Intel Core 2 Duo News Roundup

We've had some Intel Core 2 Duo news today, starting with the bit about Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme shipping!

Then there's our hands-on with a custom version of the Dell Precision Workstation 390. The machine was pumped so full of goods it was almost four times the price of the basic $1,050 configuration. The result? Fast and quiet.

Then there's the latest Alienware Area-51 PC, which will run you $5,000. If you're a little thriftier, there's the $2,400 Dell XPS 410 with a Core 2 Duo E6600.