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.