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Alienware ships 'most powerful' 15in laptop to Brits
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Alienware's first gaming laptop designed from the ground up by thecompany itself, the Area 51 m15x, is now on sale to British gamers.
The 15.4in machine ticks all the right technology boxes: 45nm'Penryn' Intel Core 2 Extreme processor and Nvidia GeForce 8800M GTXgraphics, up to 4GB of 667MHz DDR 2 memory and the ability to swap outthe multi-format DVD writer for a second battery.

Alienware's m15x: World's most powerful 15in notebook?

Alienware was keen to point out that the m15x is a truly mobilegaming machine. Whereas 17in gaming laptops are typically bought as amore portable alternative to a desktop, the company claimed the 15inmachine not only delivers top-spec gaming performance but is a machinethat can be used on the move.
The machine incorporates what Alienware calls BinaryGFX - a systemto allow the machine to flip between the chipset's integrated graphicsengine and the 8800 GTX. Alas, it's not automatic, the companyadmitted, but it comes close: Windows Vista's put to sleep, the GPUsare switched, then the OS is awoken once more.

Well lit, boy racers

What all this does for the battery life, Alienware didn't say. We look forward to testing the machine to find out.
The m15x also sports Alienware's customary boy-racer friendlylighting, which divides the chassis lights - keyboard, alien logo,soft-touch control panel etc - into seven zones, all of which can beassigned a colour independently of the others.

The laptop comes with an HDMI port, in addition to Gigabit Ethernet,a seven-in-one card reader, ExpressCard 54 slot, three USB ports and afour-pin Firewire 400 connector.
Available now, the m15x is priced according to its buyer-selected configuration. The most basic set-up costs 948.

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