Alienware officially arrives in SA

Alienware is Dell’s high-end PC gaming brand, and as of today (1 October 2010), it is officially being marketed to South African gamers. The Alienware rAge press event just wrapped up, and we are pleased to reveal that Dell is aiming high in its approach to the local gaming market.

At launch there will be three core Alienware gaming laptops available in SA. Entry level pricing is listed:

M11X  – R15,999

Alienware m11x

Display: 11.6 inches (1366 x 768); 16:9 aspect ratio.

Processor: Intel Core2 Duo, Core i5 and Core i7 variants; up to 1.3GHz; 3 MB L2 cache.

Video: NVIDIA GeForce GT335M; 1GB VRAM; DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA outputs.

Memory: DDR3 (1033) up to 8GB (2 slots).

Storage: Up to 640GB HDD; up to 256GB SSD.

Audio: 3.5mm jack in/out; stereo speakers; 5.1 channel output.

Battery: 8 Cell Prismatic (64 whr).

M15X – R22,999

Alienware m15x

Display: 15.6 inches (1600 x 900); 16:9 aspect ratio.

Processor: Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 variants; up to 2.26 GHz; 3/6/8 MB L2 cache variants.

Video: NVIDIA GeForce GT240M or GeForce GTX260m; or ATI HD5730 or ATI HD5850; 512MB VRAM; DisplayPort and VGA outputs.

Memory: DDR3 (1066) up to 8GB (2 slots).

Storage: Up to 640GB HDD; up to 256GB SSD

Audio: 3.5mm jack in/out; stereo speakers, 5.1 surround channels.

Battery: 6-cell Lithium-Ion Battery; or 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery.

M17X – R32,999

Alienware m17x

Display: 17 inches (1920 x 1200), 16:10 aspect ratio.

Processor: Intel i7 and Core i5 variants; up to 2.53GHz; 3/4/6/8 MB L2 cache variants.

Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M; or ATI HD5870 Radeon Mobility; 1GB VRAM; DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA outputs.

Memory: DDR3 (1333) up to 8GB.

Storage: Up to 1TB HDD; up to 512GB SSD.

Audio: 3.5mm jack in/out; stereo speakers, 5.1 surround channels.

Availability

These are available exclusively at Incredible Connection as of today, and the prices will scale according to customised specs, such as RAM and HDD size.

Dell will also be bringing in the desktop variants, although, the preconfigured systems will not be available in SA at launch. Instead, customers will be able to customize their orders by visiting Alienware stands which will begin to appear in Incredible Connection stores across the country over the next 2 months.

Once ordered, it will take approximately 21 days for your PC to be built and delivered, either to an Incredible Connection store, or to your home. You can also setup your own custom config on the Dell website, print out the order, and take it to an Incredible Connection store where your order will be processed. Dell promises that local prices will be no more than 10% higher than equivalent US prices.

Article update:

Dell SA has just supplied us with the specifications for the ‘off-the-shelf’ pre-configured versions of the Alienware range of laptops which can be bought through Incredible Connection. According to Dell SA, for custom specs, South African’s will still have to wait for the launch of the custom specification system.

Alienware M11x Key Specifications:

-Intel Core i5-520UM Processor(1.06GHz, 800 MHz, 3 MB)

-Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)

-11.6” Widescreen HD (1366 x 768) WLED with TrueLife

-4096MB (2 x 2048) 800MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Memory

-500GB Serial ATA (7200RPM) Hard Drive

-1GB GDDR3 NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M  Graphics Card

-South Africa Dell Bluetooth 370 Card

-Intel Wireless 802.11a/g/n 3×3 LAN Card

-Alienhead 3D Avatar

-3 Year, Next Business Day On-site Warranty

Alienware M15x Key Specifications:

-Intel Core i7-720QM Processor (1.6GHZ, 6MB) Mobile CPU

-Genuine Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)

-15.6” Wide Full HD (1920 x 1080) WLED Display

-8192MB (2 x 4096) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Memory

-500GB Serial ATA (7200RPM) Hard Drive

-Slot Load DVD+/-RW

-1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850 Graphics Card

-South Africa Dell Bluetooth 370 Card

-Intel Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n 3×3 LAN Card

-Alienhead 3D Avatar

-3 Year, Next Business Day On-site Warranty

Alienware M17x key specifications

-Intel Core i7-740QM Processor (1.73 GHz)

-Genuine Windows 7 Professional (64 Bit)

-17” Wide UXGA (1920 x 1200) Beyond HD Display

-8192MB (2 x 4096) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel Memory

-1TB (2 x 500GB) Free Fall Sensor Raid 0 Stripe (7200RPM) Dual HDD

-Slot Load Blu-Ray ROM Combo Drive

-Dual CrossFire 1GB ATI GDDR5 Mobility Radeon Graphics Card

-South Africa Dell Bluetooth 370 Card

-Intel Wireless 802.11a/b/g/n 3×3 LAN Card

-Alienhead 3D Avatar

-3 Year, Next Business Day On-site Warranty

Article courtesy of MyGaming – Alienware launched in SA – pricing and details

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