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Monday, 25 April 2011 10:33

Alienware MX11X, MX14X and M17X Germany, UK

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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The choice of GT 540,555M, Radeon HD 6870M

The most powerful 11-incher powered by a nice Sandy Bridge has just gone available in some EU countries.

According to Alienware's website the new 11.6-inch notebook gets a choice of two CPUs, an Intel Core i5-2537M Processor with 3MB of  cache and a 1.40 GHz base clock. This baby overclocks at least one core all the way to 2.3GHz, with turbo of course.

The faster CPU is Core i7 i7-2617M, again a 17W TDP core with 1.5GHz basic clock and 2.6 GHz turbo. Have in mind that this is outstanding score for a 17W TDP part. Current Alienware MX11 R2 has a choice of Core i7 640UM or Core i5 520UM, 18TDP processors. The latter works at 1.06GHz and, if necessary, it automatically overclocks to 1.86GHz while the Core i7 640UM overclockts to 2.26GHz.

Graphics of choice is Nvidia Geforce GT 540M, a Direct X 11 part with 96 shaders, 1344MHz shader core as well as 10.8 billion texture fill rate. The card has DDR3 memory at 900MHz with a 128-bit memory bus.

You can get between 4 and 16GB DDR3 of memory, the display is same old 11.6-inch panel in 1366x768 resolution and the machine still weighs 2kg (4.4 lbs). Prices start from €1049 for Core i5 2537M with 2GB. UK chaps have to dish out £899 for it.

The rest of the spec is here.

Alienware  MX14 R3 is also avaialable, starting at €1199 UK (£1099) it offers a choice of CoreTM i7 2820QM quad core (2.4GHz/8MB cache), CoreTM i7 2720QM (2.2GHz/6MB cache)or CoreTM i7 2630QM (2GHz/6MB cache), 3072MB GeForce GT555M or 1536MB GeForce GT555M responsible for graphics, a choice of hi-res or plain 14.0-inch display in 1600x900 and 1366x768 respectively. It weighs in at 2.92 kg (6.45lbs) with an 8-cell battery.

The rest of the spec is here.

The most powerful one, M17X comes with 2GHz Quad Core i7 2630QM, 2.2GHz Quad Core i7 2720QM or 2.3GHz Quad Core i7 2820QM, 4 to 16GB of DDR3, a choice of Radeon HD 6970M with 2GB memory, Radeon HD 6870M or Geforce GTX 465M. You can get up to 1.5TB storage and 17.3-inch screens in 1600x900 or 1920x1080. Prices start at €1699 but if you got for better screen with 3D support, 16GB ram, 1.5TB drive and top nothc Radeon HD 6970M you can easily pass the €4000 price mark. The UK model starts at £1,499 but a few extra clicks for the higher spec and 4 year warranty got us to £3,843.98.

You can play with the German spec here, UK here.

Dell advises that it will take some 10 to 12 days to get you your selected notebook.

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Alienware MX11 packs a punch in 11.6 inches


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