As promised, Dell has updated their Alienware M11x gaming ultraportable with some new Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processor options. The 11.6-inch notebook can still be specified with the same Pentium dual-core as before, but now buyers can also pick either a 1.06GHz Core i5-520UM or 1.06GHz Core i7-640UM. Meanwhile there's also NVIDIA Optimus graphics thanks to the GeForce GT 335M GPU.
We weren't exactly disappointed by the Alienware M11x gaming ultraportable's performance when we reviewed it a few months back, but nor would we turn our noses up at a speed boost should Dell be so kind. As the rumors suggested, Dell are apparently planning to slot Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs into the 11.6-inch notebook, and according to Pearce Clune, Head of Consumer Operations for Middle East, Africa and Turkey, we can expect it next month.
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We got our hands on the cool and smallish Alienware M11x late last month and had some fun playing with the machine in our review of the little rig. If you were intrigued by the smallest Alienware machine around and are thinking about ordering one up for yourself, you might want to put that off until the summer.
It's usually pretty straightforward: an 11.6-inch notebook will deliver battery life but lack grunt, while a larger machine is more likely to pack performance at the expense of liberty from a power point. The Alienware M11x promises to change all that; while it may have the diminutive dimensions of a CULV notebook, its overclocked processor and switchable discrete graphics claim to make it a gamer's machine where longevity is a choice. Is the M11x really the best of both worlds? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
It's turning into a day of unboxings here at SlashGear; after the HTC Legend earlier on, now it's the turn of Dell's Alienware M11x to strut its stuff in front of the camera. An 11.6-inch ultraportable, the M11x distinguishes itself by virtue of Dell's ambitious gaming claims, and to deliver on those they've packed it full of performance hardware. Check out our first impressions and unboxing video after the cut.
It comes as little surprise, given the details leaked earlier this week, but Dell have officially announced pricing and specifications for the Alienware M11x 11-inch notebook. As expected, the M11x will start from $799 and be available with processors up to Intel's 1.3GHz Core 2 Duo SU7300, up to 8GB of DDR3 memory and up to 8hrs of battery life.
The Alienware M11x netbook we covered a few days ago priced at $799 has had its specs detailed and shipping date announced all in the same day, today. The netbook comes with two CPU flavors, as well as several other options. It's shipping March 1st, for all those anxious to snag up an unit.
An 11.6-inch display, dedicated Nvidia GT335M graphics with switchable option , Core 2 Duo processor, and 6 ½ hours of battery juice. I’m describing a netbook, Alienware’s new M11x netbook, and that’s all for just $799. That’s the most affordable I’ve ever seen for an Alienware product, well excluding those gaming t-shirts.
The Alienware M11x ultraportable wasn't the only gaming hardware Dell took on stage with them at CES 2010 this morning; the company had two more, larger Alienware notebooks that use Intel's latest Core i7 mobile processors, the Alienware M17x and M15x, together with a new 3D-capable monitor, the 23-inch Alienware OptX AW2310.