Wow, it seems that someone over at PCWorld.com couldn’t keep their mouth shut and announced the Alienware M17x a bit early. No matter, the most important thing is that you see what this baby has under the hood. It’s damn impressive and certainly allpowerful.
Most important, the new M17x notebook comes with a pair of 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPUs. Impressive, yes. And also battery vampires. If the machine isn’t gaming, it could always fall back on the GeForce 9400M G1 GPU that’s also installed for better battery life.
A Core 2 Extreme quad-core CPU is at the core and can use up to 8GB of RAM 1333MHz DD3 to do its bidding. Plus, it can be config’d with either a RAID 0 or RAID 1 cluster over a 1TB drive or a 512MB SSD. Your choice. The rest is standard fare for a $1,799 + notebook including a Blu-ray drive, WiFi, 1920×1200 LCD, Displayport and HDMI out.
We’ve seen the big boy in person and it’s impressive. We just can’t wait to load some games on a review unit and take her for a spin.