Area-51 m17x and m15x: Mmmm… tasty

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These laptops are still in the pre-release stage but it looks like we’ll soon be able to rock out with Intel Core 2 Duo Extreme and dual 8800M NVIDIA graphics cards (m17x only) as well as a keyboard that looks like it came from outer space. Our own Peter Ha is heading down to take a look at these beasties as we speak so we’ll have some more photos in a bit.

Area-51 m15x

Designed and engineered from the ground up by Alienware’s expert engineers both for performance and portability, the notebook features extreme processors, high performance graphics and a multitude of customization options.
Features

* Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Extreme Processors
* NVIDIA® GeForce 8800M GTX
* 667MHz DDR2 Memory
* Dual Hard Drives with SmartBay
* Above 1080p Video and HD Audio

Area-51 m17x

The most advanced notebook Alienware has engineered to date, the Area-51 m17x was designed for the serious computer enthusiast. Content creators render out 3D models, edit digital video and audio and encode music all in a real-time environment. Hardcore gamers can rip through the latest DirectX® 10 games in full 1080p quality.
Features

* Intel® Core™ 2 Duo Extreme Processors
* Dual NVIDIA® GeForce 8800M GTX
* 667MHz DDR2 Memory
* Three Hard Drives with SmartBay
* Above 1080p Video and HD Audio

Apparently there are two designs, the Ripley and the Skullcap. I’m liking the Ripley.

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