Alienware has announced the availability of its Area-51 7500 desktop system featuring dual-core processing and Nvidia SLI graphics for high systems and graphics performance. The heart of the Area-51 7500 offers the dual-core Pentium Extreme Edition 840 at 3.2 GHz with 2 MB of Level-2 cache and an 800 MHz frontside bus, although models are also available with Pentium 830s, and Pentium 4 processors at speeds from 3.4 to 3.8 GHz. The display system is driven by Nvidia SLI technology utilizing two graphics controllers working together to form a single display image, roughly doubling graphics performance compared to non-SLI systems.
The Area-51 7500 also sports PCI Express, the ActiveArmor hardware firewall for improved system security without compromising software performance, and Dual Controller Storage Architecture for distributing disk storage and retreival tasks to dual drive controllers.
A variety of configurations are available with prices starting at $2,499, although a $500 mail-in rebate offer is currently available.