Alienware M18x gaming laptop

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Rise above all other gaming laptops.

Achieve gaming supremacy with a Full HD display, powerful discrete graphics and processor options.

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Alienware M18x Laptop


Available with Windows 8.1 – designed for a smooth, versatile PC experience.

Rise above all other gaming laptops.

The Alienware™ M18x is an extreme gaming laptop designed for those who want desktop quality performance but with the flexibility of a laptop — the best of both worlds.
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Dual graphics to bring your games to life.
Max out your game settings with dual-GPU graphics card options for a superior mobile gaming experience.
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Factory-overclocked processors to power your applications.
Experience the pure processing might of the Alienware™ M18x and breeze through any game or application with optional 3rd generation Intel® Core™ i7 processor Extreme Edition.
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An incredible LCD display is your window into another world.
Other universes await you on the Alienware M18x, which features a stunning 18.4" 1080p Full HD WLED LCD display.*
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Incredible technology enables exceptional experiences

Alienware M18x is equipped with an outstanding array of enthusiast-class components and the latest in entertainment technology.

The technology you want.
Enjoy the flexibility of up to three hard drives, SSD configurations, caching and RAID options for incredible speed.
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The entertainment you crave.
Savor a premium entertainment experience any way you like. Alienware M18x offers HDMI®-In, enabling you to use your laptop to display media from peripherals.
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Designed for victory

The Alienware™ M18x is a carefully engineered gaming machine with the design, customization and connectivity you crave.

Make your game system your own.
The anodized aluminum Alienware M18x offers the color choices and customization options you need to leave your mark. And with a customized laser-etched metal nameplate secured to the bottom of your system, your system is yours and yours alone.

Connect with your gaming world.
Plug in and prepare for battle. With HDMI® 1.4 output, HDMI 1.3 input and USB 3.0 ports, you can connect peripherals with ease and have the versatility to accommodate any gaming setup.
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Savor streamlined gaming design.
Witness the ultimate in gaming comfort and style. The Alienware M18x is designed with extreme attention to detail, incorporating game-winning features such as TactX macro keys and rubberized edging to help protect your screen.
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Take command of your game domain.

Alienware Command Center software features a powerful suite of customization options to make your Alienware M18x your own. Don’t just play a game. Play YOUR game.

The new AlienAdrenaline feature enables Game Mode, which lets you assign a unique profile to each game on your system. Disable unnecessary programs and activate your music player when you launch one game, or bring up key web links when you launch another.

AlienFX System Lighting Technology gives you access to a variety of themes and up to 512 billion distinct lighting combinations*, so you can personalize as much as you like. Complete your immersion by customizing your system with themes that respond to in-game events with unique lighting effects.

AlienFusion power management controls enable you to configure your settings to maximize performance and efficiency while managing power usage. Crank up the settings for hardcore gaming and resource-intensive tasks, or scale back when you just need to run everyday programs.

Customize your touchpad’s sensitivity to prevent accidental contact, and activate virtual scrolling to enable vertical and horizontal scrolling with just a touch.

Complete your Alienware M18x experience

Your Alienware M18x is just the start. When you buy from Dell™, you can get much more than just a gaming laptop. You can customize an experience that’s just right for you.

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Round out your system purchase: At Alienware.com, you’ll find a vast arsenal of Alienware™ TactX accessories designed to enhance your gaming experience. Pack it all up in a specially designed Orion bag and be ready to face all challenges.
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Alienware Gaming Services: Get help configuring your system for maximum game performance and resolving compatibility issues. Choose from our menu of no-hassle services so you can get started fast and keep on playing.
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Audio and Speakers

  • Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di High-Definition 5.1 Audio with THX TruStudio Pro Software (Standard)
    2.1 Speaker configuration with Subwoofer
    Audio Powered by Klipsch®
    7.1 Digtial Audio out using HDMI out connection or S/PDIF Optical port.

Optical Drive

  • Slot-Loading 8x SuperMulti Drive (DVD±R/RW) (Standard)
    Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BD-ROM, DVD±RW, CD-RW)


  • High Capacity 12-cell Lithium Ion (97whr)


  • 2.1 Megapixel Certified Full HD Camera with dual digital microphones
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