the Alienware V561122AU 14" Notebook (Windows 8) would make a great laptop for travelling and gaming at the same time, be good enough to work on photos with Lightroom and Photoshop open at the same time although slightly heavy for hiking distances with at almost 3kg (not heavy but if you have a 3 to 6kg tripod 2kg to 5kg of camera gear and a tent it gets a bit much!), it's on sale for the long weekend from JB Hi-Fi:

Alienware V561122AU 14" Notebook (Windows 8) | Computers & Tablets, Laptops : JB HI-FI

normally: 1994
sale price: $1,698.30

Alienware V561122AU 14" Notebook (Windows 8)

14" Notebook with 3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3630QM up to 3.4GHz CPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 32GB SSD, NVIDIA GeForceGT 650M, Blu Ray, Wi-Fi and BT, Windows 8

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Key Features
14" Screen
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3630QM up to 3.4GHz CPU
Blu ray Optical Drive
NVIDIA GeForceGT 650M using NVIDIA Optimus technology with 2GB Graphics Memory
Wi-Fi and BT
1600 x 900 Resolution
1 x HDMI
3 x USB 3.0
Windows 8


Alienware V561122AU 14" Notebook (Windows 8)


by Jack on 08.12.2012

It runs beautifully, great for gaming! In all, a great computer

by Callum on 22.03.2013

Anyone could wish for this laptop, it runs like a dream, perfect for gaming. But not only is it for gaming, it's also great for the office.
thinking of getting it

by tony on 31.03.2013

I look at this and i just think it looks amazing the cpu and hdd are huge and it looks alot better than the razor laptop looks great

Tech Specs:

Optical Drive

  • 8x SuperMulti DVD±R/RW Slot Load Optical Drive


  • High Capacity 8-cell Lithium Ion (63whr)


  • 2.0 Megapixel HD Video and Picture Camera with dual digital microphones


  • Networking and Wi-Fi Options
    All Intel® Wi-Fi options include Intel® Wireless Display (Wi-Di) technology support.6
    Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet NIC (Standard)
    Intel® Wireless-N WiFi Link 1000 a/g/n 1x2 (Standard)
    Intel® Advanced-N WiFi Link 6205 a/g/n 2x2 MIMO Technology (Optional)
    Intel® Advanced-N WiFi Link 6250 a/g/n 2x2 MIMO Technology with WiMax (Optional)

    High-Performance Wireless Display Technology
    60GHz WirelessHD Wireless Display - HDMI fidelity over wireless (Optional)

    Bluetooth Option
    Internal Bluetooth® 3.0

Ports, Slots & Chassis

  • External Chassis Connections
    (1x) RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
    (2x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
    (1x) Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Port with PowerShare Technology
    (1x) Mini-Display Port
    (1x) HDMI 1.4 Audio and Video Output
    (1x) VGA Port
    (1x) 9-in-1 Media Card Reader
    (2x) Audio Out 1/8" Ports
    (1x) Audio In / Microphone 1/8" Port (retaskable for 5.1 audio)
    (1x) Security Lock port

    System Dimensions

    Height: 37.8 mm (1.49 inches)
    Depth: 258.34 mm (10.17 inches)
    Width: 337.00 mm (13.27 inches)
    Starting at Weight7 with 8-cell battery: - 2.92 kg (6.45lbs)

    Color Options
    Stealth Black with Soft Touch Finish
    Nebula Red with Soft Touch Finish


    4-Zone, multi-color RGB, 82 key keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls

    Customized Features
    Laser-Engraved Nameplate

The Ultimate Gaming Experience

Gaming is all about experience — the experience of visiting new worlds, of helping friends and crushing enemies, of showing off your skills. Give that experience a boost with the M14x.

Mind-Blowing Graphics: You’ll feel like you’re part of the action with the optional HD+ display and cutting-edge graphics technology.

Stay on the Couch and Ditch the Wires with Wireless HD: With optional Wireless HD, you can wirelessly blast 3D or Full HD games to any properly equipped display (3D viewing requires additional equipment, sold separately1).

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Audiophile Approved:
Graphics are only half of an awesome gaming experience. With Klipsch® speakers powered by Waves MaxxAudio®, the Alienware™ M14x sounds as good as it looks.

Mobile Domination

Own your opponents anywhere you please — bedroom, dorm room, coffee shop or friend’s house. The Alienware M14x helps you stay in the game everywhere you go3.

Battle Longer, Battle Lighter: Starting at less than 7 lbs.4, the M14x is designed to easily go with you anywhere and game anytime.

Intelligent Power:
With NVIDIA® Optimus™ dynamic graphics technology, the M14x automatically adjusts power consumption. End result — up to 6 hours4 of battery life on a single charge.

Connect and Conquest:
If you aren’t near a hotspot, you can still vanquish your enemies — anytime you want, virtually anywhere in the universe — with optional mobile broadband or WiMAX at up to 4G speeds3.

Heroic Technology

Because failure isn’t an option, the Alienware M14x laptop delivers the cutting-edge technology you need to obliterate anyone or anything that stands in your way.
Operating system: Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate
Revolutionary Graphics: With an optional HD+ (1600x900) white LED-backlit LCD display, you won't just see the headshot, you'll see the pink mist...

Out-of-this-World Processing Power: With optional Intel® Core™ i7 Processors featuring new Intel® "Huron River" architecture and Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, you’re equipped to beat any game on the market (and make it look easy).

Memory Master: With up to 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3 memory5, you'll be able to simultaneously power through multiple applications without the performance decreases you've experienced on lesser machines.

Command and Customize

Control and personalize your system from the user-friendly Alienware Command Center.
AlienFX ™ Lighting Controls: Show your attitude! Choose from an array of color and transition effects, and assign them to distinct zones, including the keyboard, touchpad and more.

AlienFusion ™ Power Management: You decide when you need maximum performance or when to scale back power for less intensive applications.

AlienTouch ™ Touchpad Controls: Customize your touchpad’s sensitivity to prevent accidental contact and activate virtual scrolling to enable vertical and horizontal scrolling with just a touch.

Preloaded and Ready to Go: Steam®, the popular digital distribution gaming software, can be preinstalled on your Alienware M14x laptop. Opt to have Eve Online, the popular sci-fi MMO, preinstalled as well so you can stop wasting time and start playing!

Mark of the Conqueror: Laser cut and etched in metal for all time — your Alienware laptop comes with a custom engraved name plate. Mark your M14x with your name, clan, nickname or a threat of dismemberment to anyone that touches your system.