Alienware Area-51 m15x is first 15.4" Notebook To Feature 45nm Intel Core 2 Extreme

Written by Tim Smalley

February 19, 2008 | 20:42

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New 45nm Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme Mobile Processor Makes the World’s Most Powerful 15.4-Inch Notebook Even More Unstoppable

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Once again, Alienware® – the leading manufacturer of high-performance desktop, notebook and entertainment systems – demonstrates its relentless pursuit for power and performance by equipping the Area-51® m15x notebook computer with the new 45nm Intel® Core™ 2 Extreme mobile processor X9000 CPU. This makes the Area-51 m15x, released earlier this year to critical and user acclaim, the first and only 15.4-inch notebook to feature this unique and powerful processor.

“When we launched the Area-51 m15x in January with the original CPUs and the NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX GPU, we knew we had crammed in more power than anyone had ever seen in this size system,” said Bryan de Zayas, Associate Director for Product Marketing at Alienware. “Now, with the addition of an Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000, we’ve made the world’s most powerful 15.4-inch notebook even more powerful.”

Intel’s new 45nm technology infused with Hafnium technology, improved thermal management, more transistors, and Intel HD Boost allows the Intel Core 2 Extreme X9000 to deliver an increase in executable instructions with less strain on the CPU. The processor features 6MB of shared L2 cache and an 800MHz front side bus so users can do even more on their Area-51 m15x notebooks.

“Intel’s Core 2 Extreme X9000 represents an incredible achievement in mobile processing,” said Erik Reid, Director of Marketing, Mobile Computing Group, Intel. “By merging revolutionary 45nm technology with the awesome performance of the Area-51 m15x, users of this system have at their fingertips one of the most sophisticated mobile systems imaginable.”

“We’re excited that the Area-51 m15x is the only 15.4-inch system available with a 45nm Extreme processor,” said de Zayas. “It reinforces Alienware’s philosophy of providing our users with only the most current, most advanced components integrated into our superior architecture and stunning system designs.”

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Alienware offers unique and award-winning technology products that incorporate state–of–the–art components, innovative engineering and design, and unprecedented customer service. Alienware has been recognized by INC 500, won the Shoppers’ Choice Award as the Best Performance Desktop by Computer Shopper’s reader survey, had its Alienware Area-51 ranked among “The 25 Greatest PCs of All Time” by PC World and also received PC Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Award in its 18th Annual Reader Survey. Alienware systems are available direct within the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-ALIENWARE (254-3692).
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