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Alienware M18X AM18X-6732BAA 18.4-Inch Laptop (Black)


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  • Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.0GHz processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
  • 18.4" WLED WideFHD (1080p) Display (1920 X 1080)
  • 8GB RAM, DDR3, 1333MHz, 2 DIMM (Max Memory- 4 DIMM, up to 32GB)
  • 1TB RAID 0 Hard Drive (2x 500GB) 7200RPM Solid State Hybrid; Slot-Load Dual Layer DVD+/-RW
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)
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Product Information

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Screen Size18.4 inches
Screen Resolution1920 x 1080
Max Screen Resolution1920x1080
Processor2.2 GHz Intel Core i7
RAM8 GB DDR3
Memory Speed 1333 MHz
Hard Drive1000 GB hybrid_drive
Graphics CoprocessorNVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M
Chipset BrandNVIDIA
Card DescriptionGeForce460M
Graphics Card Ram Size1536 MB
Wireless Type802.11bgn
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
Brand NameDell (Alienware division)
SeriesAlienware M18X
Item model numberAM18X-6732BAA
Hardware PlatformPC
Operating SystemWindows 7 Home Premium
Item Weight17 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H7.87 x 20.94 x 17.13 inches
Processor BrandIntel Core I7
Processor Count2
Computer Memory TypeDDR3 SDRAM
Hard Drive InterfaceSerial ATA
Hard Drive Rotational Speed7200 RPM
Battery Typelithium_ion
  
Additional Information
ASINB005EVZR5I
Best Sellers Rank #20,685 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight23.3 pounds
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
Date First AvailableOctober 2, 2011
  
Warranty & Support
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Take control of your gaming with the Alienware M18X multimedia laptop (model AM18X-6732BAA), which is designed with aggressive lines and an in-your-face attitude. It features a stunning, Full HD 1080p 18.4-inch display and a powerful second-generation, quad-core Intel Core i7 processor. Additionally, it offers ultra-fast DDR3 system memory and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M. Taken together, this combination of high-performance technologies allow you to rip through the latest 3D games at lightning-fast frame-rates.

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AlienTouch Touchpad Controls.

 

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AlienTactX Macro Key Controls.

This Alienware laptop features two speedy USB 3.0 ports--the latest development in USB data transfer technology. Perfect for transferring and retrieving large files between your PC and an external hard drive or digital camera, USB 3.0 offers the speediest, most efficient way get what you need from external devices. (It also comes with two standard USB 2.0 ports, plus the two USB 3.0 ports are backward compatible.)

The Alienware Command Center brings you intuitive access to applications and controls, so you can easily adjust details like lighting effects and power. Other features include dual 500 GB hard drives (1 TB total), 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, double-layer DVD drive, Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, next-generation Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, 3.0-megapixel webcam, and both HDMI and DisplayPort video outputs. It's pre-loaded with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit).

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.

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  • 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).




Key Specifications

Intel Core i7

Full HD 1080p 18.4-inch LED-backlit display with 1920 x 1080 resolution

Intel Core i7-2630QM 2.0GHz processor

Dual 500 GB SATA hard drives for 1 TB of total storage (both 7200 RPM)

8 GB of installed DDR3 RAM (32 GB maximum from 4 DIMM slots)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460M with 1.5 GB of GDDR5 discrete graphics memory plus Optimus Technology for switching between discrete and integrated graphics for better battery management.

8x multi-format CD/DVD drive

3-megapixel HD webcam

2.1 speaker configuration with audio powered by Klipsch plus Waves MAXX Audio 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).
  • 2 standard USB 2.0 ports
  • 1 eSATA port with transfer speeds up to 3GB/s, delivering enhanced scalability and doubling the bus bandwidth for high-speed data retrieval and saves (shared with a USB 2.0 port).
  • 2 HDMI ports for connecting to a compatible HDTV or home theater receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video via a single cable (one HDMI 1.4 and one HDMI 1.3).
  • 1 mini DisplayPort video output
  • VGA video output (analog, RGB)
  • 9-in-1 memory card reader
  • Combo SPDIF optical output and standard analog headphone jack
  • Microphone/line-in port (retaskable for 5.1 analog audio output)
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What's in the Box

This package contains the Alienware AM18X-6732BAA notebook PC, AC adapter, 12-cell battery, and printed documentation.

Warranty

1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 phone support; in-home service after remote diagnosis

Included Software

McAfee SecurityCenter with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall (30-day Subscription)

Why Alienware?

  • The Alienware Vision: We aim to build the brand, shape the future and be the best. We offer speed-of-light execution and outstanding customer service. We strive to set the benchmark for excellence and innovation.
  • Alienware shows pride by honoring six core values: innovation, quality, service, communication, people and performance.
  • The philosophy is "Build it as if it were your own." The result is worldwide brand recognition and respect.


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The Best Entertainment Experience On Your PC

Windows 7 Home Premium makes it easy to create a home network and share all of your favorite photos, videos, and music. You can even watch, pause, and rewind TV or record it to watch whenever and wherever you want. For the best entertainment experience, choose a PC with Windows 7.

Windows 7: Your PC Simplified

  • Improved desktop navigation features like Snap, Peek and Shake, make it easier to manage all of your open windows.
  • Find virtually anything on your PC--from documents to songs to email--just by typing a word or two with Windows Search.
  • Designed to make your PC sleep and resume quicker.
  • Watch, pause, rewind and record TV with Windows Media Center to watch whenever and where ever you want.*

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  • Helps protect against identity theft and malicious software with SmartScreen Filter.
  • Movies, TV, and videos look better and run more smoothly.

Create, Connect, and Share with Windows Live

Windows 7 and Windows Live bring it all together for free. Get the free set of programs that make it simple to create and share amazing photos and movies, organize mail, and stay connected with your closest friends.

  • Get free online storage with Windows Live SkyDrive.
  • Sync files on your PCs automatically with Windows Live Mesh.
  • Share photos during video chats with Windows Live Messenger.**
  • Easily edit photos. Combine the best parts of multiple photos into one perfect photo with Photo Fuse.

You can download Windows Live for FREE at download.live.com.

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** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.

Product Description

Alienware M18x: The Most Powerful 18" Laptop in the Universe. With powerful graphics options including NVIDIA SLI and AMD CrossFireX technologies, the Alienware M18x delivers desktop performance in a mobile chassis. Put the competition to shame with an optional factory-overclocked Intel Core i7 Extreme processor. If an 18.4" full HD display isn't big enough, you can wirelessly blast 3D games and HD content to any properly equipped external display.

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Thomas on December 19, 2011
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The only thing wrong with this computer is the processor, it says its the Intel Core i7-2670QM Processor (Quad-Core, 2.2GHz, 6MB Cache), but its actually the one right below it the Intel Core i7-2630QM Processor (Quad-Core, 2.0GHz, 6MB Cache). But other than that everything is correct in the description. Now if the processor is making you think twice, don't. I'm running Elder Scrolls Skyrim on High settings with no problem, Crysis 2 is also on High settings. I play these games with iTunes and many more applications open and have no problem (but I did upgrade my Ram to 16GB 1600MHz, so I should be able to have many applications open). The only thing I would have liked with this computer is a Blu-Ray player because the display is simply beautiful.

For $2000.00 you get more than what you pay for, it is a awesome computer and hasn't been able to handle anything I throw at it. This thing can beat most desktops, so you will be very happy with it.
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22 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Marianne on November 6, 2011
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This is a Beautiful Laptop with much decorative lighting and is super fast. It is very
well made and very sturdy. The keyboard portion of the laptop itself is very well laid out, making for easy reaches. A Gamer I'm not. My theory in choosing this laptop is that a gamer laptop would contain all the "bells and whistles" that I'd like in a laptop. I was right! Great Laptop, and I'm TOTALLY PLEASED with my purchase!
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14 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Brian on July 13, 2012
I bought an Alienware M17x in November of 2011, I loaded it up with a total cost of $5750. By March I expirenced power issues. The power adapter is plugged in but the system does not recognize the adapter. This causes the CPU to throttle back and run very slow. Dell has trouble shooted the problem over the phone, sent a technician out to replaced the mother board and adapter 5 times now. The problem still exists. They refuse to refund my money or exchange the system. Customer support says it is against policy to exchange unless I have the 4 repairs done within 30 days. Them being slow to dispatch technicians prevents 30 day policy to work in my favor. I did pay for the exteneded priemer warranty, which is now apparent to me that this was also a waste of my money. Search Google "Alienware M17x power issues". You will see I am not alone is the complaint.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A. Crandall on January 29, 2012
I have been a PC Gamer since the PC game was invented. I have owned a few computers in that time.

The Alienware Desktop and Laptop I own have been superb machines in every respect. The desktop I used for over 5 years playing Everquest on average 6 hours a night 5 nights a week and 10 hours every Saturday. I never had a single problem in all that time until the Hard drive gave up the ghost. I replaced it with an Alienware laptop because I had not upgraded a single thing in that desktop computer and it was a bit out of date. I have used the laptop for 2 years just as hard and not a hicuup.

I expect a good tax return this year and with some cash I have saved I am going to buy the baddest Alienware custom built from the Alienware Website.

I understand that most computers are made of the same basic components that are available. But how those components work together and the outstanding build quality in an Alienware is unmatched by few companies.

An Alienware is a reliable, well built piece of art.
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