Michael Dell long ago used an Alienware laptop, he liked it so much he bought the company. Since those early halcyon days the Über laptop market has become far more crowded and competitive. Alienware continue to this day to produce some of the most powerful laptops in the world, now Alienware is once again taking the Über laptop battle to the competition.
The 29th will see Alienware refresh it’s line-up of high powered angular Stealth fighter reminiscent laptops. Known for their edgy, if not outrageous design, advanced lighting system and supercomputer levels of performance the Alienware M series are about to be turned all the way up to 11.
Updated versions of the M14x, M17x and the Über M18x are all due for a refresh. All models have been upgraded to 6GB minimum of DDR3 1600 Ram, PCI Express X3 for double the graphics to CPU bandwidth, the latest Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge) options, Sound Blasters latest Recon3Di High-Definition hardware along with the latest SSD storage options.
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High end gaming PC’s are the pinnacle of desktop computing power. The race to be the best of the best, to occupy that pinnacle has heated up with Dell announcing the immediate availability of the new Alienware Aurora ALX. Faster than a speeding bullet and able to leap server towers in a single bound the Aurora ALX is a gamers Superman suit. With options including the Intel Core i7-3960X, NVIDIA GTX 590 and Raid SSD’s the Aurora is technological tour de force with all of the leading edge technology available as part of the customization options. Prices start at $3,099, from there the system can be customized to match the depth of your pockets. The fully customized Aurora ALX setting you back $6,999 for the highest specification Über gaming machine.
Every aspect of the Aurora ALX has been designed with no compromise gaming in mind. Dell could have used air cooling for the Extreme Edition CPU but that would be a cost compromise and frankly far too normal, instead the Alienware uses integrated water cooling to allow extreme CPU speeds. The top end processor option includes the Intel Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition CPU that is factory overclocked to 3.9Ghz and 4.2Ghz turbo mode, for a 6 core CPU that is blistering fast. Even cooling the Aurora’s case has been taken to the extreme with the Active Cooling System, a series of vents that run along the top of the Aurora ALX which open when extra cooling is required.
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We’ve been following IPS panels for a we while now, and with much anticipation of them becoming a bog standard item, a standard consumable . . .
Dell this week released a new affordable IPS LCD Monitor, a monitor with more pop than a lady gaga track and a price tag we can actually afford, the monitor is already on sale for $399 USD. The panel is based on IPS technology – In-Plane Switching – that gives the display a more vivid and brighter picture than the current generation LCD monitors. The iPad 2, iPhone 4, Asus Transformer tablet, Samsung Galaxy tablet all use IPS displays to give the tiny displays that little extra pop, critical when the whole computer is just a display. Are IPS monitors about to hit mainstream?
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Dell this week has announced two new Alienware gaming laptops, the M14x and M18x. With looks straight out of a Geiger inspired movie and extreme hardware these are not corporate laptops for tinkering in spreadsheets. The M18x especially is an exercise in the Extreme. Like a geek game of one up man-ship Dell has taken a turn at seeing who can shoe-horn the most extreme parts into the smallest space. While the M14x is already available the M18x will be released within the next month.
Alienware is Dells top end gaming brand with the machines being the complete opposite of a netbook. They are marketed directly at gamers with the ability to run the latest games at extreme frame rates, they have the muscle to back up the marketing spiel. With that much power on tap and a high end LCD panel the Alienware laptops also appeals to the home profession / graphic artist, anyone that needs a lot of power to achieve their goals will love these laptops. Alienware excel at power applications such as video editing, programming, 3D modelling and rendering, video conversion, photo editing.
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