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Dell Alienware M14X

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews of Dell Alienware M14X. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the durability and battery. The portability and design are also appreciated. Views about the size and screen are mixed. Some have doubts about the reliability and usability.

performance, design, portability, battery, durability

price, usability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Alienware M14X is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Alienware M14X

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Dell Alienware M14X from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the energy efficiency. The design also gets good views. There are some mixed opinions about the price, while there are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

performance, design, energy

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-2720QM, RAM 8GB DDR3, HDD 750GB SATA, 3GB GT555M, Windows 7 Professional)Dell Alienware M14x Gaming Laptop (Intel i7-2720QM, RAM 8GB DDR3, HDD 750GB SATA, 3GB GT555M, Windows 7 Professional)

Jan, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Barraclough (t3.com)

Alienware M14x and M18x laptop review

 

Alienware sent T3 two of its powerful gaming laptops - the M14x and M18x. Not only were they specced out to the max, the laptops were also powerful enough to engineer a moon landing without breaking a sweat.

Incredible performance ; Comfortable gaming experience ; Stunning keyboard

We can't afford one ; Chunky and quirky design ; No Blu-ray drives as standard

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.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by (t3.com)

Alienware M14X review

 

The Alienware M14X R2 boasts stellar new chipsets

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

Very pricey

Expert review by : Chris Martin (techadvisor.co.uk)

Alienware M14x review

 

We moved onto DirectX11 and STALKER: Call of Pripyat. We ran the benchmark at 1280 x 720 and a medium detail level which the M14x sailed through at an average frame rate of 109fps crying out for something more challenging.

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...

May, 2012

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Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell Alienware M14x review

 

Dell's Alienware laptops are known for their powerful components and individual looks. The new M14x is no exception, with its angular chassis, black rubberised finish and LED mood lighting. Whether or not you like the design, you're sure to be...

A no-compromise gaming powerhouse squeezed into a very compact 14in chassis; it’s expensive, but if you refuse to sacrifice performance for portability there’s simply no better alternative

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : SKYMTL (hardwarecanucks.com)

Alienware M14x Gaming Notebook Review

 

Not that long ago there was a relatively long list of “boutique” PC manufacturers like Voodoo, Hypersonic, Falcon Northwest and Alienware but after

Before Alienware waded onto the scene, many believed gaming notebooks needed to be big, overweight bricks that were anything but portable.

Oct, 2011

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Alienware M14x

 

The Alienware M14x could be the ideal gaming laptop for lots of people – it sits in the middle of the company's range, is packed with power yet is still just about small and light enough to take with you when you go out. Does it live up to its early...

The Alienware M14x is a stunning machine: It's comfortable, well made and features a great design. It's also packed with features, and is more than powerful for most users. As a laptop for high-end graphics work, it'd be a great choice. Not so for...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Martin (goodgearguide.com.au)

Alienware M14x gaming notebook

 

The Alienware M14x has high-end performance in a compact and portable machine

High levels of performance ; Plenty of connectivity

Same exterior as last batch

Although the exterior is unchanged from the last model, Alienware's M14x has upgraded power and plenty of connectivity in a well built body.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Eric Geier (pcworld.com)

Can You Trust Your Browser With Your Passwords?

 

Having your Web browser remember your passwords and/or credit card details can be convenient, but it poses some security risks. How much of a risk depends on which browser you're using, whether you sync with other devices, and whether you're using any...

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Alienware M14x Review

 

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...

Striking design, Powerful gaming performance for size, Fun lighting options, High-quality webcam, Built-in WirelessHD

Loud fan, Runs hot when gaming, Heavy for 14-inch notebook

Apr, 2011

Expert review by (laptopmag.com)

Alienware M14x

 

After creating the world's smallest gaming laptop with the M11x and one of the most powerful with the M17x, Alienware has decided to split the difference with its new 14-inch M14x. Like its larger and smaller siblings, this notebook has many of the...

Apr, 2011

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:HD
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):63
Battery life (max):6
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:8

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3
Swivel webcam: No

Design

Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Product colour:Black

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:35.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768
HD type: No
LED Backlight: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1.5
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:2
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:650
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x116
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 3000
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, Serial Digital Video Out (SDVO), VGA (D-Sub)

Keyboard

Keyboard backlit: Yes
Keyboard number of keys:82
Numeric keypad: No
Pointing device:Touchpad

Memory

Internal Memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:3.0 / 4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X) / 10/100Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
Networking standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3ab, IEEE 802.3U
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11n

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD-R, CD-RW, DVD, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD, DVD+RW
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi

Other features

Audio system:HD
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3U, IEEE 802.3ab
Dimensions (WxDxH):337 x 258.3 x 37.8
DVD-ROM read speed:8
Ethernet interface type:Gigabit
Graphics adapter family:Intel / Intel, NVIDIA
HD-Ready: Yes
Infrared data port: No
Power supply type:AC/DC
Type:PC
Weight:2.92
Wireless Technology:Wi-Fi

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Cables included:AC
Manual:Y
Quick start guide:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes
Cables included:AC
Manual: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1 / 2
Microphone in: Yes
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:N
TV out port: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 22
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Integrated 4G WiMAX: Yes
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16 / 32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:1 / 16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21.3
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processors Supported:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor boost frequency:2.9 / 3.1
Processor cache:6
Processor cache type:Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Sandy Bridge
Processor Cores:4
Processor family:2nd gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2 / 2.2
Processor lithography:32
Processor Manufacturer:Intel
Processor Model:I7-2630QM / I7-2670QM
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-2600 Mobile series
Processor Socket:PGA988 / Socket 988
Processor threads:8
Stepping:D2
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:32
Idle States: Yes
Integrated 4G WiMAX:Y
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: Yes
Intel FDI Technology: Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology: Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI): Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT): Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD): Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID): No
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology): Yes
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT): Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Smart Cache: Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology: No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi): Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:52219 / 53470
Processor code:SR02S / SR02Y
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard Drive Capacity:750
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Storage Media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:750

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:25.8
Depth (imperial):25.8
Height :3.78
Height (imperial):3.78
Weight:2.92
Width:33.7
Width (imperial):33.7