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Quad-core gaming notebook with all kinds of impressive-sounding features.

• The world’s first mobile quad-core processor – Intel® Core™2 Extreme QX9300

• Alienware’s first notebook with ATI CrossFireX™, DDR3 memory

• Aggressive performance at an equally aggressive price – starting at £999 inc VAT excluding delivery

ATHLONE, IRELAND – 3rd November 2008 –Alienware, Dell’s premier high-performance PC gaming brand, launches the all-new M17 notebook, continuing its strong tradition of pushing gaming performance limits through state of the art technology, wrapped in the iconic Alienware style.

Available today in the U.S. and Europe, the 17-inch Alienware M17 is powered by the world’s first mobile quad-core processor, the Intel® Core™2 Extreme QX9300, and is Alienware’s first notebook with ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology, featuring dual ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3870 cards.

Discerning gamers can get their hands on an M17 featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, ATI CrossFireX technology, 3GB of DDR3 memory and a 1920 x 1200 Extreme High-Definition LCD for under £999 Inc VAT. Explore Alienware’s interactive M17 homepage to learn how this system delivers aggressive performance at an equally aggressive price.

The News

The Alienware M17 notebook can be configured with:

• The Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300, the world’s first mobile quad-core processor, delivering revolutionary performance, efficiency and multitasking capabilities for maximum speeds, up to 50 percent[1] faster than previous generation mobile processors.

• ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology featuring dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 graphics cards for intense HD video playback, full DirectX® 10.1 support for the latest next-generation games and frame rates up to 80

percent2 higher than single GPU solutions.

• DDR3 memory for up to a 50 percent increase in transfer rates, as well as the bandwidth necessary for the notebook’s quad-core capabilities. With up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, the M17 has the edge in data retrieval, load times and multitasking.

• Dual 500GB hard drives linked in a RAID 0 configuration for a massive 1TB storage capacity – enough to hold roughly 160 games, 250 full-length movies or 250,000 songs3.

• A 17-inch Extreme High-Definition 1920 x 1200 resolution display for remarkable Blu-ray Disc™ and HD video playback.

• The Alienware Command Center control panel, home to exclusive programs such as the AlienFusion power management system, AlienSense facial recognition software and AlienTouch touchpad controls, allowing you to take complete control of your computer.

• Alienware’s Stealth Black, a soft-touch, matte black finish that protects the system from fingerprints and scratches. True to its roots, the M17 features the bold look of Alienware’s signature Skullcap case design.


“By incorporating the all-out performance of CrossFireX graphics and quad-core processing into Alienware’s award-winning notebook lineup,” says Brian Joyce, Senior Vice President at Alienware “the M17 delivers an impressive feature set at a price point that doesn’t break the bank.”

“By bringing together the raw power of the Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core mobile processor and the advanced engineering of the Alienware M17 notebook,” says Doug Parker, Intel’s director of marketing for America's Sales and Marketing Group, “mobile users can be confident that they will experience extreme performance for incredible gaming on the go.”

“AMD and Alienware have come together to offer mobile gamers a revolutionary visual experience,” says Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, Graphics Products Group, AMD. “Powered by twin ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3870 graphics engines, ATI CrossFireX technology enables an immersive LAN party gaming experience, dynamic gaming environments and stunning 3D effects for the hardcore PC gamer.”

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[1] Performance measured based on 3DMarkVantage CPU test comparing notebooks with quad-core Intel® Core 2 Extreme processor QX9300 with notebooks based on dual-core Intel® Core 2 Extreme Processor X9100. Actual performance may vary. See

treme for important additional information.

2 Single ATI Radeon HD 3870 graphics card.

3 Drive usage on average file size of 4MB per song, 4GB per movie and 6GB per game. This does not take into account any programs, operating systems or additional files that may be stored on the drive.

About Alienware

Alienware, Dell’s premier high-performance PC gaming brand, offers unique and award-winning computers that incorporate state–of–the–art components, innovative engineering and design, and unprecedented customer service. Alienware has been recognised worldwide as an industry leader in innovation and was ranked in PC World’s “The 25 Greatest PCs of All Time.” Alienware manufactures a diverse selection of customizable high-performance desktop and notebook systems that are targeted toward a broad range of customers, ranging from gamers to government agencies. Alienware systems are available direct within the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information, please visit or call 0800 279 9751 within the UK or +353 906 456 500 outside the UK.


Alienware Press Contact

Jackie Seear

Verbal Communications

Tel: 0845 3730132

(+44 845 3730132 outside UK)


Alienware EMEA headquarters

Alienware Limited

Unit 1 Blyry Court

Blyry Industrial Estate

Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Tel: +353 906 456 516

Fax: +353 906 486 967



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