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.
Pros: Solid build quality, Beautiful 1600 x 900 display, Excellent sound system
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
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
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
Conclusion: There's certainly a lot to like about the Alienware M14x R2 in terms of portability, its productivity performance, and the build quality. It also has a great keyboard for a gaming rig, and it starts out at a relatively modest £999. That’s all well and good, but the machine’s gaming performance is limited by its sole-option Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics (albeit in either 1GB or 2GB variations).
Pros: Pretty compact for a gaming laptop, Solidly built with a smart keyboard, Did well under productivity tests, Reasonably capable for gaming
Cons: Can't fully handle some top-end games, No option for a meatier graphics card
Summary: The m14x is now the smallest Alienware laptop you can get. It's a mid-range gaming device both in spec and performance, although, at the price involved, it will come up against stiff competition with Asus' G55VW.
Pros: Next generation CPU and graphics, Even the base model has 1600x900, Usual Alienware fare: backlit keyboard, chunky design, decent port flexibility and upgrade options
Cons: Deeply set glossy screen is slightly washed out, SIM slot is not active, Design is starting to look old
Conclusion: Teuer muss nicht gleich gut sein - ist es manchmal aber trotzdem. Ein Schnäppchen ist das Alienware M14x ganz sicher nicht, doch erhält der Käufer dafür auch ein hervorragendes Gaming-Notebook , welches nur wenige Schwächen vorweist. Die Kombination von Ivy Bridge und Kepler, genauer gesagt Core i7-3720QM und GeForce GT 650M, sorgt für eine ausgezeichnete Anwendungs- und Spieleleistung , lediglich die zu kleine mSATA-SSD trübt das Gesamtbild etwas.
Excerpt: Annonse 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.