Dell launched today the Alienware M17X “All Powerful”, a 17-inch gaming laptop PC with Nvidia’s graphics, Intel CPU technology, and a new design.
The M17X features up to dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M 1GB video cards in SLI mode and the Intel Core 2 Duo processor, upgradeable to quad-core Core 2 Quad / Extreme. Other components include up to 8GB of DDR3 memory, up to 1TB of hard drive space or up to 512GB of solid state drive storage, a slot-load DVD burner or Blu-ray optical disc, and an additional integrated GPU that can be used to save battery when dedicated graphics is not needed.
Display resolution options include 1440-by-900 or 1920-by-1200.
The M17X also sports stereo speakers, 5.1 surround sound audio support, DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA video outputs, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth, four USB connectors, an eSATA/USB combo port, an ExpressCard slot, an 8-in-1 media card reader, and a FireWire port.
Design features include an anodized aluminum chassis with black and silver color options, a personalized laser engraved nameplate, backlighting for the keyboard, number pad, and touchpad, and trim lights.
Alienware’s M17X starts at 11.7 pounds with its 9-cell battery.
The basic configuration, which includes a Core 2 Duo at 2.4GHz, a GeForce GTX 260 GPU, 4GB of RAM and a 250GB HDD, is priced at $1,799. The laptop can be purchased at Dell.com.