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Alienware M18x R2


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For full specifications see the Alienware M18x R2 specifications page.

NameAlienware M18x R2
Processor3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3630QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.4GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3740QM (6MB Cache, up to 3.7GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3840QM (8MB Cache, up to 3.8GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0)
3rd Generation Intel Core i7-3940XM (8MB Cache, up to 4.2GHz Overclocked)
Screen18.4“ 1920×1080 Widescreen
RAMUp to 32GB
HDDUp to 1.5TB
Optical DriveDVD+-RW
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M
AMD Radeon HD 7970M
Dual AMD Radeon HD 7970M - CrossFireX Enabled
Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M - SLI Enabled
Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M - SLI Enabled
Network10/100/1000 Ethernet
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230

Linux Compatibility

ProcessorNot Tested
ScreenNot Tested
HDDNot Tested
Optical DriveNot Tested
Graphics ChipNot Tested
VGA OutNot Tested
HDMI OutNot Tested
DisplayPortNot Tested
SoundNot Tested
Bulti-in MicrophoneNot Tested
Headphone JackNot Tested
Microphone JackNot Tested
EthernetNot Tested
WirelessNot Tested
BluetoothNot Tested
USBNot Tested
ESATANot Tested
Card ReaderNot Tested
WebcamNot Tested
TV TunerNot Tested
Touch PadNot Tested
Suspend/ResumeNot Tested


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