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Dell Alienware M14X-R2

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Dell Alienware M14X-R2. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the sound and durability. The design and portability also get good opinions, but comments are divided on the image quality. The usability and size get critical opinions.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Alienware M14X-R2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Alienware M14X-R2

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 user reviews of Dell Alienware M14X-R2 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the design and sound. The durability and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed reviews about the size. Some have doubts about the usability and screen.

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62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Pete Dreyer (t3.com)

Alienware M14X review

 

The Alienware M14X R2 boasts stellar new chipsets

Incredible gaming ; Huge multi-tasking power ; Classic Alienware looks

Very pricey

May, 2012

Expert review by : Matthew Murray (pcmag.com)

Alienware m14x R2

 

The Alienware M14x R2 is a fine 14-inch gaming laptop hampered only by its performance in a couple of key areas.

Good overall performance. Cache drive boosts access speed. Highly customizable. Attractive gaming-oriented design.

Delivers less-than-optimal DX11 frame rates. Not fastest in every application. Display not full HD.

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Aug, 2012

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (NotebookReview.com)

Alienware M14x R2 Review: Better Than The Original

 

The market for gaming laptops is filled with massive 15-inch and 17-inch notebooks ... but what if you want something just a little smaller? We took an in-depth look at the 14-inch M14x R2 to see if it will let you "game victorious."

Cool design ; "Good enough performance" for most serious gamers while on the road. ; AlienFX lighting is still awesome

Still a horrible glossy screen ; Still thick and heavy ; Powerful, but not "best in class" ; The new Alienware M14x R2 is clearly an improvement over the original M14x, but Dell could have packed more into this notebook.

The new Alienware M14x R2 is clearly an improvement over the original M14x, but Dell could have packed more into this notebook.

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Till Schönborn (notebookcheck.net)

Alienware M14x R2 Review

 

Noisy and Fast. Classic gaming laptops too boring for you? The

Convincing performance; Speedy GPU; Bright and contrasty display; Quality workmanship; Good input devices

Hot and noisy under load; Mirror like Display surface; Low SSD capacity; High price

Comparable 14" notebooks are currently not available, so the M14x primarily compete with 15" notebooks like the Schenker XMG A502, Samsung 550P5C or Asus N56. Whoever would like an extremely compact gamer should take a closer look at the Schenker XMG...

May, 2012

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Expert review by : Taimoor Hafeez (tbreak.com)

Alienware M14x R2 Review

 

A powerhouse in a small package.

Great design; Runs mostly cool; Powerful specs good enough to play current games at high settings; No bloatware; Lighting system is fun to play around with; Hybrid drive is fast enough to not miss SSD

Rubberized body easily catches dust

The M14x R2 obviously carries the multicolor keyboard, with four areas of customization on the colors, rate of pulse and cycling mode between colors. Obviously the speakers, Alienware logo at the bottom of the screen, the power button and WiFi LEDs,...

Nov, 2012

GOOD FOR GAMING!

Expert review by : Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Alienware M14x R2

 

Dell's 2012 approach to its iconic Alienware gaming laptops? Go big, or go home (to your home planet, presumably).

Reasonably compact for a gaming laptop ; Solid construction ; Customizable lighting effects ; Plenty of onboard ports

Gaming performance could be better at screen's native resolution ; Display is reflective ; Loud exhaust fans ; Limited graphics-chip options

Serious mobile players seeking a moderate-size gaming machine will like the M14x R2, but those who don't need the portability will get better value from a larger alternative, such as Alienware's own M17x.

Jul, 2012

GOLD AWARD!

Expert review by : Stuart_Davidson (hardwareheaven.com)

Alienware M14x R2 Ivy Bridge Laptop Review

 

Over the past few years we have reviewed pretty much everything Alienware has to offer, including the new and very impressive X51 desktop. On the mobile side the most recent system to pass over our test bench was the M14x which was a great balance of...

Over the past few years we have reviewed pretty much everything Alienware has to offer, including the new and very impressive X51 desktop. On the mobile side the most recent system to pass over our test bench was the M14x which was a great balance of...

May, 2012

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