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.
Summary: It´s about time. It was only a question of time before Alienware created a Sandy-Bridge refresh of its 11.6 inch mini powerhouse for release. At this opportunity the graphics card has also been updated, replacing the GT 335M with the GT 540M. What the cooling system of the M11x R3 has to say about it can be discovered in this review.
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, A matte display surface, and a much quieter system noise under load.
Excerpt: Gaming Netbook? The words GAMING and NETBOOK were never a good mix, even on the typical Atom-based netbooks could turn a Flash-based game to crawl. Ever tried playing Bejewelled 2 on an Atom-based system? (Yes, I do play them Popcap games!
Conclusion: Alienware celebrates its worthy debut into a portable subnotebook size with the strong and unique M11x . As usual for Alienware, there's not much room for complaint in view of the excellent design , the almost perfect workmanship and extensive configuration . Additionally, the good input devices , the fast hard disk and the chic lighting elements are able to impress.
Pros: Chic design, Excellent workmanship, Extensive lighting, Quite a lot of connections, Fairly good application and gaming performance, Long battery life, Good input devices, Fast hard disk, The great case with its perfect stability and workmanship, as well as its chic design. Furthermore, the extensive lighting and the relatively lavish connectivity. Not least, the fairly good application and gaming performance, just like the impressive input devices.
Cons: Reflective, poor luminosity and sensitive display, A weak CPU in comparison to the graphic card, Wrist-rest gets warm, Noisy under load, Screwed battery, A processor with a somewhat higher clock rate (e.g. the Core 2 Duo P7350). Also a display with a better luminosity, a fan that is more silent (under load) and especially a removable battery! The very reflective display with its poor luminosity is more than aggravating, and is in no way suitable for outdoor use.
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.
Alienware M11x Review: The Light Powerhouse War Begins
1 October 2010
Conclusion: The M11x is worth every cent. The M11x isn’t at all that powerful without boasting the specs and price to at least the configuration that was used in my review unit. The base $799 config only gets you a measly160GB of hard drive space, a Pentium processor, and only 2 gigs of DDR3 RAM, which even Steve Jobs thought was necessary to upgrade to 4GB in the 13″ Macbook Pro, on its base price.
Pros: It’s fassssssssssssst, Sleek and awesome looking, Extremely — awesome!, Wi-Fi signals are always really strong, Graphics performance is epic pwnage, For $1,200, you’re getting the guts you get in a more expensive laptop
Cons: *cough* No CD drive *cough*, A little heavy, but not by much when compared to its main rivals, Upgrades jack up the price bigtime, Directional keys are too small
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.
Summary: Mini Gamer 2.0. Alienware, up until now better known for its big luxury-gamers, has surprised the notebook branch with a high-performance subnotebook, the M11x, a few months ago. Now the manufacturer introduces the subtly renewed M11x R2 that mainly distinguishes itself by a processor upgrade.
Pros: Excellent workmanship, High-end materials, Elegant design, Numerous light elements, Relatively good performance, Respectable battery life, Fast hard disk, Nvidia Optimus, Alienware-typical, the chic lighted, outstandingly manufactured and made with high-quality material case is a whopper.
Cons: Fairly heavy for a 11.6 incher, Warm case surfaces, A poor CPU in comparison to graphic card, Display poor in brightness and contrast, Display reflects very intensely, Suboptimal interface alignment, We would be extremely delighted about a brilliant and contrast richer display.