Yesterday Alienware -- Dell’s high-performance PC gaming brand -- launched the new M17laptop. The 17-inch Alienware M17 is powered by the world’s first mobile quad-core processor, the Intel® Core™2 Extreme QX9300, and is Alienware’s first notebook with ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology, featuring dual ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3870 cards.
Gamers can get an M17 featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, ATI CrossFireX technology, 3GB of DDR3 memory and a 1920 x 1200 Extreme High-Definition LCD for under $2,000. Prices start at $1399.
The Alienware M17 notebook can be configured with:
The Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300, the world’s first mobile quad-core processor, delivering revolutionary performance, efficiency and multitasking capabilities for maximum speeds, up to 50 percent faster than previous generation mobile processors.
ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology featuring dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 graphics cards for intense HD video playback, full DirectX® 10.1 support for the latest next-generation games and frame rates up to 80 percent2 higher than single GPU solutions.
DDR3 memory for up to a 50 percent increase in transfer rates, as well as the bandwidth necessary for the notebook’s quad-core capabilities. With up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, the M17 has the edge in data retrieval, load times and multitasking.
Dual 500GB hard drives linked in a RAID 0 configuration for a massive 1TB storage capacity - enough to hold roughly 160 games, 250 full-length movies or 250,000 songs3.
A 17-inch Extreme High-Definition 1920 x 1200 resolution display for Blu-ray Disc™ and HD video playback.
The Alienware Command Center control panel, home to programs such as the AlienFusion power management system, AlienSense facial recognition software and AlienTouch touchpad controls, allowing you to take complete control of your computer.
Alienware’s Stealth Black, a soft-touch, matte black finish that protects the system from fingerprints and scratches. The M17 features Alienware’s signature Skullcap case design.
This is a preview, not a review.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
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