Alienware M14x Series

Alienware M14x, Haswell

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

Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM, Intel Core i7 2670QM, Intel Core i7 3610QM, Intel Core i7 3720QM, Intel Core i7 4900MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M, NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Display: 14.0 inch, 14.1 inch
Weight: 2.8kg, 2.86kg, 2.94kg, 3kg
Price: 1400, 1650, 1804 euro
Average Score: 81.09% - good
Average of 33 scores (from 46 reviews)
price: 64%, performance: 90%, features: 79%, display: 81%
mobility: 71%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 78%

 

Alienware M14x

Specifications

Alienware M14xNotebook: Alienware M14x
Processor: Intel Core i7 2630QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M 3072 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.86kg
Price: 1804 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section
 M14x (Model)

Average Score: 78% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 23 reviews)

 

85% Review Alienware M14x Notebook | Notebookcheck
Premiere. The M14x is Alienwares first 14 inch gaming laptop. A quad-core CPU and GeForce GT 555M make the notebook unique, as this kind of hardware is usually only found in larger models, such as the Schenker XMG A501 or the Dell XPS 17. The M14x - another revolutionary model?
Alienware M14x Review: Giving Portable Gaming Another Go
Source: PC Perspective English
There’s also a cohesiveness of design that you simply don’t find from other gaming laptops. Geeks are quick to pile on Alienware, accusing them as being overpriced Dells. It’s true they are often a bit more expensive than laptops with similar hardware from other companies, but those laptops simply aren’t as well designed. Adequate? Sure. As nice as Alienware? You’ve got to be kidding. Only ASUS is close. I can see why the M15x was replaced with this laptop. That outgoing model was simply too large to carry on a daily basis, which meant there was little practical destinction between it and the M17x. The story is now different. The Alienware M14x offers a combination of affordability, portability and power that's not available elsewhere.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/29/2012
70% Alienware M14x R3
Source: PC Mag English
The Alienware M14x R3 is the middle child of the Alienware family. Its weight makes it better suited to a life as a desktop replacement, but if you're looking to go that route you might as well splurge for the Editors' Choice Alienware M17x (Sandy Bridge) ($2,254 direct, 4.5 stars), which provides better heat dissipation and has a bigger screen. Meanwhile, if you're looking to game on the road, you're better off leaning toward the Editors' Choice Alienware M11xr3. But if you can do without the expensive extras, like Killer Wireless-N Wi-Fi and Wireless HD, the Asus N55SF-A1 (which costs $753 less) and Editors' Choice Apple MacBook Pro (which costs $203 less) might be better options for a pure-performance gaming machine.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/26/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Alienware M14x Review: The Best or Worst Portable Gaming Laptop?
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Alienware M14x is indeed "the most powerful 14-inch laptop in the universe" but that doesn't mean much when you can get a much better 15-inch or 17-inch gaming laptop for the same price (and roughly the same weight).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/09/2011
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 30% performance: 70% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 70%
Alienware M14x Gaming Notebook Review
Source: Hardware Canucks English
Before Alienware waded onto the scene, many believed gaming notebooks needed to be big, overweight bricks that were anything but portable. To this day most high performance notebooks come with oversized screens and laughable battery life so at face value Alienware’s small form factor gambit was ambitious to say the least.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/17/2011
65% Dell Alienware M14x notebook Review
Source: Tech2.in.com English
The M14x that we received will set you back a whopping Rs.1,19,000, which is nearly the same as the Asus G74SX. You may argue that the high price is for the small form factor and portability, but the fact is that it’s just too heavy to be truly portable, you certainly won’t be lugging this around. If this was priced closer to 60K (wishful thinking, I know!), we would recommend this in a heartbeat. But at its current standing, it just makes more sense to get the Asus G74SX. There’s no denying the fact that Dell has built a really good notebook, the finish and features are really hard to find with the competition. However, the high price and the fact that there’s no USB 3.0 support and the noisy fan is what stops it from being truly a great gaming notebook.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/14/2011
Rating: Total score: 65%
70% Gaming warrior with Achilles’ heel? Alienware M14x review
Source: APC Mag English
It’s solid, it’s powerful, but the M14x stumbles when it comes to the graphics card which in our view makes or breaks a gaming notebook. We appreciate that the price tag is going to be high given the build quality and SSD, but ultimately there are alternative gaming notebooks that cost the same or less with vastly better graphics cards.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/07/2011
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Alienware M14X review
Source: Techradar English
Thankfully, it's hard to notice if you turn the sound up, as the built-in speakers are surprisingly powerful. The back of the laptop gets warm around the air vents, but not to a worrying degree. The smaller 14-inch screen is still fine for gaming, thanks to its sharp 1600 x 900 resolution. It's bright enough to work on comfortably for extended periods without straining your eyes, which is great news for anyone who likes all-night gaming sessions.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/13/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware M14x gaming notebook review – Aliens are getting smaller!
Source: Gaming Rig English
Considering the small size of the Alienware M14x, it was really impressive to see it perform so well in all the benchmarks. Performance in games was above average and considering that the whole package weighs less than 6 pounds, is even more impressive. However, because of the cooling issue and the fact that upgrades add up quickly on that final bill, I feel that there are some good alternatives to it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2011
80% Alienware M14x and M18x laptop review
Source: T3 English
If you have cash to burn and need a high-performance gaming portable, these new Alienwares won't disappoint. We prefer the M14x as it offers greater portability and value for money.
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware M14x review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
There's no denying that Alienware's 14.1in laptop is a beautiful piece of tech. It looks great, with its sleek 'stealth-bomber' lines, red or black matte finish and individually controllable light zones. It feels just as good, with solid build, soft-touch plastics and a superb keyboard and touchpad. There's also plenty of connectivity, decent battery life and all the specifications you could wish for. However, it's let down by arguably its key component; its graphics card. It's plenty fast enough to play all games but just not when looking their best, and for a gaming oriented machine that's crucial. Combined with its noisiness under load and premium price this prevents the M14x from receiving our coveted recommendation despite its many strengths.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/12/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 60% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 90%
Alienware M14x: the Sound and the Fury
Source: AnandTech English
When I say the Alienware M14x is too much by half, I'm not talking about the pricetag. Truth be told the price is actually remarkably reasonable given the excellent build quality, bling, and extra features. I'm talking about the configuration and cooling design, and these are things that significantly limit what you can do with the M14x.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/19/2011
100% Alienware M14x Laptop Review
Source: Hardwareheaven English
Looking first to build quality the M14x continues the trend set by the M11x-M18x with a solid body and high quality, branded internal components. The slightly rubberised finish is exceptional and there is minimal flex to the keyboard which has good backlighting. From a design perspective the M14x is full of positives.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/18/2011
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 90% performance: 90% workmanship: 100%
Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop Review
Source: Hot Hardware English
As we noted early on, gamer-class notebooks seem to get a lot of attention around here and elsewhere. And for good reason, top-shelf notebooks like Alienware's M14x are a pleasure to use for a number of obvious reasons. With the M14x you get absolutely impeccable build quality and great looks that will even turn heads of non-gamers or enthusiasts.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2011
Alienware M14x
Source: Best Gaming Laptop English
We can only agree that the Alienware M14x is the most powerful 14-inch gaming laptop in the world, although this comes at the cost of it being a pound heavier than the average 14-inch machine. The quad-core Sandy Bridge Intel CPU, which shows up as eight cores in the operating system thanks to Intel’s Hyperthreading feature, makes everything extremely snappy and responsive, although ours is the slowest alternative.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/01/2011
80% Alienware M14x
Source: CNet English
Typically, the difference between a 14-inch laptop and a 15-inch one is very slight, although we generally prefer the smaller of these two options for the sake of portability. It's tough to find mobile PC gaming in a package that's neither too big nor too small. The Alienware M14x comes very close, with plenty of component options and a size that's hefty, but not backbreaking.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 70%
80% Alienware M14x Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
With the M14x, Alienware has once again assembled a battalion's worth of hardware inside a stylish chassis. While you can get the same specs in a larger 17-inch notebook such as the Dell XPS 17, it's pretty fantastic that you can enjoy quad-core power and very high frame rates on the go. At $2,198, the M14x isn't cheap by any means, but it's a nice compromise for those who want a gaming rig more powerful than the M11x but more portable than the M17x. We don't like that the deck gets as hot as it does when gaming--despite the overactive fan--but strong graphics plus WirelessHD make the M14x a very impressive machine.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 04/19/2011
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware M14x (i7-2630QM)
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/18/2011
Rating: performance: 90% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 30%
90% Tragbare Schätzchen
Source: PC Games Hardware - 9/11 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 90%
92% Propper Gaming-Zwerg
Source: PC Praxis - 9/11 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 08/01/2011
Rating: Total score: 92%
85% Test Alienware M14x Notebook
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/23/2011
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 92% display: 84% mobility: 80% workmanship: 92% ergonomy: 86% emissions: 76%
Alienware M14x
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
positive: performance, runtime, bright display with high resolution; negative: loud fan
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/14/2011
60% Dell Alienware M14x
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/05/2011
Rating: Total score: 60%
最平衡游戏本 14英寸外星人新生军M14X评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/09/2011

 

Alienware M14x, i7-2670QM

Specifications

Alienware M14x, i7-2670QMNotebook: Alienware M14x, i7-2670QM
Processor: Intel Core i7 2670QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

 

Alienware M14x — действительно мобильный ноутбук для игр
Source: 3DNews.ru RU→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/01/2012

 

Alienware M14x R2

Specifications

Alienware M14x R2Notebook: Alienware M14x R2
Processor: Intel Core i7 3720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 2.94kg
Price: 1650 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 83.9% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 13 reviews)

 

86% Alienware M14x R2 Review | Notebookcheck
Noisy and Fast. Classic gaming laptops too boring for you? The Alienware M14x could be an interesting alternative then: With current hardware from Intel and Nvidia, packaged in a unique case design, Alienware tries to woo customers. Is this enough to justify price and emissions?
60% Alienware M14x R2 14-inch Laptop PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Alienware's 14-inch gaming laptop is in need a redesign. While it still features things like the customizable lighting and is more compact that many other gaming laptops, it still is quite heavy. The biggest problem it though has to be the lower resolution displays. Most game laptops strive for 1080p panels but here you either are at 720 or 900 vertical lines.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Alienware M14x R2 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
There's certainly a lot to like about the Alienware M14x R2 in terms of portability, its productivity performance, and the build quality. It also has a great keyboard for a gaming rig, and it starts out at a modest $1,099, so you can nab the Alienware imprimatur, if that's all you want, without spending a mint. That being said, its gaming performance is limited by its sole-option Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics (albeit in either 1GB or 2GB choices).
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Alienware M14x R2 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
An ideal compromise between power and portability, the $1,604 Alienware M14x R2 makes high-quality fragging on the go a very real possibility. Gamers with smaller wallets but stronger backs might want to check out the larger MSI GT60, which costs $200 less, and has more powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 670M graphics. But, you'll have a hard time beating the style and substance of the M14x.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Alienware M14x-R2
Source: Digital Versus English
Gaming laptops and 14-inch chassis are rarely a good mix. Alienware made and won an ambitious gamble with the M14x: to house all the components needed for hardcore gaming, and everything that goes with it, all in a 14-inch chassis—without overheating issues. Despite the at-times noisy fan, the M14x is a great choice for gamers on the move.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/15/2012
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Alienware M14x R2 Ivy Bridge Laptop
Source: Hardwareheaven English
When we reviewed the original M14x we noted it had a solid body and high quality, branded internal components. The slightly rubberised finish was exceptional and there is minimal flex to the keyboard which has good backlighting. The same can be said of the latest version with Ivy Bridge compatibility.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 90% performance: 100% workmanship: 100%
80% Alienware M14X review
Source: T3 English
The Alienware M14X is a phenomenal laptop. As usual with Alienware, there's a lot of bling on the surface that grabs your attention. But thankfully, it's not just about the customizable neon and go-faster stripes. Under the bonnet there's an absolute monster of an engine and high-quality parts throughout.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
95% Alienware M14x gaming notebook
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Although the M14x looks the same as its predecessor – and still looks cool – it’s what's on the inside that counts here. For your hard-earned pounds, this Alienware offers high levels of gaming performance and plenty of connectivity inside a portable shell with a screen big enough for proper gaming sessions.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/28/2012
Rating: Total score: 95%
Spielfreudig – 14-Zoll-Gaming-Notebook mit Nvidia GeForce GT 650M
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/21/2012
Rating: performance: 95% features: 70% display: 70% mobility: 30% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 50%
78% Alienware M14x R2 im Test
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 98% features: 91% display: 86% mobility: 58% ergonomy: 89% emissions: 76%
Gaming Notebooks bis 14 Zoll: Schenker XMG A102 und Dell Alienware M14x R2 im Test
Source: Tom's Hardware German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/26/2012
93% Dell Alienware M14xR2
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/18/2012
Rating: Total score: 93% performance: 95% display: 85% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 80%
Test: Alienware M14x R2 - Gaming auf kleinstem Raum
Source: HardwareLuxx German DE→EN
Positive: casing, illumination, gaming performace, bootable mSATA-SSD, battery runtime; negative: price, noise
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2012
83% Alienware M14x
Source: Dinside NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/03/2012
Rating: Total score: 83%

 

Alienware M14x, i7-3720QM

Specifications

Alienware M14x, i7-3720QMNotebook: Alienware M14x, i7-3720QM
Processor: Intel Core i7 3720QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 87% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

80% Alienware M14x R2 Review: Better Than The Original
Source: Notebookreview.com English
As it is now, the Alienware M14x R2 finds itself in the dominant position of a small niche in the gaming market. If you're looking for a 14-inch gaming notebook with an awesome design, cool LEDs, lots of storage customization options, and an optical drive then the M14x R2 is the best choice. That said, the same amount of money can buy a smaller, lighter gaming notebook (if you're willing to sacrifice a few features) or a larger, more powerful notebook (if you're willing to sacrifice portability).
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/23/2012
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% performance: 80% features: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 100%
94% Dell Alienware M18xR2
Source: Notebookinfo German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/08/2012
Rating: Total score: 94% performance: 100% display: 85% mobility: 85% ergonomy: 100% emissions: 83%

 

Alienware M14x, i7-3610QM

Specifications

Alienware M14x, i7-3610QMNotebook: Alienware M14x, i7-3610QM
Processor: Intel Core i7 3610QM
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1600x900 pixels
Weight: 3kg
Price: 1400 euro
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 82.5% - good
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

90% Alienware M14x R2 Review
Source: T Break English
The Alienware M14x R2 isn’t as powerful as its elder siblings, the M17x and the M18x, but given its small and relatively lightweight chassis, it’s a great machine for truly portable gaming on the go. Ideal for students or people who need to move their gaming machine constantly on a daily basis. It may not have the impulse buy appeal of the M11x, but as a whole system keeping performance and size in check, it’s one of the best 14-inch gaming laptops around.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/20/2012
Rating: Total score: 90%
80% Alienware m14x R2
Source: PC Mag English
The Alienware M14x R2 is in a difficult place right now, if not necessarily a bad one. With the laptop market very much different now than it was even a year ago, it can in some ways seem anachronistic—but it remains a system well worth considering for its intended function of serious gaming. Its chief downside, however, is that its specific hardware is not as future-proofed as would be ideal. Being able to play DX9 games at top frame rates is nice, but superior DX11 skills are important for what comes down the pike tomorrow, and the Eurocom Monster 1.0 is slightly better equipped in that department. For that reason, that system retains its Editors' Choice status, if only by a hair. If you're happy playing games that use the older technology, or if your non-play life requires a bit of productivity on the side, the Alienware M14x R2 is a terrific option.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/30/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware M14X
Source: PC World English
Don't let the Alienware M14x's benchmark specs mislead you--WorldBench 7 puts a lot of weight on small, speedy SSDs, which this laptop doesn't have. Nevertheless, the M14x outperforms any Ultrabook we've seen in screen and graphic quality.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Alienware M14x (2012) Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Our review unit rang up to about $1,600 including upgrades. Some of them are unnecessary for great gaming performance, however, such as the RAM and the Killer Wireless-N solution. But dumping them saves little money; so expect to spend about $1,500 on a reasonably equipped rig. This price puts the M14x in an awkward position.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/02/2012
Rating: Total score: 80%
Alienware M14x、最強14インチ・モバイル ゲーミングノート
Source: Pasonisan JA→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/07/2012

 

Alienware M14x, Haswell

Specifications

Alienware M14x, HaswellNotebook: Alienware M14x, Haswell
Processor: Intel Core i7 4900MQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels
Weight: 2.8kg
Links: Alienware homepage
 Alienware notebook section

Average Score: 70% - average
Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

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

 

Comment

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

NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M:

As the successor to the GeForce GT 445M, the GT 555M is available in many different versions based on different chips (GF106, GF116, GF108) with different graphics memory (128 Bit, 192 Bit, DDR3, GDDR5) and  varying core speeds.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M: A mid-range GPU and the fastest GeForce GT as part of the 600M series

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

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 765M:

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

» 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.  

2630QM: Fast Quad-core processor based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

2670QM: Fast Quad-core processor clocked at 2.2-3.1 GHz based on the Sandy Bridge architecture with an integrated graphics card and dual-channel DDR3 memory controller. 

3720QM: An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1250 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

3610QM:

An Ivy Bridge-based quad-core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 3.3 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4000 GPU running at 650-1100 MHz on a dual channel DDR3 memory controller.

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.


14.0: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

14.1: 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.

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


2.8 kg:

This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.

3 kg:


81.09%: 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.

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

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» Alienware 14
Core i7 4700MQ

Devices with the same GPU and/or Screen Size

» Maingear Pulse 14
Core i7 4702MQ, 1.9 kg
» Razer Blade 14 inch
Core i7 4702HQ, 1.904 kg

Devices with the same GPU

» Gigabyte Aorus X7
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 3.2 kg
» Maingear Pulse 17
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
» MSI GS70-2OD-001US
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.6 kg
» Asus G750JW-NH71
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 4.8 kg
» Medion Erazer X7611-MD98543
Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.68 kg
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Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.2 kg
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Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.628 kg
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Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 2.7 kg
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Core i7 4700HQ, 17.3", 2.72 kg
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Core i7 4700MQ, 15.6", 2.674 kg
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Core i7 4700MQ, 13.3", 2.1 kg
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Core i7 4900MQ, 15.6", 2.6 kg
» MSI GE70-i765M287
Core i7 4700MQ, 17.3", 3.05 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2012-03- 8 (Update: 2012-05-26)