Alienware's New Gaming Laptop May Burn Holes Through Space, Time

This is Alienware's new m17x gaming laptop. To give you an idea of what's going to be inside it, you should know that it weighs 12 pounds, and costs an absolute minimum $US1800.

We say "absolute minimum" because there are hardware options for the thing that may prove too tempting to pass up on. Like, in addition to the dual 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M graphics cards and Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core CPU, you can cram as much as 8GB of DDR3 RAM into its guts. You can also opt to have either a 1TB HDD or 512GB SSD for storage. And you can top all that off with a Blu-Ray drive, which should look rather nice on the machine's 1920x1200 display.

As with most Alienware gear, the unit itself won't look quite as nice, but then, you're paying for brute force here, not aesthetics.

Alienware's 'Allpowerful' m17x Obliterates Crysis With Dual 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M Graphics Cards [Gizmodo]


Comments

    I just had a party.....in my paaaants !!!!

    Well, i was gonna buy a new macbook pro...But this may be worth a look

    umm with all this running you're going to have a battery life of about 30 seconds right?

    If you want dual GPU's packed into a notebook format, enjoy your overheating... And short lifespan.

    I've always found the idea of gaming laptops quite absurd. Anyone worth their salt would game on a desktop anyway.
    Its like trying to cram a V8 motor into a mini cooper.

      We all know full well that this thing is not a laptop. Sure, it has a screen built in. But something that weighs that much, and probably drain its battery in an hour, is anything but a laptop.

        @Savin

        So if this isn't conveniently transported, just get a desktop.

        There's no sense in wasting money on hot tech crammed into an absurdly tight space.

    off the top of my head I can only think of a single laptop that can beat it:
    a laptop that has Chuck Norris in it!

    i find the comments above a bit feeble-minded.
    lets consider why dell would make products that wont sell. wait they dont, else how can they turn over billions of dollars a year.

    Stay away from buying Alienware. I spent over $6K on a Area 51 m9750. 1 & 1/2 years and many frustrating return trips later for heating issues the thing has finally blown.
    Even though I had a 2 year warranty they will no longer honour it (they say they are a new company now after the first australian company went bankrupt). The customer support is rubbish and will only make you life torture (they have an answering service that will take your messages and will not return calls unless you call at least 5 or 6 times within the span of 2 weeks).
    Spend your money on a laptop from a company that values customers and will return calls.

    Don't buy Alienware laptops they are crap, I have been in the IT industry for more years than I care to remember and 'other' geeks that work/worked with me always said Alienware were the best and they wished they could afford one, I therefore decided that if I could afford it I would buy one, I did and it was the biggest mistake of my life and I shall go back to Dell (yes I know they own Alienware) where at least I get good customer service.

    I have a Area 51 M9750, and am running Vista Ultimate, every time I try to install a game there is problems and some won't even install, the CD drive very rarely works, the 'touchpad' stopped working and I didn't discover this until I had taken on a trip with me and could not use it on a 13 hour flight, what's worse is I had hardly used it as I prefered a seperate mouse, no matter what I did it would not work, because I like to have two monitors at once (running seperate tasks) I have to turn off the 'special' graphics, I therefore wasted money on paying extra for that.

    I will never buy another of these pieces of junk and neither will any of the companies I work for and being an IT Director I have a lot of purchasing power, hello mister Dell I would like to buy 150 laptops !!!.

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