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Alienware's m5550i Notebook Means Business

The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 includes 256MB of RAM and is currently classified by NVIDIA as a Performance and Multimedia graphics processor (as opposed to an 'Enthusiast' graphics processor like the GeForce Go 7950 GTX)

The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600 includes 256MB of RAM and is currently classified by NVIDIA as a Performance and Multimedia graphics processor (as opposed to an ’Enthusiast’ graphics processor like the GeForce Go 7950 GTX)

As tested our system had a 100GB 7200RPM Hitachi HTS721010G9SA00 hard drive with buffer cache size of 8MB and an average seek time of 10ms.

As tested our system had a 100GB 7200RPM Hitachi HTS721010G9SA00 hard drive with buffer cache size of 8MB and an average seek time of 10ms.

The Area-51 m5550i as tested included a pair Samsung branded 1 GB 667MHz DDR2 memory modules.

The Area-51 m5550i as tested included a pair Samsung branded 1 GB 667MHz DDR2 memory modules.

An Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG PCI-E mini card pprovides WiFi.

An Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG PCI-E mini card pprovides WiFi.

Mobile power is what road warriors crave. In addition to the standard 6 cell Li-Ion (10.8 V, 4400 mAh) there is also an optional 9 cell (10.8 V, 6600 mAh). Unfortunately it's an either/or proposition meaning unlike HP's notebooks you can't plug the extend

Mobile power is what road warriors crave. In addition to the standard 6 cell Li-Ion (10.8 V, 4400 mAh) there is also an optional 9 cell (10.8 V, 6600 mAh). Unfortunately it’s an either/or proposition meaning unlike HP’s notebooks you can’t plug the extend

With the optional 6600 mAh extended battery plugged in, the battery module sticks out a little beyond the notebook chassis.

With the optional 6600 mAh extended battery plugged in, the battery module sticks out a little beyond the notebook chassis.