1 0 More Alienware M14x details, refreshed M11x R3 also expected

Dell's Alienware division is getting ready to launch a new 14-inch gaming notebook according to leaked information posed on a blog that tend to have accurate details of upcoming Dell products and among other things predicted the M17x R3. The same site is also saying that we can expect Dell to launch the updated M11x R3 sometime early next month as well.

Dell's Alienware division is getting ready to launch a new 14-inch gaming notebook according to leaked information posed on a blog that tend to have accurate details of upcoming Dell products and among other things predicted the M17x R3. The same site is also saying that we can expect Dell to launch the updated M11x R3 sometime early next month as well.

The M14x is said to come with a selection of second generation Core i processors ranging from the Core i3-2310M all the way up to the Core i7-2820QM. It will come with a range of 7,200rpm hard drive options, but also with two choices of 256GB SSDs, one being a Samsung P810 SATA 3Gbps model and the other being a yet unknown SATA 3Gbps model. Some CPUs will be available with DDR3 1600MHz SO-DIMMs as the higher-end Core i7's support this.

Sadly there's no info on the graphics option, although an earlier leak suggests that there will be various Radeon HD 67x0M options as well as a potential GeForce GT 555M option. The really good news is that Dell will offer the M14x with a 1920×1080 display which is very rare on 14-inch notebooks, although a cheaper 1366×768 option is also available. Other features are said to include an UWB HD video streaming option as well as optional LTE/WiMAX connectivity.

As for the M11x R3 the CPU line-up will consist of Intel's 17W ULV processors which are the Core i5-2537M, Core i7-2617M and 2657M with base clock speeds of 1.4, 1.5 and 1.6GHz respectively. In this case the 11.6-inch display remains at 1366×768 resolution, but this was expected. Drive options include a selection of 7,200rpm hard drives and the same Samsung P810 SSD as on the M14x. Once again the source doesn't have any details as to what graphics options Dell will offer, but we should see this model launch within the next couple of weeks.

Both models should come with an 8-cell 63Whr battery pack which suggests that the battery life of the M14x won't be that great, whereas it should be pretty decent for the M11x considering it's using ULV processors. It looks like mobile gamers are going to be spoilt for choice from Dell shortly, as the company is also said to be launching an 18-inch model which could feature CrossFireX or SLI graphics as per our earlier story from a couple of weeks back.

Source: Dell-lab