|Screen Size||14 inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||720 pixels|
|Processor||2.5 GHz Core i5-3210M|
|RAM||6 GB DDR3|
|Hard Drive||500 GB mechanical_hard_drive|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
|Number of USB 3.0 Ports||2|
Alienware AM14XR2-6667BK 14-Inch Laptop (Black) [Discontinued By Manufacturer]
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I removed the optical dvd-rw and put a hard drive caddy, and the caddy + hdd works fine. Below is the amazon link of the caddy I used:
Hard Drive Caddy Tray for Apple Unibody MacBook / MacBook Pro 13 15 17 SuperDrive (Replacement Only)
Now I have the performance of SSD and the capacity of HDD (128Gb Samsung 830 ssd + 500Gb 7200rpm Seagate hdd) :)
I upgraded my hdd to a Samsung 830 128gb SSD, and the WEI rating for the hard drive jumped from 5.9 to 7.9! This alien is now screaming with performance! Windows bootup and shutdown are very quick now. Right after logging in from cold start, I can open internet explorer and start browsing, with hdd, you have to wait for a few seconds and wait for windows to load up after logging in.
Gaming Graphics: 7.1
Primary hard disk: 7.9
My next project is to remove the optical bay and put an hdd caddy together with the original hdd to get more storage space.
I got my M14x directly from Dell (for those who doesn't know, Alienware was acquired by Dell around 2006) so I can make more customization to my system. I also suggest ordering directly from Dell especially if you want to upgrade the processor to i7 instead of i5, and the screen to 900p instead of 720p.Read more ›
Although it's pretty fast on its own the SATA HD by itself could use a bump. For some reason I didn't have the option of adding the mSATA SSD when I bought mine a few weeks ago. I don't know why but I didn't. I would HIGHLY recommend it as the boot drive and the 7200rpm as your storage drive. Unless you want to spend the cash and go full SSD. I'm still deciding what I want to do now but I'll be using one of the two SSD options soon enough. The mSATA is cheaper than buying your own and installing it but if you do go that route, it's REAL easy to crack the case and add it later. As is a full SSD drive. And Dell/Alienware is REAL cool about it. They have walk-through on how to do it and they specifically let you that opening it doesn't void any part of the warranty.
There are two things I don't like about it. The lack of DVI connection is the first. I have to assume the VGA adapter is due to space contraints in the chassis but who uses VGA anymore? Also, I don't like the location of the power plug. It comes straight out the back. On Dell's Latitude systems they have it to one side of the back which makes it easier to get to and less likley to get bent if you're using this on your lap. Also, they went with the LED light power plug which in the past has been an issue with other lines of Dell laptop. It's had the tendance to be a stress point.
All in all this thing is great and I'd recommend it anyone looking for a small laptop with high compute and graphics capabilities!
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It's impressive how the Alienware guys could put all this high end hardware in a 14 inch laptop. This M14x can run almost everything in terms of games, like Battlefield 3, CS:GO,... Read morePublished on September 22, 2013 by claudia batistel
So this is a very nice laptop...fast, powerful and the construction seems to be solid so far. I like the lights, the screen is nice and it plays MS flight sim and starcraft vrey... Read morePublished on November 30, 2012 by nate
i had issues when i first got it, motherboard went out but Dell hurried and sent a new one and a repair man for free. skyrim is awesome on it must buyPublished on November 10, 2012 by Travis
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