Alienware Calls Dibs on World's Fastest 15-inch

Gamers wanting to get their hands on the "world's most powerful 15-inch laptop" may need to sell a few body parts or sell the kids on the black market. Dubbed the Alienware M15x, the official website suggests a starting price of $1,499, however the notebook's eventual price, after loading up the portable rig with high-end options, can cost more than $4,600. With that kind of pricetag, gamers may just want to buy a desktop and play Crysis at home.

Then again, the price may be worth the package. The laptop is running the latest mobile version of Intel's Core i7 "Clarksfield" processor, with the fastest offering Alienware has to offer consisting of the quad-core 920XM running at a clock speed of  2.0 GHz, 3.2 GHz in Turbo Mode and using 8 MB of L3 cache. On the GPU front, consumers can choose between the Nvidia GeForce GT 240M (512 MB) and the GeForce GTX 260M (1 GB). Other optional features include a 256 GB SSD, a Blu-ray drive, 8 GB of DDR3 1333 MHz RAM, QuickTouch, a 2.0 MP webcam, digital TV tuner, and a lot more.

But like a great sports car, this hottie may have a herd of horses under the hood, but it has to look good as well. "The M15x’s case design protects your world with aggressive lines and an in-your-face attitude that quickly dissipates system heat and looks good doing it," the company boasts on the website. "And you can personalize your machine from a selection of three colors: Metallic Red (seen above), Metallic Silver or Metallic Black." The laptop certainly looks impressive with it's UFO design and backlight illumination.

Consumers can start customizing here.

  • scook9
    this is nice and all, but the Clevo offering is more powerful (ironically) and better priced
  • dingumf
  • presidenteody
    but can it play crysis at 2560 x 1600?

    haha jk i hate that game now
  • mystoccowgod
    False claim, Clevo has superior offerings at a better price
  • danr22
    I was just going to say that. With W860 out now it would destroy that. And not look like a toy at the same time
  • doomtomb
    presidenteodybut can it play crysis at 2560 x 1600?haha jk i hate that game now-_- did you even read the title -> "Alienware Calls Dibs on World's Fastest 15-inch"
  • r0x0r

    Got P11387 in 3DMark Vantage and 23/35/41 in Crysis at 1920x1080 in base spec.

  • kikireeki
    A powerful gaming laptop is a waste of money, and it really proves the term: Pay more for less!
  • ComputerDrake
    I bet MY 15 inches can go FASTER.

    I don't know why I said that, the words just came to me when I read the title ._.
  • spectrewind
    With that kind of pricetag, gamers may just want to buy a desktop

    Was this ever really up for consideration?

    I hold gaming PCs nearly tantamount to aftermarket VGA cards that cost $400.00 and up. You will notice that there is NO MARKET (I believe) for upgrading the VGA hardware on a laptop computer. -At least I have never heard of one targeted toward this.

    With $4600, I believe I can produce a multihead-desktop PC that will make that laptop seem like a waste plastic, battery, and PCBAs.

    It's already obsolete, where is the DX11 support?
    1GB VGA frame buffer limit? C'mon Dell?

    A thing about Dell...
    I have supported a LOT OF DELL hardware over the years, from PowerEdge server clusters (Server 2003 EE x86) with rotating carousel tape backup and quorum storage, to desktop, to mobility.
    I have spent hours on the phone with Gold Technical Support, not as bad as Silver, Bronze, or free, but still inept.
    I can tell you that I have made a living recovering from defective Dell parts, and I will NEVER, EVER PAY MONEY for a product from Dell.