The Alienware x14 is a gaming laptop with a 14 inch full HD 144 Hz display, a 12th-gen Intel Core processor and NVIDIA RTX 30 series graphics. But what sets the Alienware x14 apart from most laptops in its category is its compact design: thee notebook measures just 14.5mm (0.57 inches) thick and weighs just 1.84 kg (4.06 pounds).
Alienware says the x14 is the thinnest gaming laptop to date, and the slim Z-height certainly gives the notebook a striking appearance. But honestly the relatively lightweight design (by gaming notebook standards, anyway), probably goes further toward making this a gaming notebook that will feel easy to tote from place to place.
The laptop is available with 45-watt Intel Core i7-12700H and 65-watt Core i7-12700 processor options and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 graphics with up to 85 watts of maximum graphics power. It’d probably be tough to pack a higher-power GPU into the notebook’s slim body.
Other features include support for up to 32GB of LPDDR5-5200 memory (all of which is soldered and not user upgradeable), up to 2TB of PCIe NVMe solid state storage (which is user upgradeable), an 80 Wh battery, a 720p webcam with Windows Hello-compatible face recognition, and a backlit keyboard with single-zone RGB lighting. The laptop comes with a 130W USB Type-C power adapter.
The Alienware x14’s body is made from CNC aluminum and magnesium alloy parts and the notebook’s 1920 x 1080 pixel display has a 7ms response time, NVIDIA G-Sync support, up to 400 nits brightness, 100% DCI-P3 color gamut, and Dolby Vision certification.
Under the hood there are dual cooling fans, and models with RTX 3060 graphics will also have vapor chamber cooling.
- 2 x Thunderbolt 4
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C
- 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
- 1 x HDMI 2.1
- 1 x 3.5mm audio
- 1 x microSD card reader
And the laptop is available with a choice of Intel AX211 or Killer AX1690i wireless cards with support for WiFi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2.