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Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme QX6700 Ratchets Up Gaming, Multimedia and Multitasking Capabilities on Alienware's Area-51 7500 desktop

Athlone, Ireland - 12th December, 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 the Area-51® 7500 desktop. As the world's first quad-core processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 easily tackles numerous tasks simultaneously, which frees up time for Alienware desktop users and opens the door to a richer gaming and multimedia experience.

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"When a technology breaks crucial new ground the way the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 has, customers can't wait to get their hands on it and many of them are learning that Alienware is the preferred brand for the highest performance systems in the PC industry," said Brian Joyce, Senior Vice President at Alienware. "Intel's quad-core technology benefits a wide array of users by accelerating their productivity and enhancing their ability to manage digital content, laying the groundwork for emerging games and applications that take full advantage of the performance capacity of four processing cores."

The Core 2 Extreme QX6700 is made up of four separate processing cores in a single package and provides 8MB of L2 cache. This dramatically increases the multitasking potential of Alienware users by significantly improving system responsiveness when performing tasks like rendering a video, playing a demanding game and running productivity software at the same time.

For gamers obsessed with the ultimate immersive entertainment experience, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 enables enhanced physics, AI, rendering and overall gameplay. Multimedia enthusiasts working with applications that depend on threaded computing, such as audio/video editing or 3D modeling, will also see greater performance. In addition, all users will benefit from a quieter computing environment thanks to the processor's new Digital Thermal Sensor, which ensures that system fans spin only as fast as needed in order to minimise noise.

"Intel is thrilled to introduce the world's first quad-core processor into an industry burdened by the type of ever-increasing performance needs that the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 is tailored to meet," says Greg Pearson, Vice President, Sales and Marketing Group and President, Intel Americas, Inc. "The Core 2 Extreme QX6700's four dedicated, physical threads help Alienware's already-powerful Intel-based desktops deliver an additional level of performance, maximising user efficiency."

Area-51 7500

Intel® Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor

World's first quad-core processor

Tackles numerous tasks simultaneously providing a richer gaming

experience

Enhances productivity and ability to manage digital content

8MB L2 cache

Digital Thermal Sensor

Price:

Area-51 7500 from £2,104 inc., VAT excl delivery

Also available on AlienFinance packages.

About Alienware

Alienware Ltd. manufactures high-performance mobile systems and computer desktop and leading-edge professional systems. Alienware offers unique and award-winning products that incorporate state-of-the-art components, innovative engineering and design, and unprecedented customer service. Alienware systems are available direct within the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit www.alienware.co.uk/kentsfieldPR or call 0800 279 9751 within the UK or +353 906 456 500 outside the UK.

Alienware Press Contact

Jackie Seear

The Verbal PR and Marketing

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(+44 1932 247294 outside UK)

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Mat Bettinson

Marketing Manager UK & Ireland

Tel: 08700 624 379

(+44 (0)8700 624 379)

mat_bettinson@alienware.co.uk

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Alienware EMEA headquarters

Alienware Limited

Unit 1 Blyry Court

Blyry Industrial Estate

Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

Tel: +353 906 456 516

Fax: +353 906 486 967

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