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Alienware Aurora m9700: Outside and In

The Aurora m9700 sports Alienware’s famous logo.

The m9700 comes in "Cybord Green", "Saucer Silver" and "Conspiracy Blue". Green and Blue cost an additional $149. Most of the case has a matte finish. As you can see the keyboard deck has a mirrored finish.

The m9700 comes in "Cybord Green", "Saucer Silver" and "Conspiracy Blue". Green and Blue cost an additional $149. Most of the case has a matte finish. As you can see the keyboard deck has a mirrored finish.

Here's the DVD/CD drive, nicely located on the front of the notebook. The m9700 has a 17" 1920x1200 pixel display and is 15.6" wide, 11.75" deep and 2.00" high. The notebook weighs 9.4 pounds with its battery. The m9700 can also be purchased with a less e

Here’s the DVD/CD drive, nicely located on the front of the notebook. The m9700 has a 17" 1920x1200 pixel display and is 15.6" wide, 11.75" deep and 2.00" high. The notebook weighs 9.4 pounds with its battery. The m9700 can also be purchased with a less e

The Alienware logo is back-lit at the eyes and around the face.

The Alienware logo is back-lit at the eyes and around the face.

This notebook looks good from any angle.

This notebook looks good from any angle.

When the clamshell is closed you can see the logo, the cool black insets below the logo and how the top of the case peaks in the middle.

When the clamshell is closed you can see the logo, the cool black insets below the logo and how the top of the case peaks in the middle.

This is the front of the m9700 with the DVD/CD drive in the middle and speakers on the left and right ends.

This is the front of the m9700 with the DVD/CD drive in the middle and speakers on the left and right ends.

This is the bottom of the Aurora m9700. You access the most interesting parts inside the notebook through the bottom.

This is the bottom of the Aurora m9700. You access the most interesting parts inside the notebook through the bottom.

With the bottom part of the outer case removed you can see the graphics processor and CPU cooling assemblies mounted in the upper part of the case. The cooler at the top and to the left is for the Nvidia SLI graphics processors. The two X-shaped parts fit

With the bottom part of the outer case removed you can see the graphics processor and CPU cooling assemblies mounted in the upper part of the case. The cooler at the top and to the left is for the Nvidia SLI graphics processors. The two X-shaped parts fit

Here the cooler for the graphics processors has been removed and you can see the Nvidia GeForce Go 7900 GS graphics processors covered in thermal paste. We were unable to remove the cooler for the AMD Turion 2.4 GHz ML-44 Mobile CPU because one of the scr

Here the cooler for the graphics processors has been removed and you can see the Nvidia GeForce Go 7900 GS graphics processors covered in thermal paste. We were unable to remove the cooler for the AMD Turion 2.4 GHz ML-44 Mobile CPU because one of the scr

This is one of the Nvidia GeForce Go 7900 GS graphics processors. It and its mate come with 512 MB of dedicated video memory. You can also purchase a single 7900 GS or an SLI pair with 256 MB of video memory.

This is one of the Nvidia GeForce Go 7900 GS graphics processors. It and its mate come with 512 MB of dedicated video memory. You can also purchase a single 7900 GS or an SLI pair with 256 MB of video memory.