OK, so you already know that the Alienware M11x outperforms pretty much every other sub-$1000 notebook with an 11.6 inch display when it comes to gaming performance. And you know that it has a 1.3GHz Intel Core 2 Duo CULV processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M graphics. But do you know how tightly fit the graphics, processor, memory, battery, and other components are?
Well, know you do. Because the folks at 163 dissected an M11x laptop and posted an “alien autopsy” online.
At 4.5 pounds, the Alienware M11x isn’t exactly the thinnest or lightest 11.6 inch laptop around. But it looks like Dell worked pretty hard to take up as little space as possible. The battery and power supply actually use about half of the laptop’s space, leaving little room fro the hard drive and other components.
You can find more strip-down photos, including shots of individual components at 163.