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Dell Alienware M11x

Dell Alienware M11x
alaScore 88

710 reviews

Jul, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 710 reviews of Dell Alienware M11x. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and price. The battery and portability also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the screen.

performance, portability, battery, price, design


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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Dell Alienware M11x


alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Dell Alienware M11x from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Views about the design and portability are generally positive. The battery and usability also get good feedback, whereas some have doubts about the durability and price.

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price, durability

91% 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 gaming Laptop (Intel Pentium SU4100 1.3 GHz, 4Gb, 320Gb, WLAN, BT, Webcam, Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit (Cosmic Black))Dell Alienware M11x Gaming Laptop - Cosmic Black (I3-520UM, 4GB, 640gb, 1GB GT335M)

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Dell Alienware M11x


alaTest has collected and analyzed 127 user reviews of Dell Alienware M11x from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, 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, but there are some negative comments about the reliability.

performance, portability, usability, price, screen


69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Alienware AM11X-2894CSB 11.6-Inch Laptop (Cosmic Black)Alienware AM11x-826CSB Gaming Laptop (Cosmic Black)Dell Alienware M11X - Core i5 8GB DDR3 5.1 Surround Sound Stealth Black - gaming laptop

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Florian Glaser (

Review Alienware M11x R3 Gaming Notebook


It´s about time. It was only a question of time before Alienware

Sehr schnell für seine Größe; Hochwertige Materialien; Exzellente Akkulaufzeit; Schicke Beleuchtung; Gute Eingabegeräte; Schnittiges Design; Grafikumschaltung; Flotte Festplatte

Spiegelndes Display mit mäßigem Schwarzwert; Hohe Geräuschentwicklung unter Last; Ungünstige Anschluss- anordnung; CPU-Throttling unter Volllast

Above all else the older revisions of the M11x. Other than these the choice of less expensive high performance subnotebooks is very limited (e.g. Acer Aspire 3820TG).

Apr, 2011

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

Expert review by: (

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: Katherine Stevenson (

Alienware M11x Review


The terms petite and gaming notebook are about as incongruous as self-restraint and Wall Street, so our curiosity about Alienware's M11x was naturally mixed with skepticism. Could this sub–five pound, 11-inch rig do much more than play aged or anemic...

Uberportability, robust gaming, and long battery life in one kick-ass package

No optical drive; no Express Card; old-school hybrid graphics solution

Frankly, we’re amazed at Alienware’s accomplishment. Are there sacrifices? Sure. The biggest being the lack of an optical drive. But all things considered, that seems a fair trade for an otherwise thoroughly outfitted ultraportable that can actually...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

Alienware M11x Review


The Alienware M11X has been designed to eradicate the idea that decent gaming laptops have to be heavy, loud and [...]

May, 2010

Expert review by: Simon J. Leitner (

Test Preview ? Alienware M11x Performance Check


Pocket Gamer. A few manufacturers have already tried themselves i ...

You'll find the usual comprehensive review, which occupies itself extensively with the gaming performance, the emissions and the battery life of the compact gamer in the next few days, here on

Feb, 2010

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

Alienware M11x R3 Review


The Alienware M11x R3 is the third version of the world's smallest and lightest gaming notebook. Equipped with your choice of second generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors and Nvidia GeForce GT 540M graphics, this high-performance 11-inch...

Best-in-class gaming performance ; Fantastic battery life ; LED-backlit keyboard ; Durable build quality

Heavy for an 11-inch laptop ; Cooling fan sounds like a hair dryer ; Lackluster screen and no alternative screen options ; Expensive compared to previous version

As we mentioned at the beginning of this review, the Alienware M11x is a laptop that is essentially in a class all by itself. Although there are many 11-inch netbook alternatives on the market, none of them come close to delivering the gaming...

Jun, 2011

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Avram Piltch (

Alienware M11x R3


A second-generation Core i5 processor and beefier graphics make the Alienware M11x R3 one powerful gaming ultraportable.

Like its predecessors, the third-generation Alienware M11x offers equal parts style, gaming prowess, and portability. As the only true gaming notebook under 13 inches, the M11x is a must-have for anyone who needs a lightweight notebook that's capable...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Scott Stein (

Alienware M11x (spring 2011)


Last year, we were extremely bullish about the Alienware M11x. The 11.6-inch ultraportable laptop offered a unique blend of compact size and performance, particularly in terms of graphics, a reasonable price. At the time, it was without equal in its...

This year's version of the Alienware M11x has markedly improved graphics performance and battery life, and the laptop's solid build, USB 3.0 ports, and impressive 5.1 surround-sound Klipsch speakers are also pluses

The M11x still has a chunky chassis; also, the lack of an optical drive isn't a dealbreaker, but can be frustrating when installing games

Don't be fooled by its unchanged looks: the 2011 Alienware M11x makes big leaps forward in performance, graphics, and battery life, while keeping a reasonable price. Anyone looking for a portable gaming-ready laptop will have a hard time resisting the...

Jun, 2011

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

Product Specifications


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


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:3 in 1 Card Reader / 5 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire:No / Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino 2 / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce GT 335M / GeForce GT540M


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:45GS / QS57 / QS67 / Unknown
Processor:Core 2 Duo / CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i7 / Pentium Dual Core
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-520UM / i7-2637M / I7-640UM / SU4100 / SU7300