Alienware, a Dell’s subsidiary is all set to launch M17x R4, the successor to the R3 M17x. The M17x R4 will pack even more powerful processor, probably top-of the line Ivy Bridge but other than that, it will also have some design differences compared to the current model.
This includes a different lid design, which looks even better than the R3. Also, the M17x will be a lot thinner and seems to be more closer to a Dell XPS with a different lid. This is not a positive thing as gamers like sick looking machines and if they want a business laptop, they would have gone for XPS or a Lenovo S430 Thinkpad.