Rumored Specs For The Alienware M11x R3 Pegs The Ultraportable as Ultrapowerful

The Alienware M11x is a fun little beast. It’s touted as a full-fledge portable gaming system and the current generation fits that marketing label with a 1GB discrete NVIDIA GPU. But the model’s Core 2 Duo CPU is getting a little antiquated. Dell-Lab just posted what they claim are the preliminary specs for the next incarnation. Yeah, if these specs are the real deal, the M11x R3 is going to be a fun little beast that will eat your face.

Dell-Lab via SlashGear,

Battery: 8-Cell 63WHr
LCD: 11.6″, 1366×768, TrueLife glossy panel, White-LED backlight
RAM stick options: 1GB/2GB/4GB/8GB, 1333MHz, DDR3
CPU options: i5-2537M, 1.4GHz up to 2.3GHz
i7-2617M, 1.5GHz up to 2.6GHz
i7-2657M, 1.6GHz up to 2.7GHz
HDD options: 250GB / 320GB / 500GB / 640GB / 750GB, SATA2, 7200rpm
SSD: 256GB, SATA2, Samsung P810
Wireless options: WWAN 3G, LTE/WiMax 4G
Color options: Red / Black, Soft Touch

The big news is the CPU swap. Those are Sandy Bridge CPUs, fanboys. The RAM is also the faster 1333MHz type rather than the 800MHz in the current generation. The only thing not listed is the GPU. And the M11x R3 must have discrete GPU. It’s an Alienware machine. Still, the full specs will likely be released in due time, which will likely be soon as the model is a dire need of a refresh.