|[August 29, 2014]
The Alienware Area-51 is Back and It's Better Than Ever
AUSTIN, Texas --(Business Wire)--
Alienware, the leader in high-powered gaming systems, is announcing the
return of the legendary Alienware
Area-51 performance gaming desktop, packing the newest technologies
from Intel, NVIDIA (News - Alert) and AMD, to give gamers high frame rate fragging at
any resolution. The Area-51 is Alienware's newest flagship desktop
gaming system engineered to perform at beyond Ultra HD resolutions and
multi-monitor setups, while meeting the requirements of the most
demanding gamers on the planet.
A Legacy of Excellence
The Area-51 pays homage to the storied legacy of gaming excellence
started by Alienware nearly two decades ago. Fueled by the love of
gaming, the original Alienware Area-51 set the industry standard for
performance gaming systems. Maximizing performance first and foremost,
the Area-51 delivered the best technologies to gamers who demanded only
the best. Alienware's newest flagship performance gaming system features
a new revolutionary chassis design and packs the latest and greatest
hardware to give gamers the ultimate gaming experiences.
Designed with Purpose
The Area-51 features a striking new industrial design, codenamed
"Triad." Gamers' requirements for easy access to both front and rear
ports, an innovative thermal management system that maximizes
performance and easy accessibility to the interior of the chassis led
Alienware to engineer the Area-51 with a uniquely equipped
triangular-shaped chassis. The iconic new industrial design, inspired by
Alienware's EPIC design language, is engineered to provide maximum
performance. The new design ensures high performance components are
properly cooled by pulling in fresh cool air at the front and warmed air
is exhausted diagonally and away from the chassis out the rear.
Additionally, with the focus on chassis ergonomics, the front I/O panel
is clearly visible from a sitting position while the rear I/O panel is
accessible with a simple tilt of the chassis.
Power to Drive Next-Generation above 4K Gaming
The new Area-51 features the latest Inte Haswell-E processors,
including six and eight core options with up to 16 processing threads,
support for up to 32 GB of 2133 DDR4 memory and each system ships
factory overclocked and liquid-cooled to ensure maximum performance at
The Area-51 also features support for up to three graphics cards with
the newest GPU offerings from both AMD (News - Alert) and NVIDIA. Gamers can leverage
the graphical power of the Area-51 to drive resolutions beyond Ultra HD
for the ultimate in immersion and providing them with all the pixels
they'll need to give them a competitive edge and dominate the
"We're excited to reveal the reimagined Alienware Area-51, a system that
is the result of 18 years of innovation fueled by our love of gaming,"
said Frank Azor, General Manager of Alienware. "We questioned everything
and then began working on a system based on how we actually use our
full-tower desktops rather than based on what was quick, easy or
comfortable for us to design. The Area-51 features the all-new Triad
chassis, designed from the ground up to deliver on exactly what gamers
want, state-of-the-art performance, scalability and ease of use."
Brains and Brawn
The new Area-51 also features a significant update to the popular
Alienware Command Center with the introduction of version 4.0. Alienware
Command Center 4.0 features personalized control of the 9 programmable
lighting zones on the chassis with 20 colors that can generate up to 512
trillion lighting combinations using AlienFX. The software also comes
standard with Alien Adrenaline for hardware monitoring and automated
performance profiles configurations for specific games and applications.
Command Center version 4.0 now offers even more control with utilities
built in for overclocking, monitoring and fine tuning the performance of
the Area-51. Controls include the ability to automatically overclock the
system, while advanced users can adjust CPU clocks, voltages, memory
timings and more with remarkable precision.
Wraparound Immersion, 34" Curved Display
Taking full advantage of the power on tap with the Alienware Area-51,
Dell (News - Alert) is the first to unveil a 34" curved monitor, groundbreaking for its
optimal union of innovative design and brilliant resolution. The Dell
UltraSharp 34" Monitor (U3415W) is the perfect display for both gamers
and the developers who create their games. The Dell UltraSharp 34"
Monitor features an ultra-wide 21:9 screen with the cinematic clarity
and sharpness of WQHD 3440x1440 resolution so players will see
everything being thrown their way and developers have the ultimate
canvas for enhanced productivity and creativity. The curved display and
wide field of view work together to give gamers a competitive edge,
requiring less eye movement when compared to a flat panel display and
enabling players to take advantage of their peripheral vision when the
competition heats up. The U3415W monitor offers all of the features that
users demand, including a fully adjustable stand, HDMI 2.0, MHL,
DisplayPort and Mini DisplayPort connectivity, dual integrated 9 watt
speakers, 60Hz performance and, when it's set up in multi-monitor
configuration, a virtually borderless cockpit view across multiple
screens thanks to its ultra-thin bezels.
Area-51 will begin shipping in October of this year and globally
this holiday season. The Dell UltraSharp 34" Monitor (U3415W) will be
available to order in China in November and globally in December of this
@Alienware is showing off the #Alienware #Area-51, their newest flagship
gaming desktop at #PAX www.alienware.com/area-51
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