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 support specialist in the social research and energy industries. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Louisville, where he has also lectured on computer crime and crime prevention.