2012 Alienware Notebook Range Gets Ivy Bridge

Pulkit Chandna

Last month, Dell revamped its Alienware notebook range, which includes the 18.4-inch M18x R2, 17.3-inch M17x R4 and the 14-inch M14x R2. But with Dell’s 2012 Alienware notebook lineup debuting a month ahead of Ivy Bridge’s launch, the new notebooks only featured Sandy Bridge parts at launch. That has now changed, with Dell on Monday announcing the availability of the M18x R2, M17x R4 and M14x R2 with 3rd generation Intel Core i processors.

The entire range has been moved to Ivy Bridge, with the exception of the M14x, which still comes with a 2nd generation Core i5 if one opts for the most basic model. The various processor options available with each model are as follows:

  • Alienware M14x: Core i5-2450M 2.5GHz (3.1GHz w/Turbo Boost, 3MB Cache), Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz (3.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache), Core i7-3720QM 2.6GHz (3.6GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache) and Core i7-3820QM 2.7GHz (3.7GHz w/Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache).
  • Alienware M17x: Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz (3.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache), Core i7-3720QM 2.6GHz (3.6GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache) and Core i7-3820QM 2.7GHz (3.7GHz w/Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache).
  • Alienware M18x: Core i7-3610QM 2.3GHz (3.3GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache), Core i7-3720QM 2.6GHz (3.6GHz w/Turbo Boost, 6MB Cache), Core i7-3820QM 2.7GHz (3.7GHz w/Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache), Core i7-3920XM 2.9GHz (3.8GHz w/Turbo Boost, 8MB Cache) and Core i7-3920XM Overclocked Turbo Boost (8MB Cache).


The good news is that the prices of the various models in the 2012 Alienware notebook range remain unaffected by the introduction of Ivy Bridge chips and the M14x, M17x and M18x still start at $1,100, $1,400 and $1,700, respectively.

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