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The Alienware m17 is Dell's thinnest and lightest 17 inch notebook

Dell unveiled the new Alienware m17, its lightest and thinnest 17-inch notebook ever.


Recently Dell launched the latest version of their popular 15-inch series, the Alienware m15. Designed as a thin and light alternative to most gaming laptops, Dell is now looking to take that same idea and bring it to their 17-inch series line-up with the Alienware m17.

Unveiled at CES this week, Dell showed off the new Alienware m17, bringing home a 2019 CES Innovation Award for their hard work designing their thinnest and lightest 17-inch notebook to date. Weighing in at just 5.79 lbs., the Alienware m17 is 40% lighter than its predecessor, offering everything that traveling gamers might need in a thin and easy to carry around package.

Alienware m17 configuration pricing
Pricing for the Alienware m17 can change drastically based on the config that users choose to purchse.

Of course, it’s all about specs when it comes to gaming laptops, and the Alienware m17 has plenty to bring to the table, including the option of 8th-gen Intel Core i9K processors and up to a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU, making it a powerhouse for laptop gaming. The m17 also features built-in thermal management, which Dell says should provide more than enough airflow and circulation to keep the laptop from overheating. Of course, Dell isn’t the only gaming laptop company releasing new PCs this year, and you can check out an earlier announcement about the new Origin EVO-16-S and EVO 17-S to see what some other companies have to offer.

You can see the m17 yourself by heading over to Dell’s website, where you can customize the configuration to fit your own specific needs. Keep in mind that like most gaming laptops out there, the Alienware m17 does carry a hefty price tag, and configs start out at over 1,600 dollars USD. For more announcements and news from the tradeshow, be sure to head back over to our CES 2019 home page for the latest breaking information from the show floor.

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    January 8, 2019 1:10 PM

    Josh Hawkins posted a new article, The Alienware m17 is Dell's thinnest and lightest notebook

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      January 8, 2019 1:17 PM

      thinnest and lightest 17in notebook

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        January 8, 2019 11:01 PM

        Thinnest and lightest Maddog's mom.

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      January 8, 2019 10:30 PM

      Fun fact: You'll note the language: "With automatic upgrade when shipped." under video card. That's because partners like Dell cannot officially announce the mobile version of their new cards until the 29th...even though everyone knows they are coming. In fact, these wont ship *until* the 29th. So you're ordering it with the 10xx card but your getting the 20xx cards.

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        January 9, 2019 6:26 AM

        From what I understand, there aren't any configurations for this platform that will be built with a 10-series NVIDIA chip. As in, Dell is forced to lie that it it is even possible to have one of these with a 10-series.

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