New Alienware M17x Gaming Notebook Switches Between Full Throttle Performance with NVIDIA SLI and Low Power with NVIDIA HybridPower Technology
SANTA CLARA, CA—JUNE 2, 2009— Alienware, Dell’s premier high-performance PC gaming brand, unveiled today the M17x, with three NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics processing units (GPUs) to provide an unrivaled visual computing experience. As a launch vehicle for the global expansion of the Alienware brand, Alienware equipped the M17x with a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M enthusiast-class GPUs with NVIDIA SLI® Technology along with the GeForce 9400M GPU to create the world’s most powerful 17-inch notebook.
“NVIDIA GeForce GPUs delivered the no compromise performance we demanded from our flagship gaming notebook,” said Arthur Lewis, general manager for Dell’s gaming group. “With the M17x, we will offer gamers in 35 countries the most innovative notebook product Alienware has ever created.”
“Alienware built the M17x specifically for gamers, and gamers want GeForce graphics,” said Rene Haas, general manager of notebook GPUs at NVIDIA. “By pushing technology and design innovation, Alienware strives to deliver the best, most immersive gaming experience possible.”
Built with the gamer in mind, the M17x pushes technology and design innovation, establishing a precedent for combining best-in-class performance with striking design. Alienware M17x laptops deliver scorching gaming performance by combining the horsepower of two discrete GeForce GTX 280M GPUs with NVIDIA SLI technology, and have the option of switching to a quiet operation mode with NVIDIA HybridPower™ technology. In HybridPower operation, the powerful GTX 280M GPUs are powered down and graphics operation is transferred to the GeForce 9400M GPU to save battery life while still delivering great graphics.
For more information on the Alienware M17x, please visit http://www.allpowerful.com or http://www.alienware.com. For more information on the NVIDIA GeForce 9400M GPU, go to http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_ge ... pu_us.html. For information on NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M discrete GPUs, go to http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_ge ... m_us.htmll.
NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA) is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro® products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit http://www.nvidia.com.