Alienware launches Penryn 2.8 GHz notebook

  • Alienware’s Area-51 notebooks are now available with Intel’s T9000 series of 45 n Core 2 Duo processors, including the 2.8 GHz X9000 model.

    The Area-51 m15x comes standard with a 15.4” screen as well as a T9300 (2.5 GHz) CPU, 2 GB memory, a 256 MB GeForce 8600 GT GPU as well as a 200 GB hard drive for $2150. Upgrade to the X9000 processor ($650), a 8800 GTX GPU ($500), 4 GB memory ($300), a Blu-ray drive ($400) and add a 64 GB SSD ($775) and you will end up at $5500.

    m15x notebooks are expected to be shipping within two weeks.