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Dell yesterday took the wraps off its newest Alienware 17-incher - let's not kid ourselves, it's a penis extension - the "most powerful... gaming notebook in the universe", the "pulse pounding" m17x.

Dell Alienware m17x

Dell's Alienware m17x: 'Hello, Michael'

The KITT colour scheme only serves to reinforce the m17x's grand phallic ambitions, but there's nonetheless some interesting technology under the boy-racer light-up casing.

Dell's inserted an overclockable 2.53GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad QX9300 into the list of processors the build-to-order beast can be kitted out with. Said CPU sits on a 1066MHz frontside bus, contains 12MB of L2 cache and can be linked to 8GB of 1333MHz DDR 3 memory.

You can stick two Nvidia GeForce GTX 280M GPUs in there too, each with a gigabyte of graphics Ram to drive the 1440 x 900 or 1920 x 1200 display.

Dell Alienware m17x

'Mine's bigger and has many more ports than yours'

The M17x can also be configured with up to 1TB of hard storage in two RAID-ed 7200rpm HDDs, or half-a-terabyte of SSD space.

As we say, an interesting spec - but not a unique one.

The m17x comes with 64-bit Windows Vista, and prices start at $1799 in the US, or £1699 over here. Max out the configuration and you can easily end up with a $3900/£4600-sized whole in your wallet. Either way, the m17x is available now. ®

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