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Alienware Area 51 X-58 and Area 51 ALX X58 gaming PCs

Hot on the heels of the Alienware Area 51 750i, announced earlier this week, come two more Alienware gaming desktops. The Alienware Area 51 X-58 and the Area 51 ALX X58, both feature the new Intel Core i7 processor and run 64bit Vista.

The brand-new Intel Core i7 processor is particularly suitable for gaming since it can process a greater number of instructions per clock cycle and can therefore redraw graphics very quickly, making for a more satisfactory and realistic experience.

The machines can be purchased with a choice of ATI Radeon and nVidia graphics cards. Users can also opt to swap the standard 300GB hard drive for a larger capacity. Hard drive options include a 1TB drive or even a pair of  2TB hard drives in a RAID 0 setup. A Blu-ray drive and Sound Blaster X-Fi high definition surround sound audio are further upgrade options.

The Area-51 X-58 comes in green, black, blue or silver chassis while the Area-51 ALX X58 comes in a choice of silver or black. Both have customisable lighting that be programmed to change colour automatically when a particular application is opened.

"By incorporating the revolutionary capabilities of Intel Core i7 and Core i7 Extreme Edition processors into the Area-51 X-58 and Area-51 ALX X-58, Alienware continues to lead the industry in delivering performance levels and in-game benchmarks that shatter all previously perceived limitations," says Arthur Lewis, head of Dell gaming group.

Prices start from £1,349 inc VAT for the Area-51 X-58 and from £2,999 for the Area-51 ALX X58. Both machines are available now.

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