Alienware M14X Gaming Laptop Review

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There’s something about the allure of a gaming notebook. Even mainstream users, not necessarily hellbent on frame rates and decked-out designs, can relate to a powerful notebook with striking good looks. It’s no wonder that products like Asus’ G73 series of notebooks and Alienware’s M series, have been some of the most viewed pages of our mobile computing section here at HotHardware.com. Similarly, Dell’s recent announcement that they were expanding the Alienware M series line, to flesh out 14-inch and 18-inch versions, was met with a fair bit of buzz as well.  The 14″ model especially caught our eye, striking a nice size and weight compromise between the soon to arrive 18″ behemoth and the rather svelte M11x we looked at not long ago.


So, of course we reached out to Dell for a review unit and Dell was good enough to respond in short order with their new middleweight contender.

The Dell Aienware M14x is a 14-inch notebook designed in typical Alienware fashion, with rugged, impeccable build quality, adorned in custom lighting with a striking design that’s driven by the latest CPU and GPU technologies from Intel and NVIDIA.  Here’s the spec sheet rundown for our eval unit…

Check it out at Hot Hardware