Dell unleashes power of Alienware M17x



It is nice to know that ever since Dell bought over extreme gaming brand Alienware, they haven’t really affected the company’s performance in any way. Dell still churns out reliable (for most people, anyways – there are always horror stories to tell of any brand in this world) notebooks and desktops for millions of people around the world each day, and Alienware sticks to what it does best – working on drool-worthy gaming machines that cost a bomb, and yet people won’t mind forking out good money for it due to the overall aesthetics as well as performance that come in a single package. Having said that, Alienware has rolled out yet another masterpiece today – the Alienware M17x gaming notebook that is set to blow your mind away.

While the M17x isn’t exactly the best kept secret in the world, it is nice to get an official announcement, where Dell has touted it to be the “most powerful laptop in the universe.” That’s surely stating their faith that advanced alien civilizations out there don’t exist – but that’s a different can of worms for another day. What can you expect from a thoroughbred like the Alienware M17x? For starters, check out what a fully pimped out model can offer.

  • Dual 1GB nVidia GeForce GTX 280M GPUs
  • An Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core CPU
  • 8GB of 1333MHz DDR3 RAM
  • A 1TB 7200-rpm (Raid 1 or Raid 0) or a 512GB of solid-state storage capacity
  • A slot-loading dual-layer Blu-ray Disc Drive
  • A nine-cell battery
  • An nVidia GeForce 9400M G GPU with HybridPower technology
  • 802.11n (2×2) Wi-Fi connectivity
  • A 1920-by-1200-resolution edge-to-edge LCD Display

2GB of total video memory just blows our minds away. We’re guessing that this means the era of notebooks being viable gaming platforms is coming, although bringing down the price by a bunch would go a long way in helping that dream get realized. One thing’s for sure – we’d strongly recommend you sit right next to a power outlet if you plan to use this for more than a couple hours of hardcore gaming.

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4 reviews or comments

Lord Arathres Says: June 3, 2009 at 10:24 pm

Lame and way overprices. Only comes with a QX9300 at 2.5 Ghz. SLOW!!!!

Get a Sager Notebook. It comes with an i7 extreme and a 280GTX card with up to 12 GB of RAM and up to 3 HDD’s

My Sager KICKS an alienware around the block.

Flint Says: June 4, 2009 at 2:14 am

I’m assuming the SSD is 512GB of storage, and not the 512MB that’s listed…

Edwin Says: June 6, 2009 at 1:06 am

Flint – by golly, you’re right! :) Thanks for the eagle eye

JBBW Says: June 16, 2009 at 2:54 pm

lol – I should be getting mine before the end of the month. Do a google on the comparisons between this and the latest Sager. AW comes out on top – even when compared the the Sager that isn’t even out yet!

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