Dell Alienware M17x Gaming Laptop Unveiled at CES 2011

Dell held a special briefing at CES 2011 today and in addition to announcing the Dell Streak 7, they also updated the Alienware M17x gaming laptop with a new slimmer and lighter design and 3D options. The new Alienware M17x also features a soft touch exterior and a new lower price of $1,499.

By switching over to a single GPU from NVIDIA the M17x is able to also come in a bit slimmer and about 2 pounds lighter, but the big news is that you can now get the M17x with 3D. We saw a demo of the M17x running Crysis 2 today and were really impressed with the machine.

In other news you can add WirelessHD, which operates on its own 60Hz channel to wirelessly transmit full 1080P HD to your big screen with no lag like you see with Intel WiDi.

The Dell Alienware M17x will be available starting on January 10th.

Dell Alienware Specs and Options include:

  • 3D Display: XPS 17 systems with 3D technology will come equipped with NVIDIA action shutter glasses to deliver another dimension of entertainment
  • Processor: Intel 2nd Generation Core i7 processors that are up to 42 percent faster than the previous generation
  • Media Connectivity: NVIDIA 3DTV Play software which gives new meaning to the term “home entertainment,” allowing users to connect their XPS laptop to a 3D HDTV and enjoy 3D Blu-ray disc playback or play popular PC games in stereoscopic
  • Processor Options: Intel® Core™ i7 2630QM Quad Core (standard); Intel® Core™ i7 2720QM Quad Core; Intel® Core™ i7 2820QM Quad
  • Chipset: Intel® 6 series
  • Dimensions (HxWxD): 1.3” (32.8mm) F/ 1.5” (38.5mm) R, 16.3” (414.9mm), 11.3” (287.3mm) with 6-cell battery
  • Starting Weight: Starting at weight of 3.36Kg/7.41lbs*  (6-cell battery); Starting at weight of 3.53Kg/7.79lbs*  (9-cell battery)
  • Display: 17.3 3D Full HD WLED TL (1920×1080)  1080p
  • Color: Anodized Aluminum in Elemental Silver (aluminum display back, palmrest and speaker grilles); Over 200 Design Studio options
  • System Memory: 4GB 1333MHz DDR3* (standard) up to 16GB 1333MHz DDR3*, 4 DIMM slots
  • Hard Drive Options: 7200RPM SATA HDD 500GB* standard up to 750GB*; 7200RPM SATA HDD up to 1.5TB* (with dual 750GB* hard drives); Solid state hard drives up to 256GB* option; free fall sensor
  • Sound: JBL 2.1 Designed & Certified Speakers +Waves MaxxAudio®; 22W = 2 X 5W + 12W sub-woofer; 2 headphone jacks, 1 microphone jack; 5.1 Surround sound can be supported via SPDIF, HDMI and 2 x Audio Jacks
  • Webcam: First integrated laptop webcam for HD video streaming ; First Skype™-certified laptop
  • TV tuner: Integrated internal TV tuner option
  • Operating System Options: Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium standard; Genuine Windows® 7 Professional (opt), Genuine Windows® 7 Ultimate (opt)

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