EMERGING TREND: Large laptops that are powerful. Like the quad-core Alienware M17 Notebook

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Less than 24 hours after we revealed Asus has come up with the amazing idea of making larger PCs that are significantly more powerful than the rubbish little netbooks we’re currently all dying under piles of, Alienware has jumped on the BIG BANDWAGON – revealing its awesome new M17 Extreme Gaming Notebook.

The M17 is Alienware’s first laptop to feature Intel’s mobile quad-core processor, with the range-topping Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 backed up by ATI’s CrossFireX dual-graphics technology and DDR3 memory. If money is literally no object due to your parents having invested heavily in property in the early 1970s, there’s room inside for two 5400rpm 500GB hard drives in RAID configuration for 1TB of storage space…