Small gaming powerhouse
Display and Design
The Dell Alienware 13 (AW13581TB2A) shows off a 13-inch full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) IPS LED backlit display which is designed to leave you stunned with ultra rich colours and sensational image quality, from all directions. The anti glare coating on the top protects your eyes from glare rays and provides clear visibility under bright light.
The anodized aluminium outfit has a thickness of 27.9mm and a weight of 2.0kg which is pretty impressive from an AlienwareÂs perspective. It is equipped with sufficient cooling vents and necessary design modifications to ensure seamless gaming performance for hours. It also packs a keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls giving you the provision to control the amount of backlit that is appropriate for you.
CPU and Platform
It is powered by a 1.7GHz Intel Core i5 fourth generation processor housed on HM87 Express chipset and paired with an 8GB DDR3 RAM. It sails on latest 64 bit Windows 8.1 OS.
Camera, Storage and Multimedia
Armed with a 2MP webcam and dual digital microphone, the Dell Alienware 13 (AW13581TB2A) provides mesmerizing video calling performance. For storage purposes, it depends on a massive 1TB SATA HDD.
Packed with a 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphics card, it is bound to inject life into highly powerful games and movies on the stunning display. To boost your gaming experience, it houses stereo speakers running on Dolby Home Theatre v4.0 software.
Battery and Connectivity
The Dell Alienware 13 (AW13581TB2A) packs a 4 cell Li-ion battery and sports connectivity options like graphics amplifier port, mini DisplayPort and 1/8 inch audio out port in addition to the general ones like Gigabit Ethernet, three USB 3.0 slots, WLAN, Bluetooth v4.0, HDMI out and digital media reader.
The Dell Alienware 13 (AW13581TB2A) is ideal for gaming professionals who need to move very frequently. Just like other Alienware laptops, it gives you uncompromising gaming performance and comes at a premium price. The lack of an optical drive in a gaming laptop is a bit disappointing.