Along with the revamped XPS 17 and M17x
, Dell is preparing to unleash
a massive Alienware notebook with two graphics chips. Unsurprisingly, the upcoming gaming system will use Intel's freshly introduced Sandy Bridge processors
and it packs an 18.4-inch 1920x1080 LED-backlit glossy display. The Dell employee noted that another LCD option will be available, but he didn't provide any further details. A 3D-ready panel might not be out of the question.
Additionally, users will be able to order the Alienware M18x with one of at least two different graphics configurations: two AMD Radeon HD 6970Ms in CrossFireX or two Nvidia GeForce GTX 460Ms in SLI. We assume Nvidia's Optimus graphics switching technology will be present if the system is outfitted with the GTX 460Ms. Dual hard drive and solid-state drive options are popular in large notebooks, so they'll likely be on the menu too.
Few other details were revealed, except that the system will have a 12-cell 97WHr battery, which means you'll probably need a handtruck for transportation. There's no word on pricing or availability, but when the M18x begins shipping, it'll be offered with black or red trim.