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Dell Alienware M11x

alaTest has collected and analyzed 563 reviews of Dell Alienware M11x. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Opinions about the price and usability are generally positive. The battery and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the screen.

performance, portability, battery, usability, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Alienware M11x is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Alienware M11x


alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Dell Alienware M11x from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the design and usability. The portability and battery are also appreciated, but there are some mixed views about the price. Many are less positive about the durability and reliability.

performance, battery, portability, usability, design

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89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Alienware M11X 11.6 Inch Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300,1.3GHz,4GB RAM,320GB HDD,WLAN,Webcam,Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit)Dell Alienware M11X 11.6 Inch Laptop (Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300,1.3GHz,4GB RAM,320GB HDD,WLAN,Webcam,Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit)

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell Alienware M11x


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell Alienware M11x from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the screen and price. The usability and portability also get good reviews, whereas many are critical about the reliability.

performance, portability, usability, price, screen


80% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Alienware Gaming Computer M11x P06TDell Alienware Gaming Computer M11x P06T

Jun, 2018

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Alienware M11x review


We've been itching to get our hands on the Alienware M11x ever since we first saw it at CES -- it's one of the most interesting riffs on the thin-and-light we'...

Feb, 2010

Expert review by : Jason Cross (

Alienware M11x (second revision)


In my review of the original Alienware M11x, I called the system a revelation for gamers: Finally, here was an ultraportable laptop with enough muscle to play the latest games at good quality and performance levels and without worrying about anemic...

Fantastic performance ; AlienFX customizable lighting

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

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

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Alienware M11x (Core i7)


The Alienware M11x (Core i7) is a gaming laptop fit for road warriors, now with a faster Core i7 processor and Nvidia's switching graphics technology.

Stealth design is one of a kind. Ruggedized exterior. Portable by gaming laptop standards. Lighting effects are a real treat. Backlit keyboard. HDMI and DisplayPort. Excellent gaming card. Leverage NVidia's Optimus technology. Very good battery life....

Undersized keyboard. Screen glare can be bothersome. Battery is screwed into the chassis.

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Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Jason Cross (

Alienware M11x


If you're a PC gamer sick of lugging around an 8- to 10-pound monster with awful battery life just to play games, Alienware's M11x is your salvation. This 11.6-inch ultraportable laptop has enough power to play all the latest titles while making only...

AlienFX customizable lighting ; Fantastic performance

Display has poor vertical viewing angles ; Fan noise gets a little loud

In the M11x, gamers finally have a fully capable notebook that's easily portable and offers great battery life.

Apr, 2010

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Alienware M11x (Optimus Graphics)


When the Alienware M11x first came out in May, we remarked that the system was nearly perfect save for one thing: users had to manually switch between the discrete and integrated graphics. With the advent of Nvidia's Optimus technology--which does the...

Jul, 2010

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Alienware M11x


What would happen if you combined the endurance of an Intel ULV processor with the power of discrete graphics? We've wondered that for a while, and now we know thanks to the Alienware M11x, a diminutive system that acts like a much larger--and much...

May, 2010

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Review Alienware M11x Subnotebook


The Midget amongst the Gamers. Until now, Alienware has rather be

Chic design; Excellent workmanship; Extensive lighting; Quite a lot of connections; Fairly good application and gaming performance; Long battery life; Good input devices; Fast hard disk

Reflective, poor luminosity and sensitive display; A weak CPU in comparison to the graphic card; Wrist-rest gets warm; Noisy under load; Screwed battery

There aren't actually any. The Alienware M11x has cleverly settled into a market niche - that of the currently rather thinly equipped gaming capable notebooks.

Dec, 2010

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Review Alienware M11x R2 Subnotebook


Mini Gamer 2.0. Alienware, up until now better known for its big luxury-gamers, has surprised the notebook branch with a high-performance subnotebook, the M11x, a few months ago. Now the manufacturer introduces the subtly renewed M11x R2 that mainly...

Excellent workmanship, High-end materials, Elegant design, Numerous light elements, Relatively good performance, Respectable battery life, Fast hard disk, Nvidia Optimus, Alienware-typical, the chic lighted, outstandingly manufactured and made with...

Fairly heavy for a 11.6 incher, Warm case surfaces, A poor CPU in comparison to graphic card, Display poor in brightness and contrast, Display reflects very intensely, Suboptimal interface alignment, We would be extremely delighted about a brilliant...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

Alienware M11x R2 Review


Dell enjoyed overnight success with the Alienware M11x earlier this year. This 11-inch notebook outperforms many larger laptops and is priced below $1000. Unfortunately for Dell, consumers quickly started asking for an Alienware M11x with Intel Core i7...

Ultraportable gaming notebook ; Fantastic design and durability ; Better CPU options and Nvidia Optimus

No matte screen option ; Integrated battery ; Not much better than the original M11x

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : J.R. Nelson (

E3 2010: Alienware M11x Core i7 Hands-On Review (with Video)


Alienware introduced the original M11x at CES this year with Pentium Dual-core and Core 2 Duo processors. While the notebook was originally envisioned using the slightly stronger Intel Core 2010 chips, Intel hadn't yet put these chips out on the...

Be sure to check out NotebookReview early next week for our full review of Alienware's M11x, replete with a Core i7-640UM processor. We'll cover more in-depth tests then, including the same popular games tried out on the Pentium version of the...

Jun, 2010

Product Specifications


Audio system:HDA
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2


Battery Capacity:63
Battery capacity (Watt hours):63
Battery life (max):7.5 / 8
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8


Front Camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3


Color of product:Black
Form Factor:Clamshell
Market positioning:Gaming
Product type:Netbook / Notebook


3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:11.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type:Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Touch screen: No

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:1
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000


Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard number of keys:82
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys: Yes


Internal memory:4
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333 / 800
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 2
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM


3G: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100
Networking features:Fast Ethernet / Fast Ethernet, WLAN / Gigabit Ethernet
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type: No

Other Features

Audio system:HDA
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Graphics adapter family:Intel / NVIDIA
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Power supply type:AC
TV in port: No

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Power cord included: Yes
Warranty card: Yes


GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
DisplayPorts quantity:1
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1 / 3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1


AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:65


Bus type:DMI / FSB
Chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Conflict Free processor:N / Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel GS45 Express
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:107
Processor:I3-2357M / SU7300
Processor cache:2 / 3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Penryn / Sandy Bridge
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel Core i3-2xxx / Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:1.3
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor model:I3-2357M / SU7300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor socket:BGA956
Processor threads:2 / 4
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):10 / 17
Tjunction:100 / 105

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access:No / Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:N / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:42791
Processor code:SLGS6
Processor package size:22 / 31 x 24
Supported instruction sets:AVX / SSE4
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:N / Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:Y
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No


Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.29 / 9.17 / 9.19
Depth (imperial):9.19
Height:1.29 / 9.17
Height (imperial):1.29
Weight:4.39 / 4.41
Width:11.2 / 11.3
Width (imperial):11.2