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TEARDOWN: Alienware's M11x Gaming Netbook

Alienware's new M11x gaming laptop has attracted a lot of attention since it launched in January of this year. The 11.6-inch display together with a $799 price tag means the notebook is nearly netbook-sized. It weighs under 4.5 lbs, boasts a 4.5-hour battery life and packs Nvidia's GT335M.

So what does a notebook like that look like when you crack it open and examine the insides? Well the folks at tech163 were kind enough to tear one apart and photograph the results. How sweet!

We've included just a few but things get a whole lot more interesting so click on through to tech163 and see for yourselves.

  • davendork
    Send me all the parts and I will post pictures if I can put it all back together.
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  • miloo
    hope they pack with i5 intel ~
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  • mayne92
    miloohope they pack with i5 intel ~Why an i5?
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  • gosefroba
    i would not consider this a netbook
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  • victomofreality
    Alright before anyone asks YES this can play Crysis.
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  • pocketdrummer
    gosefrobai would not consider this a netbook
    And I suppose there's a reason behind this? Don't post an opinion if you're not going to support it.
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  • When will this be for sale? & Do you think they´ll keep the price at 799?

    I am looking to buy me a notebook size 14 inch but this one looks so much better at a reasonable higer price
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  • victomofreality
    @nusgos

    http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/alienware-m11x?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=mn
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  • pharge
    hmm... from Dell's website (http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/notebooks/alienware-m11x/pd.aspx?refid=alienware-m11x&cs=19&s=dhs)

    seems like... M11x comes with either SU4100 (1.3G) or SU7300 (1.3G)

    I know it comes with 11.6" screen and no internal optical drive... but with SU4100/SU7300 as CPU.. it is hard for me to take it as a netbook. It is more like an ultra-portable laptop to me.
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  • pharge
    hmm..... even Dell itself calls it a laptop not netbook.

    "The Alienware M11x redefines the gaming capabilities of a truly portable laptop "

    (http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/alienware-m11x?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=mn)

    Anyway... with 720p playback and GT335M it seems like a nice gaming laptop for somebody who needs to go around and also would like to enjoy his/her games on the road.

    and of course... enjoying 720P movies on the road with >4hr battery life is another plus...
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