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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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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