Alienware M14x, Haswell


Alienware M14x, HaswellNotebook: Alienware M14x, Haswell (M14x Series)
Processor: Intel Core i7 4900MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: no
Weight: 2.8kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

Reviews for the Alienware M14x, Haswell

70% Alienware 14 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
With its powerful Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM, combination mSATA SSD and HDD setup, and Nvidia GTX 765M GPU, the Alienware 14 is a powerful gaming notebook packed into a transportable package. This laptop's gaming performance is nothing short of impressive, and its design is otherworldly.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%

Foreign Reviews

Alienware 14
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: good first impression; extraordinary performance
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/11/2013



With all the hype for ultrabooks and tablets, many have forgotten the true meaning of performance/gaming laptops. At least there is one brand that still thinks of those gamers who depend on their laptop for gaming. Alienware is currently the only laptop brand that focuses only on gaming laptops and PCs.

The iteration remains the same as the previous ones. With the M11x gone, the M14x is supposed to be their most portable laptop but this year’s Ivy Bridge-wielding Alienware M14x has an unchanged exterior from the last batch. Nothing much was done in terms of weight and chunkiness too. It is still on the heavy side and has a chassis that resembles an industrial grade laptop.

We still love that aggressive design and sleek lines that warns people about its seriousness. The rubber finish feels nice to touch and gives the laptop a surface a firm grip. Keyboard and trackpad are both of a decent size and perfect for gaming. The light around the laptop is customisable including the section underneath the keyboard and surrounding the trackpad.

Obviously by being an Alienware, it won’t be short of any hardware. One of the advantages of getting an Alienware is the wide range of customizable hardware it offers. However, even the minimum specs will blow any other 14 inch laptops out of its way.

Another plus side is the screen quality. It’s no retina display but manages to impress our eyes with the crisp details and high resolution. However, the very glossy glass panel is a letdown. Using it outdoors is next to impossible but considering its weight, it isn’t really appropriate for carrying around anyways. We definitely can’t say that the M14x is a bargain or value buy. It is pricey but premium

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M:

High-End Graphics cards as part of the Geforce 700M series based on the Kepler architecture.

These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

» 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.  

4900MQ: Haswell-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.8 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.8 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4600 GPU and a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

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

2.8 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

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

70%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

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

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

Maingear Pulse 14
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4702MQ, 1.9 kg

Devices with the same GPU

Gigabyte Aorus X7
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 3.2 kg
Eurocom Shark 2.0
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i5 4200M, 15.6", 2.7 kg
Gigabyte P35K
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4700HQ, 15.6", 2.2 kg
Micro Express NB5720
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4900MQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
MSI GE60-2OE-003US
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.4 kg

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Alienware 15-4068
GeForce GTX 965M, Core i5 4210H, 15.6", 3.2 kg
Alienware 14, GTX 750
GeForce GT 750M, Core i7 4700MQ, 14.0", 2.8 kg

Devices from the same Manufacturer

Alienware 15 R2
GeForce GTX 965M, Core i5 6300HQ, 15.6", 3.2 kg
Alienware 13 (GTX 960M)
GeForce GTX 960M, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 1.97 kg
Alienware 13-4051
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 5500U, 13.3", 2.1 kg
Alienware 17-1784
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 3.8 kg
Alienware 17 R2
GeForce GTX 980M, Core i7 4980HQ, 17.3", 3.68 kg
Alienware 15
GeForce GTX 970M, Core i7 4710HQ, 15.6", 3.02 kg
Alienware 17-3511
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i7 4710HQ, 17.3", 4.15 kg
Alienware 13
GeForce GTX 860M, Core i5 4210U, 13.3", 1.96 kg
Alienware 17, Radeon R9 M290X
Radeon R9 M290X, Core i7 4710MQ, 17.3", 4.1 kg
Alienware 17 (GTX 880M)
GeForce GTX 880M, Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 4.176 kg
Alienware 18
GeForce GTX 780M SLI, Core i7 4930MX, 18.4", 5.5 kg
Alienware 17, GTX 780M
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4800MQ, 17.3", 4.244 kg
Alienware 17
GeForce GTX 770M, Core i7 4800MQ, 17.3", 4.2 kg
Alienware 14
GeForce GTX 765M, Core i7 4700MQ, 14.0", 2.94 kg
Alienware M18x, Haswell
GeForce GTX 780M SLI, Core i7 4900MQ, 18.4", 5.5 kg
Alienware M17x, Haswell
GeForce GTX 780M, Core i7 4800MQ, 17.3", 4.1 kg
Alienware M17X, i7-3630QM
GeForce GTX 680M, Core i7 3630QM, 17.3", 4.3 kg
Current Prices

Show results on

Pricerunner n.a.

> Notebook / Laptop Reviews and News > Library > Alienware > Alienware M14x, Haswell
Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-06-18 (Update: 2013-06-18)