Originally Posted by HK_47
Right after the M9750 The M17-R1 came out in 2008, then I think around late 2009 early 2010 dell bought Alienware then the M17x lineup came out. so technically this machine is the very last 17 inch laptop alienware ever made. I don't have 4 audio jacks, the M17 has a very similar chassis to the M9750 but the motherboard is different. M17 was made for ATI graphics while the M9750 is the Nvidia flavor. I think you could upgrade your laptop to the 9800M's, but you'll have to look into that. upgrading video cards in these old machines are very tricky.
yeah I found a web-site a couple years ago that had graphics card upgrades but I don't use mine much anymore
and I don't use it for gaming anymore. I do know my Graphics card can be removed easy enough as I have taken it apart
before too clean dust out and mine also has a couple small fans inside and a large copper heatsink and fan for the graphics
card. worse thing about mine is if you have it set too performance mode the battery is dead in 30mins and I just replaced my
battery a few months ago, the power supply for mine is huge and you have too make sure it's sitting on something solid and
on it's rubber pads as it gets hot, the psu is almost as big as my Corsair AX1200 in my tower physical size anyway not power.