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nVidia GeForce 8800M GTX SLI configuration for hardcore gaming on the go

Once again nVidia has claimed the most powerful mobile graphics solution title by combining a pair of super fast 8800M GTX GPUs. I don’t think there is a single game out now that this duo can’t display at max resolution with a more than decent frame rate.

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Samsung 64GB SSD performance benchmarks

Earlier this month Samsung sent over their new 64GB solid-state drive for us to play with, and Vincent promptly slapped it into his MacBook Pro to see whether it made much of a difference in access speed.  Well, we’ve finally dragged it away from him, extracted the SSD and put it through some benchmark testing.

As a test machine we used Alienware’s m9750 laptop running Windows Vista 32-bit (as we reviewed here), comparing the Samsung 64GB SSD with Sandisk’s 32GB SSD in both single and dual-drive RAID-0 configurations.  After each hardware change we reinstalled the laptop’s OS using Alienware’s supplied restore disk, then ran HD-Tach and HD-Tune to test burst and transfer rates.

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nVidia drops 8800M in GTS and GTX versions

That means you can start expecting to see the new mobile graphics chips in your favorite high end laptop manufacturers product lines. They both work with DX9 and DX10 and include PowerMizer tech to keep power usage down when you aren’t gaming or watching HD content.

I had the pleasure of toying around with the Alienware laptop we got in the other day, and I must admit, I am impressed with how far mobile graphics has come. I mean, my last laptop had 64MB of shared graphics memory on a Radeon 9600 chipset, needless to say these chips, and those in the Alienware are a significant improvement.

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Alienware Area 51 M9750 review – Media powerhouse

An Alienware computer is a mythical beast. Ever since Alienware started making computers in 1996, gamers and power hungry PC addicts have drooled over their speed, processing power, and overall design. This is the first time I’ve ever spent more than a couple hours with an Alienware machine, so I wasn’t truly privy to the finer points of an Alienware. All I can really say is that I’ve never been so impressed with the performance of a notebook computer.

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Alienware M9750 Unboxing Sporting Samsung 64GB SSD

Today we unboxed an Alienware M9750 laptop with dual 32GB SSD from Sandisk. The laptop was provided to us by Alienware, via Samsung Semiconductor Group. This will give us a chance to bench mark the Samsung versus Sandisk solid state drive.

Make sure to check out our 64GB Samsung drive that we revealed earlier this month.

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Alienware Wireless speaker get a clay mold

It’s not even a real clay mold; it’s a digital representation of a clay mold. All I have to say is by release, they better look a lot better, color schemes and a nice mesh or honeycomb grill could really be all it takes to fix their looks, the shape is fine for the most part.

Some features would be good too, so far all we have is that they will be wireless and that they could look something close to this. Personally, I am hoping for Bluetooth, go all the way Alienware, make a Bluetooth profile that allows two audio outputs to be paired together to work with a single audio source, I know you can do it.

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New Alienware laptop boasts 640GB of storage space

How much hard drive space does your laptop have? I’m going to guess that it doesn’t have more than your desktop. However, if you maxed-out one of Alienware’s new laptops, that might not be the case.

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Samsung 64GB SSD is now available on Alienware and Dell Laptops

Samsung 64GB SSD is now available on Alienware and Dell Laptops

Samsung has just recently announced its 64GB 2.5 SATA Solid State Drive (SSD). Dell and Alienware have already made the newly announced 64GB SSD drive available to its customers on some laptop models.

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Alienware’s super-high-end Media PC reviewed

Early in June when Alienware announced the Hangar18 HD Entertainment Centre I momentarily wondered whether anyone would be daft enough to buy one.  Yes, it’s indecently well specified, but at a minimum of $2k (and then the obvious expense of pairing it with a decent surround sound setup, HDTV screen and all the rest of the gubbins) it all seems to be edging into semi-installed territory when for the price you could probably piece together a reasonably similar system and still have cash left over for a few extra toys.  Computer Shopper have shown me the error of my ways, however.

 

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Alienware releases new Aurora Star Wars Edition PCs

Alienware is well known for their awesome gaming rigs and very cool cases. I have always preferred to build my own systems and use decent looking cases, but with the release of their new Aurora: Star Wars  Edition PCs.

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Alienware’s Hanger18 Media PC is expensive HD powerhouse

Here’s another one of those times where I wish I was frightfully rich, as opposed to living in a small hutch with a cellphone made of twigs and only the heat from its power adaptor to heat beans.  Alienware have announced a beast of a Media Center PC, the Hanger18, which squeezes some impressive HD hardware into a surprisingly discrete box.

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Dell, Alienware ship first PC’s with 1TB drives

Back when I got my first computer, I had a friend that had a 1GB hard drive while I was stuck with a mere 600MB. He took every opportunity to rub in the fact that he had an entire gigabyte drive. Now here’s your chance to be that friend with the giant amount of storage space.

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