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Alienware's M18x briefly listed online

18.4” Dell gaming laptop with Core i7 Extreme briefly spotted on Dell Canada site

After finding its way to Dell’s Alienware color chooser corner, the monstrous M18x has made another appearance. Unfortunately, just like last time Dell has taken down almost all evidence of the notebook but not before viewers across the internet managed to get a glimpse at the laptop’s specs.

According to the spotted listing on Dell's Canada site, the M18x base configuration will come with a 2.8GHz Core i7 Extreme processor, 4 GB of DDR3 RAM, 320GB of space, and NVIDIA GTX460M graphics. While those specs don’t seem worthy of the 18.4” behemoth, there is thankfully still room for much more. According to Engadget, the notebook can be customized with up to a 3.4GHz Core i7 processor, SLI or Crossfire (AMD Radeon HD 6970) Dual GPU configurations and up to 32GB of RAM.

Of course there’s no fun in gaming at lightning speeds without a quality display, and the M18x will come with a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels along with a 3D capable HDMI port. The notebook will be available in Alienware’s classic Red and Black colors along with an Anodized Aluminum finish.

While the M18x is designed for gaming on the go, it’s power-sapping specs probably won’t be too kind on the battery. Unfortunately, the exact specs pertaining to size, weight, and power consumption are yet unknown and we’ll have to hold back on judgment for now.  On the other hand, it appears that the base configuration will set you back $2000 CAD ($2,080 US) while the higher-end configurations will probably put an even larger hole in your wallet.

As of now it appears the M18x should ship in May, so we're hoping for an official announcement soon. And while the official listing was taken down, the M18x photo gallery still appears to be breathing for now and provided the following pictures. 


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Omar Qudsi, 2011-04-13 (Update: 2012-05-26)