Alienware Launches Gaming Notebook with Quad-Core Processor, Dual-GPU Graphics Sub-System

Alienware M17 Features Core 2 Quad Processor, Radeon HD 3870 CrossFire

by Anton Shilov
11/04/2008 | 03:18 PM

Alienware, a haute couture maker of personal computers aimed at gamers and performance enthusiasts that belongs to Dell, has unveiled the world’s first laptop from a major system builder that may be equipped with mobile quad-core Intel Core 2 Extreme processor as well as two ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 graphics cards in multi-GPU mode.

 

Alienware M17 laptop, may be configured according to the orders of a final user, in maximum configuration can be equipped with quad-core Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 (2.53GHz, 12MB cache, 1066MHz processor system bus) central processing units, two ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 graphics cores, 4GB of PC3-8500 (DDR3, 1066MHz), two 500GB hard drives in RAID Stripe mode, Blu-ray disc optical drive, 802.11a/b/g/draft-n wireless network controller, TV-tuner, 17” screen with 1920x1200 resolution and so on.

In the best possible hardware configuration the system costs rather whopping $4119 with Windows Vista Ultimate operating system and without any special software or service plans.

Meanwhile, gamers without demands for maximum performance possible, can get their hands on an M17 featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, two ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 cores in CrossFireX mode, 2GB of memory, 1920x1200 screen and Blu-ray drive for about $2350. In fact, Alienware has put special attention on keeping the M17 gaming laptop price on a relatively low level.

“The M17, loaded with all the capabilities of ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology, delivers outstanding performance at an extremely aggressive price point. Paired with an award-winning chassis design, mobile gamers will be blown away by the realism that the scalable ATI graphics solution provides,” said Patrick Cooper, director of product planning at Alienware.

Alienware M17 are available in both Europe and the U.S.