Monday Bigfoot Networks said that Dell has chosen its Killer Wireless-N 1103 network adapter as an option to all four of its latest Alienware gaming laptop PCs, including the M18x, M17x, M14x and M11x. What this means for consumers is that, for an additional $80 tacked on to the final pricetag, they will have access to wireless speeds up to 450 Mbps via a 3-stream MIMO.
"As all entertainment trends toward digital delivery -- games, movies, music, video, even books -- PC enthusiasts need more network power than ever before," said Michael Howse, CEO of Bigfoot Networks. "Alienware knows you don't want to compromise your media experience just because you're mobile. That's why they've turned to Bigfoot Networks for a high-performance, intelligent wireless solution you can take wherever you go."
Bigfoot's Killer notebook NIC supports Advanced Stream Detect which automatically classifies and prioritizes online games, HD video and high-quality audio for fewer interruptions and a better online experience. It also supports Visual Bandwidth Control which enables users to see which applications are hogging bandwidth and tune allocations for each so they don't interfere with online games, video or multimedia applications, allowing users to do more online tasks simultaneously.
"With impressive online networking performance enhancements and Bigfoot's exclusive Advanced Stream Detect™ technology, these new Killer Wireless-based gaming laptops will ensure our customers have the ultimate online gaming and HD video streaming experience," said Frank Azor, Alienware Product Planning Director.
The 11-inch Alienware M11x starts at $699 whereas the 18-inch Alienware M18x starts at $1,99.99. For those looking for an Alienware-branded 3D gaming laptop, Dell points to the 17-inch M17x featuring a 1920 x 1080 Full HD display and Nvidia 3D Vision technology.