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A mini-LED backlight or 240Hz refresh rate would go a long way to help the Alienware x14 R2 stand out, but I suppose that’s a trade-off you make for the lower price of the machine. As you can see from Geekbench 6 and Cinebench R23, the Alienware x14 R2 was able to outpace the Acer Swift X 14, despite that machine sporting the 14-core Core i7-13700H. The combo of the Core i7-13620H and RTX 4060 was able to beat out the MacBook Pro 14 with the M1 Pro, and even go toe-to-toe with the Core i9-13905H inside the Lenovo Slim Pro 9i (another 14-core part from Intel). That’s even more clear when you look at a real-world test like PugetBench for Premiere Pro. Sure, pro athletes make millions and millions of dollars for playing a game, but the game pays back. It doesn’t seem like a big deal, but once you press a dedicated button to adjust your volume instead of holding down your Function key, you won’t want to go back. This is a laptop you’ll want to use with an external mouse.
It’s not hard to imagine you’d want to connect an external keyboard and mouse to the Alienware x14 R2, but you can only connect one without springing for a USB-C hub. All in all, it is one of the most user-friendly platforms for a trader. A single USB-A port on the side would go a long way. I also appreciate Alienware’s dedicated volume keys on the side of the board for quickly adjusting your volume. It’s way too small, especially stacked up to the luxuriously large trackpad on the Razer Blade 14. I was constantly running out of room, even for minor tasks like scrolling a webpage. It’s a clear step below what you can get with an RTX 4070 inside the Razer Blade 14, as you can see in my 3DMark Time Spy results above. However, it means you have to reach around the machine every time you want to connect or disconnect something. DVD-Audio and its competitor, Super Audio CD (SACD), have not supplanted Compact Disc sales, even as CD sales as nearly perfect a mass-media product as has ever been invented find MP3 downloads denting their margins. The big boon here is USB-C charging, though, allowing you to quickly top off the Alienware x14 R2 with a GaN charger even if you don’t have the power brick.
The power adaptor for the Alienware x14 R2 is as portable as the laptop itself, which is a welcome change of pace compared to most other gaming laptops. Gaming laptops aren’t known for great battery life, but the Alienware x14 R2 is a surprisingly efficient machine. This was with the Balanced performance mode as well, so there’s definitely room to save battery life. Since 1997, there simply haven’t been any reasons not to invest in DVD, save for the fact that it doesn’t record. He wished to punish the Austrians for having helped the Poles; he hoped to find an opportunity of adding to Swedish territory; and there are reasons for supposing that he dreamed of snatching the imperial crown from the Hapsburg dynasty and placing it on his own head. Swedish literature is not in a very lively condition at the present time. Therefore, if you prefer for your trade to end at the end of the candle and not 1, 2, or 10 minutes from now, you can choose Time instead of Classic.