It’s time to put two maxed-out gaming PCs to the test — the best Alienware versus the best Acer.
Here’s a raw specs comparison for a top-of-the-range Alienware ALX X-58 and Predator Crusader II. Which one will cut it as the ultimate gaming PC?
|Alienware ALX X-58
|Predator Conquerer II
|Overclocked Intel® Core™ i7 Extreme 3.86GHz 8MB Cache
|Intel Core i7-965 3.2GHz 8MB Cache
|Dual 1792MB NIVIDIA GeForce GTX 295 with Optional Ageia PhysX Physics Processing Unit
|2* Nvidia® GeForce® 2* GTX 285 + Nvidia® nForce® 780i SLI (3 way SLI) 2* 896MB VRAM
|7.1-channel audio + Sound Blaster X-Fi High Definition Surround Sound Audio
|High Definition (7.1) channel audio support + Dolby Home Theatre audio enhancement + Creative EAX 4.0 support
|12GB Triple Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz
|12GB DDR2 1066MHz SDRAM
|2x256GB SSD + 1.0 TB SATA 3Gb/s 7200 RPM
|2* 1TB SATA Hard Disk Drives & 1* 150GB WD Raptor® Drives
|4x Dual Layer Blu-ray Burner
|BD Burner + SuperMulti burner
|8xUSB 2.0, 2xFireWire, 1xESATA, 2xheadphones, 2xmicrophone, 1xEthernet
|9xUSB 2.0, 1xFireWire, S/PDIF, 2xEthernet, 18-in-1 memory card reader, 1xline out, 1xmicrophone
|AlienIce™ 3.0 high-performance cooling
|Liquid Cooling on the CPU
|Customisable lighting, acoustic dampening, Killer Xeno Pro networking card, Alienware TactX Headset
They’ve been on sale for a while now, however Susi checked one out for a few days and was amazed – as you would expect – by the processor power amongst other specs. With prices starting from £1,543, you can choose storage, RAM, and other features and build it up from there…
High-stacking, low-selling PC maker Dell is planning to dump some of its XPS range of power machines, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal.
Thanks to Dell’s buying of Alienware in 2006, the box-shifter has no need for a high-end range of its own and will instead start pushing the Alienware machines harder on its site. The report in the WSJ suggests Dell is worried that its cheaper XPS desktops are competing too well against the equivalent Alienware models…
Alienware has announced that it is launching ATI CrossFireX on its top-end ALX desktop machines. This is the manufacturer’s first first-ever quad GPU solution to support DirectX 10.1.
The m15x notebook from Alienware which we wrote about back in November has seen the light of day, just as hardened gamers were about to give up hopes on ever owning the high-powered machine.
The so called m15x has, as you’d expect, a 15″ display, and the Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 processor as promised to us late last year, alongside the ‘world’s fastest’ NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX graphics…
One of the hits of CES was Alienware’s curvy 2880×900-resolution gaming monitor, which promised to provide FPS-heads with even better peripheral vision. The technology behind it was provided by Ostendo Technologies. However, it’s emerged the company is providing the same tech to other monitor-makers.
Cor! Check this curvaceous gaming monitor out. It's 2880×900 resolution, the equivalent of two WXGA+ monitors stuck side by side. It's due on sale in the second half of this year from Alienware, which has been working with tech firm Ostendo Technologies to create it.
Gamer? Got space for 17″ of pure power and testosterone? Slightly obsessed with government conspiracies involving aliens? All these human traits marks you as the perfect candidate for handing over several thousand to Alienware, who’ve done it again with their new Area-51 m15x and m17x laptops.
Aimed at gamers who like laptops with a bit of braun, these two models won’t disappoint with their specs. The…
Susi tries out a collection of the latest cans for your listening pleasure from Skullcandy, Alienware and Panasonic.
Alienware has upgraded the hard drive capacity in its Area51 m9750 and Aurora m9700 notebooks PCs, claiming it's the first company to offer Samsung's 320 GB 2.5" hard drives in single and dual-device configurations, and able to be set up…