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Appeared on: Tuesday, May 01, 2012
Dell's Alienware Mobile Portfolio Updated With Ivy Bridge Processors

Alienware, Dell's PC gaming brand, updated its gaming laptop portfolio with the release of the M14x, the 3D-capable M17x and the M18x models - all based on Intel?s 3rd Generation processors (Ivy Bridge).

The Alienware M14x, M17x, and M18x laptops are offering the latest NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon HD graphics cards and the Creative Sound Blaster audio chipset with THX 7.1 digital surround sound and Klipsch-branded speakers.

The Alienware M14x features optional dual drive configurations, up to 16GB of memory, a Blu-ray combo optical drive, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics engine with GDDR5 graphics memory in a 14-inch form factor .

The Alienware M17x delivers the latest NVIDIA and AMD graphics card options, up to 32GB of memory, optional 17.3-inch 120Hz WideFHD WLED 3D display, and THX 3D surround sound. It is one of the first laptops to offer the AMD Radeon HD 7970M graphics card and the latest GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 660M and 675M graphics solutions.

Alienware’s flagship gaming laptop, the Alienware M18x, is equipped with technology capable of matching high-performance gaming desktops. The M18x delivers up to 200w of mobile graphics power when configured with the optional Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M graphics enabling an NVIDIA SLI experience and up to 4GB of GDDR5 graphics memory. A configuration featuring dual AMD Radeon HD 7970m with CrossFire will be also available by the company in the coming weeks. An 18.4-inch Full HD 1080p WLED backlit LCD, up to 750GB 7200RPM SATA hard drives , support for a triple solid state drive option – 768GB SSD (3 x 256GB SSD), and an anodized aluminum shell all combine to make the M18x a gaming and entertainment powerhouse.

All three laptops feature Intel’s 3rd Generation processors and Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technologies, HDMI 1.4, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, optional 3D HD gaming capability, optional Blu-ray disc drive and surround-sound quality from Klipsch speakers. In addition, the Alienware laptops feature AlienAdrenaline, which enables users to create shortcuts associated with games, or applications capable of triggering a chain of commands meant to improve system performance.

Availability and Pricing:
Alienware M14x, M17x and M18x are available now on Dell.com and Alienware.com with standard configurations starting at $1099 for the M14x, $1499 for the M17x, and $1999 for the M18x.

Information:

Alienware M14x
  • 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 Processor Options
    • Intel Core i5-2450M 2.5GHz (3.1GHz w/Turbo Boost, 3MB Cache) (Standard)
    • Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz (3.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)
    • Intel Core i7-3720QM 2.6GHz (3.6GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)
    • Intel Core i7-3820QM 2.7GHz (3.7GHz w/Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)
  • Powerful NVIDIA Graphics Card Options
    • 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M using NVIDIA Optimus technology[ii] (Standard)
    • 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M using NVIDIA Optimus technology[ii]
  • 14-inch WLED HD display (1366X768) (Standard) or optional 14-inch WLED HD+ display (1600X900)
  • Configure with up to 16GB of DDR3 Memory(6GB Standard); 2x 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM SDRAM Slots
  • Configure with up to 750GB 7200RPM drive (500GB standard) or up to 512GB Solid State Drive
    • RAID 1 and 0, and Dual Drive options available
    • mSATA Boot and Caching Drive Options available
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate available
  • 1.3MP HD Camera with dual digital microphones
  • Slot-Loading DVD drive (Standard) or optional Blu-ray Disc Reader
  • Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di High-Definition 5.1 Audio with THX TruStudio Pro Software (Standard) or 2.1 Speaker configuration with Subwoofer Audio Powered by Klipsch; 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection or S/PDIF Optical port
  • Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet NIC and Integrated Wireless-N with Bluetooth 4.0 (standard); optional WiMax configuration available
  • USB 3.0 (2); USB 2.0; Mini-Display Port; HDMI 1.4 Output; VGA Port; 9-in-1 Media Card Reader; Audio/Microphone In; Audio Out; RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
Alienware M17x
  • 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor Options
    • Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz (3.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache) (Standard)
    • Intel Core i7-3720QM 2.6GHz (3.6GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)
    • Intel Core i7-3820QM 2.7GHz (3.7GHz w/Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)
  • Powerful NVIDIA and AMD Graphics Card Options
    • 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 660M (Standard)
    • 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 675M
    • 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 7970M
  • 17.3" WideHD+ (1600 x 900 ) WLED LCD (Standard); optional: 17.3" WideFHD (1920 x 1080) WLED LCD or 17.3" 120Hz WideFHD (1920 x 1080) WLED LCD w/3D Bundle
  • Configure with up to 32GB of DDR3 Memory (6GB 1600MHz Standard); 4x 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM SDRAM Slots
  • Configure with up to 1TB (2x 500GB) RAID0 7200RPM drive[iii](500GB standard) or up to 512GB Solid State Drive
    • RAID 1 and 0, and Dual Drive options available
    • mSATA Boot and Caching Drive Options available
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate available
  • 2.1MP FullHD Camera with dual digital microphones
  • Slot-Loading DVD drive (Standard) or optional Blu-ray Disc Reader
  • Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di High-Definition 5.1 Audio with THX TruStudio Pro Software (Standard) or 2.1 Speaker configuration with Subwoofer Audio Powered by Klipsch; 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection or S/PDIF Optical port
  • Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet NIC and Integrated Wireless-N with Bluetooth 4.0 (standard); optional WiMax configuration available
  • USB 3.0 (4); USB 2.0 and eSATA combo port; Auto-sensing jacks for Line-out (3); Microphone In; Mini-Display Port; HDMI 1.4 Output; HDMI 1.3 Input; VGA Port; 9-in-1 Media Card Reader; RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
Alienware M18x
  • 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 Processor Options
    • Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz (3.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache) (Standard)
    • Intel Core i7-3720QM 2.6GHz (3.6GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)
    • Intel Core i7-3820QM 2.7GHz (3.7GHz w/Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)
    • Intel Core i7-3920XM 2.9GHz (3.8GHz w/Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)
    • Intel Core i7-3920XM Overclocked Turbo Boost (8MB Cache)
  • Powerful NVIDIA and AMD Graphics Card Options
    • 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 660M (Standard)
    • 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 675M
    • Dual 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 7970M - AMD CrossFireX (coming soon)
    • Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M - NVIDIA SLI
  • 18.4 inch WLED WideFHD display (1920 X 1080)
  • Configure with up to 32GB of DDR3 Memoryii or 8GB 1866MHz (4GB 1600MHz Standard); 4x 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM SDRAM Slots
  • Configure with up to 750GB 7200RPM SATA drive[iii] (500GB standard)
    • RAID 1 and 0, Dual and Triple Drive options available
    • mSATA Boot and Caching Drive Options available
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate available
  • 2.1MP FullHD Camera with dual digital microphones
  • Slot-Loading DVD drive (Standard) or optional Blu-ray Disc Reader
  • Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di High-Definition 5.1 Audio with THX TruStudio Pro Software (Standard) or 2.1 Speaker configuration with Subwoofer Audio Powered by Klipsch; 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection or S/PDIF Optical port
  • Integrated 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet NIC and Integrated Wireless-N with Bluetooth 4.0 (standard)
  • USB 3.0 (4); USB 2.0 and eSATA combo port; Auto Out Ports (2); Microphone In; Mini-Display Port; HDMI 1.4 Output; HDMI 1.3 Input; VGA Port; 9-in-1 Media Card Reader; RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet; Combo S/PDIF Optical output / Analog Headphone Line Out


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