Though no official announcement, the Alienware M18X R2 gaming laptop specs have been leaked.
Information coming out of dell-lab.posterous.com has the upcoming Alienware M18X R2 featuring the new Ivy Bridge mobile CPUs. Users will have the option between three CPUs: i7-3610QM (@ 2.3 GHz), i7-3720QM (@2.6 GHz) and i7-3820QM (@ 2.7 GHz). To power the 18.4-inch FullHD LCD White-LED Glossy screen, end-users with have the option for dual Radeon HD 7970M (CrossFire) or dual GeForce GTX 675M (SLI) mobile graphic cards. A third option of the GeForce GTX 660M will be available but it is unknown if it will be available in SLI or just a single card setup. As for your memory options, the M18X R2 will offer DDR3 1600 MHz in 2 GB, 4 GB and 8 GB, with DDR3 1866 at 2 GB.
Users will find the M18X R2 offers a wide range of storage options from standard hard drives to SSDs. Users will be able to choose either a 500 GB 7.2K 2.5-inch HDD or 750 GB 7.2K 2.5-inch HDD for their systems. If speed is more your thing, you have the option for SSD storage. The SSD storage options include; 256 GB / 512 GB Samsung PM830 (SATA3, 7mm, 2.5-inch), 32 GB / 64 GB Samsung PM830 (SATA3, mSATA) or 512 GB Micron C400 (SATA3, 7mm, 2.5-inch). In addition, the Alienware M18X R2 will feature a Wireless HD card (optional), a 240 W or 330 W AC adapter, and two color choices - red and black.