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Alienware All Powerful M17x laptop revealed early

Alienware All Powerful M17x laptop revealed early

Ah, the sweet smell of a broken embargo.  Alienware's All Powerful M17x gaming notebook thought it had a few days of tease left in it, but the 17-inch 1920 x 1200 Core 2 Extreme quad-core behemoth has been set free by PCWorld.  Under the carefully creased hood there's up to 8GB of 1,333MHz DDR3 RAM and a choice of up to 1TB 7,200rpm hard-drive or 512GB SSD.  Graphics are courtesy of two 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPUs.

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Alienware M17 tested: Expensive options make the machine

Alienware M17 tested: Expensive options make the machine

Alienware's M17 gaming notebook, announced on Monday, has already reached reviewers, and unlike some of the company's more outrageous machines it looks to be a surprising example of compromise.  The selling points are the optional quad-core processors and ATI CrossFireX graphics, normally big money items; to keep the starting price low, however, you lose out on some of the drama Alienware have become known for.

Alienware M17 gaming notebook with ATI CrossFireX dual-graphics

Alienware M17 gaming notebook with ATI CrossFireX dual-graphics

Alienware have announced a new gaming notebook, the M17, the claim to fame of which is that it has CrossFireX dual graphics cards.  In this case, it's a pair of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 GPUs, accompanied by a choice of Core 2 Quad or Extreme processors, up to 4GB of DDR3 RAM and a choice of 17-inch WXGA+ or WUXGA displays.  There's also a RAID array offering up to 640GB (in RAID-0 setup; halve that if you want redundancy) and optional Blu-ray.

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Alienware add ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 to gaming desktops

Alienware add ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 to gaming desktops

Continuing the tradition of slapping every new superlative video card into their high-end gaming rigs, Alienware has announced it will be offering the ATI Radeon HD 4870 X2 as an option in certain desktop models.  In fact both gamers and graphic designers/CAD workers should appreciate the power on offer: the HD 4870 X2 summons up 2.4 teraflops of graphics power, 1,600 stream processing units and 2GB of dedicated GDDR5 memory.

Alienware Area-51 m15x gets NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M graphics

Alienware Area-51 m15x gets NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M graphics

Alienware continue their quest to be the first manufacturer with any new high-end graphics card or processor with the news that the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M GPU with 512MB RAM will make its 15.4-inch notebook debut on their Area-51 m15x.  Intended for heavy-duty graphics processing, the GPU has support for Open GL 2.1, Shader Model 4.0 and DirectX 10 with the ability to dynamically allocate geometry, shading and pixel processing.

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