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Gaming laptops can also be ultraportable. Alienware, the Dell division dedicated to this type of machine, has demonstrated it again with the Alienware x14a compact and powerful device that has a design that highlights its thinness.

The family, which already saw news a few months ago, is now updated with this new model with a 14-inch screen at 144 Hz and which, in addition to the Latest 12th Gen Intel Core. That thinness, yes, imposes a limitation: the most powerful graphics that we can choose is the RTX 3060.

Alienware x14 Data Sheet

Alienware x14

Screen

14-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) at 144 Hz

7 ms response time, ComfortView Plus

NVIDIA G-SYNC, Advanced Optimus

Up to 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3, Dolby Vision

Processor

Intel Core i5-12500H

Intel Core i7-12700H

Graphic card

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB (50 / 65W)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB /50 /65W)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB (60/85W)

RAM

16 / 32 GB LP-DDR5 4800 / 5200 MHz (soldered)

Storage

Up to 1TB M.2 NVMe SSD

Connectivity

Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.2

ports

2x USB-C (TB4)

1 x HDMI 2.1

1 x USB-A (USB 3.2 Gen 1)

1x USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2)

MicroSD card reader

headphone jack

Sound

Dolby Atmos

Battery

80Whr

webcam

720p

Dimensions and weight

262.8 x 321.5 x 14.5mm

1.84kg

Price

From 1,898.99 euros

Alienware x14

flawless design

Last year we were able to meet the spectacular Alienware x15 and x17, and now the family is growing with an Alienware x14 that once again opts for an ultra-slim profile: from the 15.9 mm of the x15 (20.9 mm in the x17) we went to only 14.5 mma thickness that is indeed difficult to find on “non-gaming” equipment and which is certainly a remarkable technical achievement.

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To achieve this design, the company’s engineers have created a patent-pending hinge that allows the keyboard and screen to move forward and backward, allowing for an extremely slim chassis and that draws attention to the ports, which are not on the sides, but on the back.

Precisely the sides are used to cool the interior —there are also grilles in the rear—, and the design in “Lunar Light” tones is certainly an eye-catcher whether the computer is closed or opened.

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That is when we find a backlit keyboard with a great layout and without shrillness. The touchpad, yes, is not especially bigand surrounding that keyboard we find a grille that helps the audio output and also the aforementioned and critical cooling.

Thinness had a price

The problem is that this thinness determines one of the most relevant options of a gaming laptop, if not the most: the graphics card. In the case of this team we can count on a maximum of an RTX 3060a very decent graphics but that is certainly far from what can be achieved with an RTX 3070 and of course with the RTX 3080 that we can find in its older brothers.

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The gaming bet is therefore somewhat compromised, and taking into account that we are facing a team that costs almost 2,000 euros (and that in the base version with an RTX 3050), the thing is perhaps not so interesting.

We have advanced a lot in component miniaturization and having a computer like this and that in 14 inches we can enjoy these features is fantastic, but if one wants to play these models “for real” they fall somewhat short in terms of graphics card.

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They do not do it in processor: we are here with the latest from Intel, the Intel Core i7-12500H and Core i7-12700H processors that are outstanding stars of its current catalog in laptops (there is a variant with the Cor ei9-12900H not available in Spain ). Accompanying them, between 16 and 32 GB of RAM, which, yes, it is welded and it will not be possible to extend.

Storage offers solid options—up to 1TB—and there are excellent connectivity options. The screen, by the way. has very good points like its support of 144 Hz or NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, but the 7 ms response time again seems a bit high for the team’s totally video game orientation.

Alienware x14 price and availability

The new Alienware x14 can already be found in the Dell online store, and its starting price is €1,898.99.

Alienware x14

Gaming laptops can also be ultraportable. Alienware, the Dell division dedicated to this type of machine, has demonstrated it again…

Gaming laptops can also be ultraportable. Alienware, the Dell division dedicated to this type of machine, has demonstrated it again…

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