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It's a great performer on the gaming grid, but its 14-inch frame works against it—the screen size may make you presume it's portable, but its weight is that of a desktop replacement. And with all the high-end components packed in, you might notice a formidable heat buildup. quote


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Critic reviews

7.5
9 reviews
  • Speed and features
    7.8
  • Design and form factor
    8.2
  • Battery life
    6.8
  • Display
    7.9
  • Durability
    8.0
  • Expandability
    8.0
  • Noise
    6.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    5.5

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User reviews

8.7
7 reviews
8.0
PC World Aug 22, 2012

It may be twice as heavy as ultraportable laptops of similar size, but its gaming performance is twice as awesome.

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8.0
PC Mag Aug 30, 2012

The Alienware M14x R2 is a fine 14-inch gaming laptop hampered only by its performance in a couple of key areas.

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7.0
PC Mag Nov 28, 2011

It's a great performer on the gaming grid, but its 14-inch frame works against it—the screen size may make you presume it's portable, but its weight is that of a desktop replacement. And with all the high-end components packed in, you might notice a formidable heat buildup.

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7.0
CNET Apr 29, 2012

It's tough to find mobile PC gaming in a package that's neither too big nor too small. The Alienware M14x comes very close, with plenty of component options and a size that's hefty, but not backbreaking.

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6.0
NotebookReview Nov 9, 2011

The M14x makes performance sacrifices in order to have a slightly smaller footprint on the desk and there isn't a practical gain in terms of better mobility.

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8.0
TrustedReviews Aug 23, 2011

It's plenty fast enough to play all games but just not when looking their best, and for a gaming oriented machine that's crucial. Combined with its noisiness under load and premium price this prevents the M14x from receiving our coveted recommendation despite its many strengths.

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8.0
HotHardware Jul 13, 2011

If you're the type that doesn't want to compromise much on gaming performance and style but need a notebook in a reasonably portable size and weight, the Dell Alienware M14x is for you.

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10
rfenton rfenton

Just got the M14x about a week ago to replace my last laptop which had overheating issues. The M14X has tons of horse power and run really smooth. I opted to put an OCZ SSD in myself instead of paying Dell to do it. The SSD makes a huge difference but at the expence of storage. The case manages...

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9.0
fahdriyami fahdriyami

The display is great, the i7 processor is apparently upgradable to Ivy Bridge (custom BIOS required), the graphics is good enough unless you hook the laptop up to a higher-res monitor, RAM is sufficient (8GB) and easily upgradable to 16GB. The HDD is also easy to access. All in all, if youre...

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9.0
DizzyBach DizzyBach

I have pushed this machine with video and audio editing. With career specific software that is very demanding. Even very graphic intense, tough AI, hard core video games. I can not get this thing to lag in any way! I knew I was getting a beefy machine, but I did not know that I would not be...

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