When the first dual-core Intel CULV systems came out, we marveled at their decent power and excellent endurance, but were always disappointed by lackluster graphics scores. Someone over at Alienware was listening, as the company combined a SU7300 processor and Nvidia GT M335 graphics in the very impressive Alienware M11x, one of the most innovative notebooks we’ve seen.
For $1,099, you get close to the power of gaming systems twice as expensive, and–courtesy of the M11x’ switchable graphics–more than 7 hours of battery life. All this in a package that will fit neatly into a messenger bag, even if it weighs 4.4 pounds, a good deal heavier than most ultraportables.
For more of our impressions, which includes frame rate tests with World of Warcraft, Far Cry 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, click on through to our full review and check our hands-on video after the jump.