DELL Alienware M11x [Laptop Preview]

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Manufacturers: DELL

Class: DELL Alienware

Model: M11x

Price: 119,500 Rs

Specs Overview:

  • Operating System: MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
  • Processor: 1.3-GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300
  • Graphics card: NVidia GeForce GT 335M
  • RAM: 4 GB, extendable to 8GB
  • Hard Drive: 500 GB, 7200 RPM, SATA hard drive.
  • Display: 11.6 inches.
  • Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n
  • Webcam: HP Integrated Webcam

The amalgamation of Intel ULV processor and high quality graphics brings us this sensational gadget which has been named Dell Alienware M11x.

It comprises of much more abilities and features that a normal size laptop can and surpasses them all in the style. Getting hands on this beauty one is rewarded with quality performance and switchable graphics much more than other portable systems have to offer.

Design

The first look makes us think that this is the shrunken version of Alienware M15x.The beautiful logo of Alienware on the lid that being the “eye” glows whenever the system is in use.

The customer can choose his own favorite color that must be on during the use. The laptops deck has a matte plastic in black color which specializes in not picking up fingerprints from the user.

The stand out feature of this equipment is its innovative lighting. The dimension being 11.3 x 9.2 x 1.3 inches and weighing around 4.5 pounds, it makes M11x little heavier and bulkier then the normal thin and light systems. Regard less of its powerful graphics this system remains cool.

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Keyboard and touchpad

The keys have a very sleek material coated which makes our fingers not to slip form the key but it picks up the oils from the skin. The layout of the keys is much narrower than usual but with the time one would get used to it. While typing, the keys do not make much sound and very responsive.

The keypad measures around 3.1 by 1.6 inches making it rather unusual for a system of this size. The touch pad is multi-touch enabled and carries the options of pinch and zoom which are by default turned off.

Display and audio

The display is 11.6 inches along with the standard resolution of 1366 x 768. The display gives a deep insight to the black and bright colors while watching a film or playing games. The screen enjoys a glossy finish which tends to block the reflection.

This M11x has a very strong horizontal viewing angel and gives clear display up to 53 degrees past vertical max. The audio steals away the show as it gives excellent result for a system of this dimension. The large sized chassis give enough depth for the sound to resonate giving it a very good bass quality.

Ports and webcam

It provides with multiple connectivity options. The right side has two USB ports, microphone jack and two headphones jack. While the left side give us one additional USB port, Ethernet, VGA and Display Port, memory card reader and sim card slot.

The webcam is 1.3 megapixels giving an accurate picture with zero blur ness. Alienware system provides Alien sense facial recognition software which recognizes and logs the user in only taking up to a second.

Battery time and Wi-Fi

Consisting of an integrated GPU and switching off he backlights this laptop runs up to 7 hours falling in the average of an ultraportable system average.

The battery suffers as the backlight and NVidia GPU is activated falling to around 4 hours of battery life. For changing the battery the user must unscrew the panel at the bottom and disconnect two wires.

Graphics

The M11x NVidia GeForce GT 335M graphics turns out to be excellent for this sort of gadget and score a stunning 6388 point in 3DMark06. The graphics make up for any flaw relating this laptop.

The average frame per second is also impressive. The switching means that the user can use longer battery time while surfing on the net or performing simple task. The NVidia’s Optimus technology allows us to switch between integrated and discrete GPUs.

The notebook is capable of exporting videos to a much larger display then its LCD very efficiently.

Official rating

4.5/5

Underline

This beauty provide turns out to be a very handy portable ULV laptop that has a good battery life and lets you play games with intense graphics.