Alienware M14x R2 Gaming Laptop Review

If you are a real gamer and you like to invest money in good laptops, but you also care about the design of your laptop, then the best solution for you would be the Alienware M14x R2 AM14XR2-6111BK 14.0-Inch Laptop (Stealth Black with Soft Touch Finish). The components of this laptop are very good. The price range for the Alienware M14 is between 1,100 and 1,800 dollars, according to its usage and components. However, this laptop comes with an Intel Core i5-3210M 2.5GHz (3.1GHz with Turbo Boost, 3MB Cache), being very good for sustaining a lot of modern games. Also, this laptop is having two graphic cards, the in-built HD4000 which is used for saving the battery’s life and it’s not recommended to be activated when playing games, and the dedicated 2 GB DDR5 NVIDIA GeForceGT 650M, which is excellent for playing games.

The power of the battery is very big and this laptop can stay unplugged for more than three hours, but that depends on the games you play or the applications you use. However, the Alienware M14x R2 comes with an 8GB DDR3 RAM card, being able to play modern games without creating lag or low FPS. Also, the games can be played at maximum graphic settings because of the NVIDIA GeForceGT graphic card, and with a little bit of help from the RAM card, the gaming experience could be unique. Another important role will have the 14.0-Inch Screen, but it’s just a normal screen with maximum screen resolution of 1366×768.


The main feature of the Alienware M14x R2 laptop is the backlit keyboard, which is not just a simple keyboard. The whole keyboard is glowing different types of light and the speakers too, which are placed somehow unusual, below the keyboard, not above it. This is something unique and a lot of gamers are appreciating this feature. Also, the case of the laptop is not made from plastic, which means that you won’t leave fingerprints on it.

There are also some inconvenient too. First of all, when you want to take the battery out, you’ll have to unscrew a few screws, which is taking a lot of time. Also, the laptop is a little bit heavy and the number of USB ports is very small, but that’s not a major problem.

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However, for a price between 1,100 and 1,800 dollars the Alienware M14x R2 laptop is already offering more than you can wish. First of all, this laptop is somehow designed for gamers only. The shape of the case and the speakers are made in a futuristic way and the thing that the keyboard can do is simply outstanding, capturing the attention of everyone. It’s worthless to talk about the performances of this laptop, because this laptop can run the 2012 games at almost the highest graphic settings and this laptop will still remain a good one even after three years, when new games with new requests will appear.


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