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Alienware's Little Notebook - Yes, it Plays Crysis

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 73 comments

You can stop asking now.

It's probably wrong to call this a netbook, but it does have an 11.6-inch display and up to 6.5 hours of battery life. Its thickness and weight make it a bit beefier than other ultraportables, but there's one thing that sets this apart from others in the same size segment.

It plays Crysis.

Yesterday, Alienware announced at CES the M11x gaming laptop. Details are light at the moment, but we know it'll be powered with a Nvidia GT335M switchable graphics and an Intel CPU. It'll be well equipped for gaming on an external display too with VGA, HDMI and DisplayPort options.

It'll all start at under $1,000 when it ships this spring.

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    gaevs , January 8, 2010 3:14 PM
    A small fast computer!!, finaly!!.. why they take so long??
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    warezme , January 8, 2010 3:18 PM
    Yea right, the one that starts at $1,000 will probably not have a GT335M GPU, will not have a light up keyboard like the picture and will not have a fast enough processor to do much of anything like gaming and probably a low res screen. Once you add all the extra's to reach the level they describe, think more in the neighborhood of $2,500 I would guess.
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    burnley14 , January 8, 2010 3:16 PM
    All that for under $1000? Wow.
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  • 28 Hide
    gaevs , January 8, 2010 3:14 PM
    A small fast computer!!, finaly!!.. why they take so long??
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    Anonymous , January 8, 2010 3:14 PM
    sweet.
  • 25 Hide
    burnley14 , January 8, 2010 3:16 PM
    All that for under $1000? Wow.
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    Anonymous , January 8, 2010 3:17 PM
    gaevsA small fast computer!!, finaly!!.. why they take so long??

    They had to pry it out of the Developer's and the Tech's Hands first before they could finally finish the product and ship it!
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    warezme , January 8, 2010 3:18 PM
    Yea right, the one that starts at $1,000 will probably not have a GT335M GPU, will not have a light up keyboard like the picture and will not have a fast enough processor to do much of anything like gaming and probably a low res screen. Once you add all the extra's to reach the level they describe, think more in the neighborhood of $2,500 I would guess.
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    jonpaul37 , January 8, 2010 3:20 PM
    i'll believe it when i see it, i will never be sold (in regards to laptops) until i see it first hand.
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    Platypus , January 8, 2010 3:25 PM
    11.6" and can play some of the newest games? Sounds like a winner, especially with HDMI output so you can hook up to the living room television.

    Also, I like the way Alienware does their keyboards. They're well lit, but not glaring to the point it distracts you from the images on your screen.
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    hixbot , January 8, 2010 3:26 PM
    nice photoshop there on the last pic. there's no way the Enterprise would look that good on a TN panel from that viewing angle.
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    climber , January 8, 2010 3:31 PM
    I see no cooling vents, if they're just on the bottom, airflow will be problematic, this thing will be scorchingly hot. an 11" display is no good for much serious work.
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    christop , January 8, 2010 3:35 PM
    1000 good deal
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    Anonymous , January 8, 2010 3:36 PM
    @warezme, it does but it also has another GPU i forget what it is, something Nvidia, that can be turned on and off like wifi.

    http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/2010/0107/Alienware-M11x-bridges-gaming-netbooks
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    sunflier , January 8, 2010 3:43 PM
    Quote:
    It'll all start at under $1,000 when it ships this spring.

    All you MAC haters...keep hatin. LOL!
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    miloo , January 8, 2010 4:02 PM
    small powerful but ugly ~
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    lowguppy , January 8, 2010 4:11 PM
    hixbotnice photoshop there on the last pic. there's no way the Enterprise would look that good on a TN panel from that viewing angle.

    You might also notice that its floating in space... those are not meant to be actual shots, they look like nice renders.
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    justiceguy216 , January 8, 2010 4:17 PM
    but can it play skifree?
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    justiceguy216 , January 8, 2010 4:18 PM
    Quote:
    Yes, it Plays Crysis

    But can it play Skifree?
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    jerreece , January 8, 2010 4:27 PM
    warezmeYea right, the one that starts at $1,000 will probably not have a GT335M GPU, will not have a light up keyboard like the picture and will not have a fast enough processor to do much of anything like gaming and probably a low res screen. Once you add all the extra's to reach the level they describe, think more in the neighborhood of $2,500 I would guess.


    Have to agree. If they really sell it as described for under $1,000 I'll be shocked. Heck, I might even be tempted to buy one. Fact of the matter is though, no laptop capable of truly playing Crysis with brand new tech in it is going to retail for less than $1,000.

    But if they did make it happen, I could see reason for every other 'gaming' laptop on the market to instantly collect dust on retail shelves.
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    B-Unit , January 8, 2010 4:36 PM
    climberI see no cooling vents, if they're just on the bottom, airflow will be problematic, this thing will be scorchingly hot. an 11" display is no good for much serious work.

    The're on the back, next to the power connector.
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