|Screen Size||11.6 inches|
|Screen Resolution||1366 x 768|
|Max Screen Resolution||1336 x 768 pixels|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo|
|RAM||4 GB DDR3|
|Memory Speed||1066 MHz|
|Hard Drive||320 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1024 MB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||3|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||3|
Alienware AM11X-2894CSB 11.6-Inch Laptop (Cosmic Black) [Discontinued By Manufacturer]
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First off, the screen is glossy and only of average brightness but the viewing angles and the ability to turn the contrast all the way up and still see a good picture a plus. Second, there is no bluetooth but there are so many tiny dongles these days it isn't a huge issue for your mouse or headphones - just use of one the three usb ports. Third, the reason to buy this is for gaming and I am happy to say I was able to load all my games on the spacious 320gb hard drive with room to spare and they are all playable anywhere from medium to ultra settings. I play almost exclusively real-time strategy titles such as StarCraft II and the Command and Conquer titles. They all run really good.
The build quality is phenomenal on this thing. It is fun to just look at and admire. Being able to change the lighting in five zones and in various ways makes night computing perfect. The small keyboard is a little tougher to type on than a chic-lit style on a netbook but the razor sharp backlighting makes it work out fine after a little practice. Touch typing works great. The wrist area does not show fingerprints, the mouse has a great texture and really soft press buttons but I use an external mouse.
My first unit did not work the second day. It went black screen on me and Amazon shipped me a replacement the very next day that has been perfect.Read more ›
Now after owning for about 15 months, during which its never been dropped or compromised, I've had 4 critical issues. The hinge broke twice (replaced twice, each time requiring 5 hours of my time), the mother board fried once, and more recently the battery is again having a connection problem that causes the laptop to shut off on its own when on battery power. Called and was told to replace the battery (at my expense, even though I had a four warranty a faulty battery is considered a peripheral and it not covered). Not exaggerating, I'm put in 30 hours on the phone or troubleshooting b/c of Dell's poor workmanship/engineering. I'm just going to sell this junk on ebay and get another computer. please pass on the "new" Dell owned alienware. It's cheaper, looks pretty, has great specs, but it's junk.
I'd had this for about 8 months. The honeymoon is over for this computer and Alienware in general:
1) The hinge is broken due to an engineering problem (google "m11x hinge"). I've been waiting for them to fix it/address it for weeks to months now. I've spent many unnecessary hours waiting to talk to CS or getting no useful help from Customer Service. I was hung up on twice by the their service team.
2) the computer shuts off on its own (even after turning off the accelerator). I spent hours trying to fix it with their service team. the technician they sent said he was confused and could not help me and to 'call back' to open another service issue.
3) even when purchasing the thing, it was close to a 3 hour process over the phone.
4) the computer feels 'junky'. The parts (side panels), hinge, stoppers, etc are made of a cheaper plastics, glues, and have already noticeably begun to fall apart.Read more ›
I would give this laptop 5 stars if I write this review in the begining of 2010 because it comes with Intel C2D SU7300 (Performance closer to Intel C2D T5670) and Nvidia GT335m (Performance closer to ATI5730) provding good enough computing power plus graphic engine to play all current PC games at least mid graphic setting.
Why do I only give 3 stars for it after half year?
Because Alienware m11x has the 2nd generation and current amazon price is higher.
The 2nd generation comes with i5 or i7 processors instead of original C2D SU7300, and Dell normally proivde discount coupon to the customer.
I purchased my i5-520um, Nvidia GT335, 4GB Ram, 160GB HDD, and Bluetooth m11x per "$920 + tax" after 100 off coupon from Dell.
Let's compare with another similar model Lenovo U160, which is also 11.6"/12.1" laptop with i5/i7, but its selling price is $1000+ without any GPU. As you already knew, Alienware gives you i5/i7 with GPU (Nvidia GT335m) and better cost.
Beside powerful specs, m11x is easier 11.6" laptop for you to upgrade memory, hard drive, and wifi card. It's the reason I choose 2.5" 160GB hard drive. You can easy get a 2.5" 500GB hard drive in between $50 to $60 to replace the 160GB one without paying Dell like $100. You can check youtube, and find out how easy that you can change those components inside Alienware m11x and how hard for you to change componetns within other 12.1" laptop/netbook hard drive such as ASUS EEE PC 12" series. Alienware did a great job providing user easier way to upgrade the system.
Well, we know that price is higher than EEE PC and other 12.1"/11.Read more ›
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Epic pile of junk. Slower than my old computer, and can barely run the simplest programs, even if you can get past the multiple crashes, and refreshes (after the hours up updates... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Ken
I bought this laptop back in 2010 in College for it's full retail price of around 850$. First off let me tell you that Dell has the worst customer service I have ever experienced. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Very disappointed. When computer was opened the battery or computer was defective. The computer said plugged in but not charging. Read morePublished 8 months ago by T. Townsley
Very pleased with the product, but more pleased with the customer service that was received!Published 10 months ago by lena francisco
This machine was pretty great five years ago for 600 bucks. Today, you can do much better. The reason I'm giving this a 3-star rating is that Alienware/Dell discontinued the M11... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Coriolis
This laptop is alright for casual gaming on simple games; it is not for "hardcore gaming." I've had this laptop, (currently writing this review on my alienware M11x), for... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Nathan Headdy
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