The M15x Gaming laptop - unveiled at Intel's Developer Forum in San Francisco - has been hailed by Alienware's owner, Dell, as the fastest 15-inch gaming laptop in the world and it is easy to see why.
Dell has chosen the best components available, regardless of price, to build the laptop; you have a quad core Intel Core i7 920XM clocked at 2GHz, up to 8GB DDR3 RAM, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M GPU with 1GB of GDDR3 and a 256GB Solid State Drive.
For the princely sum of $5227, you get the most powerful portable gaming rig from Dell (and possibly in the world). Upgrades can include Windows Vista Ultimate (with Windows 7 Upgrade), a full HD 15.6-inch screen (that's 1920x1080 - the fonts will be tiny), a 9-cell Lithium-Ion battery, a slot-loading Blu-ray burner and a four year onsite warranty by default.
There are a number of other features that make Alienware laptop so likable like the personalised plaque, the unique case design (metallic red, silver or black) as well as the ability to customise it to the extreme.
Alienware has also integrated a new feature called QuickTouch System Control Pad which has touch-capacitive sensors and allows the user to access and control the laptop's power and volume without any mechanical knobs or buttons. Impressive!
Interestingly, prices in the US start from only $1499. Dell has yet to announce when the M15x will be released in the UK and at what price.
The M17x as well is not that bad. it is slightly more expensive but comes with a 17-inch monitor, a Core 2 Duo, two GTX260M in SLI and two 500GB hard disk drives in RAID-0 which means that this is a seriously powerful albeit expensive gaming platform.