Alienware Area-51 m17x supports GeForce 8800M GTX SLI

Posted on Wednesday, Apr 30 2008 @ 20:26 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Alienware today launched its Area-51 m17x gaming notebook. This new unit features a 17" LCD display with a Full HD 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution, Intel Core 2 Duo and Extreme processors, NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX in SLI, up to 1TB of storage and much more.
The Area-51 m17x debuts with Alienware’s new Ripley case design. Sleek yet bold, Ripley speaks to the dual nature of Alienware systems - aggressive performance mixed with stylized artistry. Alienware designs stand out in the industry as symbols of excellence and innovation, both outside and within. Every element of the Area-51 m17x, from motherboard layout and component placement to the materials used, was scrutinized by expert engineers to maximize performance, heat disbursement and usability.
Full details and ordering page over here. The fixed configuration with a Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz, 8700M GT SLI and 2GB 667MHz DDR2 is priced at $2,949 but if you want all the good stuff you'll have to spend more than $4,000.

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Re: Alienware Area-51 m17x supports GeForce 8800M GTX SLI
by Anonymous on Thursday, May 01 2008 @ 03:13 CEST
LED screen? No
DDR3 1066 memory so it finally has some real memory bandwidth? No
DVI-D output? No
Displayport? No
Annoying lights on keyboard? Yes
Groundbreaking? No
Dual Firewire when most of us aren't using the first Firewire we have now? Yes
Calculator quickkey like 90% of the desktop keyboards have? No
Esata? No
Built in Xifi? No
Able to get with just a single 8800M GTX or any other single gpu? No

Good things:
Finally a gaming machine that understands that black is the thing to be.
Reasonable weight.
No longer sucks as much air underneath which lead to all the heat problems (when on a desk) that the former Sager/Alienware models had in spades.
Can buy without all that lighted keyboard garbage? Yes :)