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Alienware is kicking us some new widescreen Area 51 laptops that don't seem as heavy or expensive as some of its other delightful desktop replacement products. The 17-inch m5700 ($1399) and the 15.4-inch m5500 ($1049) both include high-definition audio, an option for WUXGA 1920 x 1200 LCD displays and rubberized grips while the 17-inch monster throws down with NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 graphics, dual SATA hard drives in RAID configurations, and Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition. The m5500 is no slough either, with Intel Centrino mobile technology, DDR2 Alienware-qualified memory and Graphics Control Technology, which lets you switch between the advanced capabilities of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6600 and Intel Media Graphics Accelerator depending on performance and battery needs. And this one weighs-in at just 6 pounds.

Alienware Area-51 m5700 and Area-51 m5500 Notebooks [digitaltechnews]

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