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Dell Alienware M14X

Dell Alienware M14X
alaScore 88

439 reviews

Dec, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 439 reviews of Dell Alienware M14X. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and performance. The portability and screen are also appreciated. There are mixed opinions on the touchpad and price.

design, screen, portability, performance, usability

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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Alienware M14X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell Alienware M14X from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the energy efficiency. The design also gets good feedback. Reviews are divided on the price.

design, energy

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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)

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Alienware M14X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 user reviews of Dell Alienware M14X from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the sound and portability. The design and performance are also appreciated.

screen, performance, design, portability, sound

67% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Alienware M14X 14" Laptop (2.0 GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor, 8 GB RAM, 750 GB Hard Drive, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit) BlackAlienware M14x AM14X-6557STB 14-Inch Laptop (Stealth Black with Soft Touch Finish)

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Dell Alienware M14x notebook Review

 

Dell's Alienware series of gaming rigs have been a favourite amongst gamers for years, and it's only recently that other companies like Asus and MSI have entered this segment, and are actually doing well we may add. Still, Alienware remains a household...

The M14x that we received will set you back a whopping Rs.1,19,000, which is nearly the same as the Asus G74SX. You may argue that the high price is for the small form factor and portability, but the fact is that it’s just too heavy to be truly...

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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

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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.

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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)

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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

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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.

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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

GOLD AWARD!

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Alienware M14x Laptop Review

 

Today we will be putting the M14x through a selection of real world tests which include media encoding and playback as well as gaming. We'll be putting this i7 based laptop up against an i5 model in a selection of those tests to find out how much extra...

The M14x offers an excellent balance between performance and portability, a truly mobile powerhouse.

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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 HotHardware.com. 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,...

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

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

Processor

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
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