American computer company DELL has just announced the Alienware M17x Ivy Bridge 17” laptop, on its official website.
The Alienware M17x is powered by Intel’s Core i7-3610QM CPU with 6 MB of Level 3 cache and a maximum Turbo Boost frequency of 3300 MHz. There are two more CPU options consisting of Intel’s Core i7-3720QM and Core i7-3820QM processors with Turbo Boost frequencies of up to a maximum 3700 MHz.
The maximum memory configuration is 32GB of DDR3 memory in dual channel mode, working at 1600MHz mounted on 4DIMMS.
On the 3D graphics side, the Alienware M17x comes with two Nvidia options, the 2GB GDDR5 GeForce GTX 660M and the 2GB GDDR5 GeForce GTX 675M and one AMD option, the AMD Radeon HD 7970M with the same amount of 2GB GDDR5 memory that seems to be the highest performing part.
The cheapest display panel is a 17.3” WideHD+ 1600 x 900 60Hz WLED. The intermediary solution is a FullHD 17.3” WideFHD 1920 x 1080 60Hz WLED.
The best display available on DELL’s Alienware M17x is a 17” WideFHD 1920 x 1080 120Hz together with a NVIDIA 3D Vision Bundle.
The standard audio option is Creative’s Sound Blaster Recon3Di High-Definition 5.1 Audio with THX TruStudio Pro Software in a two speakers configuration.
Networking is taken care of by Intel’s Centrino Wireless-N 2230 With Bluetooth 4.0 on the wireless side, and there’s also a Gigabit LAN connector.
Storage is up to 1000GB that can be either in HDD form or in SSD form. There is an optional Blu-ray optical drive.
Multimedia side comes complete with a 2.1 Megapixel Full HD Camera with dual digital microphones.
Connectivity wise, the Alienware M17x comes with 4x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports, one eSATA 3Gb/s + USB 2.0 Combo port (with PowerShare Technology), 3x Auto-sensing jacks for Line-out (2 line out; 1x SPDIF/Headphone), one Microphone Input jack, one RJ-45 (10/100/1Gb IPv6), one HDMI-1.4 output with Audio and one HDMI-1.3 input with Audio, one mini-Display Port, one VGA Port and a 9-in-1 Media card reader.
Pricing starts at 1,499 USD. That’s around 1,130 EUR for the buyers from the old continent.