Summary: - Dell sticks with their design from the past few years with their redesigned Alienware 14 laptop but the internals have all been updated to give it a solid gaming experience at a reasonable price tag.
Summary: Tempting. New case, new name and new components: Alienware risks a lot to offer the best gaming notebooks in 2013. The integrated features won't be easy to beat for the competition.
Pros: Non-glare display with high contrast, Respectable performance, High-quality materials, Excellent build quality, Convenient keyboard, Nice illumination, Large touchpad, Flat PSU, Configurable, Matte finish, mSATA-SSD, 3x USB 3.0, We really appreciate the matte Full HD display.
Cons: Not all the components are accessible, Enormous noise development, No CPU-turbo under full load, GPU throttling under full load, Meager box content, Bad battery runtimes, Idle temperatures, Bulky case, High weight, A thinner and lighter case with longer battery runtimes.
Excerpt: There was a time when an Alienware laptop was out of reach to many gamers simply on the prices of these cool looking machines! But now part of Dell, these laptops are more affordable than ever and the latest addition to the range the Alienware 14 is something very special indeed.
Excerpt: "There's a thousand thin notebooks out there. If you want one, there's plenty of options," says Alienware's Frank Azor. Here at E3, the company's announcing the first new industrial design for its laptops in four years ...
Pros: Fantastically fast for a 14-incher, Killer optional 1080p IPS screen, Great build quality
Summary: With its powerful Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, combination mSATA SSD and HDD setup, and Nvidia GTX 765M GPU, the Alienware 14 is a powerful gaming notebook packed into a transportable package. This laptop's gaming performance is nothing short of impressive, and its design is otherworldly.
Summary: If you're after a small yet serious gaming laptop which you won't want to take too far then this may very well be a serious contender. The Alienware 14 is a serious gaming laptop with a sub-par battery life but otherwise an excellent all-round gaming laptop.
Great range of options including 1080p IPS screen,
Great build quality
Heavy and thick design,
Battery life is not great
Conclusion: The gaudy design and weighty heft don't detract significantly from the M14X's biggest strength -- what's inside. If you don't mind getting some weird stares in the coffee shop because your keyboard is flashing red, you'll be able to play almost anything while sipping your latte.