Take control of your gaming with the Alienware M14X multimedia laptop (model AM14X-6557STB), which features a thermally optimized case design with aggressive lines and an in-your-face attitude. It features a stunning, high-definition 14-inch display and a powerful, second-generation Intel Core i5 processor. Additionally, it offers ultra-fast DDR3 system memory and dual graphics capabilities, allowing you to save on battery life with the integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000 or ramp up your gaming with the NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M with 1.5 GB of discrete memory. Taken together, this combination of high-performance technologies allow you to rip through the latest 3D games at lightning-fast frame-rates.
It's powered by a second-generation Intel Core i5 dual-core processor ("Sandy Bridge"), which provides breakthrough digital media management, content creation, and 3D gaming capabilities. With updated Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the latest Core i5 increases speed automatically for whatever you're doing.
It 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 a combo eSATA/USB 2.0 port, 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 a 750 GB hard drive (7200 RPM), 8 GB of DDR3 RAM, double-layer DVD drive, Wireless-N Wi-Fi networking, Bluetooth 3.0 connectivity, 2.0-megapixel HD webcam, and 2.1 channel surround sound audio powered by Klipsch.
And with the HDMI video output, you can savor victory in new dimensions with 3D 1080p content delivered to 3D-enabled displays. This M14X also includes a Mini-DisplayPort output.
This Alienware notebook comes pre-installed with the Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium operating system (64-bit version).
14-inch high-definition LCD with 1600 x 900-pixel resolution for native HD 720p display
2.30 GHz Intel Core i5-2410m "Sandy Bridge" dual-core processor for smart performance with a speed boost (2.9 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology; 3 MB L3 cache). 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).
NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M with 1.5 GB of dedicated DDR3 video memory delivers great performance and great battery life. NVIDIA Optimus technology automatically transitions between NVIDIA graphics and Intel Integrated Graphics, seamlessly and in the background, whether you're watching a movie, surfing the web, or playing a 3D game.
Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) for ultra-fast connectivity to home and business networks (plus backwards compatibility with older wireless routers).
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.
750 GB SATA hard drive (7200 RPM; 3 GB/s)
8 GB installed RAM (DDR3, 1333 MHz)
Dual graphics capabilities Integrated Intel HD Graphics 3000
8x multi-format DVD drive supports reading/writing of CD-R/RW, DVD?R, DVD?RW, DVD?R DL, and DVD-RAM.
2.1 channel speakers powered by Klipsch with internal high-definition 5.1 Performance Audio capabilities (via audio out port) plus Waves MaxxAudio 3 sound enhancement technologies.
2-megapixel HD webcam with dual digital microphones
Measures 13.27 x 10.17 x 1.49 inches (WxDxH)
Weighs 6.45 pounds
Warranty: 1-year limited hardware warranty; 24/7 phone support; in-home service after remote diagnosis