Klipsch was acquired by Audiovox earlier in the year. Many wondered how
that would change their products and their mission, and honestly, that
remains to be seen. But Alienware
has a thing for only partnering up
with high-end companies, and they're choosing Klipsch for their new M17x
. Starting this month, the M17x gaming notebook
will ship with
built-in Klipsch speakers, though no particular specifics are announced.
Nevertheless, this marks the first time that Klipsch
has entered the
high-end gaming notebook market, and entering in this manner ain't a bad
way to go. The 3D-capable M17x is a very respectable machine, and it
can be equipped with quad-core Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge processors, an
HDMI input, a Full HD panel, the Alienware Command Center for access to
AlienFX lighting controls,
AlienFusion power management and AlienTouch touchpad controls. Along
with Klipsch, the M17x also features award winning MaxxAudio 3 software
from Waves to provide the best audio experience in PC gaming.
The machine should be available to order later this month for $1,499 (and up).
Klipsch® Powers Speakers in First-Ever 3D-Gaming Laptop by Alienware
INDIANAPOLIS (March 11, 2011) - Klipsch®, a leading global speaker manufacturer, announces it is working with Alienware to provide a premium audio experience in the high-performance gaming laptop manufacturer’s first 3D-capable gaming laptop. The M17x is the first release in Alienware’s gaming laptop series featuring audio powered by Klipsch to give gamers sound quality superior to anything they’ve ever heard in a built-in laptop speaker.
Klipsch is no stranger to the PC-gaming community and understands that intense gameplay and gripping storylines demand high-powered audio. For nearly 10 years, the company’s acclaimed THX®-certified ProMedia 2.1 have been the de facto speakers in the gaming community. Klipsch’s experience in delivering high-powered sound in a small package for gamers made the company the perfect partner for Alienware’s latest project.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to team up with Alienware and can’t wait to experience the excitement in the marketplace surrounding the release of this new laptop series,” said Chris Aiello, Klipsch product manager for personal audio. “By fusing 3D technology with unmatched built-in, Klipsch-refined laptop sound performance, Alienware is truly defining an entirely new product category. We’re thrilled to play a role in it.”
The M17x is Alienware’s first-ever 3D-capable gaming laptop. The 17-inch laptop is available with second generation “Sandy Bridge” quad-core Intel Core i7 processors, which prove to be 42 percent faster on content creation. Its ability to have HDMI-In support for XBOX 360 and PlayStation 3 connectivity is a first for Alienware. It also can be configured with an optional 120Hz stereoscopic FullHD panel, and can support up to 100W of graphics horsepower. The laptop features the Alienware Command Center for access to AlienFX lighting controls, AlienFusion power management and AlienTouch touchpad controls. Along with Klipsch, the M17x also features award winning MaxxAudio 3 software from Waves to provide the best audio experience in PC gaming.
The Klipsch audio-powered Alienware M17x will be available for purchase in March 2011 at $1,499.