Alienware blasted out an email tonight inviting newsletter subscribers to have an early chance at ordering the m15x. People in our forums have been placing orders and have quoted shipping dates of February 1, 2008.
The only problem with this early launch is that only specific configurations are available and certain options are not up yet. For instance, only the silver case color and the Ripley design are currently available. The popular black color option is not available. According to reps that customers spoke with more options will show up in a couple of weeks time.
M15x configuration page on Alienware.com (view large image)
The good news is that the pricing actually seems pretty reasonable. For $2,099 you get the following configuration of the m15x:
- 15.4″ WXGA+ display
- Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 2.20GHz processor
- Nvidia Go 8700m 512MB graphics card
- 2GB RAM
- 120GB 7200RPM drive
- Ripley case design
- 8x dual layer cd burner / dvd burner optical drive
- Intel 4965 a/b/g wireless
Considering you get a good graphics card, fast processor, 7200RPM speedy hard drive and of course the amazing notebook design that is the m15x, this price is very much in line with competing gaming notebooks.
No word is out on when the larger m17x 17″ screen gaming laptop will be available. Let’s just be happy there’s something to chew on for now with these new Alienware gaming laptop releases. A lot of people have been anxious to hit the order button for some time.
Visit our Alienware forum to discuss the m15x more.