Alienware launches Core i7 M15x laptop

At the Tokyo Game Show, Alienware unveiled its new 15-inch Core i7-based gaming laptop.

It's a largely new system on the inside, but Alienware isn't digging up a new name for its powerful 15-inch gaming laptop. Featuring Intel's new mobile Core i7 processor, the Alienware m15x debuted today, the first of several Core i7 laptops we expect in the near future.

According to Alienware, this new system is for "enthusiast and hardcore gamers that require a high level of mobility while still requiring an exceptional gaming experience." Which sounds like it's not exactly going to be inexpensive. It's also not going to be lightweight--this is a 15-inch laptop that starts at nine pounds.

While sure to be highly configurable, as are all Alienware systems, these representative specs seem like the highest-end options available. We suspect an m15x outfitted as below would run several thousand dollars.

  • Processor: Intel Core i7 920XM 2.0GHz
  • Graphics: 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M1
  • Memory: Up to 8GB DDR31 1,333MHz
  • Hard Drive: Up to 500GB3 7,200rpm or 256GB solid-state drive
  • Optical Drive: Slot-loading dual-layer Blu-ray Disc combo
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