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More downloadable content is headed to Mortal Kombat X, the bone crunching fighting game that allows you to pit not just franchise characters like Scorpion and Johnny Cage against each other, but iconic foes from the big screen like Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th) and Predator. Get ready for another batch of awesome playable characters. As revealed in a new gameplay trailer, the Kombat Pack 2 introduces the Xenomorph from Alien, Leatherface, Triborg, and Bo' Rai Cho. That's an impressive cast, and if the idea of pitting Leatherface against Jason Voorhees in a brawl to the death or the Xenomorph from Alien against Predator doesn't get your juices flowing, you might already be dead inside. Granted,... Read more...
As you can imagine, we tend to get a lot of boxes here at Hot Hardware.  Some packages are small, some larger, some fancy, some pretty ho-hum.  Intel shipped us a package this week. It came in a typical, brown cardboard box. However, inside that box was something more than a little flashy (it flashed us quite a bit actually), it was downright freaky... Behold, it's some sort of spacey, alien cargo capsule... I think. Now typically we don't open what looks to be at least a twelve pack of Halo plasma grenades; well, not one that is shipped from strangers anyway. Since this one came from our friends (?) at Intel, rather than take it straight to the bomb squad for detonation, we decided... Read more...
You can file this one in the drawer labeled "Weird, Weirder and Weirdest." In what's easily one of the strangest tales we're heard this year in the technology realm, a (former) Arizona school district employee has been shown his leaving papers after he tinkered with school computers. We know what you're thinking--some guy downloaded some not-so-nice material while on the clock, and now he's paying for it. What's the big deal, right? Not quite. credit:  East Valley TribuneThe big deal is that this story goes far deeper than that. Brad Niesluchowski, who was Higley Unified School District's Information Technology Director, reportedly downloaded SETI@home software onto a slew of the district's... Read more...
AMD Powers World’s First ATI CrossFireX High Performance Notebook by Alienware- ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3800 series graphics and ATI CrossFireX technology pack an unprecedented 640 stream processors into a single notebook - SUNNYVALE, Calif. - November 4, 2008 - High-performance gaming notebook manufacturer Alienware is putting two powerful ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3800 series graphics processors from AMD (NYSE:AMD) in the Alienware M17 notebook PC. The Alienware M17 is the world’s first notebook from a major manufacturer to include the raw horsepower of AMD’s award-winning ATI CrossFireX multi-GPU technology with Microsoft Direct X 10.1 support.“The M17, loaded with all the capabilities of ATI... Read more...
Oh yeah. Alienware knows where the cutting edge is, and it isn't spreadsheets. They've reached out to the inner Nomad in all of us with their outrageous prototype curved DLP display, with a  2880 x 900 resolution screen. That is not a typo. They've got video of some lucky fellow blasting away from the Consumer Electronics Show here.... Read more...
Alienware has extended its support of solid-state drives (SSDs) from its notebook line to its desktop line.  If you are willing to pay the big bucks --- really big bucks --- you can add these to your desktop configuration.Alienware said Tuesday that it is now shipping solid-state-disks into selected desktop models as well as its notebook PCs. Alienware's Area-51 ALX and Aurora ALX systems are the market's first desktops to feature the 64-Gbyte SSD, the company said. Prices were not announced, but configuration screens on the company's Web site said that the company was charging a whopping $1,700 for two 64-Gbyte SSDs in a RAID 0 configuration, the only option available.Honestly, 64GB seems... Read more...
Alienware is now offering solid-state hard drives as an option for three of their notebook models, the Area-51 m5550, Area-51 m9750 and the Aurora m9700. While the addition of solid-state drives as an option isn't anything special since several other notebook manufacturers already offer SSDs, what is special is that Alienware will offer them in a RAID 0 configuration. That's right, as if one SSD wasn't fast enough, now you can have two of them in RAID 0 and in a notebook, no less. Solid-state drives have numerous advantages over traditional platter-based drives. They are more durable, they start up faster since there are no platters to spin-up, they offer significantly lower latency... Read more...
Alienware, known best for their alien-head shaped gaming rigs, has just announced that they will be entering the home theater PC market with a slick looking new system called the Hanger18. The Hanger18 is a slim DVD-player sized HTPC and it will run Windows Vista Home Premium on an AMD LIVE! platform. "Say hello to your new high-performance, digital living room. Introducing the High-Definition Alienware Hanger18: HD Entertainment Center that combines all of the following components into one box: High-Definition Digital Video Recorder (DVR) for recording and playing back your HD content (up to 1080p) via and HDMI... Read more...
If you are a regular here at HotHardware.com, you have most likely heard of Alienware, one of the companies that helped establish the market for high-performance, gaming PCs. Since hitting the scene in 1996, Alienware has become a leader not only in gaming PCs but also in high-performance desktop, notebook, media center, and professional systems. Alienware's refreshing philosophy emphasizes building a system "as if it were your own." As most of you probably know, Dell acquired Alienware about a year ago in order to leverage Alienware's edgy brand. Some may fear that this means the worst for Alienware, but for now, Alienware still operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary... Read more...
We've just posted a new article at HotHardware.com in which we evaluate the features and performance of Alienware's quad-core powered Area-51 7500 high-end, gaming PC. Click the link below and check it out. If you don't this thing's cousins may stalk you down and adduct you! And you know what'll happen then...yikes... "Like other Alienware systems, the Area-51 7500 has many configurable options, such as processor, operating system, memory, chassis color, hard drive, and much more. You can spend anywhere from $2,199 for the default options, which don't include a monitor, to over $10,000 if you max everything out." Read The Rest Right Here.... Read more...
Starting today, Dell and Alienware(R) customers purchasing select XPSTM , AuroraTM and Area 51(R) gaming desktop computers can super-size their storage space by adding the world's first consumer one terabyte (TB) hard drive from Hitachi Global Storage Technologies. The extra hard drive capacity provides enough space to store an incredible amount of data - a million photos, 16 days of DVD quality video or even a million minutes of music. "Digital content use is exploding in the consumer market - with this 1TB hard drive, a lifetime of memories, music and other information can be made, stored and shared with others," said Neil Hand, vice president, worldwide consumer marketing consumer... Read more...
ALIENWARE ANNOUNCES NEW PERFORMANCE-DRIVEN DESKTOPS EQUIPPED WITH INTEL'S GROUND-BREAKING QUAD-CORE PROCESSOR TECHNOLOGY Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Ratchets Up Gaming, Multimedia and Multitasking Capabilities on Alienware's Area-51 7500 and Area-51 ALX MIAMI - Nov. 14, 2006 - Alienware - the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook, media center and professional systems - has unleashed the power of quad-core processing by making the new Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor available on Area-51 7500 and Area-51 ALX desktops. As the world's first quad-core processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 easily tackles numerous tasks simultaneously, which frees up time for Alienware... Read more...
ALIENWARE UNLEASHES ENHANCED NEW DESKTOP CHASSIS AND POWERFUL INTEL CORE 2 DUO PROCESSORS Boldly Innovative, Feature-Rich Alienware P2 Full-Tower Case and Intel's Next-Generation Dual-Core Processors Now Available on Select Systems MIAMI - July 27, 2006 - Alienware -- the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook, media center and professional systems -- has introduced the breakthrough new Alienware P2 Full-Tower Case on select desktop systems, including the Area-51 7500, Area-51 ALX, Aurora 7500, and Aurora ALX. The Area-51 7500 and Area-51 ALX feature the new Intel Core 2 Extreme and Intel Core 2 Duo processors. In addition, select Alienware notebooks, including the popular... Read more...
Costing around $3200, the Alienware Aurora 7500 is not for those looking to pinch pennies. Featuring an Athlon 64 4200+ (Dual-core), 2x 7900GT cards in SLI, and Alienware's liquid cooling system, you know the system is ready for games like F.E.A.R. and The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion. While you can build a system with similar performance for much cheaper, Alienware has a reputation for quality and is a great choice for those looking for an already built gaming machine. "Before getting too far into the review some time should be given to the Alienware lineup. The desktop models currently available are the Aurora and Area-51 systems;... Read more...
Hello everyone.  Just in case you missed the fresh link at the top of the page, we wanted to let you all know that we've just posted the world's first review of Alienware's Aurora m9700 17" SLI Notebook.  Armed with a fast Turion 64 processor, 2GB of RAM, dual 7200 RPM hard drives, and a pair of GeForce 7900 MXM cards, the Alienware Aurora m9700 SLI is as powerful as some high-end desktop systems.  Click here to check it out...  ... Read more...
  With the advent of NVIDIA's SLI technology in 2004, gaming performance on the desktop was dramatically increased which allowed users to run games at higher resolutions with more image quality enhancements. Unfortunately for mobile users, the notebook platform was left behind with no immediate solution made available beyond a single flagship GPU. Fast forward two years and we find ourselves looking at a brand new mobile platform that features NVIDIA's proven nForce4 SLI chipset as well as two discrete graphics cards. The Alienware Aurora m9700 is the world's first 17" SLI capable notebook to hit the market and it promises to provide unrivaled levels... Read more...
NVIDIA and Alienware Showcase World's First SLI Notebook with Dual GeForce Go 7900 GPUs at E3 ELECTRONIC ENTERTAINMENT EXPO - LOS ANGELES, CA - May 10, 2006 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced it will demonstrate Alienware notebooks based on NVIDIA SLI technology - the world's first available notebooks to feature dual GeForce Go 7900 series graphics processing units (GPUs), at E3 in Los Angeles. Delivering new levels of visual realism at extreme high-definition (XHD) resolutions of 1680x1050 and higher, NVIDIA SLI technology enables dual NVIDIA GPUs to be used in notebooks based on the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI... Read more...
Alienware has just announced two new mobile platforms that feature NVIDIA SLI technology. The Aurora m9700 is a 17" system that includes an AMD Turion 64 mobile processor and two GeForce Go 7900 GS graphics cards. The new flagship Aurora mALX system is a 19" monster also using the new AMD Turion 64 processor though it is fitted with two GeForce Go 7900 GTX GPU's. Per usual, prepare to be picking your jaw off the floor when you see the price as it comes in at a cool $4500 in the default configuration.  Fortunately for most, the base price of the Aurora m9700 is "only" $1999. Keep your eyes open for a review of the Aurora... Read more...
As one of the pioneers of the gaming notebook, it comes as no surprise to see Alienware coming to the table with yet another innovation. In 2002, the original Area-51m represented the world's first gaming-specific notebook. In typical Alienware fashion, the notebook carried a pricetag that was equally as breathtaking as its performance. With the arrival of the Area-51 m5500, Alienware has given a consumers a much more cost-conscious notebook that still provides the same level of performance enthusiasts have come to expect from this manufacturer. Alienware Area51 m5500 Specifications Processor ._Intel Pentium M 760 processor (2.0GHz) Chipset ._Intel 915GM + ICH6 Memory ._Two SODIMM sockets... Read more...
With the acquisition of Alienware, Dell will sell computers with chips from Advanced Micro Devices. The deal closes in about 30 to 45 days. Alienware will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary, and Alienware CEO Nelson Gonzalez said that the deal will not affect its relationship with AMD. Granted, circumstances can change, but that's the plan now. The number of AMD PCs Alienware offers rises and falls, but AMD chips are typically always part of the company's active line of computers. Right now, Alienware sells AMD-based desktops, workstations, media centers and a notebook.... Read more...
ALIENWARE WORKSTATIONS NOW FEATURE ATI FIREGL V7350 AND V7300 GRAPHICS CARDS New FireGL V7350 Represents Industry's First 1GB Workstation Graphics Accelerator MIAMI - March 20, 2006 - Alienware -- the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook, media center, server and professional systems -- is now making ATI's powerful new FireGL V7350 and V7300 graphics cards available on MJ-12 desktop workstations. Loaded with 1GB of GDDR3 graphics memory, the FireGL V7350 is the industry's first 1GB workstation graphics accelerator, and along with the 512MB FireGL V7300, delivers optimal performance for Alienware users working with complicated 3D models and large data sets. The FireGL V7350... Read more...
Both Dell and Alienware have declined to comment on the issue, but rumor has it Dell plans to acquire enthusiast PC builder Alienware. Alienware currently uses AMD CPUs in their builds, while Dell continues to use Intel, so it'll be interesting to see what happens if this turns out to be more than just a rumor. "The deal would be somewhat surprising given Dell's historical reluctance to grow through acquistions, and the heavy marketing budget it allocated for its own high-end XPS PC lineup, said Roger Kay, president of Endpoint Technologies Associates. Alienware makes distinctively styled PCs for gamers and PC enthusiasts that tend to be pricier... Read more...
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