Alienware M14x R2 - Intel Core i7
The Alienware M14x features a 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor and Nvidia GeForce GT 555M graphics, which should offer a respectable gaming experience. The M14x includes a Klipsch audio system, 8GB of RAM, a 750GB 7200RPM hard drive, and an eight-cell battery. Connectivity includes VGA, HDMI and Mini DisplayPort outputs, a multi-card reader, three USB 2.0 ports, Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and embedded WiMAX or LTE.
Excellent gaming performance.
Very good audio.
Cool AlienFX lighting.
Runs cool even when gaming.
Good keyboard and touchpad.
Decent battery life.
Packs amazing performance into a smaller-than-expected body.
Plenty of configuration options.
No solid state drive.
Thick and heavy.
Poor performance at this price.
High-end configurations can be insanely expensive.
Alienware's laptop design is overdue for a refresh.
By PC Mag on August 30, 2012
The Alienware M14x R2 is a fine 14-inch gaming laptop hampered only by its performance in a couple of key...80
By pcworld.com_techhive.com on August 22, 2012
It may be twice as heavy as ultraportable laptops of similar size, but its gaming performance is twice as...80
By itproportal.com on August 07, 2012
There's certainly a lot to like about the Alienware M14x R2 in terms of portability, its productivity performance, and the build quality. It also has a great keyboard for a gaming rig, and it starts out at a relatively modest £999. That's...70
By Computer Shopper on July 23, 2012
Serious mobile players seeking a moderate-size gaming machine will like the M14x R2, but those who don't need the portability will get better value from a larger alternative, such as Alienware's own M17x....70
By LaptopMag on July 20, 2012
The Alienware M14x R2 offers excellent performance in a stylish, fairly portable...80
By Wired UK on July 16, 2012
The gaudy design and weighty heft don't detract significantly from the M14X's biggest strength -- what's inside. If you don't mind getting some weird stares in the coffee shop because your keyboard is flashing red, you'll be able to...70
By Atomic MPC on July 12, 2012
A great gaming laptop if you tweak the specs a...-
By DigitalVersus on June 15, 2012
Alienware made and won an ambitious gamble with the M14x: to house all the components needed for hardcore gaming, and everything that goes with it, all in a 14-inch chassis—without overheating issues. Despite the at-times noisy fan, the M14x is a...100
By evogadget.com on June 01, 2012
The newly thrown into the world Alienware M14x R3 is not shy when it comes to performance, and it delivers it in a memorable...-
By HardwareHeaven on May 30, 2012
When we reviewed the original M14x we noted it had a solid body and high quality, branded internal components. The slightly rubberised finish was exceptional and there is minimal flex to the keyboard which has good backlighting. The same can be said...100