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The Area-51 m5790 Special Edition notebooks has the option of an overclocked 2.66GHz Core 2 Duo processor

When it comes to mobile gaming, the folks at Alienware are always on top of the latest in graphics hardware and CPU power. The company's new Area-51 m5790 Special Edition notebook is no exception as it packs loads of high-end components into a 17" desktop replacement frame.

Starting with the processor, Alienware has decided to go where most laptop owners try to stay away from: overclocking. Customers have the option of selecting processors ranging from the lowly 1.66GHz Core 2 Duo T5500 processor to the 2.33GHz Core 2 Duo T7600G ($800 USD upgrade) which is overclocked to a speedy 2.66GHz. T7600G is a processor that Intel released late last year which has an unlocked front side bus (FSB) and core clock.

When it comes to graphics, there are no less than three options available. Customers can choose from a NVIDIA GeForce Go 7600, ATI Mobility Radeon X1800 and an ATI Mobility Radeon X1900. All graphics options come with 256MB of dedicated memory.

If you go crazy with the options, you can have an Area-51 m5790 Special Edition notebook loaded up with a Blu-ray drive, 400GB of RAID-0 storage, 2GB of RAM and a WUXGA screen.

Pricing for the Area-51 m5790 Special Edition starts at $1,299 USD. If you go crazy on the options and check every expensive upgrade box, it'll set you back $4,329 USD. Alienware will begin shipping the notebooks on January 31, a day after the official commercial launch of Windows Vista.



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Is it just me...
By PurdueRy on 1/19/2007 12:39:05 PM , Rating: 0
Or does this read like a Alienware Advertisement?




RE: Is it just me...
By Vokus on 1/19/2007 12:44:15 PM , Rating: 2
No one forced you to read this. I was rich and did not know anything about computer and wanted something that would play games, well the obvious choice would be Alienware. On the other hand if you know alot about computers you would build your own, to each his own.

No need to diss...


RE: Is it just me...
By retrospooty on 1/19/2007 12:45:48 PM , Rating: 2
Its just you. This is a product announcement, like thousands of others at AT and now DT over the years. If you are sensing a level of excitement from the article, that would be because it is one hell of a laptop.


RE: Is it just me...
By retrospooty on 1/19/2007 12:46:09 PM , Rating: 1
Its just you. This is a product announcement, like thousands of others at AT and now DT over the years. If you are sensing a level of excitement from the article, that would be because it is one hell of a laptop.


RE: Is it just me...
By Puddleglum1 on 1/19/2007 12:48:03 PM , Rating: 2
It's listed as a blog. It sounded enthusiastic about the product, but then again, Alienware designed the laptop to be attractive.


RE: Is it just me...
By R Nilla on 1/19/2007 12:58:17 PM , Rating: 2
don't be confused by the link to Brandon's blog, this is a headline (thus it is listed under "Headlines"), not a blog.


RE: Is it just me...
By timmiser on 1/19/2007 1:10:09 PM , Rating: 2
This is actually interesting news. The fact that a fairly large notebook maker is giving the option to factory overclock a processor is news. News enough for me to click on the article and read it.


RE: Is it just me...
By michal1980 on 1/19/07, Rating: -1
RE: Is it just me...
By Aversio on 1/19/2007 1:18:35 PM , Rating: 2
I can't believe that a desktop replacement machine like this, with the option of being configured to a high end mobile gaming machine complete with the ability to be easily overclocked doesn't even offer the option of internal bluetooth! Surely there's at least as many people interested in that option as there is wanting to OC a laptop.


RE: Is it just me...
By h0kiez on 1/19/2007 1:30:52 PM , Rating: 3
That would've cost another $8 to put in. Way too pricey for this budget laptop.


RE: Is it just me...
By Samus on 1/20/2007 1:21:00 AM , Rating: 2
lolz, just ganna have to get that new $50 slim usb bluetooth 2.0 dongle thing.


RE: Is it just me...
By JeffDM on 1/21/2007 10:32:48 PM , Rating: 2
I'd definitely prefer that to be inside the notebook. Less chance of losing it, and less chance of accidentally bumping it hard enough to breaking the stick or the USB port it is in. It's a little shy on its max memory though. For over $4k US, I'd expect more than 2GB.


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