Alienware has brought a new M18x series gaming laptop to the market – AM18X 8636BK. This gaming laptop is powered by a powerful second-generation quad-core Intel Core i7 processor. The laptop features Full HD 1080p 18.4-inch display, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics with 1.5 GB of video memory and ultra-fast DDR3 system memory. You can rip through the latest 3D games at lightning-fast frame-rates by it’s high-performance technologies. This is an Amazon’s product review. Checkout more details below.
- Full HD 1080p 18.4-inch LED-backlit display with 1920 x 1080 resolution
- 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7-2670QM quad-core processor(3.1 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 6 MB L3 cache).
- 750 GB SATA hard drive (7200 RPM)
- 8 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (1600 MHz; 32 GB maximum from 4 DIMM slots)
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560M graphics with 1.5 GB of GDDR5 discrete graphics memory plus Optimus Technology.
- 8x multi-format CD/DVD drive
- 3-megapixel HD webcam
- 2.1 speaker configuration with audio powered by Klipsch plus Waves MAXXAudio 3 audio enhancement
- 12-cell high-capacity battery
- Dimensions and Weight: 17.17 x 12.68 x 2.13 inches (WxDxH); 11.93 pounds
Wireless & Networking
- Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks (requires Wireless-N router to optimize speed and range).
- Next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity provides faster throughput while minimizing on power requirements. It’s compatible with new Bluetooth 3.0-enabled devices as well as backward compatible with older Bluetooth-enabled peripherals such as printers and cell phones.
- Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000)
Connectivity & Expansion
- 2 ultra-fast USB 3.0 ports with up to 10x the speed of USB 2.0 (and is backward compatible with your USB 2.0 peripherals).
- 1 eSATA/USB 2.0 combo port (with PowerShare for charging devices even when laptop is off)
- 2 standard USB 2.0 ports
- 1 HDMI output (version 1.4) for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable.
- 1 HDMI input (version 1.3)
- 1 mini DisplayPort video output
- VGA video output (analog, RGB)
- 9-in-1 memory card reader (supports SD, SDIO, SDXC, SDHC, MS, MS Pro, MMC, MSXC, xD)
- Combo SPDIF optical output and standard analog headphone jack
- Microphone/line-in port (retaskable for 5.1 analog audio output)
- 2 audio out jacks
One-Stop Gaming and Entertainment Center
Whether you want to watch movies, listen to music or connect with friends, the Alienware M18x lets you turn your gaming laptop into a home theater system, anytime you please.
Watch, Play, Connect: Hook up any compatible device with an HDMI output to your Alienware M18x or catch your favorite shows with an optional TV tuner and remote.
Big Sound, Small Speakers: Get more immersive gaming experience than you ever expected from a laptop with audio powered by Klipsch. Or, wake the neighbors with support for up to 7.1 Surround Sound Audio.
Command and Customize:
Control and personalize your system from the user-friendly Alienware Command Center.
- AlienFX Lighting Controls allow you to choose from an array of color and transition effects and assign them to distinct zones, including the keyboard, touchpad and more.
- AlienTouch Touchpad Controls allow you to customize your touchpad’s sensitivity to prevent accidental contact, and activate virtual scrolling to enable vertical and horizontal scrolling with just a touch.
- AlienTactX Macro Key Controls let your keys do the clobbering. The M18x comes with five programmable keyboard keys, for up to 15 distinct functions per application.
- AlienFusion Power Management allows you to decide when you need maximum performance, or when to scale back power for less intensive applications.
Built for Speed
The second-generation Intel Core i7 mobile processors for laptops deliver top-of-the-line adaptable speed and responsiveness making it your ideal choice for visibly smart performance. Intel’s Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload–providing more performance when you need it the most. And Intel’s Hyper-Threading Technology enables each core of your processor to work on two tasks at the same time, delivering the performance you need for smart multitasking. It also comes equipped with Intel Quick Sync Video, which provides accelerated encoding, decoding, and transcoding features (for converting video for portable players or online sharing).
The Alienware M18x has leading-edge NVIDIA performance graphics for powerful photo and video editing and high-resolution gaming with breathtaking detail. Want to edit, share and watch your HD videos without the wait? NVIDIA graphics let you speed up your high-res photo editing, HD video enhancing, and web surfing like never before.
NVIDIA Optimus technology automatically optimizes your battery life while maintaining the graphics performance you expect–completely, seamlessly and transparently–whether you’re watching an HD movie, surfing the web or playing a game.