updated 11:55 am EDT, Fri July 17, 2009
Alienware M17x Nebula Red
Alienware late last night quietly added a new, special version of its M17x gaming notebook. The Nebula Red version switches to a bright, anodized red aluminum for the outer shell, including the bottom and sides. The backlit keyboard should also come with red illumination, although as with regular models the keys can be changed in software to one of many colors in the visible spectrum.
The special color adds $99 to the $1,799 regular price of the desktop replacement, which continues to come outfitted with a minimum 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo, 4GB of RAM, a 250GB hard drive, a DVD burner and a 1GB GeForce GTX 260M for its gaming performance. A system bought through Alienware today ships in early August.