ALIENWARE REVOLUTIONIZES HOME ENTERTAINMENT WITH INTRODUCTION OF DHD MEDIA CENTER PC
Alienware’s New Space-Saving DHD System Delivers All-in-One Media Entertainment Within a 30”Flat Panel Display Unit
MIAMI, FL – July 28, 2004 - Alienware®, the leading manufacturer of high-performance computer desktop, notebook, media center and professional systems, announced the launch of DHD media center PC systems. The DHD provides an all-in-one, wall-mountable home entertainment system that integrates the functionality of a Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2004-based PC with a stunning 30” TFT/LCD widescreen display.
Alienware DHD systems allow customers to replace nearly all of their individual home entertainment components in favor of one, multi-functional unit. DHD systems running Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 deliver advanced computing plus easy-to-use integrated digital entertainment — live and recorded television, movies, music, photos, internet, games and radio — to be enjoyed at the touch of a button using a remote control. Designed to maximize valuable space, the full-array of DHD media center functionality is completely integrated within a flat panel screen with a 16:9 aspect ratio and 176° viewing angle, for the ultimate entertainment experience.
DHD systems offer customers flexible control over their media entertainment and the power of high-performance components for guaranteed satisfaction. Each system is powered by Intel® Pentium 4 processors up to 3.4 GHz and the Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 operating system. ATI® Radeon graphics, configurable up to X800 XT Platinum Edition with 256MB DDR3 video RAM, and optical drives up to 12x DVD±R/RW, provide an unparalleled cinematic experience. Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound completes the package with superior audio quality.
“Microsoft is excited about the introduction of Alienware DHD systems,” said Brad Brooks, Director of Marketing for the Windows XP Consumer Product Line at Microsoft Corp. “The integration of Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 within a self-contained, multi-functional LCD panel is a great example of the innovative designs that consumers are demanding that change the way they can experience digital media in the home.”
“In conjunction with Microsoft, Alienware is redefining the function of high-performance systems in everyday life,” said Frank Azor, senior vice president, Alienware Worldwide Product Group. “The introduction of the DHD media center surpasses conventional expectations of home entertainment by offering best-in-class performance, integrated within a unique, all-in-one form factor.” About Alienware
Alienware manufactures high-performance computer desktop and notebook systems and leading-edge professional systems. Alienware offers unique and award-winning products that incorporate state-of-the-art components, innovative engineering and design, and unprecedented customer service. Alienware systems are available direct within the United States and Europe. For more information, please visit www.alienware.com
or call 1-800-ALIENWARE (254-3692).