Thats a good question, eddie
found the homepage
and thought I'd search around for some reviews
Pretty nice case, I'd say.
Need to look into a little more at this point.
Know anybody who has used one?Found some specs:
Specs of machine: (one of several offered)Area-51® 5550
Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home Edition with Service Pack 2
Warranty: 1-Year AlienCare Toll-Free 24/7 Phone Support with Onsite Service
Chassis: Alienware® Full-Tower Case (480-Watt PS) - Space Black
Power Supply: Alienware® 480 Watt Power Supply
Processor: Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 550 w/ HT Technology 3.4GHz 1MB Cache
Motherboard: Alienware® PCI Express Motherboard with Intel® 925XE Chipset 1066/800MHz FSB
Memory: 1GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz - 2 x 512MB
Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 6600 GT PCI Express 128MB DDR3
w/Digital and S-Video Out
Video Cooling: AlienIce™ 2.0 Video Cooling System - Fusion Red
System Drive: High Performance - Serial ATA - 120GB Seagate® Barracuda 7,200 RPM w/8MB Cache
Optical Drive One: Lite-On® 16x DVD / 52x32x52x CD-RW Drive
Floppy Drive: 3.5" 1.44 MB Floppy Disk Drive - Black
Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster® Audigy® 2 ZS High Definition 7.1 Surround
Firewire (IEEE® 1394)
Network Connection: Integrated High Performance Gigabit Ethernet
Keyboard: Microsoft® Multimedia Keyboard - Space Black
Mouse: Microsoft® IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 - USB - Space Black
Free Alienware T-Shirt: Free Alienware® T-Shirt - Black
Free Alienware Mousepad: Free Alienware® Mousepad
Desktop Enhancements: Exclusive AlienGUIse Theme Manager
AlienInspection: AlienInspection - Exclusive Integration and Inspection
AlienWiring: AlienWiring - Exclusive Internal Wire Management
Some of the boldfaced items can be copy/pasted to google
and independent reviews and/or price comparisons can be made.
Seems like Alienware
much like other companies,
that utilize the sub-components of popular manufacturers.
So, you can check out the manufacturer's sites also.
It also looks like this company offers service that includes
several levels of warrantees & "maintenance agreements"
all of which should be understood in advance of purchase.
You should check for "consumer rating" or "reviews" among the
many responses the google searchs turn up.
Benchmark tests are good.
Edited by phawgg, 11 February 2005 - 10:05 PM.