Alienware M14x all but confirmed via manuals and earlier Dell.com listing
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If you’re not prone to trust Chinese tech websites and their reviews, then we’ve got two more sources that pretty much confirm the Alienware M14x and its inner components. The latest “leaks” come via a now-removed listing for the M14x on Dell.com's Alienware color-chooser along with user and service manuals that are currently up for download at Dell.com.
The first semi-official word of the laptop was spotted yesterday by the folks over at Geek.com. According to a screenshot they managed to grab from Dell.com, the M14x and M18x were listed under a page aimed to help users make up their mind about their Alienware laptop’s color. According to the page, the M14x notebook will be available in Stealth Black and Nebula Red colors along with a Soft Touch Finish. As for the M18x, it appeared in a Stealth Black color with an Anodized Aluminum Finish or a Nebula Red tone (no word on finish was found). Unfortunately, Dell appears to have wised up to the listing and decided to remove the images and details until further notice.
As for the second tidbit that’s managed to find its way across the web, the Alienware M14x service and user manuals appear to have been uploaded to Dell’s website and are available for public perusal. According to the manual’s specifications, the M14x will come with either a Sandy Bridge i5/i7 processor and up to 8GB of RAM. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the M14x can be equipped with a Full HD screen (as was stated in the Chinese review), as the manual only lists 1366x768 pixel and 1600x900 pixel options for the 14” display. Otherwise, the laptop looks like it’ll come with an NVIDIA GeForce GT555M GPU with 1.5GB or 3GB of VRAM, a multi-card reader, a SIM card slot, an 8 Cell battery, and a hefty weight of 2.88kg (6.35lb).
Although there has been a ton of info to leak about the Alienware M14x, nobody from Dell has officially confirmed anything about the laptop. Certain forum posters on Dell.com have pointed to an April 19th launch date, but there’s no way to officially validate that. However, with the latest M14x product info that’s found its way onto Dell’s website, we should be hearing something official soon enough.