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Dell Alienware M11x R3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 reviews of Dell Alienware M11x R3. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Opinions about the sound and usability are on the whole positive. The battery and durability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the keyboard, while there are some critical views about the image quality and price.

performance, durability, battery, usability, sound

portability, screen, price, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell Alienware M11x R3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Chris Holmes (

Alienware M11x R3 review


Gaming laptops don't need to be great hulking brutes. They can be small and (relatively) light while still giving you the power you need, like the Alienware M11x which packs a Sandy Bridge Core i7 and an Nvidia GT540M graphics card into an 11.6-inch...

Ultraportable gaming notebook with plenty of power

No optical drive and a poor keyboard

Squeezing a gaming machine into an 11-inch form factor is a challenge, and it's not quite clear if Dell has succeeded with the Alienware M11x. It's certainly powerful enough, but you're going to miss the optical drive - after all, most games still come...

Aug, 2011

Expert review by : Eric Ernest (

Alienware M11x R3 review


We will be reviewing the newest Alienware M11x R3 which, at least in terms of appearance, is an almost exact replica of its forerunner model that was released in 2010. In terms of the hardware component, the latest M11x has received a hardware boost,...

We expected a lot of the Alienware M11x R3 unit, and for the most part it delivers on its end of the deal. However it has certain drawback such as a relatively average Audio speaker system and the fact that it heats up to quite an extent under a heavy...

Oct, 2011

Expert review by : Barry de la Rosa (

Dell Alienware M11xR3 review


The M11x is unique in its ability to play games and yet last for 11 hours away from the mains, but the screen lets it down and the SSD is expensive

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Christian Harris (

REVIEW: Alienware M11x R3


Alienware is a premium brand that's spent years redefining mobile gaming, even so under Dell's 5-year ownership. Offering a range of laptops with screen sizes...

Alienware is not a company you’d expect to find featuring on BCW because it specialises in computers for gamers. However, the Alienware M11x R3 is an exception because it’s a great machine for any high-end user wanting the most amount of power for...

Feb, 2012

Expert review by : Darren Allan (

Alienware M11x R3 review


Compact 11.6 inch notebook with an SSD and Core i7 CPU . Alienware is pretty much as distinctive a computer make as...

Beautifully built and stylish looking; impressive battery life; genuine gaming portability

Very pricey with the SSD; rather noisy fan when running at full pelt

The top-end M11x R3 that we reviewed is somewhat hampered by the high premium Dell has added for the SSD, making it overly pricey. However, the mid-range models – where the spec can be customised via Dell's online configurator – offer much better value...

Jan, 2012


Expert review by : Zardon (

Alienware M11x R3 review (Core i7 2630UM)


The M11x has been a big seller for Alienware, and rightly so because it combines class leading performance in a thin and light, custom chassis design. The newest R3 revision has been in the Kitguru labs for some time now and today we present our...

stunning appearance ; screen quality is exceptionally good ; keyboard is a good size and has backlighting functionality ; very little keyboard flex ; track pad is great ; chassis design is well constructed ; performance is class leading

It is costly

KitGuru says: Stunning to look at, and equally as good to use.

Apr, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Alienware M11x R3 ultraportable gaming laptop


The Alienware M11x R3 is one of the heaviest 11.6in laptops you'll ever hold, but it's also the most badass! Within its tiny form factor lies an Intel...

Small yet powerful ; Great build quality ; Customisable light schemes

Feels cramped ; Fan gets loud ; Slightly heavy for its size

The M11x R3 is a little gaming laptop that you'll love. It looks good, it feels good and it performs very well. The only downside is that it's a little cramped due to its size.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

Alienware M11x R3 Review


The Alienware M11x R3 is the third version of the world's smallest and lightest gaming notebook. Equipped with your choice of second generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processors and Nvidia GeForce GT 540M graphics, this high-performance 11-inch...

Best-in-class gaming performance ; Fantastic battery life ; LED-backlit keyboard ; Durable build quality

Heavy for an 11-inch laptop ; Cooling fan sounds like a hair dryer ; Lackluster screen and no alternative screen options ; Expensive compared to previous version ; If you want a compact, 11-inch laptop that can still play virtually any game on the...

If you want a compact, 11-inch laptop that can still play virtually any game on the market there is no other choice than the Alienware M11x R3.

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (

Alienware M11x R3 ultraportable gaming laptop


Alienware M11x R3 review: One of the most attractive little laptops on the market, and it has fast graphics performance

Small yet powerful ; Great build quality ; Customisable light schemes

Feels cramped ; Fan gets loud ; Slightly heavy for its size

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Florian Glaser (

Review Alienware M11x R3 Gaming Notebook


It´s about time. It was only a question of time before Alienware

Sehr schnell für seine Größe; Hochwertige Materialien; Exzellente Akkulaufzeit; Schicke Beleuchtung; Gute Eingabegeräte; Schnittiges Design; Grafikumschaltung; Flotte Festplatte

Spiegelndes Display mit mäßigem Schwarzwert; Hohe Geräuschentwicklung unter Last; Ungünstige Anschluss- anordnung; CPU-Throttling unter Volllast

Above all else the older revisions of the M11x. Other than these the choice of less expensive high performance subnotebooks is very limited (e.g. Acer Aspire 3820TG).

Apr, 2011