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Dell launches Alienware x14, the 'world's thinnest' 14-inch gaming laptop

Alienware X14
Alienware X14 (Image credit: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Dell just launched the Alienware x14 gaming laptop.
  • It's the world's thinnest 14-inch gaming laptop, according to Dell.
  • The Alienware x14 is available as of today for a starting price of $1,650.

Dell's Alienware x14 gaming laptop available for order starting today. First announced at CES 2021, the Alienware x14 is the world's thinnest gaming laptop, according to Dell. It runs on up to an Intel Core i7-12900H processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics. Pricing starts at $1,650 and ranges up to $2,300.

The 14-inch 1080p display of the Alienware x14 supports NVIDIA G-SYNC and Advanced Optimus. It also has a response time of 7ms and a refresh rate of 144Hz.

CategoryAlienware x14
Display14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) 144Hz 7ms with ComfortView Plus, NVIDIA G-SYNC and Advanced Optimus
ProcessorIntel Core i7 12700H (14-Core/20-Thread, 24MB L3 Cache, up to 4.7GHz Max Turbo Frequency)
Intel Core i7 12900H (14-Cores/20-Thread, 24MB L3 Cache, up to 5.0GHz Max Turbo Frequency)
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti 4GB GDDR6
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6
Memory16GB Dual-Channel LP-DDR5 4800MHz (with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti)
16GB Dual-Channel LP-DDR5 5200MHz (with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060)
32GB Dual-Channel LP-DDR5 5200MHz
Storage256GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
2TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
Front CameraAlienware HD (1280 x 720)
SecurityWindows Hello
ConnectivityKiller AX1690i, 2x2 MIMO, 2974 Mbps, 2.40/5/6 GHz, Wi-Fi 6E (Wi-Fi 802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.2
Intel AX211, 2x2 MIMO, 2400 Mbps, 2.40/5/6 GHz, Wi-Fi 6E (Wi-Fi 802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.2
Ports2x USB-C (Thunderbolt 4, USB 3.2 Gen 2, 15W (3A/5V) Power Delivery, and DisplayPort 1.4), 1x headset jack, 1x HDMI 2.1, microSD 5.2 UHS-II, 1x USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2, 15W (3A/5V) Power Delivery, and DisplayPort 1.4)
AudioDolby Atmos
Battery80 Whr
Dimensions0.57 x 10.35 x 12.66 inches (14.5 x 262.77 x 321.5 mm)
WeightStarting 3.96 lbs (1.798 kg)
ColorsLunar light

Based on its specs, the Alienware x14 should be one of the best gaming laptops.

The x14's thinness is achieved in part by utilizing a new hinge mechanism from Dell. The hinge can move forward and backward on track, which leaves more room in the laptop's chassis.

While the Alienware x14 should be available starting today, Dell doesn't appear to have any listings for the laptop at the time of publication.

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1 Comment
  • This is a rare screen size for a gaming laptop.