Alienware M18cg/Dell XPS 18
With the fuss about a better M18x it was simpler to create a new thread about my modified laptop-concept. If I was actually making money from designing my hardware ideas for Dell, maybe it would be easier... unfortunately no product development seems to occur in the UK besides Ireland; how about somewhere in London, eh?!
Because of the amount of time it's taking to make my 3d marketing model look good, I've decided it's better to list in bullet points the changes I'm making to the M18x template, before a more detailed review with renders occurs. The fundamental difference is it's designed for 3d professionals, not gamers, so some major adjustment to the exterior is being done. Here are the features I hope to demonstrate: -
- 3D LCD Screen -- for use with NVIDIA 3D Vision Pro Glasses Bundle;
- Zone Wheel Control Pad -- an installed interface or separate peripheral that can adjust AlienFX settings;
- Backlit Adaptive Tactile Keyboard -- in partnership with Razer, the keyboard can shift its cosmetic appearance for certain programs (i.e. Adobe Photoshop, Autodesk, Cinema4D, etc) or games;
- Intuos4 Small Tablet Pad -- replaces the trackpad and provides a small, integrated interface for sketching as well as general desktop control;
- Fingerprint Reader -- for extra security;
- Removable Dust Filters -- exhaust areas of the laptop's shell have hand-washable, removable dust filters to improve heat exchange;
- New Backplate -- better designs are being made for both "Alienware" and "Dell XPS" shell.
- Port Changes -- three USB 3.0 ports (left), three USB 2.0 with one eSATA Hybrid (right);
- NVIDIA Quadro Workstation Graiphics -- four models replace the use of NVIDIA/ATI gaming cards;
- Creative X-Fi Notebook -- available as an option in the ExpressCard slot for use in audio editiing;
- Non-RAID Storage Options -- for customers wanting an SSD for the operating system, and then a standard HDD/Momentus hybrid drive for stoage.