This is alienware's most powerful laptop at the movement and is possibly the best gaming laptop in the world. It is built with all the latest in modern day technology. It has a good 3D display along with very impressive design and the option for you to choose the color of the laptop you want which is the same as the M17x laptop, it also has a display size of just over 18 inches, the graphics card, the storage space, the memory configuration and so on are some of the major specs that many laptops in the world today can't compete with, but all these features demands a very high price, more higher configuration you demand the more higher the price of the overall laptop keeps increasing to and so mostly the people with huge income can afford this laptop. But it does serve the purpose it is built for very well and there is value for money and as dell always claims it's alienware laptops to be the best in the universe the laptops have to live up to that claim which it seems to be doing quiet well.
- Upto 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (4DIMMS) memory
- Upto Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M – NVIDIA SLI graphics card memory
- 18.4 inch display
- Up to 1500GB SATA hard drive (7200RPM)
- Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
- Option of a 7.1 Digital Audio out using HDMI out connection or S/PDIF Optical port
- Intel Core i7 2920XM Overclocked Turbo Boost to 4.0GHz (8MB Cache)
The laptop has a widescreen of over 18 inches with a high definition display. It is 3D capable for high resolution gaming, the resolution is 1920x1080 so there is very high clarity in the display with a glossy look.
With the option of a Dual 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M NVIDIA SLI graphics card memory, the alienware M18x gives the best graphics display while gaming and executing many other multimedia activities on the laptop.
The laptop has the option of a Intel Core i7 2920XM Overclocked Turbo Boost to 4.0GHz with a 8 Mb cache, so it is well equipped for multitasking or getting higher performance while gaming but it does consume a lot of battery power in the process.
With the option of upto 16GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz (4DIMMS), the memory is not a problem for the laptop to carry out various operations.
The storage of the laptop is 1.5 TB, so that means a lot of storage space for games, movies and various other files.
The battery life of the laptop is around 4 hours with a 12 cell lithium ion battery and can be even lesser if the full power of the laptop is being used. If activities like gaming are involved then the battery life reduces to less than 1 Hour. The components in the laptop are designed to give the highest performance possible at the expense of battery life, so the laptop is to be plugged in to charge almost everytime while work is being done.
Dell gives the option of choosing from Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit, Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit and Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit to be installed into the laptop.
Check out the M18x here http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-m18x/pd.aspx