Monday, October 5th, 2009

Alienware Launches M15x laptop, Bills it Most Powerful 15-Incher

September 24, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Gaming, Laptops

The first to make use of Intel’s recently launched mobile Core i7 chips (codenamed “Clarksfield”), the specs of the Alienware M15x indicate that the company’s marketing is right on target. No doubt maxing out the configuration will result in a $4000+ laptop. However, at the starting price of $1500, here’s what you get:
Alienware-M15x

  • 512MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 240M
  • Intel Core i7 720QM 1.6GHz (2.8 GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache)
  • 15.6-inch WideHD+ 1600 x 900 – WLED
  • Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit
  • 3GB DDR3 – 1066MHz
  • 250GB 5,400RPM
  • Internal Wireless Bluetooth 2.1+ Enhanced Data Rate
  • Slot-Loading Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
  • Ports:
    • IEEE 1394a (4-pin) port
    • Integrated Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 (1000 Mbps)
    • 3 Hi-speed USB 2.0 ports (1 via USB 2.0 / eSATA combo port)
    • 1 eSATA (via USB 2.0 / eSATA Combo Port)
    • VGA, DisplayPort – Video Output
    • 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
    • ExpressCard Slot
    • 2 Audio Out Connectors
    • Audio In / Microphone Jack (retaskable for 5.1 audio)
    • Two Built-In Front Speakers
  • Internal High-Definition 5.1 Surround Sound Audio
  • Intel WiFi Link 5300 a/g/Draft-n 3×3 MIMO
  • 6-cell battery

Impressive, though I think Alienware could’ve done better with the standard hard disk and battery. 250GB is definitely too small for enthusiasts nowadays, and 6-cell batteries are simply too weak to keep the action going away from the wall socket. Then again, this laptop isn’t exactly designed for typing out reflections at the neighborhood coffee shop, but then again, it’s nearly two inches thick when closed. Perhaps Alienware could’ve crammed more data and power capacity? In any case, the Alienware M15x is still a “portable” platform powerful enough to run practically any game or application on the market—most probably at a fast pace.

You can buy the Alienware M15x from Dell.com. Starting price is $1500. If you don’t have that much money to burn, you can check out the $700 gaming desktop.

The new Alienware M15x laptop, the world’s most powerful 15″ laptop.

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One Response to “Alienware Launches M15x laptop, Bills it Most Powerful 15-Incher”
  1. Jaak says:

    Its good to see i7 in notebooks :)

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