Dell today announced three new gaming notebooks: the 14″ M14x, the 18″ M18x, and the R3 version of the already-familiar 11″ M11x.
All three notebooks use second-generation Intel Core i-series processors. The M18x offers a Core i7 Extreme processor factory overclocked to 4GHz; the M18x and M14x both offer wireless audio and video connections; lastly, all three notebooks have HDMI 1.4 for connection to 3D-capable HDTVs and USB 3.0 ports.
The M14x features a 14″ display and weighs just under 6.5 pounds. It has an internal optical drive, up to Nvidia GeForce GT 555M 3GB graphics, and two- or four-core Intel processors. It is available with an enhanced 1600×900 screen resolution (1366×768 standard). Other highlights include:
- Nvidia Optimus graphics-switching technology
- Up to 8GB DDR3-1600 memory
- Klipsch onboard speakers
- Optional Intel WiMAX technology
- Dimensions: 1.49″ x 10.17″ x 13.27″
The M14x is available now in Stealth Black or Nebula Red starting at $1,199.
M14x Product Page
Alienware bills the M18x as the “most powerful 18-inch gaming laptop in the universe.” It offers dual graphics cards and an 18.4″ display with a full 1080p resolution. Both AMD and Nvidia graphics cards are offered in CrossFireX (AMD) and SLI (Nvidia). It is available with up to 32GB of DDR3-1333 memory.
The M18x is not live on Alienware’s website as of writing; expect to see it very shortly.
The M11x is now in its third generation. It keeps the general design and the 11.6-inch display. The graphics have been upgraded to the Nvidia GeForce GT 540M; it has new second-generation Intel Core i-series processor options; lastly, it is available with up to 16GB of DDR3-1333 memory. Like the M14x and M18x, it comes with built-in Klipsch speakers.
The M11x R3 has an 8-cell battery standard and measures 1.29″ x 9.19″ x 11.25″. It has a starting weight of 4.5 lbs. It is available now starting at $999 in Stealth Black or Nebula Red.