Both are outfitted with your pick of an Intel Core i5 or i7 mobile processor as well as a 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT 425M GPU with Optimus automatic graphics switching tech. You can also equip the systems with as much as 8GB of DDR3 1066MHz RAM, up to a 512GB SSD, 500GB hybrid, or 750GB hard drive (at max), and either a DVD or Blu-ray drive.
The expected assortment of connectivity is present, including HDMi and VGA outputs, three USB 2.0 ports, one USB 3.0 and eSATA port, S/PDIF-out, and wired and wireless LAN. Other niceties include a USB TV-tuner with remote and an integrated 2.0-megapixel camera. Pricing starts at $1,049 for the Alt-15, while the Alt-17 is $50 more at $1,099.