Alienware's charmingly cheap CrossFireX laptop tested
We just got our hands on Alienware's latest laptop, the 17-inch M17, with dual ATI Radeon HD 3870 GPUs .
We just got our hands on Alienware's latest laptop, the
The new M17 (minus the "x") system trades Nvidia graphics for ATI (including a multi-GPU CrossFireX option) and also includes optional Intel Quad Core 2 Extreme CPUs.
We tested a relatively inexpensive (and not terribly exciting) configuration, which for $1,999 (starting price: $1,399) included dual ATI Radeon HD 3870 GPUs and a dual-core, Penryn-class Core 2 Duo P8400 processor. For basic computing, it was about as good as our gaming favorite, the $1,350
On the other hand, The M17 skips the recent slab-like redesign seen in the M17X, and goes back to an older chassis, similar to the one we saw in last year's