Alienware's M11x Gets Core CPUs and Optimus

Dell all but confirmed this a little while ago but now it's official (and nearly available). The 11-inch M11x is getting an upgrade that will see the 'little engine that can' move from an Intel Core 2 Duo to Core i5 or i7. Along with the move from Core 2 Duo to the Core i-series, the M11x is being given the Nvidia Optimus treatment too.

Of course, the added power and graphics switching technology doesn't come free. If you want the old Core 2 Duo version you can expect the same $799 starting price. However, if you're looking to get your hands on an Optimus model with Core i5 or i7, expect a base price of $949 or $1099 respectively.

New models ship July 2.

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  • antemon
    you guys are missing the point here


    it's an 11-inch netbook

    me I see it as something I can lug around campus (when the Optimus option is there) and then head back to the dorm and do some gaming... sure I'll buy an external monitor, but it beats having to buy two computers
  • kingnoobe
    For one thing anti you don't need to upgrade you gpu every year. Not even close.. Another thing I got a Asus x-1 laptop and it runs all games fine, and will for quiet awhile. There are reasons to get gaming laptops. I'm sorry I'm not carrying my desktop around with me durning TDY, and deployments.

    Now if I wasn't in the military, and didn't go on trips a lot. Then ya desktops is where it's at. Of course I'd still never buy an overpriced alienware.. The paint job just isn't that important to me.
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  • antilycus
    gaming on laptops? 10 years of it and it's still a joke... if you want to game, get a PC or a console (sorry, but PC's aren't worth the yearly 400 GPU upgrades)
  • someguynamedmatt
    I'm beginning to sound like a broken record here... why would anyone spend that much money for a 'gaming laptop' that's underpowered and the same price as a PC that would do twice as good as it? I can guarantee you that my little AMD Dragon box would stomp that thing down, and it was $1,110.07 exactly. I don't get what people see in these things. Battery life? Portability? Power? With the kind of 'power' they're putting in it, in laptop terms, they'd better have one heck of a battery to get a decent life out of it. And I wonder how much these weigh?
    Sometimes I just don't understand people...
  • kingnoobe
    For one thing anti you don't need to upgrade you gpu every year. Not even close.. Another thing I got a Asus x-1 laptop and it runs all games fine, and will for quiet awhile. There are reasons to get gaming laptops. I'm sorry I'm not carrying my desktop around with me durning TDY, and deployments.

    Now if I wasn't in the military, and didn't go on trips a lot. Then ya desktops is where it's at. Of course I'd still never buy an overpriced alienware.. The paint job just isn't that important to me.