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Dell Alienware M14x

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Overall 8
8.0

Alienware M14x (2012) Review

Digitaltrends
2 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Our review unit rang up to about $1,600 including upgrades. Some of them are unnecessary for great gaming performance, however, such as the RAM and the Killer Wireless-N solution. But dumping them saves little money; so expect to spend about $1,500 on a reasonably equipped rig. This price puts the M14x in an awkward position. The M17x is $500 more, but is far more capable even in its base configuration.
  • Pros: Solid build quality, Beautiful 1600 x 900 display, Excellent sound system
  • Cons: Offers poor performance value, Lacks broad appeal
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
23 July 2012
  • Conclusion: If you're looking for a machine that's capable of serious gaming (with some acceptable limitations) while also remaining fairly portable, the M14x R2 is a good option, especially if you want a good keyboard and loud speakers for those times when you aren't gaming. If portability isn't as much of an issue, however, most people will be better off stepping up to a larger 17-inch model like MSI's GT70, or the entry-level Alienware M17x R4, which starts at $1,499 with the...
  • Pros: Reasonably compact for a gaming laptop, Solid construction, Customizable lighting effects, Plenty of onboard ports
  • Cons: Gaming performance could be better at screen's native resolution, Display is reflective, Loud exhaust fans, Limited graphics-chip options
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Overall 8
8.0

Alienware M14x R2 Review

LAPTOP Magazine
20 July 2012
  • Summary: An ideal compromise between power and portability, the $1,604 Alienware M14x R2 makes high-quality fragging on the go a very real possibility. Gamers with smaller wallets but stronger backs might want to check out the larger MSI GT60, which costs $200 less, and has more powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 670M graphics. But, you'll have a hard time beating the style and substance of the M14x.
  • Pros: Sleek design, Vivid display with wide viewing angles, Customizable lighting, Solid performance and graphics
  • Cons: Runs slightly hot when gaming, A tad expensive
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Overall 9
8.5
Performance 10
9.9
Battery performance 8
8.1
Display 9
8.5
Weight 7
7.4
Noise 8
7.6
Gaming performance 9
9.3
Connectivity 8
8.0
Keyboard 9
8.9
Temperature 8
7.7

Alienware M14x R2 Review

Notebookcheck
31 May 2012
  • Summary: Noisy and Fast. Classic gaming laptops too boring for you? The Alienware M14x could be an interesting alternative then: With current hardware from Intel and Nvidia, packaged in a unique case design, Alienware tries to woo customers. Is this enough to justify price and emissions?
  • Pros: Convincing performance, Speedy GPU, Bright and contrasty display, Quality workmanship, Good input devices, The nearly perfect workmanship as well as the powerful combination of the GeForce GT 650M and Core i7-3720QM made us pretty happy.
  • Cons: Hot and noisy under load, Mirror like Display surface, Low SSD capacity, High price, A nonreflective display and a better cooling system would help the M14x out - beyond that, there was little to improve.
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Overall 8
8.0

Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop Review

HotHardware
13 July 2011
  • Conclusion: Alienware designed the M14x with certain compromises that had to be accommodated.  Obviously, this smaller form-factor of gaming notebook, in order to meet its thermal constraints, had to be configured with more midrange components.  Performance-wise, what the system put forth was exactly what we expected. The M14x handily powered past mainstream notebooks with solid multimedia-targeted hardware on board with discrete GPUs even.
  • Pros: Fast general purpose and gaming performance, Killer good looks with custom lighting, Rubberized coating feels sturdy and doesn't attract fingerprints, Two USB 3.0 ports, Gorgeous 1600X900 14" display, though a bit glossy, Super-comfortable back-lit keyboard, Exceptional build quality, Great sounding speaker system for a notebook
  • Cons: Fans get a bit noisy when gaming, Pricey but you get what you pay for
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Overall 8
8.4
Performance 10
9.5
Battery performance 8
8.3
Display 8
8.4
Weight 8
7.6
Noise 7
6.8
Gaming performance 9
8.9
Connectivity 8
8.0
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 8
8.4

Review Alienware M14x Notebook

Notebookcheck
2 June 2011
  • Summary: Premiere. The M14x is Alienwares first 14 inch gaming laptop. A quad-core CPU and GeForce GT 555M make the notebook unique, as this kind of hardware is usually only found in larger models, such as the Schenker XMG A501 or the Dell XPS 17. The M14x - another revolutionary model?
  • Pros: Great program performance, Excellent display, Rubber surface, Illuminated case, Futuristic design, Good input devices, High battery life, Lovely sound output, The high picture quality of the HD+ display.
  • Cons: Very high noise emissions, CPU throttling under full load, Battery is screwed into place, Glossy display, No GDDR5-VRAM, Somewhat heavy, A lower noise emission under heavy load.
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Overall 8
8.4
Performance 10
9.5
Battery performance 8
8.3
Display 8
8.4
Weight 8
7.6
Noise 7
6.8
Gaming performance 9
8.9
Connectivity 8
8.0
Keyboard 9
8.6
Temperature 8
8.4

Review Alienware M14x Notebook

Notebookcheck
2 June 2011
  • Summary: Premiere. The M14x is Alienwares first 14 inch gaming laptop. A quad-core CPU and GeForce GT 555M make the notebook unique, as this kind of hardware is usually only found in larger models, such as the Schenker XMG A501 or the Dell XPS 17. The M14x - another revolutionary model?
  • Pros: Great program performance, Excellent display, Rubber surface, Illuminated case, Futuristic design, Good input devices, High battery life, Lovely sound output, The high picture quality of the HD+ display.
  • Cons: Very high noise emissions, CPU throttling under full load, Battery is screwed into place, Glossy display, No GDDR5-VRAM, Somewhat heavy, A lower noise emission under heavy load.
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Overall 8
8.0

Alienware M14x Review

LAPTOP Magazine
19 April 2011
  • Summary: With the M14x, Alienware has once again assembled a battalion's worth of hardware inside a stylish chassis. While you can get the same specs in a larger 17-inch notebook such as the Dell XPS 17, it's pretty fantastic that you can enjoy quad-core power and very high frame rates on the go. At $2,198, the M14x isn't cheap by any means, but it's a nice compromise for those who want a gaming rig more powerful than the M11x but more portable than the M17x.
  • Pros: Striking design, Powerful gaming performance for size, Fun lighting options, High-quality webcam, Built-in WirelessHD
  • Cons: Loud fan, Runs hot when gaming, Heavy for 14-inch notebook
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Overall 8
8.3

Alienware M14x

DinSide.no
3 May 2012
  • Excerpt: DinSide Dells Alienware-maskiner har først og fremst gamere som sin primære målgruppe, og både design og ytelse levner ingen tvil. Alienware er faktisk en spydspiss i så måte, vi kommer for eksempel aldri til å glemme Alienware M18x som vi fikk toppspekket til testlabben - med en prislapp på bortimot 50.000 kroner.
  • Pros: Meget høy applikasjonsytelse, lav støy, godt utstyrt, oppdatert, god batterilevetid for gaming-PC å være, bra tastatur
  • Cons: Stor og tung for å være 14-tommer, designen vil skremme mange, relativt høy pris.
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Overall 9
8.5

Critique du Alienware M14x

Notebookcheck.fr
24 June 2011
  • Excerpt: Une Première. Le M14x est le premier 14 pouces de chez Alienware. Un CPU quad-core et une GeForce GT 555M le rend aussi puissant qu'un Schenker XMG A501 ou qu'un Dell XPS 17. Le M14x - encore une révolution?
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