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There were a few stand-outs at this year's 2010 CES, like Intel's WiDi Wireless Display demo and of course NVIDIA's impressive Tegra 2 demo.  However, if we were to call in a close 3rd runner-up to those two, it would have to be the absolutely HOT looking new Dell Alienware M11x gaming notebook.  Dell was pre-announcing this machine that is soon to be released and for us at least, it was a proverbial show-stopper.  The M11x is built on an 11.6-inch LCD form-factor and from what we could tell, it's svelte, well-built, super stylish and rugged.  You can think of it as a mini version of the M15x or M17x series but we think it's just darling either way you look at it.  Feast... Read more...
CES is a proving ground for big tech companies, and with any big tech show comes Dell. Today, the company made a number of significant announcements, including a sneak peek of the Mini 3 smartphone and a 5" tablet concept that could very well turn the industry up on its head. The company also made a few introductions on things that are a little more closer to its heart, including refreshed processors in the Studio notebook line; there's also refreshed Alienware laptops with Core i3, i5 and i7 CPUs. In our estimation, the 5" tablet is the most interesting of the bunch. It's clearly a direct reaction to the HP Slate and probably to the rumors of Apple engineering a slate PC of their own. Companies... Read more...
You're stuffed full of turkey, you somehow managed to erect a Christmas tree, and you're still recovering from Black Friday. Without a doubt, you've had one whirlwind of a holiday. But before you get too comfortable in that chair of yours, we should probably remind you that the gift giving day you've all been waiting for is only a few weeks away. If you've been thinking of replacing that aging gaming rig of yours with something a bit more powerful as a gift to yourself (so to speak), we've rounded up a few solid options in varying price ranges that just might fit the bill. Oh, and you don't even have to get off of that sofa you're planted on to assemble these!Bang For Your Buck: Low-End, Mid-Range... Read more...
You're stuffed full of turkey, you somehow managed to erect a Christmas tree (or not), and you're still recovering from Black Friday. Without a doubt, you've had one whirlwind of a holiday. But before you get too comfortable in that chair of yours, we should probably remind you that the gift giving day(s) you've all been waiting for is only a few weeks away. If you've been thinking of replacing that aging gaming rig of yours with something a bit more powerful as a gift to yourself (so to speak), we've rounded up a few solid options in varying price ranges that just might fit the bill. Oh, and you don't even have to get off of that sofa you're planted on to assemble these! The Lower-End:Let's... Read more...
Computer hardware enthusiasts are a unique group. Its true that some enthusiasts may spend hours, days, or weeks tweaking their BIOS and other settings to achieve optimal performance, while others might spend an entire evening painstakingly routing wires for proper cable management. Fortunate ones find themselves eagerly awaiting product launches in order to upgrade parts at every possible opportunity. This appetite for new technology is fueled by the never ending supply of components that perform faster, run cooler, consume less power and improve the overall computing experience for consumers. As one of the leading system builders in the industry, Alienware helps fuel the fire and provides an... Read more...
  Computer hardware enthusiasts are a unique group. Its true that some enthusiasts may spend hours, days, or weeks tweaking their BIOS and other settings to achieve optimal performance, while others might spend an entire evening painstakingly routing wires for proper cable management. Fortunate ones find themselves eagerly awaiting product launches in order to upgrade parts at every possible opportunity. This appetite for new technology is fueled by the never ending supply of components that perform faster, run cooler, consume less power and improve the overall computing experience for consumers. As one of the leading system builders in the industry, Alienware helps fuel the fire and... Read more...
The release of ATI's Radeon HD 5870 graphics card has caused quite a stir in the hardware industry. While enthusiasts scramble to find the coin to upgrade their systems, Alienware has provided an all inclusive option for those in the market for an entire rig, loaded with some of the fastest parts available. Yesterday, Alienware announced the launch of five new configurations, consisting of all new Area 51, Aurora, and M15x gaming systems. Although each option brings something new to the table, we had the chance to check out the Aurora ALX featuring a Core i7 975 processor, X58 microATX motherboard, and two ATI Radeon HD 5870s running in CrossFire mode. If you crave cutting edge technology, then... Read more...
  We know it can be difficult to keep up with all of the latest and greatest hardware. After months of saving up every spare penny, you finally have enough money for that new upgrade that you've been yearning for since its debut. All the reviews are in agreement and you have to own what many are calling the component of the year. Those who don't buy it run the risk of suffering from mediocre benchmark scores or unexceptional frame rates. While those who are able to make the purchase waste no time posting scores on countless tech forums and showing off their new hardware to friends at LAN parties.    Well folks, its that time once again. The release of ATI's Radeon HD 5870... Read more...
Intel's quad-core announcement in the mobile realm wasn't the only big news from the company today. Alienware also took the opportunity to launch four new desktop rigs in addition to the M15x notebook, all of which feature refreshed enclosures and the option to add in ATI's blazing new Radeon HD 5870. Even the 17" M17x received a notable update, with the option to equip it with twin 1GB ATI Radeon Mobility HD 4870 GPUs.All of the desktops, including the Aurora, Aurora ALX, Area-51 and Area-51 ALX, are liquid cooled, and all four can be purchased with factory overclocked CPUs. The new cases are even sleeker than before, and while some may find them outlandish, we're pretty into the new look. The... Read more...
This year's Intel Developer Forum (or IDF, for short) is really turning into a wild one. Yesterday we saw Intel showcase 22mn chips and introduce the Atom Dev Program, and today its new Clarksfield processor is getting official and placed into a trifecta of Dell machines and one Alienware rig. The flagship product to carry the new mobile Core i7 will be the Alienware M15x, which now boasts a slightly refined chassis and plenty of horsepower for those with enough dough.The Studio 15 and Studio 17, Dell's multimedia-friendly 15" and 17" options, are both being gently refreshed with mobile Core i7 options. The former will ship with an available Core i7 720QM (1.6GHz) or Core i7 820QM (1.73GHz),... Read more...
The M17x is Alienware's current flagship gaming notebook. It features an anodized aluminum shell that is available in a variety of colors, including silver, black, and red, and its 17" LCD sports a covering comprised of a shingle sheet of glass, that runs from edge-to-edge. The M17x also features 'BinaryGFX' technology which gives users have the ability to switch between discrete or integrated graphics and a 'Stealth Mode' in which the discrete graphics cards are turned off and other components throttle down to achieve a 65W power limit. We tested a high-end configuration, complete with an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 processor, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPUs, 8GB of RAM, and 1TB RAID 0 array,... Read more...
Synopsis: The M17x is Alienware's current flagship gaming notebook. It features an anodized aluminum shell that is available in a variety of colors, including silver, black, and red, and its 17" LCD sports a covering comprised of a single sheet of glass, that runs from edge-to-edge. The M17x also features 'BinaryGFX' technology which gives users have the ability to switch between discrete or integrated graphics and a 'Stealth Mode' in which the discrete graphics cards are turned off and other components throttle down to achieve a 65W power limit. We tested a high-end configuration, complete with an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9300 processor, dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M GPUs, 8GB of RAM, and 1TB RAID... Read more...
Alright, it's more of a kiosk and less of a storefront, but Alienware is invading a Micro Center located in Paterson, New Jersey. In honor of the event, the Dell-owned company is hosting a LAN party, giving away a fair amount of free swag, and showcasing their various systems on Saturday, July 25. There's no word on whether or not its a BYOB event, but Alienware is promising to have plenty of its own machines around for enthusiasts and gamers to oggle. To be honest, this seems an odd move for the boutique computer OEM. While it's true that parent company Dell has cut deals with Walmart, Office Max and Staples to sell retail systems, the systems themselves are mostly the lower-end Infineon... Read more...
Mobile gamers, the bar has just been raised. For weeks now, Dell/Alienware have been teasing a new gaming notebook that was said to be "All Powerful." One thing's for sure now that the company has made it official: it's amongst the most powerful we've ever seen. Utilizing no fewer than three NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, the 17" M17x is -- at least according to Dell -- the "most powerful laptop in the universe."Without question, this is also one of the largest notebooks known to man, with a starting weight of nearly 12 pounds and a thickness of over 2 inches. In other words, this thing stretches the mere meaning of "portable." There's also an Anodized Aluminum Industrial Design, a personalized laser engraved... Read more...
As one of the largest computer makers in the world, Dell has offered its own line of gaming machines for years. After Dell purchased Alienware, however, Dell’s XPS gaming line became blurred with its Studio multimedia computer line. Around this time last year, rumors began to circulate that Dell was planning to kill off its XPS line. Dell quickly put those rumors to rest and assured users that its XPS line was an important part of its brand despite the company’s ownership in Alienware. Times have changed, however. Now we’re hearing reports that Dell plans to kill off the XPS line with regards to gaming. Moving forward, Alienware will be the official game face of the organization. As a company,... 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...
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