Pros

  • Fantastic performance
  • AlienFX customizable lighting

Cons

  • Reduced battery life from first revision
  • Display has poor vertical viewing angles

At A Glance

A boost to the internal hardware gives the second revision of the M11x substantially stronger performance, but battery life takes a hit.

Manufacturer’s Description

Dell Alienware M11x Gaming Laptop you can play anything, anywhere. While weighing in at less than 4.5 pounds,the M11x packs enough power to handle the games.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.alienware.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number DKCWNG27
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 1200.0 MHz
Display
Display size 11.6 inches
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Storage
Drives included 1.0
Drive size 500.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Other storage
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Drive type Hard Disk Drive
Ports and Connections
MultiMedia Card (MMC) or MultiMediaCard (MMC) Yes
Firewire 1
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
SDHC Card or Secure Digital High Capacity (SDHC) 1.0
SD/MMC Card 1.0
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Video Interfaces
  • DisplayPort
  • HDMI
Slots
  • Memory Stick
  • SD/MMC Card
  • SDHC Card
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Dimensions
Width 11.2 inches
Depth 9.2 inches
Height 1.3 inches
Weight 4.6 pounds
Weight with Accessories 5.7 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Included Software Adobe Reader 9; CyberLink YouCam
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
Input devices
  • Keyboard (backlit)
  • Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 91.0
Battery
Battery Life 4:56   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 322.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 375.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 252.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 522.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 406.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 656.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 281.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 310.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 226.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 74.18   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 71.53   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 49.45   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 49.38   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 402.0