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  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor 1.3GHz
  • 4GB DDR3 RAM
  • 320GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • 11.6-Inch Screen, NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
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Product Description

Product Description

With the Alienware M11x gaming laptop, you can play anything, anywhere. While weighing in at less than 4.51 pounds, the M11x packs enough power to handle the latest games. It truly redefines the gaming capabilities of sub-15" laptops.

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Take control of your gaming with the ultra-portable Alienware M11X multimedia laptop (model AM11x-826CSB), which weighs less than 4.5 pounds and features a stunning, high-definition 11.6-inch display--providing a sharper picture and richer colors so images pop off the screen whether playing immersive 3D games, watching HD movies, or editing your photo collection. Game virtually anywhere and enjoy extended battery life--up to 8 hours, 39 minutes with the included 8-cell battery.

Alienware AM11x-826CSB
At just 4.4 pounds, the Alienware M11X laptop allows you to get your game on wherever you roam (see larger image).

It's powered by an ultra-low voltage Intel Core 2 Duo processor, which offers a good balance of multitasking capabilities and energy efficiency. With NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M graphics, the Alienware M11x is designed to deliver a mind-blowing HD view of games. Alienware's BinaryGFX technology also allows users to switch between discrete and integrated graphics at will. Other features include a 320 GB hard drive (7200 RPM), 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, 1.3-megapixel webcam, and both HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs.

Note that this laptop does not include an optical drive, but you can use optional external DVD/CD drives that connect via USB.

Specifications

  • 11.6-inch high-definition widescreen display with 1366 x 768-pixel resolution and 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • Energy efficient, dual core 1.3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300 processor with ultra-low voltage (with a power consumption rating of just 10 watts) for extended battery life.
  • 320 GB SATA hard drive (7200 RPM)
  • 4 GB of installed RAM (DDR3) with 1066 MHz speed

     

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    Be creative, work hard, play fast: that's the Alienware goal (see larger image).

     

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  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M with 1 GB of dedicated DDR3 video memory provides up to 10 times the performance of integrated graphics with amazing visuals and Windows 7 compatibility. Let your GPU do the work for video playback with NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology--helping extend battery life, reducing fan noise, and freeing the CPU for multitasking.
  • Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks.
  • Built-in stereo speakers
  • 1.3-megapixel webcam
  • Backlit keyboard with AlienFX
  • HDMI port for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
  • DisplayPort video output is the newest monitor interface supporting today's digital graphics and LCD technologies
  • Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. And you can watch shows for free when and where you want with Internet TV on Windows Media Center. Get the best entertainment experience with Windows 7 Home Premium.
  • Get more features with Windows Anytime Upgrade. It's the best way to add features to Windows 7, takes as few as ten minutes, requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process. (Learn more)
  • 8-cell battery for up to 8 hours, 39 minutes of battery power
  • Dimensions: 11.25 x 9.19 x 1.29 inches (WxDxH)
  • Weight: 4.4 pounds (with 8-cell battery)
  • Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 phone support

Connectivity & Expansion

  • 3 USB 2.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals--from digital cameras to MP3 players to external hard drives.
  • 1 FireWire (also known as IEEE 1394 or i.Link) port for connecting digital video camcorders and other peripherals
  • Video output: 1 HDMI and 1 DisplayPort
  • Fast Ethernet (10/100)
  • 1 headphone, 1 microphone

What's in the Box

This package contains the Alienware AM11x-826CSB notebook PC, AC adapter, 8-cell battery, and printed documentation.

Included Software

Steam and Portal gaming; McAfee SecurityCenter with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall (6-Month Subscription)

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
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Pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version), you'll be able to easily create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. Windows 7 is the easiest, fastest, and most engaging version of Windows yet. Better ways to find and manage files, like Jump Lists and improved taskbar previews, help you speed through everyday tasks. Windows 7 is designed for faster and more reliable performance, so your PC just works the way you want it to.

And with Windows Anytime Upgrade, you'll be able to add new features to your PC in as little as 10 minutes. Windows will walk you through the simple upgrade process, it requires no software or downloads, and you'll keep your existing programs, files, and settings

Why Alienware?

  • The Alienware Vision: We aim to build the brand, shape the future and be the best. We offer speed-of-light execution and outstanding customer service. We strive to set the benchmark for excellence and innovation.
  • Alienware shows pride by honoring six core values: innovation, quality, service, communication, people and performance.
  • The philosophy is "Build it as if it were your own." The result is worldwide brand recognition and respect.

Product Information

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Screen Size11.6 inches
Screen Resolution1366 x 768
Max Screen Resolution1336 x 768 pixels
Processor1.3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM4 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1066 MHz
Hard Drive320 GB SATA
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce GT 335M
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Graphics Card Ram Size1024 MB
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 3
Brand NameAlienware
SeriesAlienware AM11x
Item model numberAM11x-826CSB
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
Item Weight8.2 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H5.83 x 13.19 x 15.31 inches
Color Cosmic Blk
Processor BrandIntel
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Optical Drive TypeNone
Audio-out Ports (#)1
Battery Typelithium_ion
Power SourceAC
  
Additional Information
ASINB0044XU34C
Best Sellers Rank #15,280 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight9.4 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableSeptember 1, 2010
  
Warranty & Support
Amazon.com Return Policy: You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellableRead more condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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Customer Reviews

It's very fast and works well.
Danessa
When buying this laptop, be sure to check that the laptop was sent to Dell for supported repairs, or be sure that you will be able to do it yourself after purchase.
Eric Musarra
Most games run great on this with mid to high settings.
Flint GiJoe

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

39 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Flint GiJoe on December 5, 2010
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Im loving this laptop. I was looking for something small to surf the web, project stuff on powerpoint, and play games from time to time. I chicked out a lot of net books.

I was close to getting the Eeepc 1215 dual core atom with Ion graphics for 499. This laptop was $775. After a lot of research I decided to get the considerable extra power this laptop offers. Im glad I did! This laptop runs stuff great, boots quick, and handles Dragon Age origns, portal and civ 5 just fine (though civ struggles with high settings. Most games run great on this with mid to high settings.

I love plugging it into my TV via HDMI and using a wireless mouse/ keyboard. Bliss!

This is a well built little laptop. It feels really solid, and seems like it will be able to handle the little bumps and bruises it may get while on the road.

Downside? Hmm... I would have loved for it to be even lighter. It is 4.5 pounds. I also would have liked Nvidia optimus auto switching, but switching the graphics is just an FN+F6 away.

Dell offers more powerfull configurations (i3, i5, i7) for more money, and you can get the base model of this laptop for 599 a limited time. The current price on amazon is still a solid deal with the 320 gig drive, and 4 gigs of ram, no tax and free shipping.

Overall I am very, very satisfied with this laptop. If you want to be able to play games, and have an ultraportable sized laptop, this is hard to beat. And it has an awesome backlit keyboard!

**EDIT ** Jan 2012
Just a quick note to say that this laptop is still going strong after a year, and a lot of use. Still love it!
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24 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Amatuer author on January 1, 2011
Let's get one thing straight: I do not game. But this laptop is perfect for everyone. Everything that is red in the photo can be changed to any color you wish by going to the alienware command center icon that is preloaded on the computer. Currently on mine I have the keyboard set as white and everything else set as yellow. Its fast too, except for when you are first starting up the internet. Also, if you are thinking about buying this uou should really buy it on Alienware.Com where it's customizable.

P.S. Don't install the disk that comes with the laptop because I did that and it deleted all of the drivers. It took me several hours on Dell.Com and a wired internet connection (it deleted the wi-fi drivers) to get them back on my computer.

P.S.S. This computer doesn't have a tray for disks so you'll have to buy an external optical drive. I reccomend the Targus DVD-ROM External USB 2.0 Drive because its all around amazing.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By JacobEagle on December 11, 2010
I was not expecting this little laptop to run so smoothly especially running games like bioshock and mass effect 2 at the highest settings its completely amazing! and switching the gpu to save battery life is incredible. The only thing i do not like so far is the reflective screen and the speakers are not very good. but this computer runs games much better than i would DREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By HailCaesar on March 14, 2011
I bought my M11x directly from dell, when it first came out. I beefed up the specs getting the dual core, biggest HDD and more memory etc. The computer for its size was/is a powerful rig. It plays some of the most recent titles when adjusting the settings properly and it makes for great portable entertainment. Selling point obviously is its reduced size without compromising performance.

After just a couple of months I found out that this laptop suffers a terrible design defect.. the hinges break after some usage (even after a few months!). It is an issue that is very well documented, look it up online! It doesn't matter if you're the most careful person with your laptop (like I am) you WILL still experience the issue because the hinges are flawed!!!!

I paid top dollar for this computer (specially because I beefed up the specs), and I'm so disappointed at dell for selling defective hardware. Alienware is not what it used to be any more. I don't think I will be buying an Alienware any more or at least not one that has not been extensively reviewed and tested by someone else. I will stick to ASUS for some time, they seem to be getting a lot of things right lately (I'm a proud owner of a G53jx3de and it rocks!!!).
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By MIMO on December 1, 2010
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I am amazed to see how fast and beautiful this laptop is. I had 3 netbooks and 2 11 inch laptops and none of them satisfied me so i sold them and the last one i just return it back to lenovo.
Since i am almost 40 my eyes are starting to ask for glasses i thought the screen was going to be to small but i dont see the difference of my 2 other 13 inch laptops
The keyboard light works great when typing in the dark my wife likes to watch netflix in the living room and turn the lights off i had to hook up my usb light and look for the keys of my other laptops now i am set.
- the integrated video card can be changed with a press of a key and save battery with the shared video card built inn.
- the size is great once you get used to the screen in a few days you will be more than happy. it weights a little more than a ultra portable 13 inch and definitely more than a netbook but the built and sturdiness of this laptop is better than anything out there in the market only Mac's have this quality of built.
I use it for Internet, (chrome) and office documents they open in a blink of an eye .. i tried some of my old games like doom 3 and battlefield and they play at full quality.
- the battery will last you around 6 -7 hours without gaming and around 3 hours gaming.
- I carry my alienware on my alienware backpack to work and back on my bike and you don't notice the 5 or 6 pounds ..
all over if you have the extra $ and you want to save a few $$ since you are not buying the latest one with the newest processor this is a good choice.
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