Compared with its predecessor, the M11x R3’s lid without much change. The laptop is designed with parts-can-bright not only facilitate the users at night, but also created a very impressive appearance. Soft rubber surface layer surrounds the bottom and edges around the body so that user feel comfortable and is equally sure when using this product.
Besides, the machine hardly susceptible to dust but the screen can quickly show fingerprints. In addition, only about 2kg weight and compact size relative 286 x 233 x 33 mm, the laptop screen 11″ can be carried easily.
Instead of using 3 USB 2.0 ports as the “predecessor”, the M11x R3 only one USB 2.0 port (left side) but owns up to 2 USB 3.0 ports (on the right side). On the right side there is the appearance of two audio and mic jacks. M11x R3 with a Kensington lock, a HDMI port, a Gigabit LAN port, a card reader as well as a Firewire port on the left.
The software available
Compared with the previous version of the software is installed ahead of Alienware are relatively limited. The most important component is the Command Center. Intuitive user interface allows the user to be adjusted glow mode of cover (Alien FX) or energy options and touchpad (Alien Touch).
Dell has equipped its products accessories “tradition” as Pin 90 Watt, an impact-resistant shell.
M11x’s keyboard is designed as chiclet and reasonable layout makes typing the characters quite well and easily whether the size of the keys is relatively small (15 mm). However, the small size of the keys can also lead to some small error in the Typewriter text editor. In addition, the keyboard of the M11x also has unique features is the ability to glow.
A small minus point is the keyboard make a sound when a user manipulation. However, for the purpose of gaming, this does not matter very much.
The area is quite wide TouchPad M11x – 80 x 43 mm. The surface of the touchpad is designed in the honeycomb, so it brings great feeling to the user when used. In addition to multi-point control (allows move, zoom in, zoom out and rotate), the M11x R3’s touchpad also supports the area to move the mouse horizontally and vertically.
In addition, with the support of the software, users can customize the functionality of the touchpad. A small minus points for Alienware touchpad is the left mouse button, right slightly loose.
Alienware uses a screen 11.6″ diagonal length is 29 cm with a resolution of 1366 x 768. The only reached this number is quite consistent with the size mentioned above. However, opinions still think the screen 11.6″ still not ideal for gamers or movie fan because it is slightly smaller.
The picture quality of the latest version of the M11x is not really impressive for the user. Brightness, black background, or the contrast all not entirely ideal. If anything is capable of lighting was improved when the index average screen brightness of 200 cd / m2. Simultaneously, the M11x R3’s dark also had much rather change the raised 1,35cd / m2, making dark areas look gray image markedly.
The contrast of the screen reaches 150: 1, a relatively low figure. Meanwhile the machine’s color is pale and also relatively weak. The screen is capable of dimming are not high. Angle is not the strong point of the screen M11x, especially when viewed vertically, the color be changed quickly. This keeps users constantly have to adjust the position of the screen. The horizontal viewing angle seems to stabilize.
Processor: Intel Core i7-2657M
Core i7 – 2657 used for M11x R3 is the dual-core processor with a default clock of 1.6 GHz but just as likely overclocked to 2.7GHz. We also do not need to be afraid by this CPU up to 4MB L3 cache. Along with the system automatically overclocking Turbo – Boost, of course, also includes tools Hyper – Threading installed on CPU.
A major advantage of the 32nm CPU is produced that is likely to consume less energy with a maximum of 17 Watts. This figure is less than half compared to the use of dual-core products Core i3 and Core i5 usual.
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
M11x R3 uses Nvidia’s GeForce GT 540M and GeForce GT 540 VGA currently manufacturers are very widely used because of the advantages in terms of price / performance.
Technically, GeForce 540M based on Fermi architecture Nvidia modern 1024 or 2048 MB DDR3. The level of energy-consuming products is acceptable when the maximum graphics card only 35Watts electricity use. We can say now prevails when Nvidia product lines for laptop graphics cards are equipped with features like PhysX (physics effects processing), Pure Video HD (Watch Video accelerator), 3DTV Play and 3D Vision (play 3D images).
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To help people use their laptops without compromising too much battery life. Alienware has applications from Nvidia’s Optimus technology. Thus, you can allow the graphics card to work dedicated or integrated depending on the specific requirements.
M11x R3 is equipped with the latest SSD from Samsung. In an experiment with the use of the 256GB SSD, SSD not only accelerate the boot process and overall response time of the operating system, but also have a positive impact on time downloading and data transmission.
Those trials have measured the time to read data sequentially hard drive is 214,5MB / s, sequential recording time is 173.4 MB / s and access time is 0,2ms. These values are much better than when using traditional HDD drives.
The gaming performance
Excluding these games require extreme configuration “extremely high” like Crysis 2, GeForce GT 540M graphics card can run the M11x R3 “good” current PC games. As long as users are not too demanding in terms of resolution and quality improvements (AA & AF), then this device can meet the needs of most gamers.
Sound system designed and built by Alienware and Klipsch. The machine uses two speakers strero hidden in the bottom of the chassis so that the machine has relatively good sound. Obviously, with a laptop 11″, hard to machine requirements bass, perfectly concealed.
We can say that the Alienware M11x R3 is a powerful laptop though very small. In addition, machine’s performance is also appreciated when it can operate more than 12 hours at the most power-saving mode and can fully meet the demand for gaming and entertainment basic. This product will probably be in line with the customers love the combination of features and the efficient compact.
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