High performance PC manufacturer, Alienware, has announced two new additions to its Area-51 notebook product line, designed to provide gamers and multimedia enthusiasts with optimum performance on the move.
Incorporating Intel Centrino mobile technology and a choice of 15.4 inch or 17 inch screens, the Alienware Area-51 m5500 and m5700 notebooks will compliment the company's existing Area-51 desktop range, designed for hardcore gaming enthusiasts.
Stefan Konopatzki, Alienware's vice president of sales and marketing, commented: "As the popularity of notebooks continues to increase, the needs of mobile customers have diversified. Alienware's new notebooks address these varying demands directly."
"Building upon the success of the award-winning Area-51 m7700 mobile system, our latest notebooks gives customers the kind of versatility and performance that could only come from Alienware," he added.
The Area-51 m5500 weighs just 6 lbs, and features a 15.4 inch wide-screen LCD display. The system includes Alienware's Graphics Control Technology, enabling users to switch between the advanced capabilities of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 and Intel Media Graphics Accelerator, depending on performance and battery needs. Intel Centrino technology is included, with a retail price starting at USD 1,049.
The Area-51 m5700 offers NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 graphics and dual SATA hard drives in RAID configurations, and a 17 inch wide-screen LCD display, incorporating ClearView technology to provide users with ample workspace and a crystal-clear display. Retail price starts at USD 1,399 and the system also incorporates Intel's Centrino mobile technology.
Karen Regis, marketing director of Intel's mobile platforms group stated: "Intel Centrino mobile technology enhances the on-the-go lifestyles of every type of mobile user. With fully integrated wireless LAN capability and optimized mobile performance that enables great extended battery life, Intel Centrino mobile technology makes it easy for Alienware customers to play, work, and stay connected on the go."