The last time we took a look at an Alienware laptop it was the Area-51 m5550 15.4-inch laptop. The m5550 is more of a mid-range budget system. The Aurora m9700 is on high-end being Alienware's 2nd most expensive laptop they sell. This notebook is built for gaming with dual 256MB Nvidia Geforce Go 7900 GS video cards in SLI mode! This is the first and only 17" laptop with a dual graphics card system. Before I reveal anymore about this laptop let's get the review started!
Processor: AMD Turion 64 Mobile ML44 2.4GHz 800MHz FSB 1MB L2 Cache
Operating System (Office software not included): Genuine Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 with Service Pack 2
Display: 17" Wide Screen WUXGA 1920 x 1200 with Clearview
Motherboard: Alienware NVIDIA Mobile SLi Chipset
Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR SO-DIMM at 400MHz - 2 x 1024MB
Hard Drive: 200GB Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s 4,200 RPM w/ 8MB Cache
Primary CD ROM/DVD ROM: 8X Dual Layer DVD+/-RW / 24X CD-RW Combo w/ Software
Video/Graphics Card: Dual 256MB NVidia GeForce Go 7900 GS - SLI Enabled
Sound Card: High-Definition Audio with surround sound
Wireless Network Card: Internal 802.11b/g WiFi Card
Communications: Integrated 10/1000Mb Gigabit Ethernet & 56K V.92 Modem
Bluetooth: Integrated Bluetooth Device
Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support w/ Onsite Service
- Logitech G5 Laser Mouse
- Official MCE Remote
- IR Receiver
- Alienware Func pad
- Alienware t-Shirt
Price as configured: $3993.00
Prices start at: $1599
When the laptop arrived at my door I was presented with 2 boxes instead of the usual 1 that I am used to receiving for laptops. The larger box has the laptop and mostly everything inside of it and the smaller box has some of the accessories like the Logitech G5 laser mouse and media center remote.
The larger box has the famous Alienware box inside. Inside of this box is of course your laptop and another box that has all of your accessories inside.
The accessory box has a ton of stuff inside of it. These things include an Alienware Func pad, AC adapter, IR receiver, S-video to video cable, phone cable, Respawn CD/DVD, quick start guide, and an Alienware t-shirt.