Markedly improved graphics performance and battery life; solid build quality; USB 3.0 ports; 5.1 surround-sound Klipsch speakers.
Very Good performance, Solid Build Quality, Good balance between portability and power, Respectable battery life, Good number and variety of ports, Ease of upgradability, Highly customizable options, such as personalized, laseretched name plate
Good overall performance; Optimus auto-switching graphics; Sandy Bridge technology; solid build quality; long battery life
Bestinclass gaming performance, Fantastic battery life, LEDbacklit keyboard, Durable build quality.
Chunky chassis; lack of optical drive can be frustrating when installing games.
System tends to heat up to quite an extent, Could have used a better screen, Speaker audio output could have been better, The Alienware look is getting old.
No optical drive; bulky; no Bluetooth radio
Heavy for an 11inch laptop, Cooling fan sounds like a hair dryer, Lackluster screen and no alternative screen options, Expensive compared to previous version.
By itreviews.com on January 17, 2012
The top-end M11x R3 that we reviewed is somewhat hampered by the high premium Dell has added for the SSD, making it overly pricey. However, the mid-range models – where the spec can be customised via Dell's online configurator – offer...60
By CNET Asia on November 08, 2011
The 2011 Alienware M11x makes big leaps forward in performance, graphics, and battery life, while keeping a reasonable price....83
By CNET Australia on October 26, 2011
We still love the M11x, but with the ever-marching pace of technology, we'd like to see it go on a diet, get a better screen and a much better touch pad and buttons for the R4. And maybe, just maybe, make use of the currently pointless 3G...90
By PCWorld India on October 14, 2011
The Alienware M11x R3 has a solid build quality and its overall performance points to it being a good choice for gamers who are on the move, and who wouldn’t want to go through the trouble of travelling around with a bulkier gaming laptop....83
By Pocket-lint on August 08, 2011
Small, powerful, but heavy this is a gaming laptop where you’ll be missing a DVD or Blu-ray...70
By ThinkDigit on August 02, 2011
The M11x is a very nice, well-rounded product. If you're looking for something powerful and small, and don't mind the cramped keypad that takes some getting used to, the M11x is definitely worth it. Upmarket and classy, this will suit even an...70
By Computer Shopper on August 01, 2011
Second-gen Core CPU technology, faster graphics, and excellent battery life finally make the M11x R3 the true gaming ultraportable the line was meant to be. Gamers on the go will be smitten....87
By AnandTech on July 22, 2011
We've been keeping track of Alienware's M11x series since the very first one landed and have had the privilege of testing each one. The move from Penryn to Arrandale in the R2 netted a substantial boost in performance at the cost of some battery...-
By Notebook Review on June 27, 2011
As we mentioned at the beginning of this review, the Alienware M11x is a laptop that is essentially in a class all by itself. Although there are many 11-inch netbook alternatives on the market, none of them come close to delivering the gaming...80
By LaptopMag on June 23, 2011
Like its predecessors, the third-generation Alienware M11x offers equal parts style, gaming prowess, and portability. As the only true gaming notebook under 13 inches, the M11x is a must-have for anyone who needs a lightweight notebook that's...80