This week's freebie: a sturdy, TSA-friendly backpack from Dell that saves you the hassle of having to remove your laptop when going through airport security checkpoints.
New GPUs, but if you wait another week or two, you can probably get Intel's new CPUs as well.
Alienware is trying to have it both ways with the new M17, combining a relatively low starting price with some very pricey upgrades, including quad-core CPUs and ATI CrossFireX video cards. Our configuration wasn't very exciting, but turned in capable gaming scores.
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For CES 2011, Alienware has a new version of its 17-inch M17x laptop, called the M17x R3.
Alienware's new version of the M17x makes some welcome design tweaks and offers the best laptop gaming hardware you can get. Just be warned: it ain't cheap.
After a steady stream of Netbooks and entry-level laptops, it's nice to slip behind the seat of a deluxe mobile powerhouse for a change like Alienware's new M17x laptop--but do people still need big PC gaming rigs?
After a steady stream of Netbooks and entry level laptops, it's nice to slip behind the seat of a deluxe mobile powerhouse for a change. Alienware's new M17x laptop jams pretty much any high-end component you can think of into a imposing matte black chassis, including an Intel Core 2 Quad Extreme QX9300, dual Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M GPUs, and 1TB of hard-drive space.
It's allegedly the "fastest laptop in the universe". It's got 8GB of RAM, two dedicated Nvidia graphics cards and the horsepower of Intel's Core 2 Extreme chips. And we went out to Paris to see it
This is the Alienware M17x, which according to the gaming PC maker is the "fastest laptop in the universe". We're not sure what the Gloobopians, orbiting Alpha Centauri, would say about that
The Alienware M17x gaming laptop has been revealed early, and it's certainly a big-- and costly--beast.