Dell Expands their Alienware Lineup in India, Introduces Alienware M14x & M17x
By on May 3rd, 2012

Close on the heels of the Alienware X51′s launch in India, Dell has announced the expansion of the Alienware seiries in India, with the introduction of the Alienware M14X and the M17x. The two laptops are aimed at different segments – the M14x is catered towards the gamer who requires a balance between mobility and performance; while the M17x is more of a desktop replacement.

The Alienware M14x and M17x laptops come with the latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards and Creative Sound Blaster audio chipset with support for THX 7.1 digital surround sound and Klipsch-branded speakers. The Alienware M14x features optional dual drive configurations, up to 16GB of memory, a Blu-ray combo optical drive, and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M graphics engine with GDDR5 graphics memory.

Alienware M14XThe M14X’s bigger brother, the M17X features up to 32GB of memory, an optional 17.3-inch 120Hz Wide WLED 3D display, THX 3D surround sound and an option of  GDDR5-based NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M and 675M graphics solutions.

Alienware M17X

Both laptops feature Intel’s 3rd Generation processors, HDMI 1.4, USB 3.0 and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity options, optional 3D HD gaming capability, optional Blu-ray disc drive and surround-sound quality from Klipsch speakers. The laptops feature AlienAdrenaline, which enables users to create shortcuts associated with games, or applications capable of triggering a chain of commands.

Dell has also announced that it has collaborated with EA to implement AlienFX software and lighting control system as well as an exclusive Alienware Arena dog tag in EA’s Battlefield 3. Gamers will see unique loading and menu and player health lighting effects while playing Battlefield 3.

Pricing, Availability And Specifications

The Alienware M14x and M17x can be booked online at Dell’s online store. The M14X starts at ₹85,000 + local taxes and VAT, while the M17X starts at ₹1,46,000 + local taxes and VAT.

The M14X is available in the following specifications:

  • Intel Core i5 and i7 Processor Options
    • Intel Core i5-2450M 2.5GHz (3.1GHz w/Turbo Boost, 3MB Cache) (Standard)
    • Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz (3.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)
    • Intel Core i7-3720QM 2.6GHz (3.6GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)
    • Intel Core i7-3820QM 2.7GHz (3.7GHz w/Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)
  • Graphics Card Options
    • 1GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M using NVIDIA Optimus technology
    • 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M using NVIDIA Optimus technology
  • 14-inch WLED HD+ display (1600X900)
  • Up to 16GB of DDR3 Memory(6GB Standard); 2x 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM SDRAM Slots
  • Up to 1TB drive or up to 512GB Solid State Drive

The Alienware M17x is available in the following specifications:

  • Intel Core i7 Processor Options
    • Intel Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz (3.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache) (Standard)
    • Intel Core i7-3720QM 2.6GHz (3.6GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache)
    • Intel Core i7-3820QM 2.7GHz (3.7GHz w/Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache)
  • NVIDIA Graphics Card Options
    • 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 660M(Standard)
    • 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GT 675M
  • 17.3″ 120Hz Full HD (1920 x 1080) WLED LCD w/3D Bundle
  • Up to 32GB of DDR3 Memory(6GB 1600MHz Standard); 4x 204-Pin DDR3 SO-DIMM SDRAM Slots
  • Up to 1TB or up to 512GB Solid State Drive
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