Vista performanceBefore we get started, in the interest of full disclosure, I would like to state for the record that I am a PC gamer and I like fast, powerful computers. I am also the proud owner of two Alienware desktop PCs. With that being said, I would also add that I have very high expectations of Alienware and the products they sell and I will be the first to tell you if the company was not living up to those expectations.
I am reviewing the Alienware Area-51 7500, which is probably the company's most popular line of desktop PCs. The review machine has these specifications:
- Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Quad CPU
- 768MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
- 2GB RAM
- 300GB RAID 0 hard drive (2 physical drives)
- 250GB hard drive
- Logitech G5 gaming mouse