|Bundle Includes:M14x AM14x-6667SBK 14.0 Notebook PCAlienware Orion M14x Ballistic Nylon 14.1 Black Laptop Backpack (ScanFast) Devastating detailAnnihilate in stunning detail with amazing graphics on a brilliant 14 WLED HD display Primed and readyTooled to obliterate with a 2nd generation Intel Core i5 processor Show your staminaOutlast enemies with superior battery life thanks to intelligent NVIDIA Optimus technology Portable powerOutmaneuver opponents from anywhere with a lightweight laptop that?s made to move Specifications: Processor- Intel Core i5-2430M (Dual-Core, 2.4GHz, 3MB Cache) Operating System- Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) Chipset- Intel HM67 Chipset Memory- 8GB, DDR3, 1333MHz, 2 DIMM (Max Memory - 2 DIMM, up to 8GB) Video Graphics- Dual graphics with Intel HD Graphics 3000 and 1.5GB DDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M using NVIDIA Optimus Technology Hard Drive- 750GB 7200RPM SATA HDD 3Gb/s (built-in Free-Fall protection technology) Multimedia Drive- 8x SuperMulti DVD?R/RW Slot-load Optical Drive Media Card Reader - 9-in-1 Media Card Reader Bluetooth- Bluetooth 3.0 Display- 14? WLED HD (720p) Display (1366X768) Network- Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet NIC Wireless Connectivity- Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 Audio- Internal High-Definition 5.1 Performance Audio with Waves MAXXAudio 3 / 2.1 Speaker Configuration with Audio Powered by Klipsch Keyboard- 4-Zone, multi-color RGB, 82 key keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls Pointing Device- Integrated Touchpad Webcam- 2.0MP HD Video and Picture Camera with dual digital microphones Power Supply- High Capacity 8-cell Lithium Ion Battery (63-WHr) I/O Ports- 1 RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet- 2 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports- 1 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Port with PowerShare Technology- 1 Mini-Display Port- 1 HDMI v1.4 Audio and Video Output- 1 VGA Port- 1 9-in-1 Media Card Reader- 2 Audio Out 1/8 Ports- 1 Audio In / Microphone 1/8? Port (retaskable for 5.1 audio)- 1 Security Lock Port Dimensions (...|
M 14 X3/6/2012
There's no denying that Alienware's 14.1in laptop is a beautiful piece of tech. It looks great, with its sleek 'stealth-bomber' lines, red or black matte finish and individually controllable light zones. It feels just as good, with solid build, soft-touch plastics and a superb keyboard and touchpad. There's also plenty of connectivity, decent battery life and all the specifications you could wish for. However, it's let down by arguably its key component; its graphics card. It's plenty fast enough to play all games but just not when looking their best, and for a gaming oriented machine that's crucial. Combined with its noisiness under load and premium price this prevents the M14x from receiving our coveted recommendation despite its many strengths. Introduction, Design and Lighting Who said gaming laptops couldn't come in small(er) packages? Since taking over the Alienware brand, Dell has given us beauties like the M11x, which managed to stuff enough power to play most games (albeit with some compromises) in an 11.6in chassis. Today we're looking at a somewhat larger machine, the Alienware M14x. Being a bigger machine it can really pack in the goodies, so here are the highlights. Our review sample has the HD version of its 14.1in screen, giving it a very nice resolution of 1,600 x 900 pixels (higher than the usual 1,366 x 768 that's common even on far larger screens). There's a fully backlit keyboard and more connections than you can shake a stick at on the outside, while beneath the hood we have a quad-core Core i7 processor, 256GB SSD, 8GB of RAM and GeForce GT 550M graphics.