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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...
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...
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