Alienware's Little Notebook - Yes, it Plays Crysis

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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Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • gaevs
    A small fast computer!!, finaly!!.. why they take so long??
  • sweet.
  • burnley14
    All that for under $1000? Wow.
  • 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!
  • warezme
    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.
  • elel
    "Yes, it Plays Crysis"
    C'mon, guys, I gotta ask it once before they whup crysis for good!
  • jonpaul37
    i'll believe it when i see it, i will never be sold (in regards to laptops) until i see it first hand.
  • enzo matrix
    But can it play Cryostasis?
  • Platypus
    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.
  • hixbot
    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.