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Dell Alienware M14x, M17x, M18x Gaming Laptops Announced

Dell updated their Alienware line of gaming laptops with 3rd Generation Intel processors and Turbo Boost 2.0 technologies, HDMI 1.4, USB 3.0 for fast data transfer, Bluetooth 4.0, optional 3D HD gaming capability, optional Blu-ray disc drive and exceptional surround-sound quality from Klipsch speakers.

The 14-inch M14x is for the gamer who requires a balance between mobility and performance; the 3D-capable 17.3-inch M17x offers an immersive high-definition, surround-sound sensory experience, and the 18.4-inch M18x is for gamers whose priority is performance above all else, but who also require the option to occasionally 'go mobile.' Each new model offers 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 allows gamers on-the-go to experience uncompromising gaming performance. The M14x features optional dual drive configurations, up to 16GB of memory for extreme multitasking, a Blu-ray combo optical drive, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics engine with GDDR5 graphics memory — the most advanced GPU in a 14-inch form factor and the first time Alienware is offering GDDR5 graphics on a laptop of this size.

Dell Alienware M17x Gaming Laptop

The Alienware M17x immerses the customer in the game with every dimension, pixel and sound, for a bigger, richer gaming experience. The 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 solutionsii.

Dell Alienware M18x Gaming Laptops

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 available in the coming weeks. An 18.4-inch Full HD 1080p WLED backlit LCD, up to 750GB 7200RPM SATA hard drivesiii, support for a triple solid state drive option — 768GB SSD (3 x 256GB SSD), and a stylish, anodized aluminum shell all combine to make the M18x a gaming and entertainment powerhouse like no other.

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 or to customize the experience.

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Specification, Availability and Pricing:

Alienware M14x Alienware M17x Alienware M18x
$1,099 $1,499 $1,999
  • 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 (Standard)
  • 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M using NVIDIA Optimus technology
  • 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
  • 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 (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
  • 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 Memory or 8GB 1866MHz (4GB 1600MHz Standard); 4x 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM SDRAM Slots
  • Configure with up to 750GB 7200RPM SATA drive (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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