Alienware gets serious, targets corporate and government markets

Miami (IL) - In a move to shed its gaming-only image, Alienware has announced that it will offer desktops, notebooks and workstations tailored for businesses, education and government institutions.

Similar to the gaming market, Alienware aims high and focuses on marketing high end business systems.

The new product line includes mobile workstations named "Ozma m" with 3.4 GHz Pentium 4 processors and Nvidia’s Quadro GoFX1000 graphic card. Desktop workstations will be equipped with the firm’s X2 motherboard design which supports Alienware’s recently announced graphics array for x16 PCI Express and Intel’s latest Xeon chip, code-named Nocona.

Entry-level systems for the business and government market are the new "Bot" models, which come with smaller case design than typical Alienware desktops. Standard equipment includes Intel’s 915G chipset for PCI Express connectivity.

The role of the power-saving notebook is taken by the "Sentia" line. The devices weigh less than four pounds and include Intel Pentium M processors, formerly code-named "Dothan", according to Alienware.

Prices for the Bot-series start at around $950, pre-configured Ozma m notebooks are available for about $3500, Sentia notebooks run from about $1700.

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