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Cracking Open the $1,800 Alienware M14x gaming notebook

Cracking Open the Alienware M14x: Inside an $1899 laptop

The Alienware M14x has a massive frame to which most of the internal components are mounted. Once you remove the laptop's bottom cover, you can easily access the battery, hard drive, optical drive, wireless cards, and RAM.

But, removing the motherboard, cooling unit, and display requires quite a bit more work.

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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...