updated 12:00 pm EDT, Mon April 30, 2012
Alienware updates gaming notebook range
Alienware has officially revealed that it has updated its gaming notebook range with Intel's Ivy Bridge processors. This includes the M14x, M17x, and M18x, with the last one rumored to have received the update earlier. The leaked roadmap from earlier this year didn't mention the Ivy Bridge updates, however, though the new chips are finding their way into PCs from most other makers as well.
The 14-inch M14x offers a choice of second- and third-gen Intel CPUs, including the 2.5GHz Core i5 2450M, 2.3GHz Core i7 3610QM, 2.6GHz Core i7 3720QM, and 2.7GHz Core i7 3820QM.
The 17.3-inch M17x offers the same Ivy Bridge 2.3GHz Core i7 3610QM as the standard chip, along with the 2.6GHz Core i7 3720QM and 2.7GHz Core i7 3820QM from the M14x.
The 18.4-inch M18x offers the same three chips as the M17x above, but also adds the option of the 2.9GHz Core i7 3920XM and an overclocked version of the chip.
The Alienware M14x, M17x and M18x are now shipping, with prices starting at $1,100 for the M14X, $1,500 for the M17x, and $2,000 for the M18x.