Alienware M11x r3
Markedly improved graphics performance and battery life; solid build quality; USB 3.0 ports; 5.1 surround-sound Klipsch speakers.
Bestinclass gaming performance, Fantastic battery life, LEDbacklit keyboard, Durable build quality.
Speedy for an ultraportable; auto-switching graphics; sharp display; solidly built
Fantastic performance, AlienFX customizable lighting.
Excellent build quality. Decent battery life. Tiny games machine
Choice between Core i3, i5 and i7 processors; two headphone jacks; backlit keyboard; Nvidia Optimus graphics switching technology; DisplayPort and HDMI outputs; excellent graphics performance; outstanding battery life; affordable for a gaming laptop.
Ultraportable gaming notebook, Fantastic design and durability, Better CPU options and Nvidia Optimus.
Cool design, Innovative lighting features, Faster new Core i7 processor, Excellent gaming frame rates, Good battery life.
Stealth design is one of a kind. Ruggedized exterior. Portable by gaming laptop standards. Lighting effects are a real treat. Backlit keyboard. HDMI and DisplayPort. Excellent gaming card. Leverage NVidia's Optimus technology. Very good battery life.
Portability and a very wellbuilt system carry this machine a long way.
Strong 3D Graphics, Attractive Design With Customizable LED Lighting, Excellent Peripheral Connectivity
Chunky chassis; lack of optical drive can be frustrating when installing games.
Heavy for an 11inch laptop, Cooling fan sounds like a hair dryer, Lackluster screen and no alternative screen options, Expensive compared to previous version.
No optical drive; chunky for an ultraportable; below-average battery life
Reduced battery life from first revision, Display has poor vertical viewing angles
Can't game on external monitor. Top options expensive
Lacks VGA port; heavy and thick for a 11.6-inch portable.
No matte screen option, Integrated battery, Not much better than the original M11x.
Runs hot, Fan gets loud.
Undersized keyboard. Screen glare can be bothersome. Battery is screwed into the chassis.
The lack of highend gaming hardware and lack of an optical drive are big concerns.
Thicker And Heavier Than Most 11inch Laptops, Noisy Fan When Gaming
By NotebookCheck on May 31, 2012
Expensive isn't necessarily good - but sometimes it can be. Alienware's M14x certainly isn't a bargain, but the buyer receives an excellent gaming notebook with few weaknesses. The combination of Ivy Bridge and Kepler, more specifically Core...86
By laptops.co.uk on February 26, 2012
Alienware's computers have looked like the offspring of a Lamborghini and something from Star Trek, and the MX11 R3 is no different. In fact, its chassis, with 11-inch screen, is exactly the same as the previous year's MX11. It still has...90
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 Dev Hardware on August 09, 2011
This laptop review covers the Alienware M11x and the HP ProBook 5330m computer systems.The Alienware M11x is an ultra-portable laptop aimed at gaming fans. While it may not be the thinnest in its class, the overall package in terms of design,...-
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 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 GamePlanet on July 04, 2011
It may be small indeed, but the penalty hit to performance may be too much to tolerate for...70
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