February 1, 2010 at 10:59 pm
The Alienware M11x, probably the most powerful 11.6-inch gaming netbook/ultraportable on the planet, is available to configure and pre-order on the US Dell site right now. As expected, prices start from $799 and it will start shipping from 1st March.
In terms of specs, the base unit buys you a 1.3GHz SU4100 Pentium processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM at 800MHz, 160GB 5400RPM hard drive and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. Two colours are available, Cosmic Black and Lunar Silver.
In terms of options, the superior 1.3Ghz Core2 Duo SU7300 processor will cost you an extra $100. Opting for 4GB of memory will cost $50 extra, or you could always go the full hog and spend $350 for 8GB of RAM. Dell also has a number of storage options, including a 500GB 7200RPM HDD for an extra $150 or a 256GB SSD for $570. Bluetooth 2.1 will also cost an extra $20.
All models come with a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M graphics, an 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) display and a 1.3MP webcam. No UK availability has been announced thus far, there’s still no placeholder page on the UK Alienware site. Let’s hope this market isn’t ignored on what looks like a very exciting device.