Alienware release DH 2 series Media Centre

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Uh-oh, it
looks like Alienware have released another potentially bank account destroying product. While Alienware normally tries to sap diehard gamer’s pockets with high-end
gaming rigs, the Alienware DH 2 series, released today, are media centres. A
hybrid machine, Alienware boast that it contains the features of a “DVD player
and recorder, CD player and recorder, DVR, FM tuner, CD jukebox and a
high-performance PC”. And all in a cool little silver box. Wow.

The package
features dual TV tuners to record two channels at once, and can function as a
PC with
Windows Media Center 2005, an Intel Pentium 4 CPU, Intel 915P
PCI-Express, Intel High Definition Audio and a Digital Media card reader. Also included
is 720p/1080i HDTV output, a 16X DVD writer and an optional wi-fi adaptor. The
system is customizable, and can hold up to 4 gigabytes of RAM and 400GB of hard
disk space. The kit also allows streaming of media to any room in the house,
with the help of microsoft’s Media Center Extender Technology. As with most
Alienware, you customize your machine on site, but the range starts from around
£1,200.

Chris Cornwell