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New Alienware M14x and M18x gaming laptops leaked

14” and 18” systems set to join Dell’s premium gaming laptop line

Dell seems to be keeping very busy with updating their Alienware line of gaming laptops. After announcing the inclusion of Klipsch speakers in the M17x notebooks, Dell seems set to introduce two new members of the family. According to a set of pictures released by the dell.benyhoui forums, an 18 inch and a 14 inch laptop have been spotted and will be coming right around the corner.

The Alienware M18x has been rumored for a bit, and a previous listing on the Dell Support website seemed to confirm the laptop. The M18x is rumored to include an 18.4” display with a Full HD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels, Intel’s Sandy Bridge processors and various GPU configurations. The massive laptop will supposedly be configurable with either a pair of AMD Radeon HD 6870M in CrossfireX or an SLI configuration of two NVIDIA GTX 460Ms or two GeForce GTX 485Ms.

As for the M14x, it should come with a 14” display (no word on resolution), Sandy Bridge processors, and either an NVIDIA GeForce 555M, an AMD Radeon HD 6370M, or an AMD Radeon 6770M. Both laptops will probably include the same design features such as the colored lighting around the keyboard and the black matte surfaces. The M14x should also be available in Black and Red colors.

Dell’s Alienware gaming laptops are some of the top gaming notebooks available on the market, and they should offer more options in the future with the M14x and the M18x. The SLI/Crossfire configurations in the M18x should make it an extremely capable machine, although it will probably also warrant a very high price tag. Unfortunately, no official word has come from Dell yet, but an announcement should be available in the near future.

Matte Surface and Backlit Keyboard of M14x
Exterior view of M14x
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Omar Qudsi, 2011-03-17 (Update: 2012-05-26)