Alienware M17x R3 coming soon with Radeon HD 6970/6870 GPU

Nov 9, 2010

Dell's Alienware gaming computer line has some of the coolest gaming desktops and notebooks on the market packed with lots of cool hardware and good looks. A new version of the Alienware 17-inch gaming notebook known as the M17x R3 is set to land in the next few weeks apparently.

Some clues were dropped to the hardware configuration by a Dell person going by Eric G. The notebook still looks great, especially in the red color seen in the image above. The new features of the rig will supposedly include a 9-cell 93Whr battery. That battery should give the machine decent run time for a gaming notebook.

The real cool feature of the updated notebook is a new mobile GPU from AMD. The machine is pegged to get a new Radeon HD 6870 of HD 69070 mobile GPU using MxM form factors. The only catch here is that there is no official HD 6000 series for mobile GPUs. If the data from the Dell leak is accurate, we should be hearing about the new line soon. Right before the holiday season is the perfect time for AMD to launch a new line.

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