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Dell updates the Alienware M18 Series with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M GPU

You can now customize and order an Alienware gaming notebook with two 2GB GDDR5 graphics controllers in SLI mode

The custom-built Alienware high-performance laptops are among the most famous desktop replacement systems around. According to the manufacturer, the M18 Series offers “the most powerful notebooks in the universe” and users can now purchase one of those with two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M graphics controllers.

Notebookcheck reported recently on NVIDIA’s latest high-end GPU solution in SLI mode for portable computers. Consumers will be provided with 4GB of dedicated GDDR5 video memory and will supposedly be able to play all the new games on the market.

The rest of the Alienware M18x specs are the following:


Up to an Intel Core i7-2920XM with an overclocked Turbo Boost at 4.0GHz, 8MB L3 cache, 55W Max TDP (ranked 1 in our CPU Benchmark List)


Full HD 18.4-inch LED widescreen display (1980-by-1080)


Two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M in SLI mode - 4GB GDDR5 VRAM


Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit


16 GB dual channel DDR3 1600MHz


1.5TB HDD (7200RPM)

Optical Drive

Dual-Layer Blu-Ray Reader


Intel Advanced-N 6200 a/g/n 2x2 MIMO Technology and Bluetooth 3.0


High-Definition 5.1 with WavesMAXX Audio

Other Features

2xUSB 3.0 ports, HDMI 1.3 & 1.4 interface, 82 key keyboard with AlienFX lighting controls, integrated 3MP HD web camera, laser-engraved nameplate


US $1,999 (starting price)


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Ivan Zhekov, 2011-07- 4 (Update: 2012-05-26)