File-It-Under: Gaming portable!~
The Alienware M18x gaming laptop,highly touted machine,probably the best gaming laptop around.So with all the praises being song you might sense a slight problem with this rig,the problem being,its size.This is most certainly a gaming laptop with a desktop feel,and rightfully so,a machine of this kind is packed with some heavy duty fierce hardware.You might say its a portable machine in a sense,but don't expect a laptop of this size to be stored away in your backpack or laptop messenger bag,the Alienware M18x weighs approximately 12 pounds.
The features and the specs on this machine most certainly out weighs the machines weight,this Dell Alienware has its patented rugged metal frame,with its LED back lit keyboard.But the design of the M18x does not tell the whole story,under hood is some serious hardware, how serious,how about a Core i7-2630QM quad-core processor,you have two versions of the M18x machines where one comes stocked with a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M GPU's in SLI format.The other machine comes packed with a dual
ATI AMD Radeon HD 6990M GPU's in a CrossFire format.Check out the full specs of the Alienware M18x on the bottom half.
Alienware Mx18 specification sheet
- Processor: 2nd Gen Intel Core i7-2630QM processor 2.0 - 2.8 GHz 6MB Cache
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 x 2 , AMD Radeon HD 6990 x 2
- Display: LCD 18.4 inch Glossy Display 1920 x 1080 resolution
- Chipset: Intel HM67
- Memory: 6GB DDR3-1333
- Hard drive: 7500 SATA 7200 Seagate HDD
- Optical Drive: 8 x SuperMulti DVD R/RW
- USB: USB 2.0 Port PowerShare Technology, USB 2.0 x 2, USB3.0 x 2
- Webcam: 3.0 Megapixel HD Video and Picture Camera with dual digital Microphones
- OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit