The Alienware M11x, by far the most powerful “netbook” ever (our thoughts on it is in our review here) has just gotten a fair update: that option, starting at $$949.99 to have a Core i5 chip installed, instead of an overclocked 1.73 GHz Core 2 Duo found in the older $799 model. You can also make more upgrade and buy yourself a Core i7, up to 8GB of RAM (getting 4GB of the DDR3 is a must), a 250GB to 500GB 7,200 rpm drive, or the 256GB SSD option. But due to the NVIDIA Optimus chip being installed, Alienware had to give the boot to one of the ports (USB, HDMI, DisplayPort, media card reader, etc. are still there), but VGA had to go. So, you can’t make a direct VGA connection from the M11x, but you can now have your dream gaming machine for no more than $1,200 bucks (the price of our previous config, but now with Core i5).