Good Things Come in Threes: Alienware M11x R3, M14x and M18x Laptops Now Official

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Today our Alienware team is redefining mobile gaming – again – with three new, all-powerful laptops, the enhanced Alienware M11x R3, the new M14x and the soon to be available M18x.

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Our teams have designed these systems with the features that are most important to gamers — uncompromised graphics performance, latency-free wireless HD streaming to HDTVs, and lifelike 3D gaming. All three platforms offer the latest in gaming technology, and feature second-generation Intel Core i processors to deliver the most immersive high-performance gaming experience imaginable.

Let's start with the M18x, which will launch with the title of "most powerful 18-inch gaming laptop in the universe." It offers dual-graphics technology – that's up to 200 watts of graphics horsepower – from both ATI and nVidia, and the industry's only Intel Core i7 Extreme CPU option factory overclocked to 4GHz.

The M18x is our flagship laptop and a true desktop replacement. It's perfect for gamers who want to compromise nothing for blistering frame rates and full immersion in the gaming experience. In addition to the raw power this machine brings to bear, the m18x, encased in an anodized aluminum chassis, with a beautiful 18.4" FHD (1920 x 1200 pixel resolution) screen, wireless HD and 3D options, as well as HDMI-in, allows gamers a no-holds-barred machine capable of meeting even the most grueling demands of today's gamer.

Next is the M14x, which delivers unprecedented performance and portability. For gamers seeking a mobile HD gaming experience who want a balance of performance and mobility, the new 14-inch M14x offers the best of both worlds. Weighing in at less than 6.5lbs, the M14x features full-voltage Second-generation overclockable Intel Core i7 CPUs, discrete graphics and an optical disk drive. For the gaming enthusiast or anyone who needs mobile computing performance, the M14x is a mobile yet powerful option. The M14x offers updated graphics featuring the NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with up to 3GB of graphics memory, and for the gamer on the go, optional Intel WiMAX technology or Verizon LTE to enable internet connectivity virtually anywhere. 

For the truly mobile gamer, the M11x has long been a favorite, but now it's even better. We've improved it with second-generation Intel Core i processors with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, updated graphics featuring the NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M, and like the larger M14x, optional Intel WiMAX technology or Verizon LTE. The latest M11x also features a soft touch finish with a new Nebula Red option.

The M18x and the M14x (as does our m17x) offer optional wireless HD audio and video for latency-free streaming to larger screens.

All three laptops also offer HDMI 1.4 for connection to 3D-capable HDTVs for incredible, lifelike 3D gaming and SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports for up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 connections for a new level in data transfer.

These laptops, along with the M17x announced and launched in January, represent the most-significant expansion in Alienware's portfolio in several years and arrive we celebrate our five-year anniversary as part of the Dell family. Over that time, we've expanded to provide award-winning gaming systems to a global fan base thanks to a very dedicated team that has put the customer first.

Let me know what you think of the new ones. 

About the Author: Arthur Lewis

Arthur Lewis is President of Core Business Operations for the Global Infrastructure Solutions Group (ISG).  In this role, Arthur is responsible for ISG strategy, offer definition, sales enablement and general management of the business. Arthur previously served as President and General Manager of ISG Solutions and Portfolio Management and Server and Infrastructure Systems (SIS) business, including overseeing the PowerEdge server product management, business operations, hardware and software engineering, and research and development. Prior to SIS, Arthur led the ISG Center of Competence for Dell Technologies. In this capacity, Arthur was responsible for ISG sales execution and enablement, long-term strategic planning, product line management, pricing strategy and demand planning. Arthur joined Dell in 2003, leading Dell’s Gaming business, including its leading gaming brand, Alienware, and has held several executive positions across the Client Solutions Group. He did his undergraduate studies at Florida International University and received a JD from the University of Florida.
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