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November 04, 2008

Alienware Intros M17 Notebook

By Raju Shanbhag, TMCnet Contributing Editor

Alienware, Dell’s PC gaming brand, has launched the M17 notebook. Being Alienware's first notebook with ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology, this notebook is immediately available in the U.S. and Europe.



 
The Alienware M17 notebook can be configured with Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 quad-core processor for better performance, efficiency and multitasking capabilities. Along with the bandwidth necessary for the notebook's quad-core capabilities, it also provides DDR3 memory for up to a 50 percent increase in transfer rates. The M17 provides features such as data retrieval, load times and multitasking with up to 4GB of DDR3 memory.
 
The new notebook provides full DirectX 10.1 support for the latest next-generation games and frame rates up to 80 percent higher than single GPU solutions. It also provides ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology featuring dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 graphics cards for increased HD video playback. The Alienware's Stealth Black protects the system from fingerprints and scratches with its soft-touch, matte black finish.
 
With this notebook, it is possible to store up to 160 games, 250 full-length movies or 250,000 songs using 500GB of storage space on hard drives linked in a RAID 0 configuration. The notebook also features a 17-inch Extreme High-Definition 1920 x 1200 resolution display with Blu-ray Disc and HD video playback. Bundled with the notebook is are programs like facial recognition software and touchpad controls.
 
“By incorporating the all-out performance of CrossFireX graphics and quad-core processing into Alienware's award-winning notebook lineup,” said Frank Azor, executive vice-president for Alienware's Product and Marketing Groups, in a statement. “The M17 delivers an impressive feature set at a price point that doesn't break the bank.”
 

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Raju Shanbhag is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Raju's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Mae Kowalke







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