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Dell Alienware M14X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 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. People are impressed by the durability and screen. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews 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 86/100 = 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 Reviewers are impressed by the energy efficiency. The design is also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the reliability. There are some mixed comments about the price.

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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 Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-2720QM, RAM 8GB DDR3, HDD 750GB SATA, 3GB GT555M, Windows 7 Professional)

Sep, 2017

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: 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: (toptenreviews.com_old)

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.

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Although the exterior is unchanged from the last model, Alienware's M14x has upgraded power and plenty of connectivity in a well built body.

High levels of performance Plenty of connectivity

Same exterior as last batch

May, 2012

Product Specifications


Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1.5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)


Keyboard backlit: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:53470
Processor package size:37.5