Alienware has launched the M17 notebook, that's said to "push gaming performance limits through state of the art technology."

Available in the US and Europe, the 17-inch Alienware M17 is powered by the world’s first mobile quad-core processor, the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300, and is Alienware’s first notebook with ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology, featuring dual ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 cards.

The M17 has a high definition 1920 x 1200 resolution display and offers Alienware's Stealth Black, a soft-touch, matte black finish that protects the system from fingerprints and scratches.

Options include up to 4GB of DDR3 memory, dual 500GB hard drives linked in a RAID 0 configuration for a 1TB storage capacity and a Blu-ray disc drive.

Gamers can get their hands on an M17 featuring an Intel Core 2 Duo processor, ATI CrossFireX technology, 3GB of DDR3 memory and a 1920 x 1200 high-definition LCD for under £999 including VAT.