Alienware has been the ultimate brand for gamers, be it for PCs or laptops. Dell acquired Alienware quite some time ago, but to the relief of gaming enthusiasts worldwide it has not diluted the brand or reduced its awesomeness in any way.
The Alienware M17X offers the best hardware options in a very stylish form factor and design. It is probably the best gaming laptop money can buy.
Here is the recommended hardware configuration for the Alienware M17X:
- Processor: Intel Core i7 720QM 1.6GHz (2.8 GHz Turbo Mode, 6 MB Cache)
- Graphic Card: Dual 1GB ATI Radeon Mobility HD 5870 in Crossfire X
- RAM: 8 GB Dual Channel Memory (2x 4 GB DDR3) RAM
- Hard Drive: 1 TB Raid 0 (2x 500 GB, 7,200 RPM HDDs)
- Display: 17-inch WideXGA+ LCD display, 1440 x 900 pixels
- Optical Drive: Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD Burner (DVD+/- RW, CD-RW)
- Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit OS
These are the main options. Select what you want in the other options like wireless card, warranty, office software, security software, audio options, gaming controllers etc.
The total cost comes to $2974 without the additional components.
You could also choose the Core i7 820QM or the Core i7 920XM processor but they increase the cost of the machine by a lot without a comparable increase in performance.
In the RAM option, you could get the 4 GB or 6 GB option to cut the cost by $350 and $150 respectively.
In the hard drive option, the 256 GB SSD would be the best option, but will increase the price by $420.
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