Dell Alienware C2D M11x + free Tactx Mouse (£59) reduced from £899 to £719.45 after EPP discount or Quidco - HotUKDeals
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Only launched last week so should be a while before a refresh with the new i5 CPUs
Winner of cnets best of CES 2010 gaming award.
Powerful 11 inch gaming netbook
Review below
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews.php?reviewid=924&pageid=1

I've been pricing this since its launch last week at £899.

Follow the link and add a 500gb hard drive if you want the £899 spec + also includes a free Tactx mouse priced at £59.00.

Either use the EPP discount (details in the Dell voucher section) or Quidco to reduce the price a further 6% before VAT and Shipping.

I picked the spec up below for £719.45

Alienware M11x - Cosmic Black
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
Intel® Core 2 Duo SU7300(1.3GHz,800MHz,3MB)
1 year of coverage included with your PC
No Security/Anti-Virus Protection
11.6-inch WideHD 1366x768 (720p) LCD
4096MB 1067MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048]
500GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
1GB GDDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 335M
8-cell 63Whr Lithium Ion battery
Accessories
Alienware 3D Wallpaper
Alienhead 3D
Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Module
Alienware TactX Mouse
Dell Wireless 1520 Half Mini Card (802.11n)
Also Includes
No Accidental Damage Support
N02W1102
Alienware M11x Order - UK
English Documentation
65W AC Adaptor
UK 220V Power Cord
Internal UK/Irish Qwerty Keyboard
AutoMatic updates - On
1 year of coverage included with your PC
Generic Name Plate Engraving
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#1
Seems like a poo deal to me...Core 2 Duo?! Is this not better but less money...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/619607/inspiron-17-i3-processor-4gb-ram-50

Sorry if I offend anyone with my lack of PC knowledge, but to an everyday Jo I dont get it?
#2
Smuggling Pnuts
Seems like a poo deal to me...Core 2 Duo?! Is this not better but less money...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/619607/inspiron-17-i3-processor-4gb-ram-50

Sorry if I offend anyone with my lack of PC knowledge, but to an everyday Jo I dont get it?


huge size difference between them this is an 11.6 inch screen! other is 17.3
#3
crse2008
huge size difference between them this is an 11.6 inch screen! other is 17.3


so the smaller screen is more money?...but still better...still don't get it?! :thinking:
#4
Smuggling Pnuts
so the smaller screen is better?...and more money...still don't get it?! :thinking:


basically because this is so much small there only so much hardware it can take, if you look at a 17.3 inch laptop its ALOT bigger so should be better. your paying for it to be more portable. i think its a good deal if your after a good portable laptop. but i wouldnt buy it.

hope this make sense.
#5
Think I'll pick mine up from the states as they're about $749 dollars!!!
#6
crse2008
basically because this is so much small there only so much hardware it can take, if you look at a 17.3 inch laptop its ALOT bigger so should be better. your paying for it to be more portable. i think its a good deal if your after a good portable laptop. but i wouldnt buy it.

hope this make sense.


Well if you put it that way it does kind of make sense...but to me the small screen kind of negates it being a gaming laptop.

I dont see that point of having decent graphics on such a small screen, but thats just me.

Thanks for clearing it up though :thumbsup:
#7
DVS_Dee
Think I'll pick mine up from the states as they're about $749 dollars!!!


so about £500, guess its because of the lower tax and deliever :thumbsup:
#8
Smuggling Pnuts;7973628
so the smaller screen is more money?...but still better...still don't get it?! :thinking:

believe it or not, yes.....though this is overpriced imo and how can you really play games on such a small screen....pointless imo
#9
That's a helluva spec list-

Alienware 3D Wallpaper
English Documentation
AutoMatic updates - On

And my personal fave-
Also Includes
No Accidental Damage Support


I'll take a dozen :-)
#10
Very impressive from a tech point of view, but a little too 'blinged' for the people who would spend this kind of money, needs a smoother look, in fact if Mr Jobs stuck this in a smooth white case he'd be flogging them for £1200 all day long!:roll:
#11
Your paying premium for a portable CULV gaming laptop, these culv laptops have great battery life, up to 6 hours. This laptop has switchable graphics, so 2 graphics chips, one for gaming and one for everyday use.
If I had the money I would buy one.
http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews.php?reviewid=924&pageid=1
#12
For those voting cold... why!?

This is a very. very good deal. In fact there's no other laptop from any company that can match the specs. It's ultra portable, relatively powerful with a good battery life. Saying that, I'm happy with my 311c but would love the extra power.

If you deselect the mouse it's £658 total (after Quidco) or £630 with the 320gb HDD.
#13
It won't let you go through to the checkout unless you select the mouse. Shame, I was ready to go ahead and buy one but there's no way I'm paying £60 for some overpriced blinged-out piece of kit I don't really need (irony noted ;-)).
#14
crse2008;7973660
so about £500, guess its because of the lower tax and deliever :thumbsup:

More likely cheaper because we are used to being financially shafted for everything we buy in the UK but the Yanks aren't.
#15
I wish i could afford one of these things
#16
Smuggling Pnuts
Well if you put it that way it does kind of make sense...but to me the small screen kind of negates it being a gaming laptop.

I dont see that point of having decent graphics on such a small screen, but thats just me.

Thanks for clearing it up though :thumbsup:


Never compare Inspiron with Alienware.... That is what makes the major price difference... Brand... and quality..:thumbsup:
#17
This thing is mental. Who would have thought there was a market for a hardcore gaming netbook? Seems there is though, and Alienware have a huge following.

http://www.netbookchoice.com/2010/02/13/alienware-m11x-gaming-ultraportable-gets-video-tour/
#18
what really puts me off buying one of these things is the lack of warranty. Yes there impressive but to ask some one to shell out £700 plus for a laptop and if you start specing other alienware laptops up it can easily be £1000+ and then only guarantee it for a year just seems a bit wrong to me and just getting away with the minimum. If you ask alot of your customers then you should treat them better.
banned#19
Could you buy one from America and use it here without any issues? Other than changing the lead on the end of the power adapter.
#20
DVS_Dee
Think I'll pick mine up from the states as they're about $749 dollars!!!


Same spec is priced at $1099 without the mouse.
#21
raikiri
For those voting cold... why!?

This is a very. very good deal. In fact there's no other laptop from any company that can match the specs. It's ultra portable, relatively powerful with a good battery life. Saying that, I'm happy with my 311c but would love the extra power.

If you deselect the mouse it's £658 total (after Quidco) or £630 with the 320gb HDD.


ASUS UL30vt matches spec and has better battery...
#22
BiffJohnson
ASUS UL30vt matches spec and has better battery...


:whistling::whistling::whistling:

erm, no it doesn't lmao
#23
This looks like a good deal. I've been looking at this laptop for a while.

Iznogoud, how do I get EPP on top of this deal? The only way I can get the price in your OP is to follow the "go to deal" link which means I can't go via the EPP address.
1 Like #24
SteveZilla
This looks like a good deal. I've been looking at this laptop for a while.

Iznogoud, how do I get EPP on top of this deal? The only way I can get the price in your OP is to follow the "go to deal" link which means I can't go via the EPP address.


use the epp address then select laptops. Look for an e-value box on the lower left of the page.

Then enter 305 in the left box and n00w1104 in the right box.

That will take you to the deal and allow you to use the discount.
#25
Thanks Iznogoud, that worked perfectly. :thumbsup:
#26
Has anyone seen any good reviews on this machine yet? I'm interested to know how it handles CPU-heavy games.

Smuggling Pnuts
so the smaller screen is more money?...but still better...still don't get it?! :thinking:


Weight is the key here. Laptops are ultimately portable machines and this 1.7kg, far lighter than a 3.5-4kg 17" machine so it's a lot easier to carry around with you.

dolphinninja
what really puts me off buying one of these things is the lack of warranty. Yes there impressive but to ask some one to shell out £700 plus for a laptop and if you start specing other alienware laptops up it can easily be £1000+ and then only guarantee it for a year just seems a bit wrong to me and just getting away with the minimum. If you ask alot of your customers then you should treat them better.


Gaming laptops are expensive unfortunately, even at £720 this is a low end machine and would be outperformed by a £350 desktop. I think they made the correct decision to make the warranties optional rather than push the minimum price up.

Villa
Could you buy one from America and use it here without any issues? Other than changing the lead on the end of the power adapter.


Warranty might be an issue and you may have to replace the 3G card (if you want the functionality).
#27
spock1958
More likely cheaper because we are used to being financially shafted for everything we buy in the UK but the Yanks aren't.


It's cheaper in the UK than the US:whistling:
If you bought in the US it would be £720.80 at the current exchange rate. If you wanted to import one you would have to add VAT on as well as shipping charges.
#28
Smuggling Pnuts
so the smaller screen is more money?...but still better...still don't get it?! :thinking:


yes, this is a moble device, not a desktop of plasma TV.

Therefore you pay for mobility and smail form factor.

You wouldn't want a mobile phone that's the size of briefcase would you?
#29
1280 x 900 resolution would be much better. gaming laptops are getting better and this is further proof.
#30
actually this is pretty decent, even with below par resolution.

from here:
So, it should be clear that the M11x has impressed us greatly… but there are two minor things which we would have loved to see Alienware improve. The first would be the inclusion of a GB-LAN port rather than 10/100 though we were very happy to see a dual band wireless N card included. The second would be the inclusion of an eSATA/USB combo port to allow connection of high speed external devices. Really these are “nice to haves” for a laptop of this size though.

Summary
Without doubt one of the best laptops we have tested... if not the best. Not only that, it’s right up there as one of the best products we have ever tested, in any category.
#31
I am so tempted by this.

But I am also looking at the much cheaper and less speced ASUS EEE PC 1201N. Around £400 average price. I cant find this in stock on any website anywhere - from Amazon to unknown sites. All out of stock.

Does anyone know if this has actually been released yet.?
#32
Not a bad deal. Shame I literally just today ordered a new monitor, CPU and SSD :-(

Smuggling Pnuts
so the smaller screen is more money?...but still better...still don't get it?! :thinking:


Smaller parts cost more to build. The smaller screen will be cheaper, but everything else costs a lot more to build small. Then there's heat issues, if you make something powerful but really small then there's lots of heat and little room for it to escape. I've done a fair bit of PC building, and believe me it does get a lot harder (and more expensive) to cram everything in to a smaller case and get it working.

DVS_Dee
Think I'll pick mine up from the states as they're about $749 dollars!!!


US prices are without sales tax, always have been. Still cheaper for the yanks, but only by around £100 and at least they give us a HDD upgrade.
#33
Sorry but common sense check here - £720 for a netbook? :?:cry:

The whole point of netbooks is to bridge the gap between PDA/smartphones and full size laptops, yet fails at doing either very well. It is far less portable than a smartphone, has far less power than a regular sized laptop, and in this case has managed to be more expensive than both.

It's a C2D 1.3GHz - very slow for a modern processor, with a maximum res of just 720p. Having 4GB of RAM is pointless since other parts of the system will bottleneck long before it needs 4GB.

This is just another example of Dell slapping an Alienware sticker on something to trick people into thinking it is somehow powerful, prestigious or capable of playing games well. Sadly this netbook fails on all accounts.
#34
Avenger1324
Sorry but common sense check here - £720 for a netbook? :?:cry:

The whole point of netbooks is to bridge the gap between PDA/smartphones and full size laptops, yet fails at doing either very well. It is far less portable than a smartphone, has far less power than a regular sized laptop, and in this case has managed to be more expensive than both.

It's a C2D 1.3GHz - very slow for a modern processor, with a maximum res of just 720p. Having 4GB of RAM is pointless since other parts of the system will bottleneck long before it needs 4GB.

This is just another example of Dell slapping an Alienware sticker on something to trick people into thinking it is somehow powerful, prestigious or capable of playing games well. Sadly this netbook fails on all accounts.


Plus 2kg weight which leans toward portable laptop rather than netbook
#35
I absolutely love this machine and would have no hesitation in buying it, however I already have a laptop and a netbook, although I doubt if either play games as well as this, which brings me to my next point...

As this seems to be targeted as a gaming netbook, how do you get around the fact that it has no optical drive? I know there are 'ways' around it, but is there an official way of playing a game with no disc drive?

-Pete.
#36
Avenger1324
Sorry but common sense check here - £720 for a netbook? :?:cry:

The whole point of netbooks is to bridge the gap between PDA/smartphones and full size laptops, yet fails at doing either very well. It is far less portable than a smartphone, has far less power than a regular sized laptop, and in this case has managed to be more expensive than both.

It's a C2D 1.3GHz - very slow for a modern processor, with a maximum res of just 720p. Having 4GB of RAM is pointless since other parts of the system will bottleneck long before it needs 4GB.

This is just another example of Dell slapping an Alienware sticker on something to trick people into thinking it is somehow powerful, prestigious or capable of playing games well. Sadly this netbook fails on all accounts.


Well yes £720 is a lot of cash but its not aimed at the general user, its a gaming netbook. Many of the people who will buy this probably have their spare room set up as a games room. This is for gamers.
As it's designed to be portable you will find it difficult to find anything with this performance per pound (mass) at any size bar a desktop.

From your next point you see no point in netbooks at all and many think this including Mr Jobs who thinks a tablet is the way forward at this formfactor.

For most tasks the SU7300 will be more than adequate for what people want as you will be netting, photo editing is not a problem. I wouldn't be expecting people to transcoding on a netbook (I see people transcoding on laptops leaving them going for hours!) but if you did want to, you would use a CUDA enabled coder anyway.

At 11.6" I think the res is fine, any higher and it gets hard to read. You can always plug it into a higher res monitor/TV at home, work ect.
Yes 4gb is a bit overkill 2gb probably would have sufficed.

As for you last points "powerful, prestigious or capable of playing games well" this misquote is just about spot on for what this product is!:thumbsup:
#37
DiscPete
I absolutely love this machine and would have no hesitation in buying it, however I already have a laptop and a netbook, although I doubt if either play games as well as this, which brings me to my next point...

As this seems to be targeted as a gaming netbook, how do you get around the fact that it has no optical drive? I know there are 'ways' around it, but is there an official way of playing a game with no disc drive?

-Pete.


Steam:thumbsup:
#38
dolphinninja;7974549
what really puts me off buying one of these things is the lack of warranty. Yes there impressive but to ask some one to shell out £700 plus for a laptop and if you start specing other alienware laptops up it can easily be £1000+ and then only guarantee it for a year just seems a bit wrong to me and just getting away with the minimum. If you ask alot of your customers then you should treat them better.

yeh its like they have no faith in their hardware
#39
spock1958;7974287
More likely cheaper because we are used to being financially shafted for everything we buy in the UK but the Yanks aren't.

you read the press too much...soem things are more expensive some arent but most stuff seems more expensive because of the exchange rate.....if you live in the states then $750 then you dont benefit from the exchange rate and feels more like £750 as alot of people in the states earn less than here...i know cause i have alot of family there
#40
I've got a Dell XPS M1210. It has a 12 inch 1280 x 800 screen, a 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo and an NVIDIA 7400 graphics card. I bought it just under 3 years ago,

I work for a software company, and it makes our program look good if there are reasonable 3D graphics (ie not integrated stuff), and a fast CPU. I like having a compact computer as it means that I can still use it on a train or plane, without having to tilt the keyboard at 45 degrees. It also has a 9 cell battery which goes for 5 hours at a push.

I bought it with a 3 year next day warranty. The LCD screen inverter died last week. When the engineer came out to fix it, they asked if there was anything else that could do with replacing. One of the buttons on the track pad was on its way out. It still worked but it didn't return to the normal height. I checked on ebay and a new inverter would be £9. They also fitted a new screen, replaced the plastic around the screen and the track pad. Altogether the bits would have cost £140 on ebay. I bought it on the Dell Outlet, when it came to £1200 including the warranty.

I would be quite interested in a machine with this specification. The dual graphics setup sounds great - when I need extra long battery life, I can do without the fancy graphics.

Unfortunately, the styling is just a bit too much like the cars at http://www.barryboys.co.uk/mx/ so I'll wait for them to come out with something a little less tacky.

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