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Still available the older model includes a 1.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor.

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Pros

extremely compact and lightweight for a gaming laptop - 11.6" display, under 4.5 pounds

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LED backlit keyboard

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can be used as a dual purpose laptop - fast enough to game, small and mobile enough to lug around

4 agree

in-OS switchable graphics for battery / performance modes

3 agree

ideal for gaming on the go

3 agree

720p capable display (1366 x 768px resolution)

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DisplayPort and HDMI digital video outputs (also includes the standard VGA port)

3 agree

AlienFX customizable backlighting - keyboard, logo, power button, speakers and status indicators

2 agree

6.5 hours of battery life under regular use, 2 hours of heavy gaming

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powerful components - full Core 2 Duo processor, discrete Nvidia graphics (335M w/ 1GB VRAM)

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Nvidia Optimus technology - allows the computer to intelligently engage the discrete graphics engine when required, disabling it otherwise for battery savings (Core i5 / i7 model only)

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dual headphone outputs

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great display quality

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second premium model now available with newer, more powerful CPUs - Core i5 / i7

1 agrees

low price for such a versatile machine

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Cons

non-removable battery

4 agree

display is overly glossy - really poor for use outside / on the go during the day

2 agree

gaudy looking - still looks way too much like a gaming laptop, gimmicky keyboard backlighting!

1 agrees

plastic enclosure and display cover - cheaper construction materials

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Does not except Cd standard

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boxy

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non-standard keyboard layout (small right shift, crammed in direction pad)

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very heavy for an 11.6" laptop - ~4.5 pounds

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The Alienware M11x is a compact yet powerful laptop that's ideal for those who enjoy playing video games and wouldn't mind doing so while on-the-go. In early June 2010 not long after its launch, a second more expensive model was added with newer Core i5 and Core i7 processors as well as Nvidia's Optimus technology. Still available the older model includes a 1.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The laptop also includes a bright and detailed 11-inch LCD display with a 1368x768 resolution. It also includes 1GB NVIDIA 335M graphics. The laptop also features 3 USB ports, HDMI, a display port and VGA.

Features
  • 1.3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 1.06GHz Core i5-520UM or 1.2GHz Core i7-640UM
  • 11-inch LCD display
  • 1368x768 resolution
  • 1GB NVIDIA 335M graphic card, Optimus enabled on the Core i5 / i7 based configurations
  • 3 USB
  • HDMI
  • Display port
  • VGA
Post Review
Yale
02/05/2011 11:03

Right now this is available for $599 for a limited time, directly from Dell. Sweet deal. http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m11x/pd?oc=dkcwmn1&model_id=alienware-m11x

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