Alienware Unveils m17x Gaming Notebook

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Alienware today introduced its most powerful notebook to date, the Area-51 m17x. The m17x is the much-anticipated stablemate of the current m15x, which was announced several months ago.


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The Area-51 m17x has the following specifications:

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processors (6MB Cache, 800MHz FSB)
  • Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme Processors (6MB Cache, 800MHz FSB)
  • 17" Wide Screen WUXGA 1920 x 1200 with Clearview (1200p HDTV resolution support)
  • Up to 4GB Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz
  • Dual graphics cards:
    • 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
    • 512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT
    • 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
  • Up to two hard drives in RAID 0
  • Smart Bay accepts third modular hard drive or modular DVD burner
  • Two speakers with SubWoofer
  • 12-Cell Lithium-ION Battery
  • Full Size Keyboard with Separate Numeric Keypad – optional AlienFX backlighting
  • Height: 2.1"
  • Width: 16.1"
  • Depth: 11.5"
  • Weight: 10.5 lbs
  • Rear-Exhaust Cooling

Frank Azor, VP of Alienware’s product group, said regarding the m15x and m17x, "With both systems, Alienware has once again revolutionized mobile performance. The Area-51 m15x is ideally suited for road warriors or students who are constantly on the move but still want that boost of power Alienware delivers. The Area-51 m17x is for professionals and hardcore enthusiasts who want pure, unbridled performance with the added benefit of portability."


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Like the m15x, the m17x is available with a backlit keyboard courtesy of AlienFX system lighting.

The Alienware Area-51 m17x currently starts at $2,199 with a Core 2 Duo T8100 (2.1GHz) processor and dual 8600M-GT graphics cards.

Alienware Product Page
NotebookReview.com review of the Area-51 m15x



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