Launched in early March, Alienware M14x is a new 14-inch gaming notebook based on Intel Huron River. A few weeks, the Dell arrives in Italy with a starting price of € 1199 with Sandy Bridge Intel processor, USB 3.0 and GeForce GT 555m (Nvidia Optimus).
For this cost, the American company proposed a model of balanced configuration, which we present in the technical specifications below:
- Processor: Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.0GHz
- Memory: 4 GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 MHz (8 GB), 2 slot
- Hard disk: 500 GB 7200 RPM
- Display: 14.1 inch LED backlit WXGA TrueLife (1366 x 768 pixels, glossy)
- Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT 555m with 1.5GB DDR3, Intel GMA 3000 HD and Optimus
- Optical Drive: DVD
- Audio: 2.1 with WavesMAXX with Klipsch Audio
- Networking: 802.11b / g WiFi, Gigabit Ethernet
- Interfaces: 9in1 card reader, HDMI 1.4, Mini DisplayPort, VGA, audio jack, 2 USB 3.0 + USB 2.0 1 PowerShare
- Operating system: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
- Battery: 8 cells, 63Whr (6 hours)
- Dimensions: 337 x 258.34 x 37.8 mm
- Weight: 2.92 Kg (with battery)
- Other: 2.0 megapixel webcam with microphone, backlit keyboard chiclet, multi-touch touchpad
The design of the Alienware M14x is identical to that of the brothers Alienware M11x , M15x and M17x , in black by default. This model also has AlienFX technology, which lets you customize the color of the backlight of the keyboard and touchpad of the frame. Several options are available: red (free) to the Intel Core i7-2820QM at 2.3GHz, 6GB or 8GB of DDR3 1600MHz, SATA HDD 750GB 7200rpm or 256GB SSD, 14.1-inch screen WXGA + TrueLife backlit LED with a resolution of 1600 x 900 pixels, Bluetooth 3.0 + HS, operating system, Windows 7 Professional or Ultimate 64-bit.
Marketed from 1199 € to Italy Dell, Alienware M14x laptop is currently the most powerful 14-inch market. The little notebook “alien” fails to address the latest headlines without any problem on the market through the integration of the video card Nvidia GeForce GT 555m. Optimus technology also manages the performance of the switch system between the controller and integrated Intel GMA HD 3000 dedicated GPU, saving energy when needed.
Alienware M14x has one of the fastest hard drives on the market with 500GB of storage (or 750GB depending on options), but you can opt for an SSD drive that offers greater responsiveness to the system is in the sessions is driven gaming applications daily. This notebook has a good record in both the business office is in multitasking thanks to the storage capacity (4GB) and Sandy Bridge Intel, Core i7-2630QM (or Core i7-2820QM).
Dell does not forget the audio, two signed Klipsch speakers and a subwoofer, providing a higher sound quality than the average for a complete satisfaction in games and movies. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio suitable for video playback, a brilliant, though prone to the effect reflection under bright lighting. If the base resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels does not satisfy, Dell makes available a panel with resolution 1600 x 900 pixels, for a difference of € 50.
It also appreciates by connectivity, thanks to the presence of an 802.11n WiFi module, VGA, mini DisplayPort, and HDMI 1.4 (compatible 3D), not to mention three USB 3.0 ports, 1 USB 2.0 port. It weighs about 3 pounds, Alienware laptop is a handsome compact and functional.