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Old 04-11-2008
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Alienware Unveiled M17 Notebook Powered By ATI CrossFireX dual-GPU Technology

Alienware - Dell?s premier high-performance PC gaming brand - launches the all-new M17 notebook, its first laptop, powered by CrossFireX, a solution composed of two ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870.


Alienware M17 Notebook Features

The Power of CrossFireX

The M17 brings ATI CrossFireX? to Alienware's notebook lineup for the first time ever. Delivering a revolutionary leap in mobile graphics, ATI CrossFireX dual-GPU technology brings enhanced scalability and performance along with full DirectX? 10.1 support. ATI PowerPlay? allows the M17 to monitor GPU usage and adjust the graphics power according to current resource requirements.

The World?s First Mobile Quad-Core CPU

The Alienware M17 notebook is powered by the world's first-ever quad core mobile CPU. The Intel? Core?2 Quad delivers unrivaled power to the M17, supplying ample horsepower to the system so you can enjoy expanded multitasking abilities and faster speeds when taking on resource-intensive tasks such as playing next-generation games, video editing and more.

Maximum Hard Drive Capacity

With the Alienware M17, having the capacity to store all your files is the last thing you need to worry about. Dual 500GB drives in a RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration take care of that. With a full 1TB, you can hold over 150 games, 250 full-length movies or a jaw-dropping 250,000 songs. In addition, all Alienware 7200RPM drives feature Free Fall Sensor technology to further protect your valuable data.

Are You Ready For Windows Vista 64 Bit?

Alienware unleashes the full potential of its high-end hardware with Windows Vista 64 bit, unlocking all of the hardware?s dynamic features. A 64-bit operating system can process twice as much information as a 32-bit version, and can use significantly more random access memory. If you want to experience the world?s most advanced OS, you need the unrivaled power of an Alienware.

Command Center Control Panel

Whether you're adjusting your notebook's power settings in AlienFusion, customizing the touchpad functionality with AlienTouch or configuring advanced facial recognition security options in AlienSense, you can modify your M17 to fit your exact needs and preferences. Future releases and updates download directly into Command Center so your Alienware notebook is constantly evolving.

High-Speed DDR3 Memory

The M17 features up to 4GB of DDR3 memory for higher speeds and extreme multitasking with even the most resource-intensive games and applications.

High-Speed Draft-N Wireless

Disconnect your M17 and maintain a stable, high-speed connection with next-generation Draft-N wireless technology.
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Alienware M17 Notebook Additional Features

Some Additional Features

Record HD TV and Movies

The optional internal TV tuner on the M17 lets you watch, record and save for later all your favorite TV shows and movies, including full HD programming.


Go Beyond 1080p

The M17 is designed for extreme entertainment. HD video and 3D games explode off the 17-inch LCD in Extreme High-Def 1200p resolutions.

Webcam and Microphone Array

It's like having a recording studio with you everywhere you go. The M17 notebook's 2.0 megapixel webcam lets you record high-quality video and audio for just about anything from video blog posts to video messages to send to friends and family. With the camera's vertical tilt, you can get the perfect angle without having to adjust the notebook's lid. The dual, digital microphone array picks up crystal-clear, multidirectional sound for richer audio.


AlienSense

Passwords can be guessed, stolen or forgotten. Utilizing the system's webcam, the AlienSense facial recognition software captures unique biometric data to confirm your identity and log you in quickly and securely.

Illuminated Keyboard

The M17 features a choice between the exclusive Alienware illuminated and non-illuminated keyboards. The M17 notebook?s illuminated keyboard lets you gear up for some marathon night gaming sessions. Change the colors between Fusion Red, Astral Blue and Terra Green at the touch of a button.


Fingerprint Reader

Keep your private files private with the enhanced biometric security of a built-in fingerprint reader. Just swipe your finger to log in.

Instant Access Media Buttons

Launch your Internet browser, e-mail, Windows Media Player controls and Power DVD instantly.
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Technical Specifications of Alienware M17 Notebook

Technical Specifications

Operating Systems
  • Windows Vista Home Premium (32 and 64 bit)
  • Windows Vista Ultimate (32 and 64 bit)
Processors, Chipset & Memory
  • Intel Core2 Duo and Extreme Processors (6MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
  • Intel Core2 Quad and Extreme Processors (12MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
  • Intel PM45 + ICH9M-E Chipset
  • Up to 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz
  • 2 dedicated SO-DIMM slots for Dual Channel DDR3 Memory
Graphics & Video
  • Single Graphics
    • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870
  • Dual Graphics
    • ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 - CrossFireX Enabled!
  • Connectivity
    • Video in: Integrated HD TV (ATSC) Tuner (Coaxial) – optional
    • Video/TV out: One HDMI 1.3b Connector
    • Video/TV out: One VGA Connector
Storage
  • Single Hard Drive
    • 5400 RPM – Up to 500GB SATA
    • 7200 RPM – Up to 320GB SATA
  • Dual Hard Drives in RAID 0
    • 5400 RPM – Up to 1TB (2 x 500GB)
    • 7200 RPM – Up to 640GB (2 x 320GB)
  • Optical Drives
    • 8x Dual Layer Burner (DVD?RW, CD-RW)
    • 8x Dual Layer Burner (DVD?RW, CD-RW) w/ LightScribe Technology
    • Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc Reader (BD-ROM, DVD?RW, CD-RW)
Peripheral Connections
  • 3 Hi-speed USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo (2-in-1 port)
  • ExpressCard Slot
  • IEEE 1394a (4-pin) port
  • 7-in-1 Media Card Reader (SD/MS/MSPRO/RS-MMC/MMC)
LCD Panel
  • 17-inch Widescreen WUXGA 1920 x 1200 with Clearview
  • 17-inch Widescreen WXGA+ 1440 x 900
Case & Chassis
  • Height: 1.7”
  • Width: 15.65”
  • Depth: 11.80”
  • Weight: 9.5 lbs
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Re: Alienware Unveiled M17 Notebook Powered By ATI CrossFireX dual-GPU Technology

I think Alienware M17 Notebook will rock the world as you can see it is providing very good performance at a decent price tag. It also allows a user to make a choice between CPU's and ATI GPU's.
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Re: Alienware Unveiled M17 Notebook Powered By ATI CrossFireX dual-GPU Technology

Alienware: Dell subsidiary that provides for PC gamers. You pay the mark more than anything else. These are very expensive. Well after the VAS should be OK and finish / quality too.
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Re: Alienware Unveiled M17 Notebook Powered By ATI CrossFireX dual-GPU Technology

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Originally Posted by Howitzer View Post
Alienware: Dell subsidiary that provides for PC gamers. You pay the mark more than anything else. These are very expensive. Well after the VAS should be OK and finish / quality too.
That's the business strategy of Alienware. They offer configs on their home page at attractive rates. But when you dig a little, you notice that these configs have only 1GB of ram, and also that there storage capacity is disappointing ...
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