Area-51® m17x 17-inch SLI® / Core™2 Duo
Double Your Graphics Power With SLI
Alienware’s signature is providing users with the most advanced graphics possible. By offering the NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800M GT in a dual GPU SLI® configuration, the Area-51® m17x does not disappoint. With up to 1GB of dedicated memory, this DirectX® 10 capable gaming rig delivers images sure to capture the attention of professionals and enthusiasts alike.
Equip your Area-51 m17x with dual NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800M GT cards with up to 1GB of combined dedicated graphics memory, and experience the undeniable power of this advanced graphics solution. They feature 96 stream processors, a core clock running at 500MHz and a 1,250MHz shader clock.
16X full-screen anti-aliasing capabilities mean that not only does the 9800M GT allow you to run circles around any game opponent, but you can take them out long before they even know you’re coming.
DirectX® 10 — delivers dynamic environmental lighting and weather along with film-quality effects for collisions and larger-than-life explosions, creating a life-like gaming experience.
NVIDIA PureVideo HD — relieves the CPU of all Blu-ray decoding, freeing the processor to support features such as “picture-in-picture” movies, interactive menus and higher bit-rates.
NVIDIA Lumenex engine — delivers ultra-smooth images at higher frame rates for enhanced realism in gaming.
Double your graphics speed with NVIDIA SLI® technology. By linking two 9800M GT cards with an SLI bridge, the two GPUs divide the video and graphics processing duties, resulting in a more efficient system that produces quicker frame rates, reduced load times and a clearer, higher resolution picture.
For creative professionals and industrial designers, the Area-51 m17x offers the NVIDIA Quadro® FX 3600M GPU, engineered for superior image quality on CAD, DCC and other visualization applications
NVIDIA Quadro FX 3600M
The Ultimate Mobile, Professional Graphics Solution
Alienware gives creative professionals the tools they demand for developing and manipulating highly-detailed and interactive 3D and video content. Equip your notebook with the NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 3600M GPU for the latest mobile workstation advancements. Run next-generation CAD, DCC and scientific applications with life-like, real-time graphics.
NVIDIA Unified Architecture – First-of-its-kind architecture designed to enhance GPU performance through efficient allocation of geometry, shading and pixel processing power.
Shader Model 4.0 – Delivering new levels of realism and clarity to leading graphics applications including OpenGL and DirectX® 10.
NVIDIA PowerMizer™ 7.0 increases system efficiency, lowering power consumption and extending battery life. This provides enhanced flexibility for professionals increasingly finding themselves working away from their power cord.
C Programming Environment – C language environment and tool suite allows professionals to tackle complex functions such as real-time ray tracing and interactive volume rendering.
Extreme Core 2 Technology
Alienware computers are fast and powerful. Outfitting the Area-51 m17x notebook with the Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme processor, Alienware achieves benchmarks previously unimagined on a mobile system. HD video editing, audio mixing, 3D model rendering and other resource intensive applications suddenly seem less taxing when you have the power of an Alienware behind you.
Intel Core 2 Extreme logo
By placing two cores on a single chip, dual-core technology generates unprecedented efficiency and processing power, allowing for advanced multitasking and demanding computational capabilities. This makes rendering out complex 3D models, editing HD video and digital audio or tearing through the latest DirectX® 10 game easier than ever before.
Intel® loaded the Core™ 2 Extreme with an abundance of performance-rich technologies in order to bring the user the most exciting gaming experience possible.
Intel® Wide Dynamic Execution - delivers more instructions per clock cycle for faster execution times.
Intel® Intelligent Power Capability - improves the energy efficiency of your notebook, increasing battery life
Intel® Advanced Digital Media Boost – introduces human-like artificial intelligence and real-world physics into gaming environments.
The dual cores share a massive 4MB L2 cache. This acts as a reservoir for storing data, instructions and applications close to the processor for quicker load times. The 800MHz front side bus and 4GB of DDR2 RAM provide you with the fastest data communications streams possible.
Intel 64 Architecture prepares you for next-generation applications and operating systems that utilize 64-bit data transfer. Alienware notebooks with Intel Core 2 Extreme processors provide state-of-the-art capabilities today while eliminating the need for costly upgrades tomorrow.
Up To 1TB For Maximum Capacity
Capacity isn’t an issue. 1TB in a high-speed RAID 0 configuration keep you well stocked with over 250 full-length movies or roughly 250,000 songs. RAID 1 redundancy backups, hybrid hard drives and even solid state drives give you tons of options for increased data security and stability. Store a lifetime’s worth of information on your Area-51 m17x.
Increased Storage Options With Smart Bay
When additional hard drive space is crucial, a 500GB swappable Smart Bay drive brings the system’s total capacity to 1.5TB. Use multiple Smart Bay drives to assign dedicated drives for movies, photos, music or anything else you choose. Smart Bay’s hot-swappable design makes switching drives a snap and, unlike external hard drives, Smart Bay doesn't monopolize a USB port or require an outside power source.
The Power Of Command Center
The nerve center of the Area-51 m17x, the Alienware Command Center provides intuitive, user-friendly access to exclusive applications and controls including the AlienFX® lighting effects software and the AlienFusion power management system. Updates and new releases download directly into Command Center creating a constantly evolving tool for modifying and personalizing your Alienware computer.
Command Center houses all of Alienware's internally developed software. By placing programs like AlienFusion and AlienFX® in a single, user-friendly interface you gain more control over your own system.
Alienware's unique lighting system, AlienFX lets you choose from an array of color and transition effects across six distinct zones including the notebook's Alien logo, keyboard, touchpad and more.
AlienFusion gives you access to your Alienware's power management controls so you can decide when you need maximum performance or when you can scale back for more everyday programs, increasing energy efficiency and extending battery life.
The Alienware Command Center is a continuously upgradable control panel. As Alienware releases new programs, they download directly into the Command Center allowing you to build a library of system management, optimization and customization tools.
AlienSense facial recognition software identifies up to 1,000 distinguishing features, utilizing the notebook’s webcam, to read and verify biometric measurements that cannot be faked or stolen like a typed password
COMMAND CENTER ALIENSENSE
AlienSense facial recognition software offers unprecedented security to Alienware notebook users. Utilizing the system’s webcam, AlienSense records and analyzes up to 1,000 distinguishing features for failsafe accuracy. Passwords can be forgotten, stolen or guessed. Biometric identification cannot be duplicated or forged.
Each time you log on to your Alienware notebook, AlienSense collects biometric data to constantly improve its speed and accuracy. This ability to learn allows AlienSense to adapt to day-to-day variations in your appearance including hair style or length, whether you’re wearing glasses and even facial hair.
AlienSense has four separate security modes for varying degrees of desired protection.
Disabled — All AlienSense functionality is completely turned off
Face Login — AlienSense logs you on when you first access the computer and then performs no additional security checks until the computer is locked, logged off or rebooted.
Auto User Switching — AlienSense automatically switches between user Vista accounts when a new user approaches and is recognized. “Auto lock on unauthorized user” locks the desktop after 60 seconds of viewing an unrecognized face.
Continuous Security — AlienSense is set to lock the desktop after a preset amount of time without a face visible. This is AlienSense’s highest security level and allows you to lock your computer automatically any time you walk away from the system.
Record HD TV And Movies
A TV tuner makes the Area-51 m17x the ultimate DVR. Record all your favorite HD shows and movies to watch wherever you go.
Extreme High Definitions
Built for 3D and HD video, the Area-51 m17x notebook’s 17-inch widescreen LCD supports Extreme High-Def 1200p for the highest resolutions.
Maximize Windows Vista®
The Area-51 m17x delivers the full Windows Vista® Ultimate experience, turning the scalable operating system to its max settings.
High Speed Draft-N Wireless
Surf at near-hard-wired speeds on the Area-51 m17x notebook while maintaining stable, secure signal strength with next-generation Draft-N wireless.