OK, Alienware and Dell haven’t really been working on the recently announced Alienware M11x thin and light gaming laptop for 5 years. But according to a post on the Direct2Dell blog today, Alienware was working on a small form factor gaming rig back in 2005, a year before Dell bought the company.
Unfortunately, the tech at the time just wasn’t up to snuff. But over the past few years we’ve seen some pretty significant advances in the thin and light space. Relatively low power, high performance chips are pretty common. And the Alienware M11x will be one of the first devices to bundle an Intel Core 2 Duo CULV processor with NVIDIA 335M graphics.
The laptop has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, and is about the size of an 8.5″ x 11″ piece of paper. Oh yeah, and it can play modern games including Call of Duty 4, Left 4 Dead 2, and probably even some games that don’t have numbers in the titles.
We still don’t have a launch date or final price for the M11x, but it’s expected to go for under $1000. You can check out a video of the gaming machine in action after the break.
Update: Engadget noticed that if you peek at the source code on the M11x page, you’ll find that it will likely have a starting price of $799.