Alienware builds some incredibly powerful, but expensive gaming notebooks. So it was surprising to me when I walked into Dell’s press conference and saw a mini version of the uber-powerful Alienware m17x, which has earned a Notebooks.com Editor’s Choice Award.
The Alienware M11x combines an Nvidia GT 335M GPU with an Intel low-voltage processor to deliver a mobile gaming experience. Of course powerful graphics aren’t can drain a battery pretty quickly. To get around this problem, Dell’s implemented Hybrid graphics, which means you can switch to power-saving Intel GMA graphics when you’re browsing the web or working.
Dell claims the Alienware m11X will run for up to 6 hours on power saving mode and 2.5 hours on gaming mode.
Dell quoted some lofty gaming performance settings for current games like Modern Warfare 2. We’ll try and get a hands-on video to see if it plays as well as we were told.