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Alienware Area-51 m15x 15.4-inch Gaming Notebook (Page 2)

Shane McGlaun | Feb 21, 2009 at 11:00 pm CST - 0 mins, 59 secs time to read this page
Rating: 94%Manufacturer: Alienware

Specifications, Availability and Pricing

Like all of the systems that Alienware makes, the m15x can be had in a wide variety of configurations depending on how big your budget is and how much performance you want. Prices for the machine start at a mere $1,099 but quickly run more than double that when you start adding options to the machine, of which there are plenty as shown below.

Alienware Area-51 m15x 15.4-inch Gaming Notebook

My test machine has the following specifications:

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5GHz w/ 800MHz FSB

RAM: 4GB DDR2 667MHz

Storage: 500GB 5400 RPM HDD, Secondary 500GB 5400 RPM HDD in Smart Bay

Optical: Smart Bay Blu-ray drive

Networking: 802.11 a/b/g/n

Audio: Onboard HD audio

Case Design: Ripley Case

Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX w/ 512MB RAM

Lighting: Alienware AlienFX Lighting System

OS: Windows Vista Home Premium

Keyboard: Illuminated

Among the myriad of options for the machine that you can choose from when ordering are 64-bit OS versions, 7200 RPM HDDs, SSDs and up to an Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 2.8GHz CPU. The machine is available directly from Alienware and as tested, my notebook carried an MSRP of $3949 at the time it was ordered. Prices have dropped since then, so the current configuration today may cost a bit less than the price as tested.

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