Alienware M11x R3

  • Alienware M11x R3
79
Based on 17 scores, 22 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    4
  • Good:
    8
  • Average:
    2
  • Bad:
    3

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By itreviews.com on 60

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...

By CNET Asia on 83

The 2011 Alienware M11x makes big leaps forward in performance, graphics, and battery life, while keeping a reasonable price....

By CNET Australia on 90

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...

By PCWorld India on 83

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....

By Pocket-lint on 70

Small, powerful, but heavy this is a gaming laptop where you’ll be missing a DVD or Blu-ray...

By ThinkDigit on 70

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...

By Computer Shopper on 87

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....

By AnandTech on -

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 80

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...

By LaptopMag on 80

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...

By Good Gear Guide on 80

The M11x R3 is a little gaming laptop that you'll love. It looks good, it feels good and it performs very well. The only downside is that it's a little cramped due to its size....

By Fudzilla on -

No surprise here. Alienware’s MX 11X R3 powered with a new 17W miracle Core i7 2617 UM and equipped with decent Intel HD graphics and Nvidia’s GT 540M is the best gaming rig you can get in the compact 11.6-inch form factor. You will play...

By TechwareLabs on -

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...

By Expert Reviews on 60

The M11x is unique in its ability to play games and yet last for 11 hours away from the mains, but the screen lets it down and the SSD is expensive...

By PC Pro on 83

The third generation of Alienware’s 11.6in laptop is a gaming force to be reckoned with...

By NotebookCheck on 84

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...

By Kitguru.net on 95

Stunning to look at, and equally as good to...

By HardwareHeaven on 100

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...

International Review By tweakers.net on 60

ik gebruik deze m11x R2 nu al 2 jaar. tijdens aanschaf duurde het ongeveer een half maandje voordat hij in een keurig verpakte doos binnenkwam. mijn eerste mening? Bruut! ja het is...

International Review By PC-Welt.de on -

Alle Jahre wieder - oder auch schneller - stattet Dell seine Alienware-Serie mit neuen Produkten aus. Das Alienware M11xR3 ist wieder ein Rundum-Update in Sachen Hardware und tritt vor allem gegen Konkurrenz aus dem eigenen Hause und das Acer Aspire...