Alienware Introduces New M17 CrossFire X M17 Gaming Laptop

alienware-m17High-end laptop maker Alienware is now offering a new M17 laptop model that is not to be mistaken with the mighty M17x from the same company.

Like most of its siblings, the new M17 is highly customizable. Starting at $1399, this 17-incher is the very first CrossFire X-enabled notebook, that can be outfitted with a Core 2 Quad / Extreme CPU, up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, two ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 GPUs, a WXGA+ (1440×900) or WUXGA panel with Clearview (1920×1200), an optional ATSC HDTV tuner, up to 1TB of HDD space in a RAID 0 array, a dual-layer DVD writer / optional Blu-ray reader, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, gigabit Ethernet and a AlienSense facial recognition sensor or a biometric fingerprint reader. Of course, with all the goodies your’re looking at around $4000 price tag. The Alienware M17 is available now, for the full list of features or the purchase page please click here.

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Tech Specs

Operating Systems

  • Windows Vista® Home Premium
    (32- and 64-bit)
  • Windows Vista® Ultimate
    (32- and 64-bit)

Processors, Chipset & Memory

  • Intel® Core™2 Duo and Extreme Processors
    (6MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
  • Intel® Core™2 Quad and Extreme Processors
    (12MB Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
  • Intel® PM45 + ICH9M-E Chipset
  • Up to 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz
  • 2 dedicated SO-DIMM slots for Dual Channel DDR3 Memory

Graphics & Video

  • Single Graphics
    • ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3870
  • Dual Graphics
    • ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3870 – CrossFireX Enabled!
  • Connectivity
    • Video out 1x HDMI Connector
  • HDMI to DVI-D Adapter – Optional
  • Video in: Integrated HD TV (ATSC) Tuner (Coaxial) – optional
  • Video/TV out: One HDMI 1.3b Connector
  • Video/TV out: One VGA Connector


  • Single Hard Drive
    • 5400 RPM – Up to 500GB SATA
    • 7200 RPM – Up to 320GB SATA
  • Dual Hard Drives in RAID 0
    • 5400 RPM – Up to 1TB
      (2 x 500GB)
    • 7200 RPM – Up to 640GB
      (2 x 320GB)
  • Optical Drives
    • 8x Dual Layer Burner (DVD±RW, CD-RW)
    • 8x Dual Layer Burner (DVD±RW, CD-RW) w/ LightScribe Technology
    • Dual Layer Blu-ray Disc Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)


  • Wireless Connectivity
    • Internal Intel WiFi Link 5300 a/b/g/Draft-N
    • Integrated Bluetooth 2.1
  • Wired Connectivity
    • Integrated Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 (1000 Mbps)


  • High-Definition Digital Audio
  • Integrated 4 Channel Support
  • Up to 7.1 Support Through Digital Out
  • Two Speakers with Subwoofer
  • Connectivity
    • 1 Auto-Sensing Headphone Jack
    • 1 Auto-Sensing Microphone Jack
    • 1 TOSlink Digital Out Optical Audio

Peripheral Connections

  • 3 Hi-speed USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 eSATA/USB 2.0 Combo (2-in-1 port)
  • ExpressCard Slot
  • IEEE 1394a (4-pin) port
  • 7-in-1 Media Card Reader (SD/MS/MSPRO/RS-MMC/MMC)

LCD Panel

  • 17-inch Widescreen WUXGA
    1920 x 1200 with Clearview
  • 17-inch Widescreen WXGA+
    1440 x 900


  • 12 Cell Lithium-ION Battery

Keyboard & Touchpad

  • Full Size Keyboard with Separate Numeric Keypad
  • Full Size Illuminated Keyboard with Separate Numeric Keypad
  • Full Size Touchpad with Scroll Functionality
  • Instant Access Buttons include:
    • Internet
    • Email
    • Windows Media Player
    • Power DVD
    • Play/Pause
    • Skip Forward
    • Skip Backward


  • AlienSense Facial Recognition Software
  • Biometric Fingerprint Reader
  • 1 Kensington Lock Slot

Case & Chassis

  • Height: 1.7”
  • Width: 15.65”
  • Depth: 11.80”
  • Weight: 9.5 lbs

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