Summary: As you can see from the tests, benchmarks, and gameplay the Alienware M11x R3 offers some good performance for its size and hardware. This machine is perfect for anyone who has been disappointed in a netbook and wants as much power in as small a form factor as possible. The R3 of the M11x brings Sandy Bridge to the table and with it an additional array of capabilities and power.
Conclusion: Alienware has managed to produce a neat and for the most part impressive subnotebook with the M11x R3. The very well put together case with pleasant soft-touch surfaces, the numerous illuminated elements, as well as good input devices, draw the attention in a positive way. Compared to its predecessor , the new revision has also received a few other improvements on top of this.
Pros: Sehr schnell für seine Größe, Hochwertige Materialien, Exzellente Akkulaufzeit, Schicke Beleuchtung, Gute Eingabegeräte, Schnittiges Design, Grafikumschaltung, Flotte Festplatte, The neat and well put together case with its high quality materials, and the comprehensive illumination options.
Cons: Spiegelndes Display mit mäßigem Schwarzwert, Hohe Geräuschentwicklung unter Last, Ungünstige Anschluss- anordnung, CPU-Throttling unter Volllast
Conclusion: The Alienware M11x R2 is perfect for those that want gaming outside of their office or room, want style and cool lighting effects, want speed and practicality, even without a built-in DVD drive, superior sound that strangely does come from the laptop’s speakers, and finally, an awesome ultraportable.
Pros: Faster, stronger, better., More efficient use of power with Optimus graphics., Great sound system., 3 hours+ battery life when playing games., Again, it’s freakin’ awesome.
Cons: Battery life shorter by 30-45 minutes when under heavy strain., Higher price.
Conclusion: Dell's Alienware M11x is undoubtedly the most powerful 11.6in notebook we've ever tested. The combination of an ultra-low-voltage Intel Core i5 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M GPU delivers punchy performance that's rarely seen in a system of this size. And, with seamless graphics switching courtesy of NVIDIA Optimus technology, battery life is better than expected. The system isn't without compromise, though.
Conclusion: When we reviewed the initial version of the M11x on launch day, just over a year ago, we were very impressed by the amount of performance Alienware had managed to fit into such a compact system. It really did allow us to game anywhere. With the third generation product we have a system which has somehow, in such a short space of time, managed to surpass the original by a significant amount.
Alienware M11x review – With Nvidia Optimus technology
23 August 2010
Excerpt: This is the second Alienware M11x I am getting in my labs for review. The first one had a Core 2 Duo CPU where as this one is based on Core i7 chips with Nvidia Optimus technology. This laptop looks quite attractive. The interiors are all black and the multicolor, LED backlight keyboard is quite similar to what we have on other Alienware laptops. The screen is 11.6 inches big and it has an edge-to-edge, glossy design. The chassis is quite sturdy and a bit compressed.