Rumors have been floating around about an Alienware M14x and the M18x for a few weeks now and they’ve finally gotten too loud to ignore, at least for the smaller model. We first heard about the rumored M14x from a thread at NotebookReview Forums, which linked to another forum that has since been closed. The latter showed what was supposed to be an M14x next to the larger M17x as well as the M14x opened up. The M14x inevitably looks a lot like the M15x so an image alone isn’t that much help but we’ve included them for reference.Now Dell rumor site Dell-Labs has posted more information on what the M14x could be. They say to expect Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs, up to 4GB RAM, up to 750GB 7200RPM hard drives, and up to 256GB SSDs. There is no word on the graphics but they do say that the 14-inch LCD will be capable of either 1366×768 or 1920×1080 resolutions. It would pack a 64Wh battery as well.The system, if it ever sees the light of day, would fit between the small, light M11x and the relatively bulky M15x. The name doesn’t make it seem like the M14x would be appreciably smaller than the M15x, but with some design changes Dell could slim down the notebook and use some of what they learned with the M11x and deliver a powerful, but considerably more portable gaming computer. Just see what HP did with the Envy 14 or Lenovo did with the ThinkPad T420s…Sal’s ThoughtsSo far all this is very thin, but the rumors continue to come out. We know that the M15x model has been around for over three years and that we have yet to see the M15x R3 refresh (even though the M17x got one). So something is brewing over there. Maybe the M14x will take the place of the M15x? But then why shift that model while leaving the M17x intact (assuming an M18x is in the works)?An M14x would be a great place for Alienware to take put those new Sandy Bridge dual-core processors as well, especially if they end up being a bit much for the rumored M11x R3 refresh. It’s more likely that an upcoming M15x was delayed just to wait for the those new Sandy Bridge models, but we’ll see soon enough.