Alienware touts GeForce Go 7900 SLI notebooks
Alienware has announced two new high-end
gaming notebooks featuring dual NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 graphics
processors running in SLI. Far from being the world's first SLI notebooks, the new
Alienware Aurora mALX and m9700 nonetheless appear to be the first dual-GPU notebooks to tap NVIDIA's latest 7900-series mobile chips.
Starting at $4,499, the top-of-the-line mALX sports a 19" 1680 x 1050
wide-screen display, dual GeForce Go 7900 GTX GPUs, a 2.4 GHz AMD Turion
64 processor, 1 GB of DDR400 RAM, a 100 GB 7200-RPM hard drive, and a
PCMCIA Creative Audigy 2 ZS sound card. Meanwhile, the m9700 starts at a
much more affordable $2,548 with a 17" 1440 x 900 display, dual GeForce 7900 GS
GPUs, a 1.8 GHz Turion 64, 1 GB of RAM, and a 60 GB 5400-RPM hard drive
with the option for either a dual-drive RAID 0 or RAID 1 setup.
In addition to SLI, both the mALX and m9700 sport a 1.3 megapixel camera
and a full-sized keyboard with numeric keypad. However, despite their
respective June 26 and June 19 launch dates, neither machine
offers the option of a dual-core processor, be it either Intel's Core Duo
or one of AMD's upcoming Turion 64 X2s, which are also expected
to appear in June.