Dell Adds M14x And M18x To Alienware Family, Revises M11x

The rumors were true, and the teasers were worthwhile. Today, Dell's Alienware line grew by three, as three new gaming notebooks were launched for power-hungry users who just can't tote anything less than the best. There's even a new M18x, an 18" monster that claims to be the world's most powerful in that size. It's joined by the M14x (a nicely sized mid-range machine) and the M11x, a highly portable gaming rig that's definitely worlds away from being a netbook.


The larger two are totally new to the Alienware family, while the M11x is a revised model. All three are available with the latest Intel Core i processors, and the M18x will ship with dual GPUs and a Core i7 Extreme CPU that's overclocked from the factor to 4GHz. Yeah, 4GHz! The M18x and M14x will also offer optional wireless HD audio/video for TV streaming, and there's HDMI 1.4 for 3D support. You'll also get USB 3.0 ports, optional WiMAX and plenty of custom options to tailor make the perfect machine for you. The prices won't shock you if you're used to Alienware, but trust us: they aren't cheap.

The M18x, M14x and M11x each offer blistering performance on the go. Highlights of the new M18x include:

  • An 18.4-inch FHD WLED 1080p display for the best visuals possible
  • Powerful Dual GPU options with the fastest graphics memory (GDDR5) on all graphics options
  • Both AMD and NVIDIA graphics options, in Crossfire X and SLI, respectively
  • New Intel “Huron River” Architecture with a new factory overclocked Intel Core i7 Extreme Quad Core processor up to 4GHz
  • Upgradeable to up to 32GB 1333MHz memory
  • HDMI/Display Port output & HDMI-in
  • Wireless HD & 3D output options, delivering low-latency high-def content wirelessly or output to 3D displays

Highlights of the new M14x include:

  • 14-inch WLED HD (720p) display standard (1366x768) or optional 14-inch WLED HD+ (900p) display (1600x900)
  • Second-generation Overclockable Intel Core i CPUs with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Updated graphics featuring the NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with up to 3GB of VRAM
  • NVIDIA Optimus technology to extend battery life
  • Up to 8GB of 1600MHz Extreme-Performance system memory
  • HDMI 1.4 to support connectivity on HDTVs and 7.1 digital audio
  • Audio powered by Klipsch (onboard speakers)
  • Optional Intel WiMAX technology

And the refreshed M11x includes:

  • An 11.6-inch WLED HD (720p) display (WXGA 1366x768)
  • Second-generation Overclockable Intel Core i CPUs with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0
  • Updated graphics featuring the NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M
  • Up to 16GB of 1333MHz high-performance system memory
  • HDMI 1.4 to support connectivity on HDTVs and 7.1 digital audio
  • Audio powered by Klipsch (onboard speakers)
  • Optional Intel WiMAX technology
Via:  Dell

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