We’ve discussed this before, but this is now official: the Alienware M11X gaming laptop is moving up to Core i7 and Core i5 processors from now on. The Core Duo version will shortly coexist, but this is the end of the road for the original configuration. In our Alienware M11X review, the 11″ laptop was doing well in graphics applications, but was behind for non-gaming tasks. This upgrade makes the M11X very competitive in any situation and it should make it even better at gaming. Despite the additional speed, Alienware doesn’t expect the battery life to be affected. The laptop also gets Optimus, NVIDIA’s technology that switches automatically between integrated graphics controller and high-performance graphics processor (GPU), it’s a must have on any dual-GPU system. This updates makes the M11X faster and more efficient in the same price and thermal envelope – it’s just great.
- Core i5, Core i7 CPU
- 1GB GeForce GT 335M with Nvidia Optimus
- 11.6-inch WideHD LED color display 1366×768 (720p)
- Up to 8GB DDR3 800Mhz memory
- Up to 500GB, 7,200RPM hard drive or 256GB Solid State Drive
- Internal High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound audio
- 8-cell prismatic (64whr) primary battery
- Built-in WiFi with optional mobile broadband
- $799 and up
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