Take desktop processors, desktop hard drives, an extremely powerful mobile graphics card and cram it into a 'portable' chassis and you have yourself a portable workstation.
The idea is to have a notebook with enough power to serve as a workstation on the move. They key feature of Alienware's latest portable workstation - the MJ-12 m7700a - is NVIDIA's Quadro FX2500M mobile professional graphics card. It's got a PCIe interface and provides up to 38.4GB/sec of memory bandwidth.
In the words of Brian Joyce, Senior Vice President at Alienware:
Already loaded with groundbreaking mobile workstation features like desktop processors and dual hard drives, the MJ-12 m7700a take yet another important step forward in performance with the Quadro FX 2500M. Professionals looking for unprecedented graphics performance and image quality for their CAD, DCC, and visualization applications should start their search with Alienware's Quadro FX 2500M-powered mobile workstations.