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Dell feeds gamers with five new Alienware gaming PCs
Posted on 24-Sep-2009 09:24. | Tags Filed under: News.

Dell feeds gamers with five new Alienware gaming PCs
PC gamers now have five new ways to level up with a fleet of high-performance gaming rigs from Alienware, including four overclocked liquid-cooled desktop systems and a powerful 15-inch gaming laptop.

The All powerful Alienware Aurora, Aurora ALX, Area-51 and Area-51 ALX desktops and the Alienware M15x laptop join the M17x, launched in June, to expand the Alienware arsenal and reaffirm Dell’s position as visionary and designer of the industry’s most coveted gaming systems.

Alienware M15x - which the company says is "The most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop in the universe" sports Alienware’s new mobile ID which debuted with the M17x laptop, offering performance in a compact package to appeal to mobile enthusiasts and hardcore gamers on the go.

The first Alienware laptop to feature a mobile Core i7 processor, the M15x also offers a 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M GPU and up to 8GB DDR3 1333MHz memory. Prices start at US$1,499.

The Aurora is the most upgradeable and the Aurora ALX is the most powerful MicroATX desktops Alienware has ever created. Featuring the latest Intel Core i7 processors, including an optional Extreme Edition overclocked to 3.6GHz, the Aurora line of desktops are designed to deliver the power needed for hardcore gaming, pro-level HD audio and video editing, 3D animation and more.

Aurora and Aurora ALX have options for dual 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics cards, up to 24GB DDR3 1333MHz memory or 12GB DDR3 1600MHz memory, respectively, and up to 2TB of hard drive storage – all in a compact, MicroATX chassis for taking up less desk space. Prices start at US$1,299.

Alienware Area-51 and Area-51 ALX are designed for extreme gamers and tech enthusiasts, featuring Intel Core i7 processors factory overclocked to 3.86GHz for peak performance. To max out graphics benchmarks, these systems offer the quad-GPU power of dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 graphics cards. Other featured specs include up to 12GB DDR3 memory clocked at 1333MHz or 1600MHz, respectively, and six easy-access, cable-free hard drive bays that support both 7,200RPM and 10,000RPM drives, solid state drives and RAID 0, RAID 1 and RAID 10 configurations. Prices begin at US$1,999.

Both Aurora ALX and Area-51 ALX offer technology options beyond their respective standard editions, allowing for higher benchmarks, extended future-proofing and all-around increased bragging rights. Aurora ALX features design elements not available on Aurora such as the Active Venting louver system, internal theater lighting and cable-free hard drive bays. Area-51 ALX ups the ante with an anodized aluminum body and motorized front panel. All Alienware desktops also offer CPU liquid cooling right out of the box which allows the ease of overclocking that deliver extreme computing.

Also announced today, Alienware customers can now configure the M17x laptop with the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4870 in both single and ATI CrossFireX configurations for up to a 145 percent graphics performance increase. The result is an immersive, cinematic experience when playing the latest HD games and movies.

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