The review of the Alienware M14X AM14X-5283SBK will try to set aside any vendetta with Alienware or Dell. The problem is Dell has a great research and development department. It keeps cranking out versions of what has already been done before. This creates so much volume of new products that eventually it becomes an accepted fact that Dell is an unstoppable monster and has to be respected until tamed and destroyed. With the Alienware M14X AM14X-5283SBK this is mid line gaming notebook. This is the mama bear of Alienware’s products. It is above the 11x and below the 15x and 17x. This version is light for an Alienware laptop so carrying it around is more of an option. It also has plenty of interchangeable parts for improvements on performance.
Alienware give the option between the Intel i5 (duel core) and the i7 (quad core) processor. Choosing between the two types of processors depends on what kind of clock speeds is expected and also the quality all the other components. A plus is most of the M14X’s parts are easy to switch out since they are not soldered on.
Externally there is a smooth touch casing that doesn’t feel as ruff to the skin. This style of casing does attract fingerprints around the monitor area though. The M14X includes the customizable LED lighting that lets you change the lighting on up to four sections of the M14X. This feature is great for typing at night but the changing colors creates a false since of control. Another conjured addition is Alienware’s laser engraved nameplate this option comes with every Alienware computer. The buyer has to wait a bit longer for this added value.
The word pixel was first seen in 1965 to describe the picture quality of space probes to the Moon and Mars. This computer comes with a 14” 1366×768 display. There are better screens with sharper resolution out there. If upgraded to a 1920×1080 display then the M14X has the potential to do some high-resolution damage. Having a top pixilated display presents the ability to purchase a higher-powered graphics card. This give games more chance to slap at your eyeballs at full force.
It is thick decent computer for its class. It measures at Inch and a half height and has some weight to it. But Alienware traditionally keeps their products heavy. When it comes down to it the Alienware M14X AM14X-5283SBK runs everything very smoothly. The 14X is a better laptop then the 11X and a more adaptable than the 15X and the 17X.