Alienware M11x r3

  • Alienware M11x r3
82
Based on 57 scores, 94 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    21
  • Good:
    27
  • Average:
    4
  • Bad:
    5

Pros:

  • 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.
  • Speedy for an ultraportable; auto-switching graphics; sharp display; solidly built

Cons:

  • 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.

Expert reviews and ratings

By NotebookCheck on 86

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 i7-3720QM...

By laptops.co.uk on 90

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 the...

By Business Computing World on 80

Alienware is a premium brand that’s spent years redefining mobile gaming, even so under Dell’s 5-year ownership. Offering a range of laptops with screen sizes of 11-, 14-, 17- and 18-inches, the M11x R3 (from £649) is the third revision of the company’s...

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 much better...

By whatlaptop.co.uk on

It's one of the best, most powerful and cheapest gaming laptops on the market. It doesn't matter if you need a top laptop for playing 2012′s hotetst games, such as Battlefield 3 or Modern Warfare, this lightweight powerhouse can play them all. Watch our...

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 Dev Hardware on

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 70

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

By digit.in 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 GamePlanet on 70

It may be small indeed, but the penalty hit to performance may be too much to tolerate for...

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 performance of the M11x. Likewise, although there are several 14-inch and 15-inch gaming notebooks on the market with significantly superior specs, none...

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 capable...

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 just about...

By CNET Australia on 80

Don't be fooled by its unchanged looks: the 2011 Alienware M11x makes big leaps forward in performance, graphics, and battery life, while keeping a reasonable price. Anyone looking for a portable gaming-ready laptop will have a hard time resisting the...

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 TechRadar on 80

Alienware is one of the biggest manufacturers of gaming laptops and has gone from strength to strength since its acquisition by Dell. The M11x is the smallest laptop in the company's range and has just been updated with a powerful new Intel Sandy...