My favorite gaming computer company has something new to debut, and that warrants instant coverage here on LaptopMemo. And this is just perfect: the Alienware M14x and updated M11x. Starting at the decent $1,199 price point, you get 6.45 pounds of weight for a Sandy Bridge 2.0GHz Intel Core i7 processor (up to 2.9 GHz of TurboBoost) with 6MB of cache, 4GB of DDR3 RAm at 1600MHz, a 1.5GB Nvidia Optimus graphics setup (Nvidia GeForce GT 555M), a 500GB 7,200RPM hard drive (6GB per second transfers), 14-inch 1366×768 WLED backlit screen (a $75 upgrade gets you a 1600×900 screen), slot load DVD drive, comes in red or black, and a Intel Wireless-N WiFi card which supports a/g/n radios. In short, it’s quite a powerful rig. And I love the way it looks.
Second is the M11x R3, a laptop which I’ve given so much praise for that even Alienware notices (what’s the problem, it’s awesome guys!?!). The new M11x comes in red or black, Sandy Bridge-generation processors, along with a new graphics card (the Nvidia GeForce 540M in Optimus configuration), 7,200RPM hard drives, and so on (some of the same configuration possibilites as before). It also is to be noted that both systems have support for Verizon 4G LTE and WiMAX, as well as WirelessHD technology for sending images to a monitor or TV, so that’s a plus as well. The M11x R3 starts at $999, the M14x at $1,199 and both are available for purchase today. Press release after the jump.