The recent spate of laptop news has come on the heels of Intel’s new Core processor technology, and here’s another announcement, with Alienware refreshing its laptops for the occasion.
Set to become available in the next few months, three Alienware machines will push the boundaries of what one normally expects in a notebook by throwing in third generation Intel Core i7 processors, at least 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT graphics cards, and up to 16GB RAM and up to 1TB of storage.
Unlike the Ultrabooks we’ve been seeing a lot of, the machines from Alienware are all power, with models of in the 14 inch space even accommodating some of these excellent specs.
“We’ve always offered the latest technology for the best gaming experience possible, and our enhanced lineup will provide the sensory experience that we know you crave,” said Alienware’s General Manager, Frank Azor.
The least-expensive of the three announced, the Alienware M14x starts at $1,799 and offers a Core i7, Nvidia GeForce GT650M graphics, a 14 inch WLED screen, 6GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, slot-loading DVD drive, USB 3.0, Bluetooth 4.0, and Gigabit Ethernet.
Moving on up the range, the Alienware M17x is a bigger beast, bundling the third generation Intel Core i7 processor with Ivy Bridge, a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT660M graphics card, 17.3 inch Full HD screen, 6GB RAM, 750GB hard drive, and four USB 3.0 ports.
If you don’t mind going all out, this machine can also be upgraded to support 3D stereoscopic gaming, AMD graphics, and up to 32GB RAM.
And then there’s the M18x, the heaviest machine of them all. While the standard specs are mostly on par with the M17x before it, you can deck this 18.4 inch laptop out, the hardware supporting an over clocked Intel Core i7 processor, two 2GB graphics cards, three 512GB solid state drives, Blu-ray reader, and enough ports to make even the most dedicated of desktop computers jealous.
While the specs pretty much dictate that most games should run beautifully, we’re not sure yet if we can say the same thing for battery life.
Still, if you’re after a machine that can whip the performance out of everything else, you should find these in stores in the next month or two.