AlienWare Area-51 5400 and 3550 Viiv PCs

Posted on Friday, January 06 2006 @ 22:10 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Alienware presented its Area-51 3550 and Area-51 5400 Intel Viiv platform based home entertainment computers.

The Area-51 3550 delivers the integrated functionality of a CD player, DVD player, media server, digital video recorder (DVR) and more while enabling quick and easy distribution of digital media content that can be distributed throughout the home.

The Area-51 3550 with Intel Viiv Technology delivers:
  • Intel Pentium D processor technology
  • Fast and easy organization of personal music collections, recorded television programs, family pictures, home videos and any other digital media
  • Intel Quick Resume Technology, which provides one-button on/off operation - similar to a traditional television or cable box
  • Immediate access to movie and music content services such as Virgin Digital, MTV and On-Demand media
  • Dual-core processors for a seamless entertainment experience whether playing graphics-intensive games, editing digital videos or simply watching your favorite movie
  • An astonishing home theater experience with support for up to 7.1 surround sound speakers and high-definition output
  • The ability to wirelessly distribute digital media content such as music and videos from the Area-51 3550 to any room in the home

  • In addition, Alienware is announcing an innovative and incredibly sleek all-in-one form factor that serves as a truly transportable entertainment desktop. The new breakthrough Area-51 5400 includes:
  • Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology featuring dual-core processing power that satisfies demanding digital media content applications like video and photo editing
  • Intel Viiv Technology for the ultimate home entertainment experience
  • Ultra-quiet acoustic levels making it an ideal solution for bedroom, home office, dorm and kitchen settings
  • Robust wireless capabilities (including keyboard and mouse) -- with integrated 802.11a/b/g and Bluetooth support, it is virtually cable-free, requiring only a single power cord
  • Impressive desktop-like graphics power of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 256MB graphics card, making it ideal for entertainment applications
  • An integrated camera with microphone array technology that facilitates effortless and crystal-clear VoIP and video chat communications with others
  • Optional TV Tuner support
  • Support for Microsoft Windows XP 2005 Media Center Edition and Windows XP Professional
  • Alienware will begin accepting orders of the Area-51 3550 and Area-51 5400 on its website in late January with expected delivery in the late 1Q06 timeframe. Both products are expected to be affordably priced at less than $2,000.

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