Monday, September 13, 2010

Alienware M11X good gaming laptops

Alienware M11X good gaming laptops

Alienware is a subsidiary of Dell. It specialize in desktops and laptops for gaming and also other high graphical performance applications. Alienware offers M11x, M15x and M17x product lines for their gaming laptops.

In this article, we are going to look at it's 11 inch product line, the M11x gaming laptops. The award winning Alienware M11x boasts of the most powerful processor and graphics combination that any sub 15 inch gaming laptop has to offer. It has a vivid high defination (720p) 11.6 inch widescreen display with HDMI output port. It supports Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, enabling it to deliver high performance while maintaining long battery life.

Let's go through the specifications of what this Alienware M11x gaming laptop have to offer.

It comes in lunar shadow gray back cover or stealth black back cover.

Next, we are going to take a look at the processor or central processing unit (CPU). THe processor is the brain of your laptop. Faster processors with more cache can take on more workloads, which is often required in gaming.It comes with a i3-330UM processor (3M Cache, 1.2GHz) and upgradable to Intel Core i5-520UM Processor(1.06GHz, 4 Threads, turbo Boost up to 1.86GHz, 3M cache) or Intel Core i7-640UM Processor(1.20Ghz, 4 Threads, turbo boost up to 2.26GHz, 4M cache). These are definately top end processors that money can buy.

M11x is shipped with Windows 7 operating system. As far as gaming is concerned, this should not be of any concern. Most new games support both Windows 7 and Windows Vista.

Although the package varies depending on your country,for the case of Singapore, it comes with a McAfee Security Center 15 Months Version security or antivirus software. This does not affect your gaming performance but the web has many virus and trojan. It is good to have antivirus to protect your laptops against these malicious threat.

M11x gaming laptops comes with 4GB Dual Channel 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2 X 2GB) (1333MHz Memory operates at 800MHz), upgradable to 6GB 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (1 x 2GB + 1 x 4GB) (1333MHz Memory operates at 800MHz) or 8GB Dual Channel 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM (2 X 4GB) (1333MHz Memory operates at 800MHz)in Dell's Singapore website. The more memory, the better it is for your gaming laptops as it will increase your overall performance and enable your laptop to multitask more applications. If you are running Windows Vista and Windows 7 OS, you will do well with more than 2 GB of memory.

M11x gaming laptops comes with 320GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive in it's Singapore site. If you are storing a lot of pictures and videos, you will do well with large capacity hard disks. It is upgradable to 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive . There are also solid state hard drive upgrade available but it is not necessary as it only improves the load time but not the overall gaming performance.

Next, lets look at the graphic card. Graphic card handles the graphic processing for your computer. Games now has very detailed graphic effects such as shadow, reflection 3d and will require more and more powerful graphic processor to ensure the ultimate gaming experience. M11x comes with a 1GB GDDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M.

M11x gaming laptops also has integrated High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound Audio. It has a 8-cell Primary Battery, 11.6 inch WideHD 720p WLED (1366x768) Display, Integrated 1.3 mega pixel web cam and a AlienFX Illuminated Keyboard.

M11x is a good gaming laptop and is capable of running all the mainstream games available out there. It is in the low range in terms of budget compared to other Alienware offerings and still packs a punch.

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