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Andrzej 07-02-2009 09:59 AM

Alienware Aurora m9700 Laptop
hi there .....
I have just bought a new Laptop. It's Aurora m9700 Laptop. It's a product of the Alienware manufactures.The Aurora m9700 creates a bold verdict for the Alienware brand, providing up components not implied in other brands. The XPS M1710 also consists of an AMD processor, dual-SLI graphics, dual hard drives, and an integrated TV tuner. Alienware Aurora m9700 features a 17-inch wide screen display and a black-and-glossy-silver exterior.

Have a look at it:

The small alien head that glows blue on the top of the laptop makes everything clear to others at any LAN party that you are implementing Alienware hardware. Rubber griping on the hood contribute to the Aurora m9700's ominous visage. Measuring 15.5 inches wide, by 11.7 inches deep, and 1.8 inches at its thickest, and weighing 9.4 pounds, the Aurora m9700 provides rests comfortably in the desktop computer category. It weighs 0.6 pound heavier. The Aurora m9700's three-prong AC adapter is heavier, weighing in at 2.3 pounds.

On the top of 17-inch wide-screen display provided a 1.3-megapixel Webcam for video conferencing. The display itself is brighter and crisper; It consists of a glossy coating that makes movies and games shine.

Alienware throws in a mouse and not just any mouse, but Logitech's excellent G5 Laser Mouse, complete with weights to get the precise feel gamers demand. Since the Aurora m9700 will be anchored on a desk and not frequently around, you will find yourself using the mouse more than the touch pad.

Ports and slots abound on the Aurora m9700. USB 2.0 ports are conveniently located on the left and right sides of the system, letting gamers connect their mouse on the side of their preferred trigger finger. There are four USB 2.0 ports available in total along with one four-pin FireWire port. To add more the standard headphone and mic jacks, there are three audio ports available for front, center, and rear surround-sound channels. Video ports including VGA, DVI, S-Video, and coax, courtesy of the TV tuner.

Next to be placed is ExpressCard slot, a 4-in-1 media card reader supports SD, MMC, Memory Stick, and Memory Stick Pro formats. For networking purpose, there are modem and Gigabit Ethernet jacks and integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

A double-layer DVD burner available front and center. On either side of the burner are the speakers, which offer rich sound for an integrated set. A great appreciation for the volume dial along the system's right side.

Andrzej 07-02-2009 10:27 AM

Re: Alienware Aurora m9700 Laptop
Now Let's move on with the Technical Features provided in this product:

Manufacturer: Alienware Corporation.

Part Number: PC-LT-AURORA-M-9700: SKU-DEFAULT.

General Features:
  • Width: 15.7 in
  • Depth: 11.7 in
  • Height: 1.9 in
  • Weight: 8.6 lbs
  • Notebook type: Desktop replacement (7.5 + lbs.)
  • Screen type: Widescreen
  • Wireless capabilities: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, Bluetooth


Processor: AMD Turion 64 mobile technology ML-34 / 1.8 GHz
64-bit processor: Yes
Data bus speed: 800 MHz
Processor features: AMD64 technology , PowerNow! technology , Enhanced Virus Protection , HyperTransport technology , Integrated memory controller.

Cache Memory:

Type: L2 cache
Cache size: 1 MB


Installed Size: 512 MB
Technology: DDR SDRAM - 400 MHz
RAM configuration features: 2 x 256 MB

Storage Controller:

Storage controller type: Serial ATA
Storage Controller/Serial ATA Interface: Serial ATA-150


Floppy Drive: None
Hard Drive: 60 GB - Serial ATA-150 - 5400 rpm
Storage Removable: None
Hard drive type: Portable

Optical Storage:

Type: CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo - Plug-in module
CD / DVD read speed: 24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
CD / DVD write speed: 24x
CD / DVD rewrite speed: 10x

Optical Storage (2nd):

2nd optical storage type: None

Card Reader:

Card reader type 4 in 1 card reader
Supported flash memory cards: Memory Stick , MultiMediaCard , SD Memory Card , Memory Stick Pro


Display Type: 17 in TFT active matrix
Max Resolution: 1440 x 900
Widescreen Display: Yes
Features: ClearView


Graphics Processor/Vendor: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS
Video Memory GDDR3 SDRAM - 256 MB


Audio output type: Sound card
Audio Output Features: High Definition Audio
Audio Input: Microphone

Input Device:

Input device type: Keyboard , Touchpad
Features: Built-in numeric keyboard


Modem: Fax / modem - PCI
Max transfer rate: 56 Kbps
Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.92


Networking: Network adapter - Mini PCI
Networking / Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Data link protocol: Ethernet , Bluetooth , IEEE 802.11b , IEEE 802.11g , Fast Ethernet , Gigabit Ethernet.

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Slots Total: Memory 1 x SD Memory Card 1 x Memory Stick 1 x ExpressCard/54
Interfaces: 1 x Parallel IEEE 1284 25 pin D-Sub, 4 x Hi-Speed USB 4 pin USB Type A, 1 x Display/video DVI-Digital 24 pin digital DVI, IEEE 1394 4 pin FireWire, 1 x Network Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T RJ-45, 1 x Modem Phone line RJ-11, 1 x Headphones Mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm, 1 x Microphone Input Mini-phone 3.5 mm, 1 x Display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D Sub (HD-15), 1 x Display/video S-video output 4 pin mini-DIN


Included Accessories: Mouse pad
Features:54g Integrated 802.11b/g wireless LAN, Bluetooth
Power: Power device form factor


Voltage Required: AC 120/230 V


Technology: 12-cell Lithium ion
Installed Quantity: 1

Operating System/Software:

OS Provided: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005
Software: Drivers & Utilities

The Aurora m9700 really is the ultimate gaming notebook, with so many excellent features to speak of, it’s hard to name them all. The physical feel and look of this notebook is first class and even the most ham-fisted gamer will look like a pro when gaming with the Aurora m9700. Although it is not the cheapest gaming alternative, the Aurora m9700 is priced rather competitively.

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