVIDIA 900 series ‘M’ processors with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 and in the process making it completely virtual reality ready. This is perfect for people on the move who still want to make use of their HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.

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Accompanying the desktop class GPU is a new Intel Core i7 processor, an optional OLED display, and various configurations of RAM.

The base model comes in at $1,119 and will get you:

Core i5-6300HQ CPU
13.3-inch HD display
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)

The most expensive of the four different configuration is $2,099, which features:

Intel Core i7-6700HQ CPU
13.3-inch QHD OLED display
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB GDDR5)

Needless to say that with those specs, virtual reality can be experienced with very little to no issues.

As well as the improvement in internal hardware, the Alienware 13 packs a new infrared camera that supports Microsoft’s Windows Hello facial recognition and also a 76 Waa hour battery. You’ll also get a new Alienware TactX keyboard with newly optimised RGB LEDs which Alienware say is gaming-grade with around 2.2mm of travel per key. Apparently the keys are also steel re-inforced so will withstand even the longest gaming sessions, and even the biggest bashing fits when you get killed from a sniper across the map.

The new Alienware 13 is available right now in the US and will be going on sale on November 10 in Europe and November 21 in China.


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