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Nvidia Giving Away Two Gaming Notebooks

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Nvidia is handing out two Alienware M18x gaming notebooks during October and November.

Over on the GeForce website, Nvidia is offering community members and loyal patrons a chance to win an Alienware M18x gaming laptop. One will be given out to the Grand Prize Winner in October, and one in November. Five Second Prize Winners will receive a Swirl 3D T-Shirt from Nvidia... not a GeForce card or a bundle of Android games for your Tegra 2 smartphone ot tablet, but a T-Shirt.

The Alienware M18x is a Dell gaming laptop with a starting price of $1999.99. And, like the typical Dell setup, customers can pick and choose from a list of hardware options to meet their needs or budget. In this case, the laptop offers up the Intel Core i7 processor ranging from the 2.2 GHz 2670QM to the 2.7 GHz 2960XM, 4 GB to 32 GB of DDR3 memory, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 560M in single or SLI configurations, Nvidia's GeForce GTX 580M GPUs in SLI, and even AMD's Radeon HD 6990M GPUs in CrossFireX.

"Get desktop performance in a laptop-sized package. It’s the ultimate unfair advantage: the Alienware M18x laptop delivers the power you need to obliterate anyone or anything that stands in your way," Nvidia said. "Crank up your in-game settings (AA/AF/Shadows) to experience every single aspect of the game without sacrificing performance."

To enter into the Alienware M18x laptop giveaway, head here -- entries must be received by October 23, 2011. Didn't win this month? Nvidia will give another M18x away next month. As with any contest, void where prohibited by law, and you must be 18 or older to enter. The official rules can be accessed here.

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    nukem950 , October 8, 2011 9:29 PM
    Seems interesting. Little confused how customisable it is. Looked up the rules and found:

    "Total prize value under $4500"

    So not sure it one could really customise all that much with that price limit being set in the rules.

    Of course, dell is being dumb and charging $400 to go from 4gb to 16gb (4 dimms). I could go to the major online retailers (the ones I see ads on this website for) and pick up dual channel 16gb (4 dimms) for $110+.

    Anyways they are kind of being stingy with their runner up price.
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    Dan2013 , October 8, 2011 9:51 PM
    Want soo much, and I need it too. 1st gen core i3 graphics don't do so well with even light gaming. XD
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    molo9000 , October 8, 2011 10:06 PM
    What's the point of a 18.4" laptop that weights 5.5kg?
    Might as well buy a desktop.
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    joytech22 , October 8, 2011 10:12 PM
    molo9000What's the point of a 18.4" laptop that weights 5.5kg?Might as well buy a desktop.


    More like a desktop replacement, much easier to move around than a desktop, screen, keyboard etc..
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    NuclearShadow , October 8, 2011 10:18 PM
    If I win it I will build a alter for to worship it.
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    dj1001 , October 8, 2011 10:34 PM
    if I won I'd sell it without opening it to fund an awesome desktop build.
    I already have an adequate gaming laptop in my GE620Dx.
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    xyster , October 9, 2011 12:02 AM
    I'd keep it; not sell it.

    My current notebook isn't really fast enough to play much more than 5-year old games and a desktop is a fairly anti-social gaming platform in comparison. Plus, I could also use an extra space heater this winter....
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    CaedenV , October 9, 2011 12:54 AM
    joytech22More like a desktop replacement, much easier to move around than a desktop, screen, keyboard etc..

    ie, it is more easily stolen than a desktop.
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    jamie_1318 , October 9, 2011 2:37 AM
    Overpriced Alienware stuff like always. wouldn't mind winning one though. Kinda need a new laptop. Rather one that prioritized battery life and weight (like they should be) though.
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    thesnappyfingers , October 9, 2011 2:56 AM
    I would sell it for 90% cost, and then pay the taxes.

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    stoogie , October 9, 2011 3:17 AM
    FFS ITS AMERICA AND CANADA ONLY, HAVENT YOU HEARD OF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING?
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    tacoslave , October 9, 2011 4:12 AM
    stoogieFFS ITS AMERICA AND CANADA ONLY, HAVENT YOU HEARD OF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING?

    Hell yeah finally canada and sorry dude but that just increased my chance to win :p .
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    jamie_1318 , October 9, 2011 4:17 AM
    MY GOD! CANADA! been waiting forever to hear that. Just expected it to be US only again sweet!
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    Zagen30 , October 9, 2011 6:27 AM
    stoogieFFS ITS AMERICA AND CANADA ONLY, HAVENT YOU HEARD OF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING?


    Nvidia would be more than willing to pay for international shipping if it weren't for every country having different contest laws. The contest laws in the US are diverse enough as it is; I've seen lots of sweepstakes where certain states are excluded, presumably because the rules didn't meet that state's criteria. Now imagine clearing a contest with dozens of different countries who may not have rules and regulations that are anywhere near as similar as each US state's regulations, and you begin to see why most contests are US only. Even if they did get it authorized in some countries, you'd still have people from those that weren't cleared complaining about how they couldn't enter.
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    italiasian , October 9, 2011 7:49 AM
    I want so much, my pc has died and i don't have the money to fix it, and ive been borrowing my friends old laptop
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    Graham_71 , October 9, 2011 9:41 AM
    It would be far better if they compensated all those who were left with a useless hardware because of their GPU failures, world-wide not just those lucky enough to be living in the USA where the class action lawsuit was limited, and they should admit it was their fault & apologise.
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    mcd023 , October 9, 2011 4:53 PM
    molo9000What's the point of a 18.4" laptop that weights 5.5kg?Might as well buy a desktop.


    my old dell e1705 weighed about that much. haha
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    Anonymous , October 9, 2011 7:30 PM
    It would be nice if I won one. Would be able to replace the gaming laptop I used to have that fried due to Nvidia's defective POS 8600m cards that the company got sued over but wouldn't warranty. Of course if it had a Nvidia video card in it, I'd probably end up selling it and replace it with an ATI based one, just so I know it wont go up in smoke in less than 2 years.
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    nebun , October 9, 2011 10:22 PM
    tacoslaveHell yeah finally canada and sorry dude but that just increased my chance to win .

    the rules and regulations would not allow them to do it, it's not their fault....you can thank OBAMA and his so called czars for this :( 
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    nebun , October 9, 2011 10:23 PM
    stoogieFFS ITS AMERICA AND CANADA ONLY, HAVENT YOU HEARD OF INTERNATIONAL SHIPPING?
    the rules and regulations would not allow them to do it, it's not their fault....you can thank OBAMA and his so called czars for this :( 
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