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Cracking Open the $1,800 Alienware M14x gaming notebook

Cracking Open the Alienware M14x

The Alienware M14x isn't your average laptop. This $1,800 gaming notebook has a 2.4GHz Intel Core i7 processor, 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 1600MHz RAM, and 1.5GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M GPU.

But, its stand-out-feature isn't any of this high-end hardware. What makes the 2011 M14x truly interesting is the integration of a wireless HDMI transmitter. When paired with the included receiver, the M14x offers a glimpse of the future--a world without video/audio cables, where devices (laptops, set-top boxes, game consoles, and the like) stream video/audio to any display.

Follow along as I crack open the Alienware M14x.

For a more in-depth review of the M14x's internal hardware, check out my article, "Alienware M14x Teardown: Wireless HDMI portends future without wires."

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Bill Detwiler is Managing Editor of TechRepublic and Tech Pro Research and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop supp...