Alienware M11x Ultra-Light Gaming Notebook Review

Introduction and Specifications

At the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show, back in early January of this year, we showcased a myriad of upcoming products in our coverage of the event and the announcements being made.  Of the literally thousands of items we saw at CES, however, we'd consider only a handful of them to be truly stand-out products. One of those geek-lust worthy products, at least in our opinion, was the slick Alienware M11x.

We gave you somewhat more than a glimpse of the M11x in our
close-up look at the machine  on display at Dell's suite at the show, but we have since gotten one in house and have been able to put it through its paces on our home turf for a full evaluation. Our video review of the Alienware M11x utlra-portable gaming notebook follows here, along with an image gallery and a full run of benchmarks.

A full suite of benchmarks and more details are on the pages ahead...

Alienware M11x Ultra-Portable Gaming Notebook
Specifications and Features (as tested)

  • Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 @ 1.73GHz
  • 4GB of DDR3 RAM (800MHz)
  • 11.6" LCD (1366x768), LED Backlit
  • Intel GMA4500M HD (IGP)
  • NVIDA GeForce GT 335M (Discrete)
  • 500GB (7200RPM) Seagate Hard Drive
  • 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi
  • No Optical Drive
  • 1.3 megapixel webcam
  • VGA output
  • HDMI Output
  • DisplayPort Output
  • USB 2.0 x 3


  • Mini 1394a FireWire
  • RJ-45 (Ethernet 10/100)
  • Headphone x 2 / Mic Input Jack
  • SD / MMC / SDHC Multimedia Card Reader
  • SIM Card Slot
  • Stereo Speakers
  • 4.5 Pounds (with battery) 
  • Removable 8-Cell Li-ion Battery
  • 11.25" x 9.19" x 1.29" (Dimensions)
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
  • 1-Year Standard Warranty
  • Price (starting): $799.99
  • Price (as tested): $1099.99




The Alienware M11x is a notebook with a bit of on identity crisis. The machine's form factor is that of an ultra-portable, but its features an internal components are comparable to a full-sized, mid-range gaming notebook. The unit we tested was equipped with an Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor overclocked to 1.73GHz, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, a 7200 RPM SATA II hard drive, and a hybrid graphics solution consisting of integrated an Intel GMA4500M HD (IGP) and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M (Discrete).

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