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Alienware vice president hints at wireless HDMI integration

Wireless 1080p video transmitters could soon be built-in into Alienware laptops

During this year’s PAX East gaming show in Boston, website videogamewriters had a chance to sit down with Alienware vice president Arthur Lewis to talk about the future of mobile gaming. Of course, Alienware being one of the most well known companies for high-end computer hardware for hardcore gamers, Lewis had to bring up details about the current lineup of Alienware laptops and what plans are down the line. One of these plans is the eventual introduction of wireless HDMI for its gaming laptops.

 “If you think back to when we were just starting out as a desktop company and introducing the first gaming notebook, and sort of the innovations that have come over time, one of the coolest things that we’ve done in a long time, and something I’m very excited about, we launched it at CES and we’re showcasing it here, is the wireless HDMI technology that we have,” Lewis said. Wireless HDMI not entirely new, however, as wireless 1080p video transmitters and receivers have been available since last year. What Alienware plans to do differently is to integrate wireless HD streaming into its line of laptops in the near future.

According to Lewis, Alienware already has a prototype 17-inch laptop with the ability to stream 1080p video at zero latency from the laptop to a nearby TV. “You can take a two-foot experience and instantaneously convert it into a ten-foot experience,” adds Lewis.

Unfortunately, he did not mention when we can expect to see wireless HD integration into Alienware products. It is more than likely, however, that future revisions of the current M11x, M15x, and M17x could very well sport wireless HDMI transmitters. The high-end processors and GPUs in these notebooks should be more than enough to support wireless HD gaming and videos. Hopefully we will hear more about this exciting feature later this year. 


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Allen Ngo, 2011-03-24 (Update: 2012-05-26)