Alienware M11x R3

Specifications

Alienware M11x R3Notebook: Alienware M11x R3 (M11x Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 2657M
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M 2048 MB
Display: 11.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.95kg
Average Score: 81.95% - good
Average of 19 scores (from 26 reviews)
price: 76%, performance: 86%, features: 82%, display: 66% mobility: 86%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Alienware M11x R3

84% Review Alienware M11x R3 Gaming Notebook | Notebookcheck
It´s about time. It was only a question of time before Alienware created a Sandy-Bridge refresh of its 11.6 inch mini powerhouse for release. At this opportunity the graphics card has also been updated, replacing the GT 335M with the GT 540M. What the cooling system of the M11x R3 has to say about it can be discovered in this review.
80% REVIEW: Alienware M11x R3
Source: BCW - Business Computing World English
Alienware is not a company you’d expect to find featuring on BCW because it specialises in computers for gamers. However, the Alienware M11x R3 is an exception because it’s a great machine for any high-end user wanting the most amount of power for computing on the go―but in a compact form factor. And best of all, battery life hasn’t been compromised.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/14/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
60% Alienware M11x R3 review
Source: IT Reviews English
The top-end M11x R3 that we reviewed is somewhat hampered by the high premium Dell has added for the SSD, making it overly pricey. However, the mid-range models – where the spec can be customised via Dell's online configurator – offer much better value for money. Overall, the M11x is an excellently built and stylish gaming notebook that is genuinely portable, with a great battery life. If you're buying a mid-range M11x R3, minus the SSD and Core i7, then you can safely notch the value for money and overall score up to 4/5.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/17/2012
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Model: Alienware M11x R3
Source: PC Advisor English
We expected a lot of the Alienware M11x R3 unit, and for the most part it delivers on its end of the deal. However it has certain drawback such as a relatively average Audio speaker system and the fact that it heats up to quite an extent under a heavy workload, which prevent it from scoring higher.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Alienware M11x R3
Source: PC World India English
The Alienware M11x R3 has a solid build quality and its overall performance points to it being a good choice for gamers who are on the move, and who wouldn’t want to go through the trouble of travelling around with a bulkier gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
Alienware M11x review
Source: Gadgetmix English
Performance wise the Alienware M11x R3 just edges the Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E220 on every benchmark, from encoding to graphics processing to multitasking. The Acer Aspire TimelineX 1830T and the Samsung Series 9 trail significantly. Simply put, if you want a portable gaming machine and you can live without a disc drive, this is it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/20/2011
85% Alienware M11x R3
Source: Computer Shopper English
The first version of the Alienware m11x showed up two springs ago, and while we liked that machine well enough, for two generations, we've been waiting for the M11x to truly arrive. Finally, it has. Second-gen Core CPU technology, faster graphics, and excellent battery life finally make the M11x R3 the true gaming ultraportable the line was meant to be. Gamers on the go will be smitten.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 85%
Alienware M11x R3 – portable gaming notebook review
Source: Gaming Rig English
All in all, the Alienware M11x R3 managed to make quite the impression on me. Not only does it comes with quite the punch, but it also offers excellent performance and mobility in one package. It’s small, portable, has excellent components and great build quality, offering something for anyone out on the market looking for an ultra portable device.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/01/2011
Alienware M11x R3
Source: AnandTech English
When Jarred reviewed the Alienware M11x R2, he was so pleased with it that he did the most sensible thing he could: compiled a wish list for the next generation model. Improved connectivity, a better screen, and DirectX 11-class graphics. There was no excuse for omission of gigabit ethernet in the R2, but there wasn't a good, power-optimized DX11 solution on hand at the time either.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/22/2011
80% Alienware M11x R3 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Bottom line, if you want a compact, 11-inch laptop that can still play virtually any game on the market there is no other choice than the Alienware M11x.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/27/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 70% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80%
80% Alienware M11xr3
Source: PC Mag English
Alienware no doubt rules the portable gaming laptop space, and it has had little competition (unless you count Razer's Switchblade prototype). The only laptops that come close are in the ultraportable category, like the Asus U41JF-A1. However, the Alienware M11xr3 caters to a niche crowd and while it may not offer the best performance in every test, it excels in the areas that matter most: Portability, gaming, and battery life. That's why it earns our Editors' Choice in the portable gaming laptop category.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware M11xr3
Source: PC Mag English
Alienware no doubt rules the portable gaming laptop space, and it has had little competition (unless you count Razer's Switchblade prototype). The only laptops that come close are in the ultraportable category, like the Asus U41JF-A1. However, the Alienware M11xr3 caters to a niche crowd and while it may not offer the best performance in every test, it excels in the areas that matter most: Portability, gaming, and battery life. That's why it earns our Editors' Choice in the portable gaming laptop category.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/24/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware M11x R3 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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 of playing serious games. The keyboard layout is somewhat cramped and the Wi-Fi performance is lackluster, but overall the M11x continues to impress.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware M11x R3 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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 of playing serious games. The keyboard layout is somewhat cramped and the Wi-Fi performance is lackluster, but overall the M11x continues to impress.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware M11x R3 ultraportable gaming laptop
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Alienware M11x R3 is the best ultraportable gaming notebook that you will find on the Australian market. It's a little heavy for its 11.6in size, but this is because it houses a beefy configuration and has a sturdy build quality. We love the way it looks, we love the way it feels, we love its performance.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware Mx11-R3 put to the test
Source: Fudzilla English
No surprise here. Alienware’s MX 11X R3 powered with a new 17W miracle Core i7 2617 UM and equipped with decent Intel HD graphics and Nvidia’s GT 540M is the best gaming rig you can get in the compact 11.6-inch form factor. You will play just about any game available at decent settings.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/21/2011
80% Alienware M11x (spring 2011)
Source: CNet English
Now, 2011 has brought us an update to the M11x, named the Alienware M11x R3. 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 urge to pick one of these up.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 80%
80% Alienware M11x review
Source: Techradar English
If you're serious about gaming and need an entertainment machine to take on the road whenever you want, the Alienware M11x is a great solution. With Sandy Bridge performance, a sharp screen and surprising portability, there's lots to like about this tiny powerhouse.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/22/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
83% Alienware M11x R3 review
Source: PC Pro English
We’ll make no bones about it: the M11x R3 is a devilishly tempting purchase. Few laptops are capable of treading that line between portability and gaming power with such panache, and while the display is a disappointment, it isn’t enough to destroy its appeal. Junk the overpriced SSD and the Alienware M11x R3 is just under £1,000 of unadulterated gaming-friendly fun. If we had the money, we’d buy one.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 67% performance: 67% features: 83% ergonomy: 83%
100% Alienware M11x R3 Laptop Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
When we reviewed the initial version of the M11x on launch day, just over a year ago, we were very impressed by the amount of performance Alienware had managed to fit into such a compact system. It really did allow us to game anywhere. With the third generation product we have a system which has somehow, in such a short space of time, managed to surpass the original by a significant amount.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 90% performance: 90% workmanship: 100%
95% Alienware M11x R3 review (Core i7 2630UM)
Source: Kitguru English
Pricing starts at £800, however this specific review machine is a higher specified model than the entry level model, costing £1473.99 inc vat. If you can afford it, we would recommend machine customisation with a solid state drive, or add one yourself later. This system really does come to life when you remove the mechanical drive limitations.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 95%

Foreign Reviews

84% Alienware M11x R3 Gaming Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 84% performance: 88% display: 66% mobility: 91% workmanship: 88% ergonomy: 79% emissions: 82%
Alienware M11x R3 im Test
Source: Gamestar German DE→EN
good workmanship and input devices
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/22/2011
Alienware M11x im Test
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
good performance but high price
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/17/2011
Alienware M11x
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
positive: performance, keyboard, battery runtimes, compact; loud fan, dark display with low contrast
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/13/2011
83% Dell Alienware 11x R3
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/16/2011
Rating: Total score: 83%
デル ALIENWARE M11xの簡易レビュー
Source: The Hikaku JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/12/2012

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M:

Mid-range graphics card based on the GT 435M chip (GF108) with higher clock rates and DDR3 support.

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.


Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.  


2657M: Power saving ULV processor clocked at 1.6-2.7 GHz due to Turbo Boost. Offers an integrated HD 3000 clocked at slow 350 / 1000 MHz and a DDR3-1333 memory controller.» 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.


1.95 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.

 

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81.95%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Devices with the same GPU

» Samsung RC530-S01RS
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-F24A4E/B
Core i7 2640M, 16.4", 3 kg
» Asus X4GSL-V2G-VX102V
Core i5 2410M, 14.0", 2.4 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio F755-3D150
Core i5 2450M, 15.6", 3.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 4830TG-6808
Core i5 2450M, 14.0", 2.1 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P750-13G
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Asus K53SV-SX982V
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-F23M1E/B
Core i5 2430M, 16.4", 3.1 kg
» Asus K53SV-SX126V
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z570-M55B2GE
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire Ethos 5951G-2418G75Mnkk
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 3.3 kg
» Samsung RF511-S03UK
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Satellite P775-S7368
Core i5 2430M, 17.3", 3 kg
» Acer Aspire 5750G-2434G64Mnkk
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-F23Z1E/BI
Core i7 2670QM, 16.4", 3.2 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TS13HR-240GE
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire 4752G-2432G75Mnkk
Core i5 2430M, 14.0", 2.8 kg
» Asus N73SV-DH72
Core i7 2630QM, 17.3", 3.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 5755G-9471
Core i7 2670QM, 15.6", 2.5 kg
» Lenovo IdeaPad Z570-M556BGE
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Packard Bell EasyNote TS44-HR-205GE
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Samsung RF511-S05PL
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG-2434G64N
Core i5 2430M, 13.3", 1.9 kg
» Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG-2434G12Mn
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Acer Aspire 5830TG-6614
Core i5 2430M, 15.6", 2.4 kg
» Sony Vaio VPC-F233FX/B
Core i7 2670QM, 16.4", 3.2 kg
» Acer Aspire 5750G-6496
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» Toshiba Qosmio F750-10M
Core i7 2630QM, 15.6", 2.9 kg
» Asus K53SV-SX149V
Core i5 2410M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2011-04-27 (Update: 2012-05-26)