updated 07:35 pm EDT, Sat April 9, 2011
Alienware M14x manual shows configuration spread
Dell has unintentionally spoiled many of the details of the Alienware M14x by posting manuals before it's been announced. The hard copy shows the known GeForce GT 555M but also that the 14-inch display will have a 1600x900 option. Along with the top-flight Core i7, the system will have Core i5 chips to choose from, and it will have extras such as 3G or 4G cellular data as well as Wireless HD.
More pedestrian features include a maximum 8GB of RAM, gigabit Ethernet, SATA 6Gbps drives of as yet unmentioned capacities, and a two-megapixel front camera. It's unknown what the stock battery will be, but an eight-cell, 63Whr pack is mentioned for those who need a long time away from AC power. Alienware's system will be heavy for the size at 6.35 pounds in regular trim.
The M14x's release window still isn't known, though the existence of public documents implies a launch may come in the next few weeks. [via Herro, Jun]