The $1,299 Alienware M14x R2 is a sleek gaming notebook with a matte soft-touch lid and customizable backlit accents on its keyboard, touchpad, alien head-shaped power button and Alienware logo. Its 14-inch, 1600 x 900-pixel LED-backlit display showed intricate details on the screen, and viewing angles were wide enough for three people.
Although it doesn't run Windows 8, performance and graphics didn't disappoint. The M14x R2 blew other systems out of the water on PCMark 7, and scored far above the category average on 3DMark11.
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