The Alienware M18x 18.4" Notebook Computer (Stealth Black) from Dell provides the ultimate gaming experience for people on the go. The system features a dedicated graphics system. The nVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics card utilizes 1.5GB of dedicated memory for the graphics-intensive visuals of PC games.
Impressive graphics would be meaningless without a high-end screen and this Alienware notebook does not disappoint. Featuring a gorgeous 18.4" widescreen display, it is backlit with LED lamps. LED lamps brighten faster, use less power and provide better image quality than their CCFL counterparts. The screen has a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is also the standard for HDTVs. The 1920 x 1080 native resolution allows for native 1080p high-definition video playback.
The system is powered by a quad-core 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-2670QM processor, which can also be overclocked up to 3.1GHz with Intel's Turbo Boost technology. The processor is supported with 8GB of DDR3 RAM to maximize multitasking. The slot-loading SuperMulti DVD burner makes it easy to install PC games while the 750GB 7200rpm SATA hard drive ensures that you have enough space for them.
For online multiplayer, you'll need to connect to the Internet. This Alienware notebook provides a 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 jack for a fast wired connection. However, seeing as how this is a gaming notebook, you'll probably make more use of the 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi network as well as Bluetooth 3.0+HS technology for all your peripherals, such as a gaming mouse or joystick.
As a high-end gaming notebook, you'll want to keep your Alienware notebook safe and secure. The included free 30-day trial of McAfee SecurityCenter, which has anti-virus, anti-spyware as well as a firewall, does exactly that. Also, a Kensington lock slot prevents a stranger (or suspicious roommate) from walking away with your Alienware notebook while you're away from it.
With this Alienware notebook, you can all the added benefits of the Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) operating system. Enjoy a beautifully designed user interface and minimize the number of compatibility issues with PC games you might otherwise get with a different operating system.
- Powerful Next-Generation Intel Core i7 Performance
- This Alienware notebook features a quad-core 2.2GHz Intel Core i7-2670QM processor. Thanks to Intel's Turbo Boost technology, you'll be able to overclock it to up to 3.1GHz when you need the extra processing power for CPU-intensive applications and games. When it comes to PC gaming, you're going to need all the power and speed you can get...and this Alienware notebook delivers
- Stunning Graphics
- When it comes to graphics-intensive PC games, the nVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics card kicks it into high gear. With 1.5GB of dedicated memory at its disposal, you'll experience a whole new level of immersion with stunning visual effects, an amazing level of detail and optimal image quality
- A Display of Excellence
- Bring your games to life with the 18.4" widescreen display. Backlit with energy-efficient LED lamps, the screen on this Alienware notebook will provide deeper black levels and accurate color tones so you'll stay immerse in your game. The 16:9 aspect ratio of the display allows for native 1080p high-definition video playback. If you want to go bigger, you can output full HD 1080p video to an external display via the HDMI port 1
- Audiophile Approved
- While the graphics on this Alienware notebook are nothing short of amazing, it's only half the overall gaming experience. This Alienware notebook features 2.1 speakers powered by Klipsch. If you want the full surround sound experience, this Alienware notebook supports a 5.1 surround sound speaker configuration, thanks to the internal high-definition 5.1 performance audio with Waves. This can be achieved by connecting to the microphone/audio-in jack, which doubles as a 3.5mm optical audio port
- Alienware Command Center
- Take complete control of your Alienware notebook with the exclusive Alienware Command Center. AlienTouch Touchpad Controls allows you to customize your touchpad's sensitivity to prevent accidental contact. You can also activate virtual scrolling to enable vertical as well as horizontal scrolling with just a touch. AlienFusion Power Management ensures that you decide when you need maximum performance or when to scale back power for less intensive applications for better battery life and energy efficiency. Express yourself with AlienFX Lighting Controls by choosing from an array of color and transition effects to assign to four distinct zones, including the keyboard, touchpad and more
- Stay Connected
- For the fastest connection, use the 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 jack on this Alienware notebook. If you're on the go, you can connect to a wireless network, thanks to its support of 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi. Bluetooth 3.0+HS technology allows you to sync all your peripherals without the hassle of cables, such as your gaming mouse, a controller or a joystick