Who would believe that a tiny 11 inch mini laptop could be used for gaming?! Well, it is true, and if you don’t believe us, take a look at the Alienware M11X: a fancy compact device running on a powerful Intel i5/i7 and with NVIDIA GT540M GPU. What mini laptop can be more suitable for traveling, when you can enjoy your favorite games anytime, anywhere?!
Why is it called Alienware? After you take a look at this mini laptop, you will surely think that it has come from out a space. Even though the case is black and glossy, under the lid there are many customizable light spots for the keyboard backlight, Alienware logo, speakers, power button and status indicator. You can mix up colors in a way you can’t even imagine, and your tiny 11 incher will not go unnoticed.
Under the hood, the Alienware M11X runs a 2.3GHz i5 or a 2.6 GHz i7 processor and the switchable NVIDIA GT540M GPU, these both are bringing the device at the level of a normal size laptop. But what’s the deal with the switchable graphics?! When the GT540M is turned off, you have yourself an usual laptop with GMA graphics, but if you switch the GT540M on, then the magic begins. Of course that it requires more power from the battery, and the heat of the laptop is upper than usual, but also the performance of the device is clearly a better one.
In a normal use, the Alienware M11X has a battery life time of 4.5 hours, but when we need the extra power from the NVIDIA video card the battery will only give you 2.5 hours of usage. Also when we started to dig up information for this Alienware M11X review, we were surprised to find out that this compact 11 incher weighs 4.5 pounds. But maybe it makes sense if we keep in mind its power and features.
Concluding, if you are a gaming fan and you also travel a lot and you want to keep close all your favorite games, the Alienware M11X may be the best mini gaming laptop for you. It is a small and fancy device, offering the right support for gaming when needed. You can buy this mini laptop for a starting price of $699.