After Hours

Cracking open the Alienware Area-51 7500

Start it up

George Ou recently discussed the "crapware" problem with most new PCs. Alienware ships their desktop systems with the operating system and nothing else. That is how it is supposed to be done.

I was told this PC was overclocked, but I notice that Vista is reporting 2.66MHz. I'll have to investigate.

By Mark Kaelin

Mark W. Kaelin has been writing and editing stories about the IT industry, gadgets, finance, accounting, and tech-life for more than 25 years. Most recently, he has been a regular contributor to,, and TechRepublic.