In a not so surprising move, Dell will be updating its Alienware notebook line for 2012 to coincide with the release of the new Ivy Bridge mobile processor along with the the new AMD and nVidia GPUs.
According to our friend Eric G., the M17x-R4 will be getting some new GPU options that feature the new AMD 7970M and nVidia Geforce GTX 660M and 675M.
For the M14x-R2 will come two color options (red or black) while still having an integrated GPU with 1 or 2 GB options.
Finally, the M18x-R2 will continue to be sold with the option of red or black exterior but other details are still not available. However, given that the M17x-R4 will be receiving new AMD and nVidia GPUs, its a safe bet to assume so will the M18x-R2.
Whether or not the existing M17x-R3 and M18x-R1 will be compatible with the new AMD/nVidia GPUs and Intel Ivy Bridge mobile processors remains unanswered. Once we get more information on this, we’ll let you know.