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Alienware M17x to receive Klipsch speakers

3D enabled gaming laptop will come outfitted with Klipsch premium speakers

While laptop speakers haven’t usually been known for their rich highs and deep lows, more and more companies seem to be using premium speakers as a selling point for their rigs. With Toshiba in cahoots with Harmon Kardon and HP teaming up with Beats Audio, the premium Alienware laptops were surprisingly left alone. That fact appears to have changed as Klipsch, which was recently acquired by Audiovox, announced today that they will be providing the speakers in Alienware’s M17x laptop.

Although the company previously bundled their speakers with desktops from Packard Bell and Compaq; a press release by Klipsch has revealed that the M17x will be the first laptop to feature Klipsch audio. The M17x is Alienware’s first 3D enabled notebook and also features HDMI-in to allow Xbox 360 and PS3 connections to the 1080p display. The laptop also comes with  2nd Generation Sandy Bridge Core i7 Intel processors, a 17.3” display with up to a 1920x1080 pixel resolution, and can be customized to include either a 1GB AMD HD6870 or a 1.5GB NVIDIA GTX460.

With the M17x being Alienware’s top of the line system, it was only a matter of time until the gaming behemoth received a quality pair of speakers. We’re hoping that this move signals the addition of Klipsch speaker to the rest of the Alienware and Dell family. However, until then, Klipsch fans can purchase the M17x for $1499 sometime later this month.


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-03-12 (Update: 2012-05-26)