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Alienware Area-51 m15x

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Alienware Area-51 m15x

The Area-51 m15x laptop from Alienware features the company’s new Ripley design. This laptop, which measures 14.55 x 1.30 x 10.73 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 7 pounds, has a magnesium alloy frame that gives it a rigid, shock-resistant body.

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Complementing the aggressive design of the Area-51 m15x is AlienFX Customizable Lighting which includes various lighting themes, colors and effects that the user can choose from. The laptop also features a Smart Bay Swappa…

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Alienware Area-51 m15x

The Area-51 m15x laptop from Alienware features the company’s new Ripley design. This laptop, which measures 14.55 x 1.30 x 10.73 inches (W x H x D) and weighs 7 pounds, has a magnesium alloy frame that gives it a rigid, shock-resistant body.

Features

Complementing the aggressive design of the Area-51 m15x is AlienFX Customizable Lighting which includes various lighting themes, colors and effects that the user can choose from. The laptop also features a Smart Bay Swappable Drive. This feature allows the user to hot-swap a second hard drive or a backup battery.

Other notable features include a Stealth Mode and Alienware’s Command Center. When using the former, CPU and GPU power can be scaled back when not needed to give the Area-51 m15x an extended battery life and a lower noise output. The latter provides easy-access to utilities such as AlienFusion power management, AlienTouch touchpad controls and AlienSense facial recognition security.

Specifications

The Alienware Area-51 m15x uses Intel’s GM965 Chipset that can support processors up to the Intel Core 2 Extreme line. The chipset can support up to 4 gigabytes of DDR2 RAM in a dual channel configuration. It also features Gigabit Ethernet and internal 802.11b/g/n wireless card and Bluetooth 2.0 wireless connectivity.

For graphics, users are given the choice between Nvidia’s GeForce 8600M GT, 8700M GT, 8800M GTX, 9800M GT and the Quadro FX 1600M. These Graphics Processing Units (GPU) all feature full support for Microsoft’s DirectX 10 3D graphics API. Video is outputted through an HDMI connector. Included is an HDMI to DVI-D adaptor.

This laptop’s onboard audio offers up to an 8 channel High Definition audio output.

The 15.4 inch widescreen LCD display can be configured with a 1440 x 900 pixel or 1920 x 1200 pixel resolution. This laptop also has an integrated 2 megapixel webcam and a microphone array.

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