Originally Posted by Thresh25
Ah i just realized there were two. the i5/i7 version costs over a grand with everything. I'd like to stay under if possible though I don't have to. The samsung seems like the best buy to me except for battery life but I don't know a whole lot about laptops.
Do these all basically come with the ability to connect to wireless internet?
Yeah anything in that price range is sure to have built in wifi.
As far as the M11x is concerned the i7 isn't really necessary as isn't enough faster than the Core i5 to justify the increased price. In the long run it may be worth going with the i5 model because it uses Nvidia's optimus hybrid graphics which should/will get more frequent driver updates than the older implementation of hybrid graphics found on the Core 2 version.
The Samsung does have a faster processor than the Alienware however it has a considerably slower gpu. The GT 335M in the M11x has 72 stream processors while the G310M in the Samsung only has 16. The faster gpu plus better battery life and more compact size make the M11x much more appealing in my opinion.