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Good: blisteringly fast, relatively portable, looks the shit
Bad: not much really, but the price is almost as epic as the actual product.
Comment: brilliant, especially plugged in to an alienware 23" monitor
Good: Well For Starters the PRICE, Performance, Styling, Brand, Customisation, Security Application, Expandability.
Bad: Delivery Time :-(
Comment: I have just bought the M11X R3 and I can't complain about anything, I am truely happy with spending Â£450 of my hard earned money, all I can complain about is that it didn't get here sooner unfortunatly but perfection takes time. And by goodness they have got it spot on this time :-).
Bad: case, hardware, mothboard, crap advice, technical support
Comment: Area 51x,
What a piece of expensive junk. 2000 sterling is what I paid for, for what I thought was a state of the art machine two years ago, It died after two years. The advise given by technical support, ' you can always sell it for spares' thanks boffin, Within three weeks of ownership it was back in the depot for an overhaul, the graphics card was wrong. Then the Bios was wrong, It came with crap ViSTA, I put up with that mess. Then the top lid hinges just came away from the case. Alienware repared that as it was a latent defect. Now the motherboard has just packed up. Im stuffed, I will buy a VAIO and break open the Alienware to get the hard drive out. My opinion, if you have the money to spend on an alienware laptop you have more money than sense. If you like forking out two grand every two years for an illuminated gaming banjo to kill dragons in your bed room , go ahead, its most likely your parents money, but if its your hard earned, dont bother. If you do, you have been warned.
Comment: This laptop is killer if upgraded specs to max!!!
I recommend to anyone The Alienware M11X
Good: A compact beast, switchable graphics
Bad: Keyboard is a little bit small, no multitouch mouse pad
Comment: I got this unit as a display model, so there is no user´s manual, no software disc coming with it, but still I could managed to set everything up relatively easily.
Switchable graphic cards is a new thing to me, but I really like this feature as it saves a lot of battery life while you are not gaming. I opted for the SU7300 CPU because of the price. i7 and i5 are avalible these days, however, the price is a little bit too steep for me.
All in all, I think this ultra compact notebook is second to none in the market at the moment. No regret in getting this at all.
Things I want to see but missing in the M11x :
1. Slightly larger screen, 12.1" screen instead of 11.6"
2. No optical SPDIF output
3. USB ports at the back instead of 3x USB on the right side, getting into the way of using an external mouse for right handed people like myself
4. multitouch mousepad
Bad: Noise, heat,
Good: Stunning performance for the size
Comment: Alienware/Dell have realised that the gaming netbook scene isn't particularly crammed, and as a result have massively escalated the price in the UK market. The base spec in the US costs roughly £500, in the UK the same spec costs £750. Now, while having a netbook might be crucial to some gamers, it's not a particularly tall task to set up a mid-range gaming desktop with that money which would eat the M11x for breakfast, and still have money left over to buy an even more portable and less embarassing netbook from competitors.
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