Alienware 14 Review

September 3, 2013 by Charles P. Jefferies Reads (61,854)


The Alienware 14 is a noticeable upgrade over its predecessors; it’s a well-rounded notebook with very few cons. This notebook’s highlights include outstanding performance thanks to its Intel quad-core processor and Nvidia graphics; a well-executed design and AlienFX customizable lighting system; excellent 1080p IPS display; superb build quality and chassis strength; good speakers; a plentiful port selection; a tolerable level of noise and respectable if not outstanding battery life. The mild cons list includes a thicker than expected chassis at 1.6″, 6.1 pound weight and pricey options (starting $1,099, but our optioned-out review unit was $1,949 without an extended warranty). Overall we’re more than pleased to give the Alienware 14 our Editors’ Choice award for all around excellence.



  • Excellent performance
  • Beautiful 1080p IPS display
  • Superb build quality and exterior design
  • Respectable battery life
  • Good keyboard and touchpad


  • A little thick and heavy
  • Expensive as configured



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