May 2, 2008
Nic Cho

New Alienware Area-51 m17x Notebook With 17″ HD Display

The leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook and entertainment systems, Alienware has announced a new addition to the redesigned Area-51 notebook computers product line, named as Area-51 m17x, which the company claims as the most powerful laptop they have ever built. In addition, this latest gaming notebook is comes equipped with a brilliant 17-inch, widescreen HD display, seems perfect for PC gamers, 3D content creators and multi-media enthusiasts.

“We pride ourselves in designing elite systems for consumers who absolutely refuse to settle for second best,” said Frank Azor, Executive Vice-President for Alienware’s Product and Marketing Groups. “The Area-51 m17x is, by far, the most aggressive, most powerful notebook computer Alienware has ever built.”

Highlights Of Alienware Area-51 m17x:

  • Intel’s 45nm Core 2 Extreme X9000 mobile processors supporting maximum speed and responsiveness during intense battle sequences in users’ favorite games, crisp 3D rendering, flawless music encoding and other high-intensity tasks
  • Dual NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX GPUs with SLI technology to produce an unrivaled mobile DirectX 10 gaming experience
  • Up to 1TB of hard drive capacity configured in a RAID 0 array for storing massive entertainment collections, plus support for solid state drives and hybrid hard drives
  • Up to 4GB of 667MHz DDR2 Memory
  • Smart Bay technology that allows users to swap out their optical drive for an additional 500GB hard drive, bringing the notebook’s storage capacity to 1.5TB
  • Extreme High Definition Video (1200p) and HD Audio
  • The Alienware Command Center control panel, home to exclusive programs such as the AlienFX customizable lighting feature and the AlienFusion power management system

“Intel’s Core 2 Extreme and Core 2 Duo mobile processors power the Area-51 m17x to performance results that are nothing short of spectacular and can even rival most desktop systems,” said Erik Reid, Director of Marketing, Mobile Products Group, Intel. “Improvements in speed and energy efficiency delivered by the Intel Core microarchitecture give Area-51 m17x users confidence that they are working and gaming on the most advanced technology imaginable.”

“With NVIDIA SLI and two GeForce 8800M GTX GPUs, the most powerful notebook graphics processing solution ever, Alienware’s Area-51 m17x is equipped to generate an unrivaled visual experience,” said Rene Haas, general manager of notebook GPUs at NVIDIA. “Whether users are tackling the new era of DirectX 10 games, high-definition movies or dynamic Windows Vista applications, they can count on the Area-51 m17x to deliver.”

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