The laptop here is a 14-inch system specially designed for gamers. The Alienware AM14RX2-7223BK model is based on higher-end, but not the most powerful components. The main ingredients are the quad-core Intel Core i7-3610QM “Ivy Bridge” processor and the Nvidia GeForce GT 650M dedicated video card with 2GB of GDDR5 video memory. For RAM it sports 6GB DDR3 at 1,600MHz, while for data storage there is a 500GB hard disk spinning at fast 7,200rpm.
The Alienware M17x R4 and M18x R2 gaming laptops with the 3rd Generation Intel Core “Ivy Bridge” processors are now listed on the official German Dell website.
The new Alienware notebooks have been already put on sale with the 2nd Gen “Sandy Bridge” options, but now we have a list of the “Ivy” parts which will be used in the 17.3″ M17x R4 and 18.4″ M18x R2. The smaller of the two will come with the Intel Core i7-3610QM, i7-3720QM, or i7-3820QM, while its larger sibling additionally provides the Core i7-3920XM option, which is the fastest 3rd Gen Intel Core mobile processor. Furthermore, the 3920XM will be offered in standard and factory overclocked variants. The overclocked CPU will have a clock speed of up to 4.1GHz in TurboBoost mode, up from 3.8GHz.
We spotted today the Alienware M14x R2 14″ gaming notebook with the 3rd Generation Intel Core “Ivy Bridge” processors on Dell’s website for Denmark. The M14x R2, which was officially announced last week with the 2nd-gen Intel Core “Sandy Brdige” CPUs and the new Nvidia GeForce GT 650M graphics, is listed with the Intel Core i7-3610QM, i7-3720QM, and i7-3820QM “Ivy Bridge” parts in a specs comparison chart. However, the purchase page provides “Sandy Bridge” choices only.
Dell has put on sale the new generation of Alienware laptops, and phased out the smallest member of the family. The new models are the 18.4″ Alienware M18x R2, 17.3″ M17x R4, and 14″ M14x R2.
On dell-lab.posterous.com, you can often find rumors about Dell’s future products and from our past experience, info provided there is pretty accurate. This time, software engineer Eric G. says the Dell Alienware 2012 gaming laptop lineup will include (starting from the smallest) the M14X R2, M17X R4, and M18X R2.
With prices ranging from $2,000 to around $6,000, the M18x features 2nd Genaration Intel Core quad-core processor choices, up to a factory-overclocked i7 2920XM Extreme edition at 4GHz, and single and dual AMD/ATI and Nvidia video card options. Customers can choose between the single and dual 1.5GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M or dual-only 2GB GDDR5 AMD Radeon HD 6970M.
The mobile gaming rigs feature 18.4″, 14″, and 11.6″ displays respectively, and incorporate the latest Intel “Sandy Bridge” processors, as well as ATI and NVIDIA dedicated video cards.
The m17x features a 17″ display supporting 1080p (1920-by-1200 pixels) high definition resolution. The screen is managed by dual Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTX, 8700M GT or 8600M GT dedicated graphics cards operating in SLI mode. The laptop comes with a 45nm Intel Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Extreme processor, up to 4GB of DDR2 memory, and up to 1000GB of hard drive capacity using two 500GB HDD units. In addition, a hot-swappable third hard drive can be inserted into SmartBay, which is populated by default with a DVD burner or Blu-ray optical drive. This system is also configurable with a 64GB solid state drive and 1GB Intel Turbo Memory.
The recently announced Area-51 m15x gaming laptop is based on the Intel PM956 chipset and comes with an Intel Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Extreme mobile processor, depending on customer’s choice. The incorporated Nvidia’s top of the line GeForce 8800M GTX mobile graphics card has 512MB of dedicated video memory. The “worldâ€™s fastest notebook GPU” is compatible with DirectX 10 games and manages the notebook’s 15.4″ 1920-by-1200 or 1440-by-900 widescreen display.