The Alienware M11X is shot at mobile laptop gaming. An observation about Alienware is the quality of its mid-sized computers is not as competitive as their larger and smaller products. There are things that are not great about the M11x like its LCD 768p screen complemented by a low performing 300 series GeForce graphic card. What stands out is the M11x’s attention to the main feature gamers searching for in a smaller gaming laptop, versatility.
Not to get too smitten with this gaming laptop, there still is a serous problem with Dell’s lack of attention to the tail end of their operations. What Dell does is offer plenty of this or that options when funneling their customer’s through their online purchasing process. Their programmed personalization creates a false atmosphere of choice, leading the consumer to ultimately a purchase. The excitement of getting a new ‘customized’ computer will be broken if something turns out to not be quite right. In Dell’s haughty mindset, the product is already consumed. Unfortunately for the customer any after-sale-support is comparable to a root channel or an IRS audit.
Not to get too bogged down by the pessimistic aspect of the Dell’s lack of attention to detail, what the M11x possesses is the ability to move. It weights around a little puppy’s weight of less than 4.5 pounds. Also the NVIDIA Optimus technology discovers the best possible use of battery power cuts down on wasted energy. It helps extend the M11x’s battery life to more than seven hours. If everything in the M11x arrives perfectly set up and to specification then by all means go camping with it but don’t let it slip out of your hands.
The M11x was made for being delicately hauling around. If the type of gamer who frequently is at friends’ pads then having this laptop is ideal. The set up is simple, saving valuable time dedicated to ripping your friends a new one. It’s also showy, intimidating your friends, knocking them off their game. The trade-off is that moving around with any piece of technology increases your chance of dropping it. Once dropped then the battle lines are draw between fixing the problem and Dell’s apathetic tech support.