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Alienware Redefines “World’s Most Powerful” With Relaunch Of Area-51 ALX Desktop

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PC-maker relaunches the award-winning Area-51 ALX desktop with quad graphics and a CPU overclocked to an industry-first 4.0GHz

MIAMI, FL - May 29, 2008 - The best just got better. Alienware - the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook and entertainment systems - has announced the relaunch of its acclaimed Area-51 ALX desktop. Long held as the standard for elite, ultra-high-performance computers, the all-new Area-51 ALX shocks the industry as the first and only desktop to offer the 3.2GHz Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX9770 overclocked to an unimaginable 4.0GHz.

Alienware’s expert engineers have pushed the QX9770 to its maximum stable output for an intense experience that you can get only from an Alienware computer. Every new Area-51 ALX comes standard with Alienware ALX High-Performance Liquid Cooling.

Powering the Area-51 ALX desktop’s graphics, users have their choice between NVIDIA® Quad SLI® featuring dual NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GX2 cards or an ATI™ CrossFireX™ configuration with dual ATI Radeon™ HD 3870 X2 cards. Rounding out the system’s performance is up to 4GB of Corsair™ Dominator™ DDR3 1600MHz memory. No other system offers this level of raw power and aggression.

“The performance packed into the Area-51 ALX desktop is flat-out unheard-of,” says Marc Diana, Product Marketing Manager for Alienware. “Alienware has always been committed to building only the fastest, most powerful systems available, and that’s exactly what we’ve done with the new ALX.”

“By enabling the Area-51 ALX to operate at blazing speed with a great mix of performance and energy efficiency, the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770 is the heart of a system sure to excite any Alienware user,” said CJ Bruno, VP, GM Americas Sales & Marketing.

“Intel’s Core 2 Extreme and Core 2 Duo mobile processors power the Area-51 m17x to performance results that are nothing short of spectacular and can even rival most desktop systems,” said Erik Reid, Director of Marketing, Mobile Products Group, Intel. “Improvements in speed and energy efficiency delivered by the Intel Core microarchitecture give Area-51 m17x users confidence that they are working and gaming on the most advanced technology imaginable.”

“With NVIDIA SLI and two GeForce 8800M GTX GPUs, the most powerful notebook graphics processing solution ever, Alienware’s Area-51 m17x is equipped to generate an unrivaled visual experience,” said Rene Haas, general manager of notebook GPUs at NVIDIA. “Whether users are tackling the new era of DirectX 10 games, high-definition movies or dynamic Windows Vista applications, they can count on the Area-51 m17x to deliver.”
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