Alienware’s laptops tend to be intimidating in both appearance and cost, but two new Core Duo chaps have trotted from its stable bearing price tags on the agreeable side of £1000.
The Sentia m3450 (pictured on the left) is the smaller and cheaper of the two. Aside from the nippy processing, it’s got a 14.1in, WXGA widescreen, a 100GB hard drive as standard, and is an impressively slight 19mm thick.
Throw in built-in Wi-Fi (Bluetooth is optional), a 4-in-1 memory card reader and the pre-loaded Windows XP Home, and you’ve got one of Alienware’s best-value laptops yet – prices start at £750.
Slightly more accomplished is its Core Duo bro’, the Area-51 m5550 (pictured right), which has a larger 15.4in screen and a host of handy multimedia functions including an instant-on button, a dual-layer DVD drive and a battery saving option that lets you ramp down CPU and GPU power.
Its spec list is rounded off by a 100GB hard-drive, built-in Wi-Fi and a very capable Nvidia Ge Force Go 7600 graphics card.
The m5550 starts at £900, and both systems are on Alienware’s site, ready for your configuring pleasure.