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Speed and power to grow on with the Alienware Area-51 7500

Vista performance

Before 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.

The specifications
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
All of the technical information can be summed up as fast and powerful. The screenshot shows you how Windows Vista categorizes the performance.

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 BreakingModern.com, aNewDomain.net, and TechRepublic.