One Laptop To Rule them All


Alienware m17x

  • Intel® Core™ i7 840QM Quad Core Processor, 1.86GHz (3.20GHz Turbo Mode, 6M Cache)
  • SLI® 1GB GDDR3 NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 285M
  • 8GB Dual Channel Memory (2x 4GB DDR3)
  • 640GB 7,200RPM SATA-II HDD
  • Slot-Loading Dual Layer Blu-ray Reader (BR-ROM, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
  • Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 6300 a/g/n 3×3 MIMO Technology

I bet YouTube videos are going to look awesome on this thing!

Those of you who come here for firearm or personal protection related posts may be very confused. But here is a link to the unboxing of my Alienware m17x laptop. An “unboxing” for the non-nerd is where a particularly cool bit of tech is acquired by a geek or nerd and as the packaging is opened he takes pictures at each step. This is done for one of two reasons:

  1. The tech is very new and most people haven’t gotten their hands on it. The unboxing provides them a glimpse of the new tech and gives them an idea of what to expect when it finally comes to their city.
  2. To make other nerds jealous and possibly improve the nerd’s chance of mating with suitably impressed females.

I am already married, the m17x isn’t a brand new design, but it is one of the most high end laptops on the market; so you make the call on which reason I used.

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  • Robert Slaughter  On October 28, 2010 at 9:35 am

    To really gain some geek-cred, you’ll need to set it up to dual-boot Linux and Windows. 😉

    • trackerk  On October 28, 2010 at 10:09 am

      That’s how I usually do it, but dual-booting is a pain. So to be an uber-geek, I am going to use VirtualBox to run them both at the same time.

      • Robert Slaughter  On October 28, 2010 at 5:59 pm

        Enjoy the new Beastie!

  • Evyl Robot Michael  On October 28, 2010 at 10:43 am

    I am vicariously enjoying your new toy. 😉

  • LauraB  On October 30, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    ENVIOUS as hell…”full of stars” made me cackle, tho. Congrats!!

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