Alienware M17x

We've just been dropped a bunch of pictures of Dell's new Alienware machine, and gosh aren't they pretty. There's also some information about the UK pricing of the machine, which will officially start at £1700, including VAT and delivery.

To recap, the machine has single or dual 1GB Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M graphics cards, an integrated graphics chip for when you don't need the extra oomph, an Intel Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Extreme Quad-Core chip, 4 to 8GB of DDR3 RAM and 250GB to 1TB of traditional disk storage or upto 512GB of solid state disks.

There's a slot-loading optical drive, which is a DVD writer by default but can be upgraded to Blu-ray, a nine-cell battery, 802.11n Wi-Fi and a whopping 17-inch 1920 x 1200 glass edge-to-edge LCD display. Ports-wise there's 4 x USB ports, eSATA, Firewire, Card reader, DisplayPort, HDMI and VGA-out, along with surround sound.

We're told it's available now.