Tuesday, April 19th 2011

Alienware Redefines Mobile Gaming with Three New Gaming Laptops

Alienware is redefining mobile gaming – again – with three new, all-powerful laptops, including the soon to be released M18x, which lays claim to the title of "most powerful 18-inch gaming laptop in the universe;" the M14x, which delivers unprecedented performance and portability; and an enhanced M11x, already a favorite among gaming enthusiasts, and the most-powerful sub-14-inch notebook in the universe.

The two new faces in the Alienware laptop family, the upcoming M18x and the M14x, along with the new M11x, deliver unprecedented power to the gamer on the go. All three platforms offer the latest in gaming technology, and feature second-generation Intel Core i processors to deliver the most immersive high-performance gaming experience imaginable.

In particular:
  • The M18x will offer dual-graphics technology and an the industry's only Intel Core i7 Extreme CPU option factory overclocked to 4GHz;
  • The M18x and the M14x offer optional wireless HD audio and video for latency-free streaming to larger screens; and
  • All three laptops also offer HDMI 1.4 for connection to 3D-capable HDTVs for incredible, lifelike 3D gaming and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 connections for a new level in data transfer.
Alienware has a rich history of innovation and delivering solutions that delight gamers and performance enthusiasts around the world. These laptops, along with the m17x announced and launched in January, represent the most-significant expansion in Alienware's portfolio in several years and arrive as the company celebrates its five-year anniversary as part of the Dell family. Since its acquisition by Dell, Alienware has expanded to provide award-winning gaming systems to a global fan base. The brand is also available at major retailers worldwide and has spawned a community site, Alienware Arena (www.alienwarearena.com), where gamers everywhere can interact socially and compete with one another.

"If you're a gamer, you're going to love our new family of laptops, which deliver on the features gamers care most about – uncompromised graphics performance, latency-free wireless HD streaming to HDTVs, and lifelike 3D gaming," said Arthur Lewis, general manager of Alienware. "We are committed to delivering the best gaming systems for enthusiasts everywhere and we take great pride in helping them 'pwn', no matter where they are in the world."

As Alienware's flagship laptop, the M18x – which is also dubbed the "Most Powerful 18-inch Gaming Laptop in the Universe" – will be a true desktop replacement. It is perfect for gamers who want to compromise nothing for blistering frame rates and full immersion in the gaming experience. With Wireless HD and 3D options, as well as HDMI-in, the M18x allows gamers a no-holds-barred gaming machine capable of meeting even the most grueling demands of today's gamer, delivering gaming content when and where gamers need it.

For gamers seeking a mobile HD gaming experience who want a balance of performance and mobility, the new 14-inch M14x offers the best of both worlds. Weighing in at less than 6.5lbs, the M14x features full-voltage Second-generation four- and two-core Intel Core i CPUs, discrete graphics and an optical disk drive. For the gaming enthusiast or anyone who needs mobile computing performance, the M14x is a mobile yet powerful option. The M14x offers updated graphics featuring the NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with up to 3GB of graphics memory, and for the gamer on the go, optional Intel WiMAX technology to enable internet connectivity virtually anywhere.

For the truly mobile gamer, the M11x has long been a favorite, but now it's even better! New improvements to the popular M11x include second-generation Intel Core i processors with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, updated graphics featuring the NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, and like the larger M14x, optional Intel WiMAX technology. The latest M11x also features a soft touch finish with a new Nebula Red option.

Blistering Performance
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 factoryoverclocked 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
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75 Comments on Alienware Redefines Mobile Gaming with Three New Gaming Laptops

#1
cheesy999
by: btarunr
The M18x will offer dual-graphics technology and an the industry's only Intel Core i7 Extreme CPU option factory overclocked to 4GHz
going back to a picture i used earlier in a post today i think a 4ghz cpu in a laptop is gonna look something like this

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#2
Vancha
by: btarunr

As Alienware's flagship laptop, the M18x – which is also dubbed the "Most Powerful 18-inch Gaming Laptop in the Universe" – will be a true desktop replacement.
This seems a little presumptuous to me...On earth maybe, but the entire universe? How the hell do you know?
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#3
Bo$$
Lab Extraordinaire
I NEED M11x it is sooo cool!
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#4
HalfAHertz
by: Vancha
This seems a little presumptuous to me...On earth maybe, but the entire universe? How the hell do you know?
Well the Klingons had a really nice alternative to the last gen model, but this one really takes the cake!
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#5
Maban
18" lappy with only 1080p is terrible. Why hasn't the computer industry accepted that 1920x1200 is the better resolution?
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#6
Fourstaff
by: Vancha
This seems a little presumptuous to me...On earth maybe, but the entire universe? How the hell do you know?
That's because no one makes 18" laptops, most of the high end laptops comes in 17 inch flavours.
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#7
Batou1986
I will agree with others these things will cook because of poor design just like every other high performance laptop i see fan intakes with no filters which leads to dust hair fabric etc clogging the heatsinks and doing this.

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#8
Vancha
by: Fourstaff
That's because no one makes 18" laptops, most of the high end laptops comes in 17 inch flavours.
:wtf:
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#9
fusionblu
The creation of such a laptop may be pointless when there are PCs which can easily do the same with significantly much little cost for better performance, but still I want one. :D
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#10
SetsunaFZero
by: Batou1986
I will agree with others these things will cook because of poor design just like every other high performance laptop i see fan intakes with no filters which leads to dust hair fabric etc clogging the heatsinks and doing this.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/MthcSephiroth/2011-02-23211226.jpg
normally a notebook should be cleaned with compressed air every 3-6 months depends on the area where u'r using it. most average pc users dont have even a clue bout this, they just can complain when the pc/notebook is death xD damn they can be pretty annoying :banghead:

hmmm laptop and a mobile grill what u wanna more :D
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#11
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Batou1986
I will agree with others these things will cook because of poor design just like every other high performance laptop i see fan intakes with no filters which leads to dust hair fabric etc clogging the heatsinks and doing this.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/MthcSephiroth/2011-02-23211226.jpg
Some Dell ones are kinda filtered well i say kinda as it's done with metal mesh.

Why would they care warranty's over by then.

by: SetsunaFZero
normally a notebook should be cleaned with compressed air every 3-6 months depends on the area where u'r using it. most average pc users dont have even a clue bout this, they just can complain when the pc/notebook is death xD damn they can be pretty annoying :banghead:
Yup, to me it goes for any thing electronic and uses fans. But the newer A/V's and LCD TV's should be too.
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#12
Batou1986
my point being the ppl that are going to be buying these are the ppl who don't know to keep that grill clean
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#13
fusionblu
by: SetsunaFZero
normally a notebook should be cleaned with compressed air every 3-6 months depends on the area where u'r using it. most average pc users dont have even a clue bout this, they just can complain when the pc/notebook is death xD damn they can be pretty annoying :banghead:
Actually I would disagree with that sort of thing about the PC users as one with a brain, such as myself, would know there is something wrong with their system's cooling by simply checking the hardware temperatures and running a few checks here and there.

I would say that your opinion would be aimed more at console users who don't give the necessary maintence to prevent their console from overheating.
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#14
jasper1605
though i'll never buy a 'gaming' laptop again. These are some pretty good looking designs. I like their astral blue design.

it's interesting that it's got an HDMI in on it too. Does that mean it will function as a monitor as well?
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#15
Maelstrom
by: Bo$$
I NEED M11x it is sooo cool!
I have the r1 version, while it's outdated, I love the thing. Plays SC2 well enough and battery life is awesome when on integrated (never used the dedicated card while on battery, so I can't say how good that is). I imagine the r3 (the new one) would be only better!
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#16
SetsunaFZero
by: fusionblu
Actually I would disagree with that sort of thing about the PC users as one with a brain, such as myself, would know there is something wrong with their system's cooling by simply checking the hardware temperatures and running a few checks here and there.

I would say that your opinion would be aimed more at console users who don't give the necessary maintence to prevent their console from overheating.
dude i know some guys they are software engineers but they dont have a fu** clue bout hw these kind of ppl are average users if u feel addressed as one its ur issue :)
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#17
Sinzia
To m11 or m14? Both sound really good, and really portable while giving solid performance.
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#18
WarhammerTX
Before you guys get all hot and bothered over these you might want to check out the Alienware forums I dont think I would buy a Alienware laptop to many issues
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#19
Sinzia
by: WarhammerTX
Before you guys get all hot and bothered over these you might want to check out the Alienware forums I dont think I would buy a Alienware laptop to many issues
I usually wait 6 months till I buy a new notebook. :)
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#20
mlee49
Fool me once shame on you,
Fook me twice shame on me.

A $2000 mistake occured for me about 4 years ago. Horrid experiences from 1 hour battery life to overheating which ultimately cooking the mobo. Never gonna fall for that BS again.

Soooo many people have had experiences like mine, the forums were filled with them.

Funny that Dell bought them and this is their 1st release in over a year(IIRC)
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#21
Jonap_1st
they not giving an actual processor and system memory instead just saying "up to" with some ridiculous number that even desktop system only need the a half or maybe quarter system memory than they were presented.

and maybe they forgot these :



mySN XMG U700 ULTRA : (Core i7 950, GTX470 SLI, 6GB DDR3)

it still the most powerfull notebook for gaming that sadly i think only a few people who knows it..
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#22
Fourstaff
by: Jonap_1st


mySN XMG U700 ULTRA : (Core i7 950, GTX470 SLI, 6GB DDR3)

it still the most powerfull notebook for gaming that sadly i think only a few people who knows it..
You obviously have not heard of Eurocom Panther 2.0
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#23
Gjohnst4
Klipsch audio in computers!? Since when? Very cool :rockout:
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#24
AsRock
TPU addict
Alienware Redefines Mobile Gaming with Three New Gaming Laptop price tags ?. Because one thing for sure there not cheap and with them being from Alienware well ya normally have to add even more.
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#25
NC37
Confirmed. I've known more people dissatisfied with Alienware than not. Brand has really gone downhill.

Curious when NV is gonna start shipping higher end mobile GPUs. 555M isn't anything super.
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