Gaming computer experts Alienware took the occasion of the Tokyo Game Show to unveil four new desktops and one new laptop for those of us who could never afford one to drool over.
Sure, I could build a comparable PC for less money on my own, but it wouldn't be nearly as pretty, and it could potentially explode. As a former PC tech, I can really appreciate not having to worry about such things. It's like buying a fast food hamburger instead of cooking your own, only yours might burst into flame and fill your apartment with smoke. This has happened to me, with both burgers and computers, so the analogy is just perfect.
One day I shall own one, but it will be a far off day, when the new Alienware M15x laptop, which they are calling "The most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop in the universe" is a mere memory, and the Aurora and Aurora ALX, which are respectively the most upgradeable and powerful MicroATX systems Alienware has created will be replaced with wristwatch-sized models.
They're also introducing two new machines in their Area-51 line, with factory overclocked Intel Core i7 processors, but at this point I am beginning to sound like an advertisement, and that's what official press releases are for. Just know that the Aurora's and the M15x are available for order today, and the Area-51 models will be showing up in the coming weeks. Check out the official blurbs below for specs and stats.
Alienware M15x – The most powerful 15-inch gaming laptop in the universe. Sporting Alienware's acclaimed new mobile ID which debuted with the M17x laptop, the M15x offers Alienware performance in a compact package guaranteed 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* to take on, and dominate, even the most intense game titles. Prices start at $US1,499 and additional technical specifications are here.
Alienware Aurora and Aurora ALX – The Aurora is 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. To crank up your gaming performance, Aurora and Aurora ALX have options for dual 1GB ATI Radeon HD 5870 graphics cards, up to 24GB DDR3 1333MHz memory[asterisk]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 $US1,299 and additional technical specs are here.
Alienware Area-51 and Area-51 ALX designed for extreme gamers and tech enthusiasts who demand only the latest, most advanced equipment, the Area-51 line of desktops features Intel Core i7 processors factory overclocked* to an intense 3.86GHz for peak performance. To max out your 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 $US1,999.