Alienware M18x laptop now on sale; M15x laptop discontinued

Dell's Alienware gaming PC division has just put it's latest product on sale. It's the massive "desktop replacement" m18x gaming PC laptop. While it's not exactly made for extensive travel the M18x is designed to be an alternative for those folks who don't want a huge tower-case PC and monitor for their gaming needs.

Now available to purchase at the Alienware web site, the M18x laptop has a "starting' weight of nearly 12 pounds. As its name implies it comes with an 18.4 inch display screen with support for up to 1080p resolution. You are not limited to just one graphics chip choice. The M18x allows the customer to choose from either a Nvidia GeForce GTX460M or an AMD Radeon HD6970M graphics chip. You can even choose to double up for SLI (for Nvidia) or Crossfire X (for AMD) support. You can also choose your Intel processor as well, up to getting a factory over-clocked Intel Core i7 Extreme Quad Core processor with speeds up to 4 GHz. There's also support for up to 32 GB of memory for the laptop

While the monitor isn't 3D capable, the M18x also allows folks to hook up the laptop to a supporting 3D monitor for playing games. There's also wireless HD options where you can show content on an external screen with no need for a cable to connect the laptop and monitor. Pricing for the M18x starts at a rather expensive $1999.

While Alienware is adding a new product it is also discontinuing another. Engadget has confirmed that the division is no longer selling its M15x laptop product. That means the laptop line consists, at least at the moment, of the ultra-portable M11x, the portable and recently released M14x, the large M17x and the new massive M18x.

 

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alexalex said,
For the same price you get the much better new 21" iMacs with quad-core, The same AMD Radeon HD6970M graphics chip and thunderbolt ports.

http://www.apple.com/imac/performance.html

This.

And an iMac is still fairly portable too

Edit: Before anyone jumps on apple/ms bandwagons, you could always stick Windows on it for your LAN gaming as well

I've got the old-gen m15x, and I wanted to get a newer one (not bigger thx), but the screens aren't full HD anymore! I love my 1920x1200 res on my 15" laptop.

Raa said,
I've got the old-gen m15x, and I wanted to get a newer one (not bigger thx), but the screens aren't full HD anymore! I love my 1920x1200 res on my 15" laptop.

Yeah, there seems to be a trend in the laptop world to push crappier and crappier screens on customers every year. The 1600x900 "HD" resolution seems to be all the rage now.

strekship said,

Yeah, there seems to be a trend in the laptop world to push crappier and crappier screens on customers every year. The 1600x900 "HD" resolution seems to be all the rage now.

I dunno for sure, but it could be because people want to run games at full res and the laptops can't handle that, so they make it down grade on the resolution. That's my theory.

But they're currently selling a M17x which supports 3D. So why have they decided to drop this for there latest model?

SCRISP said,
But they're currently selling a M17x which supports 3D. So why have they decided to drop this for there latest model?
Because the 12 people that care about 3D already have their M17x.. no need to waste time with it in other models

Ryoken said,
Because the 12 people that care about 3D already have their M17x.. no need to waste time with it in other models

Well, support for 3d means it can output 120hz, so you benefit even when you don't want the 3d feature.

Design is rather ugly imho, but I like the alienware desktops Too bad they are so expensive, but at the other hand you get a really, really nice gaming laptop

TrOjAn. said,
Design is rather ugly imho, but I like the alienware desktops Too bad they are so expensive, but at the other hand you get a really, really nice gaming laptop

Yes it's big and chunky, I accept this, but why use horrible cheap looking plastic? Why have LED headlights shining out of every possible surface?

Benjy91 said,

Yes it's big and chunky, I accept this, but why use horrible cheap looking plastic? Why have LED headlights shining out of every possible surface?

The keyboard rest plastics are actually very nice. It has a nice texture to it. Think of the Thinkpad plastics. As for the body, I think you can choose from a rubberized coating or a plain glossy plastic body. Doesn't feel cheap.

Benjy91 said,

Yes it's big and chunky, I accept this, but why use horrible cheap looking plastic? Why have LED headlights shining out of every possible surface?

if only dell woud release the ORION laptop from chuck. that would be impressive

CoLdFuSi0n said,
that is sexy!!! I just bought a M15x might have to sell it for one of these badboys.

I'm fine with my m11x, thanks

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Pricing for the M18x starts at a rather expensive $1999.


For hardware like that, this price tag is fine with me. Imagine putting all those things into a mac. lol

Quick Shot said,

For hardware like that, this price tag is fine with me. Imagine putting all those things into a mac. lol

The price would be...[wait for it... waaaaaiiit...] magical.

The Stark said,

The price would be...[wait for it... waaaaaiiit...] magical.

But be sure to hold it the right way.

punkierich said,
Battery life anyone? Does look good tho

I'm sure after the uproar of removal of batteries, nothing will change.