Alienware M11x

23 Nov

I’ve been resting for a while now (read: no game addiction). I lost interest in World of Warcraft when Activision and Blizzard merged. Baby Daddy and I felt they made the game easier, thus making it more appealing to casual gamers. But games are going to be launched Q4 and I am alive again! lol

I’ll be playing Diablo 3 beta later today and Star Wars: The Old Republic beta this weekend. So more of those later.

Now on with my Alienware M11x. Performance-wise, I have absolutely no complaints about it. I got this machine last year when Baby Daddy went to Singapore. As you know, electronics are way cheaper there. Shops in the Philippines are usually selling this machine at around PHP 78,000, but if you buy it from Dell, prices start at USD 899. See the huge price difference?

Tech Specs:

Processor
Intel® Core™ i5 2467M 1.6GHz (2.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 3MB Cache)
Intel® Core™ i7 2617M 1.5GHz(2.6GHz w/Turbo Boost, 4MB Cache)
Operating System
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
Genuine Windows® 7 Professional, 64bit, English
Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate, 64bit, English
Memory5
6GB DDR3 at 1333MHz
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
Chipset
Intel® QS67 Express Chipset
Video Card
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT540M graphics with 1.0GB Video Memory and Optimus
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT540M graphics with 2.0GB Video Memory and Optimus
Display
11.6″ High Def (720p/1366×768) with WLED backlight
Hard Drive
Up to 750GB4 SATA hard drive (7200RPM)
Up to 256GB4 Solid State Drive SATA hard drive
Camera
2.0 Megapixel HD Video and Picture Camera with dual digital microphones
Wireless
Networking and Wi-Fi
All Intel® Wi-Fi options include Intel® Wireless Display (Wi-Di) technology support.6
Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet NIC (Standard)
Intel® Wireless-N WiFi Link 1000 a/g/n 1×2 (Standard)
Intel® Advanced-N WiFi Link 6205 a/g/n 2×2 MIMO Technology (Optional)
Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 6250 a/g/n 2×2 MIMO Technology with WiMax (Optional)

Bluetooth
Internal Bluetooth® 3.0 (Optional)

Wireless WAN
AT&T 3G Mobile Internet (Optional)
Verizon 3G Mobile Internet (Optional)
Ports, Slots & Chassis
System Dimensions
Height: 32.7mm (1.29 inches)
Depth: 233.3mm (9.19 inches)
Width: 285.7mm (11.25 inches)
Starting at Weight3: 2.0 kg (4.4lbs)

External Chassis Connections
(1x) IEEE 1304a (4-pin) Firewire Port
(1x) RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
(2x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
(1x) Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Port with PowerShare technology
(1x) Display Port
(1x) HDMI 1.4 Audio and Video Output
(1x) 3-in-1 Media Card Reader
(2x) Audio Out 1/8″ Ports
(1x) Audio In / Microphone 1/8″ Port (retaskable for 5.1 audio)
(1x) Security Lock port

Battery Details
High Capacity 8-cell Lithium Ion (63whr)

Color Options
Stealth Black with Soft Touch Finish
Nebula Red with Soft Touch Finish

Keyboard
Multi-color RGB, 82 key keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls

For like the past 6 months though, I noticed it’s getting harder and harder to open and close my laptop. Then 2 months ago, the cover hinge just snapped. The cover got disconnected from the laptop body, and the screen stopped working. Sigh! Right now I’m using it, but I have to hook it up to my LG 42LF20FR LCD. I know right, I need to get a smaller LCD lol! But anyway, I searched online and I found out in forums that this is a known issue with M11x, probably because of the poor quality material that was used. Now the sad thing is, I don’t think they have replacement parts for this here in the Philippines. They probably need to have it shipped first from either US or Singapore. And knowing how much people are overcharging here in the Philippines, it’s probably a lot cheaper if I get a smaller LCD and pimp my computer desk at home.

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3 Responses to “Alienware M11x”

  1. avin November 23, 2011 at 11:36 am #

    Awesome review very Informative.

  2. babymumdrama November 23, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    Thanks! If you have plans of getting an M11x, ask a technician to loosen the hinges a bit for you so you won’t encounter the same issue in the future.

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