Take control of your gaming with the Alienware M18X multimedia laptop (model AM18X-8636BK), 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 560M graphics with 1.5 GB of video memory. Taken together, this combination of high-performance technologies allow you to rip through the latest 3D games at lightning-fast frame-rates.
AlienFX Lighting Controls.
AlienTouch Touchpad Controls.
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 and a combo eSATA/USB port, plus USB 3.0 is 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 a 750 GB hard drive, 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.
- 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.
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
What's in the Box
This package contains the Alienware AM18X-8636BK notebook PC, AC adapter, 12-cell battery, and printed documentation.
1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 phone support; in-home service after remote diagnosis
McAfee SecurityCenter with Anti-Virus, Anti-Spyware, Firewall (30-day Subscription)
- 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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Windows 7 Home Premium
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.*
Get a Faster, Safer Web with a New PC and Internet Explorer 9
- 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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Complete Your PC Experience with Microsoft Office 2010
- Includes reduced functionality versions of Microsoft Word and Excel with advertising. (Note that PowerPoint or Outlook are not included.)
- Purchase Office 2010 today and get the most out of your new PC.
* Additional hardware may be required. Not available in all countries. (See windows.microsoft.com/products/windows-7/system-requirements/ for more information.)
** Requires a compatible microphone, speakers or headset, webcam, and broadband connection.