Alienware brings back Area-51 ALX desktops: Very powerful indeed

Gabo, Gabo, Gabo!

Friends! Alienware is bringing back the Area-51 ALX desktop, the top-of-the-line model that had many PC enthusiasts reaching for their credit cards not too long ago. This time, the Dell-owned brand has overclocked the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9770—”the big one”—from 3.2GHz to 4.0Ghz. What on God’s Green Earth you need that many hertz for I don’t know, but it’s good to see Alienware not forgetting who brought it to the dance. Carelessly executed metaphors, at your service.

The components: quad GeForce 9800 GX2 or dual Radeon HD 3870, up to 4GB RAM (hmm, that seems low to me), liquid cooling, the whole 10 yards.

And it still looks like a glowing space ship, natch.