Alienware M11x R2


Alienware M11x R2Notebook: Alienware M11x R2 (M11x Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 520UM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M 1024 MB
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.99kg
Price: 1633 euro
Average Score: 85.13% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 17 reviews)
price: 84%, performance: 85%, features: 77%, display: 65% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 94%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 78%

Reviews for the Alienware M11x R2

81% Review Alienware M11x R2 Subnotebook | Notebookcheck
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 distinguishes itself by a processor upgrade.
Alienware MX11 packs a punch in 11.6 inches
Source: Fudzilla English
The cheapest Alienware M11x starts from €849 in Germany and it comes with a 1.2GHz Pentium U5400 with 2GB of memory. In the USA it starts from $950 for Core iX based machines and it comes with Core i5 520 UM CPU, 4GB of memory and 320GB disk. Our sample costs $1024 and for $1189 you can even get the same machine with Core i7 640UM that goes all the way to 2.26GHz.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/10/2011
Alienware M11x 11-in Core i7-640UM Gaming Notebook Review
Source: PC Perspective English

From an engineering standpoint the M11x is a marvel. There is no other laptop available that offers this much gaming performance in such a small package. The fact that Alienware has managed to cram so much into so little – and managed to do so while also providing good battery life – indicates that some smart folks are working over at Alienware.

Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/09/2010
83% Alienware M11x R2
Source: Computer Shopper English
When we reviewed Dell's first version of the Alienware M11x earlier this year, we were impressed with its performance, switchable graphics, and battery life. Thankfully, not much has changed with the Alienware M11x R2, the second iteration of this slick-looking ultraportable gaming rig. This edgy ultraportable backs up its look with top-shelf parts. You get solid performance and auto-switching graphics, but the battery life is less than stellar.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2010
Rating: Total score: 83%
90% Dell Alienware M11x R2 notebook review
Source: Hexus English
Dell's Alienware M11x is undoubtedly the most powerful 11.6in notebook we've ever tested.
The combination of an ultra-low-voltage Intel Core i5 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M GPU delivers punchy performance that's rarely seen in a system of this size. And, with seamless graphics switching courtesy of NVIDIA Optimus technology, battery life is better than expected.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2010
Rating: Total score: 90%
Alienware M11x (second revision)
Source: PC World English
A boost to the internal hardware gives the second revision of the M11x substantially stronger performance, but battery life takes a hit.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/16/2010
Rating: performance: 83% features: 89%
Alienware M11x (second revision)
Source: PC World English
A boost to the internal hardware gives the second revision of the M11x substantially stronger performance, but battery life takes a hit.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/16/2010
Rating: performance: 83% features: 89%
Alienware M11x R2 Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
Thinking back to our experience with the original M11x it is fair to say that we were completely blown away by that model. Alienware managed to produce a killer machine which offered great portability, excellent battery life and fantastic performance in games and media. Since then though a few things have happened to move the market on.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/06/2010
Rating: price: 90% performance: 100% workmanship: 100%
Obzkure's Alienware m11x R2 i7 Review
Source: English
There is something that I have fallen in love with on this laptop that I didn't mention beforehand, and it's the material where your palms rest on the computer. It almost seems old, sort of like something you would find on a 1990s laptop, but somehow modern at the same time. I like it, it feels and looks nice, and I think it's perfect. But really, in conclusion, I can see myself loving using this laptop for as long as I keep it, the combination of the power and the small form factor are very pleasing. This is a laptop you can see yourself using everywhere, in your house, at a coffee shop, on a plane, at school, it fits every environment perfectly. The build quality and sturdiness of the laptop are superior to any notebook I have ever used in the past. This laptop just feels right, for surfing the web, gaming, typing, and anything else you can imagine yourself using your laptop for.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/20/2010
Rating: performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
83% Alienware M11x R2 review
Source: PC Pro English
Alienware's M11x R2 is portable, powerful and - barring the overpriced SSD - just that little bit special.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2010
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 83% features: 83%
Alienware M11x R2 Review
Source: English
The Alienware M11x R2 is every bit as amazing as the original M11x released earlier this year. Although there are other notebooks in the 13-inch and 14-inch sizes that provide excellent gaming performance, the Alienware M11x is still the only game in town if you want solid performance in an 11-inch laptop. The durable design, compact size, capable performance, and very affordable price make the M11x R2 the best choice for road warriors who also like to have fun. Granted, the new Core i7 configuration doesn't offer that much more performance than the old M11x with overclocked Intel Pentium Dual Core SU4100, but the better processor and Nvidia Optimus provide two more reasons to buy the Alienware M11x R2 if you didn't already buy the original M11x. We still think Alienware needs to offer a matte screen option and a removable battery might be more attractive to some buyers. That said, the Alienware M11x is still your only choice if you're looking for an ultraportable gaming notebook.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/12/2010
Rating: price: 100% performance: 90% features: 90% ergonomy: 90%
Alienware M11x R2 reviewed
Source: Gadgetmix English
Folks at AnandTech have published a review of the updated Alienware M11x, more popularly known as the Alienware M11x r2. Clearly, if you are in the market for a small ultraportable just for web-browsing and office editing, this is probably not something we would recommend. The Optimus graphics yield amazing gaming performance and makes it the most powerful portable gaming netbook.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/10/2010
performance: 80%
Alienware M11x R2: A Legend Reborn
Source: AnandTech English
When we first heard about Alienware's M11x at CES 2010, we were super excited. By now it should be clear that there's plenty to like with the M11x R2. It upgrades some of the most important areas relative to the original, and with Optimus in place of switchable graphics we no longer have to worry about a lack of driver updates. If you're after a small gaming laptop, there simply aren't any other compelling options right now.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/09/2010
performance: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Source: c't - 20/10 German
Single Review, , Long, Date: 10/01/2010
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 90% ergonomy: 40% emissions: 80%
80% Alienware M11x-R2
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/30/2010
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 60% features: 40% display: 30% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
84% Test Alienware M11x R2 Subnotebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2010
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 85% display: 74% mobility: 88% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 83% emissions: 79%
100% Dell Alienware M11x R2
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/27/2010
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Alienware M11x - mobilny notebook dla graczy
Source: Turkish PL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%


NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M: The GeForce GT 335M offers 72 shader cores (compared to the 48 of the GT 330M) and is based on the GT215 core (GTS 350M).

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


The Core i5-520UM is a power efficient ultra low voltage processor for laptops. Using Turbo Boost it can be clocked with up to 1.86 GHz. Thanks to Hyperthreading, 4 threads can be processed simultaneously. An integrated graphics card (Intel HD Graphics with 166-500 MHz) and a DDR3-800 memory controller are also included in the package. Compared to the Core i7-620UM, the 520UM offers less Level 3 Cache and a slower Turbo Boost clock rate.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

11.6": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.99 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 12 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Alienware: Alienware is an American computer hardware company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dell. It mainly assembles for high-performance gaming. Alienware also offers for sale rebadged laptops and computer peripherals, such as headsets, computer mice, monitors and keyboards. Alienware was founded in 1996. The corporate headquarters is located in Florida. Alienware established its EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) headquarters in Ireland, in 2002. 2005, Alienware brought in upwards of $170 million USD in annual sales and launched an international in 2003 with a presence in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Costa Rica. The international market share is limited.


Alienware reviews

85.13%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2010-08- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)