Alienware M14x gets 4 stars from CNET

The super popular Alienware M14x was given a four star rating from Technology Editor Dan Ackerman, from CNET. This hot laptop has been reviewed by editors across the globe and all have reported back with favorable reviews.

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Here is a brief recap of the review from CNET regarding the M14x. To read the full review, click on the link at the end of this page.

By Dan Ackerman,
CNET Technology Editor

The Alienware M14x, Dell’s latest Alienware laptop, manages to pack amazing performance into a smaller-than-expected body with plenty of configuration options.

Typically, the difference between a 14-inch laptop and a 15-inch one is very slight, although we generally prefer the smaller of these two options for the sake of portability. When it comes to chunky gaming laptops, however, the difference can be more pronounced. While we wouldn’t consider taking Alienware’s 15-inch M15x laptop on the road, the new 14-inch version, unsurprisingly named the M14x, looks and feels a good deal smaller–even if it’s still a beast compared with other 14-inch laptops.

For truly portable gaming, you’d want to stick with the popular 11-inch M11x, pretty much the only gaming ultraportable you’ll find. But this new in-between size is enticing for those who want to take their games on a family vacation or business trip and still enjoy a reasonable screen size and generous 1,600×900-pixel screen resolution.

All this doesn’t come cheap, and our review unit of the M14x costs $2,198, which includes a high-end Intel Core i7 2820QM CPU, an Nvidia GeForce GT555M GPU, 8GB of RAM, and a 750GB hard drive. Fortunately, more realistic configurations start at $1,199.

It’s been a few years since Dell gave its Alienware lineup a makeover, and it’s starting to show. Like the recent M11x, the new M14x has the same angular, almost automotive design as the 15- and 17-inch models of a few years ago. When we first saw it we thought it was a good step toward a more upscale feel, but since then we’ve seen a lot of sharp laptop designs that go even further toward a modern, minimalist look.
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