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Dell Alienware M11x: A Gaming Netbook?

People have been asking for a netbook or an ultraportable that can play hard core or 3D games. If a small form factor and graphics power is what you want, check out the 11.6″ Alienware M11x from Dell.

Okay, it’s not really a netbook but it’s one of the most gaming-capable notebooks we’ve seen under the 12″ category.

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Inside is a Core 2 Duo processors and a 1GB nVidia 335M graphics card. Plus, it comes with an HDMI, DisplayPort, Firewire, an a 3G SIM slot. The 8-cell Lithium-Polymer battery lasts about 6 hours of casual use but can easily be drained in just 2 hours on full gaming mode.

The price? Just shy of $1,000.

If you want to own this rig for free, Alienware’s microsite is giving one unit every week.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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45 Responses

  1. Pusang Kulog says:

    I would sell my MSI EX460 for this one… This thing is the bully of netbooks! He he he…

  2. Pusang Kulog says:

    Sad to say that the Alienware contest for this unit is only good for thjose residing in mainland United States…

  3. val says:

    I think this is the most affordable Alienware laptop yet. With the price just below $1000 or around $799 according to CNET, this would be one of the gamers’ must-have gadgets for 2010.

  4. Karlo says:

    Is Alienware available in the Philippines?

  5. Marco says:

    Is alienware available in the Philippines? where?

  6. cholo says:

    seems that there are alot of complaints with alienware. heard its better to with a dell laptop and set it up for gaming instead.

  7. cholo says:

    seems that there are alot of complaints with alienware. heard its better to go with a dell laptop and set it up for gaming instead.

  8. superdan says:

    this would be the grandaddy of all netbooks. but for the price, i would say that you could get a high end laptop. sir abe, do we have alienware distributors here in the philippines? im looking to buy a laptop this month e. any suggestions?

  9. yuga says:

    Alienware is now owned by Dell so check with Dell Philippines. They have a concept store in the malls.

  10. kaycee says:

    villman is selling alienware laptops on an order basis only. as of the moment, they have the big brothers of m11x, m15x and m17x.

  11. LunaTech says:

    I hope villman will sell this netbook here in the philippines, dami sigurong oorder… Ipon mode on na!

    -Sent via YugaTech Mobile App

  12. Calvin says:

    hindi pa nila ginawang core i5 at least. :P

  13. Pedro says:

    sir… if it is almost $1000.oo times the current exchange rate of dollar to peso, then thats quite expensive for a “netbook”. :p

  14. daddy joey says:

    it’s not a netbook. :)

    1k USD is around 48k, pagdating dito nyan almost 60k na siguro yan.

  15. Pusang Kulog says:

    It’s gaming power compensates for its price. And as Abe puts it, this is not really a netbook but one of the most gaming-capable notebooks we’ve seen under the 12″ category.

    To me its on the toplist of that category. What is Ion compared to this?

  16. Pusang Kulog says:

    In fact, i think this unit’s target market are those people who would love to get an Ion powered netbook…

  17. IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    AFAIK Nvidia ION = GeForce 9400M

    Really hope these gaming laptops has a good cooling system.

  18. karissa says:

    “Really hope these gaming laptops has a good cooling system.” quote on that.

    gaming rigs really heat up without proper coolers.
    and in a form of notebooks? eeerr I don’t think a cooler pad would be enough for this one hehehe

  19. Jam. says:

    What’s the resolution of the screen?.

  20. Jhay says:

    I don’t know, games are meant to be enjoyed on wide screens and 2 hours of battery life in gaming mode? You’d need a lot spare batteries when on the go. :P

  21. VPC-CW13FX/R says:

    I’m most likely either getting this, or the Asus UL30Vt when they release the silver version with the bigger battery. The Asus is less about gaming, but still has a G210 discrete GPU.

  22. sylv3rblade says:

    I doubt we’ll be able to enjoy gaming on this unit. I just can’t see myself playing Dragon Age:Origins on 1920 x 1080 with that small screen.. makes the text nigh impossible to read :D

    Sure we can always hook it up to a monitor but it’s no longer portable :D

  23. Vanilla21 says:

    but a notebook this size with a 1Gb Nvidia 335M, that’s this is freakin’ crazy, i’ll sell my y450 for this thing hehe

  24. Vanilla21 says:

    and with the sub 1k$ price point at max specs that’s even crazier the fact that it’s alienware :)

  25. MoNcHeE says:

    I’d also sell my laptop + cellphone for this. This netbook is CRAZY

  26. Pusang Kulog says:

    The thing with this unit is that you can use it as a gaming device when your at home. You can always use it’s HDMI or extra VGA connector (if it has one) to connect to a monster monitor and do your thing. You can even do this the USB way with a USB to HDMI adapter to make the connection less than tiresome.

    When mobile, it will behave perfectly like your average netbook with the 6 hours battery life.

    As for me, this thing is the perfect LAN Party companion!

    Pasensiya na po. Isang hamak at trying hard gamer lamang ang inyong lingkod kaya in love na in love ako sa unit na ito. He he he…

  27. elizabeth says:

    Alienware is the HOTTEST brand of gaming computers/laptops.

    I chatted with Customer Service representatives on their site. All too willing to accept orders, they referred me to an Australian-based distributor. This should make shipments to the Philippines arrive quicker. But there are also several Dell outlets in the country, as well as other sellers like Villman. =) =) =)

    Sir Yuga, mas malaki po ba yung babayaran kung dito ka bibili kaysa kung mag.order ka directly from them?

    I don’t really know how businesses operate. But I noticed that prices of Apple products in iStores here in the Philippines are usually a little higher than those seen in Apple’s official website.

    Thank you.

  28. sylv3rblade says:

    @Pusang Kulog
    ok naman ung unit kaso you got to remember it’s $999 + tax :D

  29. Pusang Kulog says:

    @sylv3rblade – Yeah, you’re right about the price. That’s why I’m hoping against hope that it would turn out to be readily available here in the Philippines because Dell has a presence here already. Buying tech products that are readily available here rather than importing them greatly minimizes the Customs related hassles…

  30. Jam. says:

    My dream netbook period

  31. Vanilla21 says:

    hope they can put a better cpu than the rumored SU7300 like an optional i3 or something

  32. Metz says:

    wahh i joined the contest but after reading the rules, only residents of the US can participate huhuhu :) Wickedly cool notebook though :)

  33. AdRian says:

    the screen is small for gaming

  34. marckthespark says:

    Mga kuya may lalabas ba na i3 or i5 man lang nito in the future?? Please reply po

  35. idrees says:

    please help me, i have a m15x alienware lapton, i want to watch movies from this laptop by HD quality how can i connect because iam not find any ware in KSA Display port to HDMI converter cable. so pls any one knows please help me


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  37. i wish we have it here… we send our export to america.. our boxers and musicians.. why can they not send there exports here…. there hightech gagdgets

  38. vanilla21 says:

    @benedict – it’s here, but the price is absurd..

  39. jose jerson says:

    I am planning to buy this laptop. I am college student here in the Philippines. Malaki ang allowance ko, every month my 4000k ako, yung bibilin kong alienware m11x na laptop ay yung may I7 na processor, sweet. Kaso nga lang eh pangarap lang ito kasi bibili ako sa US hindi sa pinas at hindi kung saan pa man, kasi magandang specs yung gusto ko, me kasama pang Orochi mouse for 69usd. all in all 1220 magagastos ko, mga 53k.

    Problema ko nga lang me nababasa ako pagdating daw nyan dito 70k na? WHAT?>???! NBakita ko sa villman 77k 6k a month nakakasuka ang specs! Ang MAHAL! FULL SPECS na pede naman iupgrade na kya nga gawin ng unggoy sa murang halaga!

    Kung bibili ako sa US 53k lang, astig pa at imported my pangalan ko pang nakatatak sa ilalalim. I7 na pati, lahat ng HDD and RAM binase ko na para mura kasi madali lang naman ipgrade yun. Tapos me Orochi mouse pa ako for 1220usd. Kesa dito ka bibili hindi na custom built ang mahal pa!

    Need help naman, about sa SHIPPING from US to Philippines. Me dadag ba sa presyo? Bagohan lang ako dito, anu yung CUSTOMS? Bakit nagmamahal? Bakit me tax?

    Posible bang makabili ako galing ng US? Kasi mura eh. Pede ba yun? Sabi kasi sa site hindi daw pede dapat daw contact etc dito sa Dell Philippines whatsoever.

    Nakita ko din na me every month pede ka nila pagbayarin for a month, at kung pede ako ang babayaran ko every month 1.5k! Kayang kaya ko. Guxto ko nun kaso magaaply pa? Pa explain naman kung pano yun etc marami kasi nosebleed dun sa dell eh. Please wag nu na akong ilink pa sa mga address, for 5 months ko na pinagaaralan itong pagpurchase ng Alienware M11x R2(The one with i7) pero I stumbled dito sa pricing sa pinas at yung possibility magkaron ako nito dito sa pilipinas,,,

    Thanks mga kuya and ate, email nu lang ako sa [email protected] for your answers. I am very interested sana maguide nyu ako dito. Kailangan ko nito sobra sa programming and animation at siyempre sa gaming kahit nasa skul. sawang sawa na ako sa mabagal na pc.


  40. jose jerson says:

    eto yung specs from Dell US base price(949usd)

    Intel COre i7(R2 version)
    320Gb HDD(base)
    4gb RAM(base)
    Nvidia GT 335M DDR3 1gb VRAM

    and more standard parts
    including customize design and softwares

    Orochi Mouse Wireless/Bluetooth gaming mouse

    Alienware M11x R2

    for 1220usd.

  41. ehricka17 says:

    i already own one! i7,4gb ram,320gb hd…ganda portable na portable tlaga!yun nga lang kung gusto mo talaga ng malaking screen di ka ganu matutuwa…pero for me ayus na ayus tong laptop na to!i got it in the us for $1k+ including tax, what i liked the best is their personalized laser engraved plate that yields my name! :)

  42. Ryan Caburnay says:

    May incoming tayo na m11x r1

    Core2duo 1.3ghz
    2Gb ddr3 ram
    160Gb Hard disk
    1Gb Nvidia GT 335 with optimus technology

    100% Bnew
    45k each po non negotiable
    covered ng international warranty so no worries
    email me if interested
    [email protected]

  43. gwapo says:

    san po makakabili nito dito sa pinas?

    • Jai says:

      Sir meron ako dalawang unit ng Alienware m11x R1 bnew, kindly text me nalang. 09335729458 09276222574

      uick specs :
      Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 1.30GHz (overclockable to 1.7ghz), 800MHz, 3MB Cache
      4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz (2 DIMMs)
      160GB (7200 RPM) Hard Drive
      Display: 11.6 High-Definition Widescreen 720p (1366 x 768) LED
      Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit) with COA sticker
      Digital Media: 3-in-1 Media Card Reader
      Networking: 10/100 Ethernet
      Wireless Connectivity: Dell Wireless 1520 802.11n Half Mini-Card
      Sound: Internal High-Definition Surround Sound Audio 5.1(SRS supported)
      Keyboard: Backlit
      Webcam: Integrated 1.3MP with AlienSense Facial Recognition Software
      Power: 8-Cell 64Wh Prismatic Battery(6-7hrs.)
      I/O Ports: USB 2.0 (3); RJ45 Ethernet; IEEE 1394a; Display Port, HDMI; Audio-out Connectors; Audio-in/Microphone Jack
      Dual Graphics :
      1GB GDDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M Graphics
      Intel HD4500 Graphics
      AlienFX Controller(20 customizable led system backlight)
      AlienRespawn System Backup/Recovery Software


      One unit remaining
      Complete packaging
      Warranty card
      Orig. Charger
      Alienware Soft cloth Sleeve
      Comes with 1yr international warranty

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