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Dell Alienware M18x and M18X R2

  • Aloha from HAWAI'I!

    Some customers have asked me what the difference is between M18X and M18X R2 models....?!?

    Also, is Alienware M18X the only Alienware with ALUMINUM material as its chassis?

    Eddie from PEARL HARBOR DELL KIOSK (MILITARY)

  • HI Eddie,

    Below is a table that shows specific differences between the M18X and M18X R2.  Essentially the R2 is the updated version of the M18X.

    And yes, the M18X is the only Alienware with an Aluminum chassis.

    Thanks!

    Emily

    Features Alienware M18x R2 Alienware™ M18x
    Processor type Intel® Core™ i7 Intel® Core™ i7
    Second and Third Generation Second Generation
    Processor speeds Intel® Core™ i7 Intel® Core™ i7
    3920QM - 2.9 GHz 2920XM - 2.5 GHz
    3820QM - 2.7 GHz 2820QM - 2.3 GHz
    3720QM - 2.6 GHz 2720QM - 2.2 GHz
    3610QM - 2.3 GHz 2630QM - 2.0 GHz
    2670QM - 2.2 GHz  
    System chipset
    Mobile Intel® HM77 Express Chipset
    Mobile Intel® HM67 Express Chipset
    Memory
    DDR3 1333 / 1600 / 1866 MHz SODIMMs
    DDR3 1333 / 1600 MHz SODIMMs
    Memory min/max
    4 GB to 32 GB
    Hard Drive SATA II SATA II
    500 GB at 7200 RPM up to 750 GB at 7200 RPM
    750 GB at 7200 RPM SSD
    1 TB at 5400 RPM 256 GB
    mSATA SSD
    mSATA SSD SATA II
    N/A
    32 GB, 64 GB
    mSATA SSD SATA III
    32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB, 256 GB, 512 GB
    RAID
    RAID 0/1
    Camera
    2.1 megapixel SkypeHD-certified
    3.0 MP Camera
    Audio
    Creative Sound Blaster Recon3Di High-Definition Audio controller
    IDT 92HD73C
    USB support
    Two left side connectors
    Two right side connectors
    Media bay options Slot load 12.7mm DVDRW Slot load 12.7mm DVDRW
    (CD/DVD±RW) (CD/DVD±RW)
    Slot load 12.7mm BD-Combo Slot load 12.7mm BD-Combo
    (Blue-Ray Reader CD/DVD±RW) (Blue-Ray Reader CD/DVD±RW)
    LCD types
    18.4-inch FHD WLED TrueLife™ (1920 x 1080)
    Video
    Integrated
    Integrated
    Intel® HD Graphics 3000 / 4000 Intel® HD Graphics 3000
    Discrete Discrete
    [Single/Dual Configuration] [Single/Dual Configuration]
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660M NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M
    NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 675M AMD Radeon™ HD 6970M
    AMD Radeon™ HD 7970M  
    Video memory
    Integrated
    Integrated
    512 MB 512 MB
    (for total system memory greater than 4 GB) (for total system memory greater than 4 GB)
    Discrete Discrete
    2 GB GDDR5 1.5 GB GDDR5 (NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460M)
      2 GB GDDR5 (AMD Radeon™ HD 6970M)
    TV Tuner [Optional] Not Applicable
    Wireless options WLAN WLAN
    Intel® 2230, WiFi + Bluetooth half mini card Intel® WiFi Link 6200 Half Mini-Card
    Bigfoot Wireless gaming card Intel® WiFi Link 6300 Half Mini-Card
    SiBeam WiHD/DMC Card (Optional)
       
    SiBeam WiHD/DMC Card (Optional)  
    Bluetooth® support
    Dell™ Wireless 380 Bluetooth Module
    Dell™ Wireless Bluetooth 375
    NIC (LOM)
    Integrated Gigabit Ethernet
    Atheros® AR8151
    I/O card slots
    9-in-1 card reader
    Connectors
    RJ-45
    RJ-45
    USB 2.0 (x2) USB 2.0 (x2)
    USB 3.0 (x2) USB 3.0 (x2)
    eSATA/USB 2.0 (with PowerShare) eSATA/USB 2.0 (with PowerShare)
    HDMI input and output HDMI input and output
    Mini-DisplayPort Mini-DisplayPort
    VGA VGA
    Audio (x4) (headphone and mic) Audio (x4) (headphone and mic)
    Express Card Slot (54 mm) Express Card Slot (54 mm)
    Media Card Reader 9-in-1 slot Media Card Reader 9-in-1 slot
    Operating system 64 bit Operating System Only 64 bit Operating System Only
    Microsoft® Windows® 7 Business Microsoft® Windows® 7 Business
    Microsoft® Windows® 7 Premium Microsoft® Windows® 7 Premium
    Microsoft® Windows® 7 Ultimate Microsoft® Windows® 7 Ultimate
    AC adapter 240 / 330 W
    Battery
    12-cell "smart" Lithium-ion 97 WHr
    12-cell "smart" Lithium-ion 96 WHr
    Keyboard
    Illuminated Keyboard with Numeric Pad
    Security Security Cable Lock
    Physical Dimensions Height : Front 53.0mm; Back 54.7mm Height : Front 53.0mm; Back 54.2mm
    Width : 436 mm (17.20") Width : 436 mm (17.20")
    Depth : 322.5 mm (12.70") Depth : 322 mm (12.68")
    Weight ~5.41 kgs (starting at) ~5.69 kgs
    Weight with 12-cell battery and optical drive  including battery, and ODD
  • Great information and comparison! Thanks Emily! You rock!

    Eddie from Hawai'i, USA

    ALOHA!