The Alienware M18x 18.4-inch gaming notebook by Dell is now available for purchase.
With prices ranging from $2,000 to around $6,000, the M18x features 2nd Genaration Intel Core quad-core processor choices, up to a factory-overclocked i7 2920XM Extreme edition at 4GHz, and single and dual AMD/ATI and Nvidia video card options. Customers can choose between the single and dual 1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M or dual-only 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6970M.
RAM can be expanded up to 32GB if you choose 1333MHz memory modules, while maximum for faster 1600MHz memory is 16GB. There are also various storage options, such as up to 750GB of traditional hard drive storage or a 256GB solid state drive. Both HDD and SDD storage capacity can be doubled, since the Alienware M18x has two internal storage bays. Additionally, there’s a single-unit 500GB hybrid HDD/SSD option. Optical drive options are a DVD burner, Blu-ray combo drive and Blu-ray writer.
The display resolution is of course full HD, while high-end audio experience is provided by a built-in 2.1 speaker system with subwoofer, 5.1- or 7.1-channel output, and Klipsch technology.
The mobile gaming rig is capable to stream 3D games and multimedia to a 3D-compatible external display via the HDMI 1.4 port or wirelessly via optionally-built-in WirelessHD technology. It has a 3MP web camera, Wi-Fi, Gigabit LAN, Bluetooth, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, an eSATA/USB 2.0 connector, and a 9-in-1 media card reader.
When it comes to design, the 12-pound M18x has a distinctive anodized aluminum chassis in black or red color. AlienFX LED lighting allows you to choose color and transition effects and assign them to different zones on the case, including the keyboard, touchpad and more. On its left site, the keyboard has 5 programmable keys, enabling up to 15 distinct functions per application.
The laptop runs Windows 7 OS.
The preliminary ship date for the Alienware M18x is 05/26/2011. It can be ordered via Dell’s website.