Summary: Like its predecessors, the third-generation Alienware M11x offers equal parts style, gaming prowess, and portability. As the only true gaming notebook under 13 inches, the M11x is a must-have for anyone who needs a lightweight notebook that's capable of playing serious games.
Summary: The Alienware M11x is an intriguing entry into the laptop gaming market. Never before has a laptop offered such a combination of portability and gaming performance. That being said, there are a few other very attractive options in the gaming laptop arena, too.
Conclusion: Squeezing a gaming machine into an 11-inch form factor is a challenge, and it's not quite clear if Dell has succeeded with the Alienware M11x. It's certainly powerful enough, but you're going to miss the optical drive - after all, most games still come on CD and many use a disk as part of their copy...
Pros: Ultraportable gaming notebook with plenty of power
An 11in Alienware gaming laptop with fast graphics and excellent build quality
Good Gear Guide.au
15 June 2010
Conclusion: Alienware's M11x is a good option for gamers who want something small and easy to carry around. It's an 11in laptop with a decent mid-range graphics chip and it can run old and new games alike. It's very well built and its lights look great at night. It's a product we'd be proud to own.
Pros: Excellent build quality, good battery life, fast graphics performance, 7200rpm hard drive, excellent touchpad, good looking lights
Cons: Doesn't have Gigabit Ethernet, Core 2 Duo CPU isn't ideal for taxing processing tasks