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Dell Alienware M14X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 66 reviews of Dell Alienware M14X. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the durability and screen are on the whole positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the price.

performance, portability, design, screen, durability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Alienware M14X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell Alienware M14X from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the energy efficiency. The design is also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the price, and there are some less positive comments about the reliability.

performance, design, energy


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-2720QM, RAM 8GB DDR3, HDD 750GB SATA, 3GB GT555M, Windows 7 Professional)Dell Alienware M14x-5569 14.1 inch Laptop (Intel Core i7 2630QM 2GHz, 6GB, 750GB, DVDRW, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64Dell Alienware M14x-5569 14.1 inch Notebook (Intel Core i7 2630QM 2GHz, 6GB, 750GB, DVDRW, WLAN, Webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

Review Alienware M14x Notebook


Premiere. The M14x is Alienwares first 14 inch gaming laptop. A quad-core CPU and GeForce GT 555M make the notebook unique, as this kind of hardware is usually only found in larger models, such as the Schenker XMG A501 or the Dell XPS 17. The M14x -...

Great program performance; Excellent display; Rubber surface; Illuminated case; Futuristic design; Good input devices; High battery life; Lovely sound output

Very high noise emissions; CPU throttling under full load; Battery is screwed into place; Glossy display; No GDDR5-VRAM; Somewhat heavy

The great sound offered by the integrated 2.1 speaker system

Jun, 2011


Expert review by: Matt Smith (

Alienware M14x (2012)


Alienware made a dramatic change to its lineup in 2011. For years, Alienware, along with all of the other companies in the gaming laptop market, has offered a 15-inch laptop model. That was just the de facto size for a mid-range gaming machine.

Solid build quality ; Beautiful 1600 x 900 display ; Excellent sound system

Offers poor performance value ; Lacks broad appeal

Size is the selling point. You have to decide if that matters. The 11.6 display the older M11x used was too small, and the M15x was too big. The M14x is just right.

Aug, 2012

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

Alienware M14x Review: The Best or Worst Portable Gaming Laptop?


And so the Alienware M14x was born: A 14-inch gaming notebook that takes up roughly as much space as a 15-inch laptop

Cool AlienFX lighting ; Runs cool even when gaming ; Good keyboard and touchpad ; Decent battery life

Glossy screen ; Thick and heavy ; Poor performance at this price

The Alienware M14x is indeed "the most powerful 14-inch laptop in the universe" but that doesn't mean much when you can get a much better 15-inch or 17-inch gaming laptop for the same price (and roughly the same weight)

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (

Alienware M14x Review


With the M14x, Alienware has once again assembled a battalion's worth of hardware inside a stylish chassis. While you can get the same specs in a larger 17-inch notebook such as the Dell XPS 17, it's pretty fantastic that you can enjoy quad-core power...

Striking design, Powerful gaming performance for size, Fun lighting options, High-quality webcam, Built-in WirelessHD

Loud fan, Runs hot when gaming, Heavy for 14-inch notebook

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Eric Geier (

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Expert review by: PC Perspective (

Alienware M14x Review: Giving Portable Gaming Another Go


Gaming. Laptop. Portable. These may well be the three most contradictory words in the PC industry. It's been possible to game on laptops for years, but making a high-quality gaming experience portable is a goal rarely achieved.

Feb, 2012

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Alienware M14x Review


The new Alienware M14x gaming laptop is the successor to Alienware M15x, the now defunct 15-inch laptop option. Sitting between the tiny Alienware M11x and gargantuan M17x, the Alienware M14x offers gaming enthusiasts a middle ground that's easy to...

High-end performance, Unique style and design, Vibrant screen

RAM, HDD is limited

Nov, 2011


Expert review by: Stuart_Davidson (

Alienware M14x Laptop Review


Over the past year or so we have taken a look at a number of Alienware systems from the 11" M11x to the M17xR3 with the M18x being the most recent model to be probed. There is however one model in the range that we have yet to review, the M14x which...

Over the past year or so we have taken a look at a number of Alienware systems from the 11" M11x to the M17xR3 with the M18x being the most recent model to be probed. There is however one model in the range that we have yet to review, the M14x which...

Jul, 2011


Expert review by: Dave Altavilla (

Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop Review


Asus' G73 series of notebooks and Alienware's M series, have been some of the most viewed pages of our mobile computing section here at Similarly, Dell's recent announcement that they were expanding the Alienware M series line, to...

Fast general purpose and gaming performance ; Killer good looks with custom lighting ; Rubberized coating feels sturdy and doesn't attract fingerprints ; Two USB 3.0 ports ; Gorgeous 1600X900 14" display, though a bit glossy ; Super-comfortable...

Fans get a bit noisy when gaming ; Pricey but you get what you pay for

Alienware designed the M14x with certain compromises that had to be accommodated. Obviously, this smaller form-factor of gaming notebook, in order to meet its thermal constraints, had to be configured with more midrange components. Performance-wise,...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: (

Alienware M14x


The Alienware M14x packs solid gaming performance into a small design. The 14-inch display features 900p resolution, giving you pure, intense images. The HD Graphics 3000 graphics card is lower on the scale than those you would see in high-end gaming...

The 14-inch screen makes this laptop extra portable, and its 3.5 hours of battery life is perfect for anyone who wants to game away from home

This gaming laptop features one of the lower-tier versions of NVIDIA's GeForce graphics cards

This is an Alienware product, so you can expect above average gaming. If you are looking for a bigger screen and a more powerful graphics card, consider one of our higher-ranked gaming laptops.

Product Specifications


Convertible: No
DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:9 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED / No
LED Technology:Edge LED
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:WSXGA / WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT555M / GeForce GT 555M / GEFORCE GT650M


Chipset Brand:Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:HM65 / HM67 / Unknown
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-2410M / I5-3210M / I7-2630QM / I7-2720QM / I7-2820QM / I7-2860QM